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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....

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ISBN : 35475937
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Number of Pages : 220 Pages
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  • Virginia Gray
    2018-10-27 10:09

    A great cozy mystery read!I haven’t read a Josie Tucker Mystery I didn’t love, and Full Slab Dead has just topped my list. Count on Kaplan’s stories to be funny, snarky, and always delicious. Josie’s food blog entries are forever mouth-watering, and the mysteries themselves never fail to be intriguing. One thing I especially love about this series is that every book’s setting is different. After reading a Josie Tucker mystery, I feel like I’ve been on vacation somewhere (this time Texas) and met very memorable people. I’m always rooting for Drew’s and Josie’s relationship to move forward, and I was definitely not disappointed.

  • Neena Christianson Martin
    2018-10-16 08:23

    Austin Texas and barbecue.Josie has come to Austin with Drew while he attends a medical convention. With lots of time on her hands she decides to hit the local barbecue joints for her blog. She immediately gets herself involved in an old unsolved murder investigation. She encounters ghost hunters, cross dressers, bombings, and a cop aptly named Handsome. Really good book, and I can't wait for the next Josie Tucker mystery.

  • Jenndian
    2018-10-19 11:13

    Great addition to this captivating series! Suspenseful, funny, and exciting!

  • Donna
    2018-11-03 11:25

    This is the first Josie Tucker book I've read, but I don't feel I lacked in any way for it. Whilst there were quite a few references to previous books' action, it was explained in such a way that you understood what they were talking about sufficiently that you could relate the reference to current action without having to go and buy the previous books and read them before continuing (which some books I've read have necessitated!). Because of Josie's 'job' as a food blogger, the action obviously revolved around food and restaurants quite a bit - with the requisite descriptions of dishes, in this case barbecue of various types - and this made me very hungry! But I don't think it was too excessive (except for her referring to her stomach problems - bit gross!). The book was well-written and the characters were very clear in my mind, really bringing the action to life. With a nice, clean cozy mystery that didn't require you to think too much (though I guessed where the body was really early on!), the full details of the death of Mary Clare were still different than expected which was nice - a good old twist in the tale is always great in a murder mystery! As was the final scene for Josie and Drew - so sweet. And can I just say, I LOVED the character of Marion, and to find out he was based on a real-life person just made my day!!Anyway, I really enjoyed this book, and would recommend it to anyone who likes a good murder mystery. And with it being a cozy book, it's suitable for anyone from teens upward too. Plus, as I said above, you don't need to have read any Josie Tucker books before to read this one, as it works perfectly well as a standalone, so you can just dive right in! But if you enjoy it as much as I did, I'm sure you'll be dying to read more of these books in future!NB I received a complimentary copy of this book, but I always give an HONEST review based wholly on my own opinions

  • Donna
    2018-10-26 07:13

    This is the first Josie Tucker book I've read, but I don't feel I lacked in any way for it. Whilst there were quite a few references to previous books action, it was explained in such a way that you understood what they were talking about sufficiently that you could relate the reference to current action without having to go and buy the previous books and read them before continuing (which some books I've read have necessitated!). Because of Josie's 'job' as a food blogger, the action obviously revolved around food and restaurants quite a bit - with the requisite descriptions of dishes, in this case barbecue of various types - and this made me very hungry! But I don't think it was too excessive (except for her referring to her stomach problems - bit gross!). The book was well-written and the characters were very clear in my mind, really bringing the action to life. With a nice, clean cozy mystery that didn't require you to think too much (though I guessed where the body was really early on, the full details of the death of Mary Clare were still different than expected which was nice - a good old twist in the tale is always great in a murder mystery!) As was the final scene for Josie and Drew - so sweet. And can I just say, I LOVED the character of Marion, and to find out he was based on a real-life person just made my day!!Anyway, I really enjoyed this book, and would recommend it to anyone who likes a good murder mystery. And with it being a cozy book, it's suitable for anyone from teens upward too. Plus, as I said above, you don't need to have read any Josie Tucker books before to read this one, as it works perfectly well as a standalone, so you can just dive right in! But if you enjoy it as much as I did, I'm sure you'll be dying to read more of these books in future!NB I received a free copy of this book online, but this review is honest and based wholly on my own opinions.

