The Pecan Pie Affair by T. Lee Harris

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The Pecan Pie Affair by T. Lee Harris
Publisher: Untreed Reads
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Holiday, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Short Story (11 pgs)
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Reviewed by Stephanotis

It’s Thanksgiving Day and Josh Katzen finds himself just off the coast of Turkey aboard the Diogenes, the converted minesweeper used as a dive platform for underwater archaeology. All is not well in the kitchen because the Turkish cook couldn’t find pecans for the pecan pie. Trying to escape the volatile kitchen atmosphere, Josh hitches a ride into the city of Bodrum in search of a peaceful breakfast — and maybe a few nuts. As usual, nothing goes quite according to plan.

The title drew me to this story and it had a little of everything: humor, adventure and mystery. I thought it would be a sort of whodunit but it turned into quite the adventure for the characters, and it all starts with the need for pecans for a pie.

The setting was very exotic and I think the author did a great job describing both the boat the characters were on and the town where the adventure takes place. And I felt like I was thrown into the action.

The only thing I felt needed to be changed was the length of the story. The author did a wonderful job setting it up so I thought the whole mystery part could have been fleshed out more.

Besides that, if you like an exotic setting for your mystery read and one peppered with some quirky characters, this is probably a good pick for you.

 

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