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Trouble down in Texas....

When snarky food critic, Josie Tucker, heads to Austin, Texas, to wax philosophical about the local barbecue joints, she stumbles on to a decades' old missing person case. With the help of a local reporter, a Goth ghost hunter, and a bunco-playing transvestite, she tries to unravel the heart-tugging, hidden history before the whole place goes up in smoke.

©2017 EM Kaplan (P)2018 EM Kaplan

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  • Dee
  • LA
  • 08-12-18

Loved it!

I love discovering a new book series and a new author!

Josie Tucker is an awesome female lead who, led by her blogging efforts, gets her into a series of mishaps. This is the first book for me and I greatly enjoyed the listen. It was mostly a good stand-alone but there were some references to her past mishaps that were not fully explained. That did not deter from this mystery though; just rounded out the many interesting troubles Josie had found herself in.

This was my first Warner narrated book and I really enjoyed her performance. She's a definite do-again.


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Trouble follows.

This is the first i have listened/read in this series. Even though it is number 4, i did not have a problem following the story. It appears Josie seems to find trouble. She is a bit nosy. It is a good thing her fiance understands her. This time she solved a decades old missing person case. I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review. I look forward to reading more of these.

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  • Jan
  • MKE
  • 08-21-18

Mystery with a snarkfest!

snarky, amateur-sleuth, women-sleuths, mystery, texas

A fast, fun read with lots of humor, hilarious characters, and more. The publisher's blurb makes a great teaser without doing the whole recap thing.
Kate Warner is so right as perky, wisecracking Josie Tucker and company.
I requested and received a free audio copy courtesy of AudioBookBOOM.

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Texas sized everything !!!

Loved this great characters some great Texas BBQ even better littile mystery narrator sounded great too

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Full slab of fun.

Full Slab Dead is the fourth book in the Josie Tucker mystery series, but it's the first one I've experienced, and I absolutely enjoyed the heck out of it. Josie is a food blogger who apparently gets into trouble wherever she goes. This time around Josie is accompanying her boyfriend to Austin, and while he is at a medical conference she checking out the local BBQ places for blog. It's during one of these stops that she learns about the wife of one of owners of one of the BBQ restaurants. She's been missing for years and presumed dead...and she's perhaps also haunting the restaurant or her old house, and of course Josie just has to nose around and see what's really going on. Enjoyable mystery with a great cast of characters. As I said this is the first book in the series I've experienced but it won't be the last.

This is the first book I've heard narrated by Kate Warner and I must say I was impressed. She really brought the characters and story to life and I look forward to hearing more of her work.

I received a copy of this audio title in exchange for an unbiased review.

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A fun and entertaining read

This is a fun mystery with a wide variety of characters packed into a interesting and entertaining plot.

The Narrator does a wonderful job in making the story come alive.




This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review

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Full Slabs are AWESOME!

This is the first in the series I've listened to, and am a FAN!
What an entertaining ride that was! I had a blast.

Josie Tucker is a food critic/blogger, heading to Texas with her boyfriend to check out some BBQ joints while he attends a conference. She soon learns of a missing woman, and Josie and a set of crazy sidekicks go into full gear to solve the mystery. Lots of fun, and I look forward to listening to more from both author and narrator. Great job!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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Loved this book!

I loved listening to this book. It was interesting and kept me engaged the whole time. This is the first book I have listed to from this author but will find another! I was gifted this audio book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Suzan
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  • 08-21-18

Great book.

This is the first book by this author that I have read. I really enjoyed this audiobook. Kate Warner does a really good job of narrating this audio book. I will be looking in to more in this series by E.M. Kaplan.
Josie Tucker is a fun character and her blog would be so fun to read. I was gifted this audiobook with the understanding that I would leave an honest review.

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Very interesting indeed

This is such a great series even though I’ve only listened to the last 2 books. I like the concept of blogging for food! The author and narrator pair well together. I got so wrapped up in this story, at times, I forgot to get things done around the house. I love female sleuthing stories, especially when they just kind of fall into it. I really loved the homeless guy Marion and his way of life. Josie got on the right track when she decided to visit the mansion to try and find answers. I’ll admit I didn’t expect the truth about Mary Claire. I’m bad at remembering names if I got that one in correct. Selfish people in a selfish world, lend creadence to the ending of this story. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.