  • Vincent Wood
    2018-10-28 12:04

    I am finding these Josie Tucker books an absolute treat to read. Each book takes place in a different part of the United States. This one takes place in and around Austin, Texas. Once again the main character finds herself attempting to solve a murder. This time it is a cold case rather than a fresh murder. That is probably a good thing since I might start thinking she is like Angela Lansbury in Murder She Wrote and I always did suspect that she wasn't just a mystery novelist but secretly a serial killer considering how many people seemed to drop dead wherever she went.One of the barbecue places in this book the author called "Smileys" and each time it is mentioned I immediately was reminded of a barbecue place I used to go to all the time and have not been to recently the locals in the North Fort Worth and Saginaw area call Smiley Face Barbecue because of the large smiley face sign everyone sees as they drives by. I admit I do not even know the real name of the barbecue place.All in all, I do recommend this book and the rest in this series. They are worth the read.

  • Barbara Flowers
    2018-10-16 09:05

    Josie Tucker, food blogger and part-time detective, is in Texas to sample some of the state's best barbecue. As usual, she soon finds herself with more good food than her touchy stomach can handle and deeply involved in a cold missing person case, arson and murder. This is my favorite book in this series so far. As in her previous books, Kaplan moves the story quickly and includes enough twists and turns to keep the reader interested, involved, and reading. Josie reminds me of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum. She has the same wry wit, spews sarcasm, but her self-deprecating humor can't mask her soft heart and her need to find the truth. These are stand alone books, but reading the series in order provides insight into Josie's life and the growth of her character. I'm looking forward to the next installment of this series.I requested and received an Advance Reader Copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review. My review is voluntary and the opinions are my own.

  • Carrie
    2018-10-22 13:06

    well, first of all this makes me want to read the other books in th we series.Joise is a food blogger/critic who is trying out different BBQ spots in Texas, as she came along with her boyfriend who is having conferences in the state, along with her panic attacks and feelings of not being good enough for her boyfriend but wanting to propose to him anyway, she stumbles apon a cold case and takes it apon herself to solve it. I liked this book I think the only way I could've liked it more is if I read some of the other books in this series, I really hate reading series out of sequence however this was a ARC and most offen I don't turn them down plus even though this is a series it is a stand-alone book it's enjoyable without the series you still get to know the characters. An advanced review copy of this book was sent to me by the author. All of the above opinions are my own.

  • John Presler
    2018-10-14 05:20

    Josie has accompanied her boyfriend, Drew, to Austen, TX. While he is attending his medical convention, Josie is busy reviewing the local BBQ establishments. While eating at Ruby's Gen-U-wine Texas BBQ, Josie learns about a woman, Mary Clare, who disappeared in 1955.Billy Blake, Mary Clare's husband, owns Smiley's BBQ. Josie has trouble trying to speak to Billy, but D.J., the manager, appears to be somewhat helpful.What starts out as idle curiosity, turns into a nagging mystery that begs to be solved.Can Josie solve the mystery of the missing woman? Did Mary Clare leave town or is she really dead? Where is Mary Clare? What happened to cause her disappearance?This story begins more slowly than the earlier books, but still has plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing.I received an ARC copy of this book from the author, but the review is my own.

  • Helen Callahan
    2018-10-26 06:09

    Full Slab Dead is book 4 in the Josie Tucker Mystery series. Food blogger exstraordinar Josie Tucker (also a 'card carrying' PI, kinda) finds her next adventure. This book is full of action and suspense. As well as some laugh out load humor with witty and unforgettable characters. Josie and boyfriend, Drew, are in Austin, TX for a doctor conference with extended vacation time. EM Kaplan does an masterful job of creating this storyline and sharing an area I call home. The Austin/San Antonio corridor. She also gives ongoing life to a beloved Austin icon who still lives in the heart of many and has a yearly day of remembrance. So, if not already, build a reading relationship with author EM Kaplan. Start with Josie Tucker and her budding cast of chacacters.

  • Amy
    2018-10-24 08:15

    I'm afraid I can't write an unbiased review of this book. It takes place in my hometown, it features all the places and people I know and love (even when the names have been changed to protect the innocent), and it stars my favorite snarky, gurgly detective, Josie. Of course I loved it. I considered withholding a star because it obviously didn't contain enough of my MOST favorite character, Bert, but in the end I went with 5 stars because it was funny, smart, kept me on the edge of my seat, and was just generally a pleasure to binge my way through.

  • Ken Robson
    2018-10-25 10:06

    Josie is on vacation in Austin, sampling the BBQ, so she just has to investigate a long ago disappearance/murder.The wife of one of the BBQ places owners went missing in '95, despite a big search nothing was ever found.Josie investigates, meeting a local ghost hunter, a cross dresser and assorted others in Austin. Can she find out what happened even after 20 years?I received a free copy of this book.

  • Dawn M
    2018-10-19 12:01

    Josie Tucker is finally back! Taking a break from her work for Greta, Josie & Drew head off to Austin Texas for a medical convention and bbq. Along with the bbq one day she learns about a long ago missing person case that was never solved. It was the wife of one of the restaurant owners. And what do you know her curiosity gets the best of her! She sets out to solve the old crime and deal with her ptsd.

  • Michael Prelee
    2018-11-13 13:04

    This latest installment in the Josie Tucker series is as tasty as the barbecue described so well within its pages. Full Slab Dead finds the diminutive PI/food blogger in Texas and Kaplan does her usual good job of putting the reader right in the setting. We also get to see quite a bit of character development with Josie, which rounds things out nicely. These books could easily be a series of movies on the Hallmark Mystery channel.

  • Ken Robson
    2018-11-03 10:21

    Josie is on vacation in Austin, sampling the BBQ, so she just has to investigate a long ago disappearance/murder.The wife of one of the BBQ places owners went missing in '95, despite a big search nothing was ever found.Josie investigates, meeting a local ghost hunter, a cross dresser and assorted others in Austin. Can she find out what happened even after 20 years?I received a free copy of this book.

  • Kathleen
    2018-10-13 08:17

    This was not your typical Josie Tucker mystery. It seemed a little grittier. I learned more about Drew & Josie. I was glad to see that Greta was not a real player in this story. I did like the food blog angle even if I didn't quite get the blogging entries as I did in the other novels. The plot is well laid out and there were numerous possibilities as to "who did it."

  • Bev
    2018-10-27 12:26

    This book goes to show you not to take your food too seriously! This book is a fun read and great characters! Gotta love Josie Tucker! I received a copy of this book from the author. The review is voluntary and my own opinions.

  • Erin
    2018-10-24 13:27

    Love that the snark is back!So glad to visit with Josie again! This one was probably my favorite so far. You should not read if you are hungry though because now I am craving bbq. Can't wait for the next!

  • Ann Keeran
    2018-10-16 05:22

    When Josie Tucker traveled to Texas with her boyfriend she was checking out ribs. To be exact, barbecue ribs. Along with the meat and beans she was served a decades old murder mystery. Exciting investigation with a unique twist.

  • Christy King
    2018-10-22 06:08

    Another amazing installment of the Josie Tucker mysteries! This one is especially close to my heart as it is set in my hometown, including numerous nods to local hangouts and minor celebrities. Hope there will always be another in the series!

  • Kathleen C. Gaudry
    2018-11-02 08:02

    Quirky good read!Unusual writing style that helps reader to zero in on Josie, her main character. Fast, fun to read and I highly recommend it!

  • Jackie
    2018-11-11 11:22

    A totally enjoyable book. The first book for me about Josie and her food blogger job and certainly not the last. Received an ARC and loved reviewing

  • Emily Kunash
    2018-10-20 11:13

    Another awesome Josie Tucker mystery!! It's fun, mouthwatering, and suspenseful! Lots of quirky new characters and an ever-evolving love story. I couldn't put it down!!