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Calculated Loss (Madeline Carter Novels) e-book

Author:

Linda L. Richards

Language:

English

Category:

Mystery

Subcategory:

Mystery

ePub size:

1542 kb

Other formats:

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Rating:

4.9

Publisher:

MIRA; Original edition (August 29, 2006)

ISBN:

0778323455

Calculated Loss (Madeline Carter Novels) e-book

by Linda L. Richards


Linda L. Richards does a fantastic job writing about character Madeline Carter she really gets you engaged in her world while providing insight into the city of LA. The book starts out slow with a death but along the say you are seemlessy pulled into a mystery that shakes Madeline's life.

Linda L. The book starts out slow with a death but along the say you are seemlessy pulled into a mystery that shakes Madeline's life and those around her.

Calculated Loss book.

Madeline Carter, a former stockbroker in New York, turned day trader in Los Angeles, California: Mad Money, The Next Ex, and Calculated Loss. Madeline Carter Series. 3 primary works, 3 total works. Madeline Carter, a former stockbroker in New York, turned day trader in Los Angeles, California

by Linda L. Richards. It's been years since former stockbroker Madeline Carter bothered thinking about her gastronomically gifted ex-husband, Chef Braydon Gauthier.

by Linda L. High finance and haute cuisine. Between quitting her soul-sucking career and discovering what life is like during daylight hours she's been kind of busy. But when Madeline learns Braydon took his own life, she drops everything and hightails it to the funeral

Linda Richards (July 27, 1841 – April 16, 1930) was the first professionally trained American nurse.

Linda Richards (July 27, 1841 – April 16, 1930) was the first professionally trained American nurse. She established nursing training programs in the United States and Japan, and created the first system for keeping individual medical records for hospitalized patients. Richards was born Malinda Ann Judson Richards on July 27, 1841 in West Potsdam, New York. Richards 2011. I didn’t pull the trigger or point the gun. After Jack was dead, no one looked at me and said: She did it. Madeline Carter widowed that woman, orphaned those kids. Yet, I felt responsible. Responsible and at the same time, I felt how easily it could have been me.

It's been years since former stockbroker Madeline Carter bothered thinking about her gastronomically gifted ex-husband, Chef Braydon Gauthier.

High finance and haute cuisine. But when Madeline learns Braydon took his own life, she drops everything and hightails it to the funeral.

As much by my disheveled state as by the actuality of me being there. Dropping in unannounced is so not an LA thing: there’s just too much distance between places to make it really practical e I was. You look like shit. You look like shit, she said cheerfully as she invited me in. I can’t even believe it. I should take a picture: cool, collected Madeline Carter looking like she’s just gotten back from safari. Would you believe I was in the neighborhood and just thought I’d drop by?.

Mad Money (Madeline Carter Novels). David Baird, Harry Basch, Amy Donohoe, Amy Eckert, Bill McRae, Matthew Richard Poole, Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince, Beth Reiber, Linda Romine, Karl Samson, Karen K. Snyder. Категория: Математика, Прикладная математика.

It's been years since former stockbroker Madeline Carter bothered thinking about her gastronomically gifted ex-husband, Chef Braydon Gauthier. Between quitting her soul-sucking career and discovering what life is like during daylight hours she's been kind of busy. But when Madeline learns Braydon took his own life, she drops everything and hightails it to the funeral.It doesn't take long to realize Braydon's death is more murder than suicide. Madeline knows her ex would never have prepared himself a poison-laced dinner of duck à l'orange—let alone pair it with a big, beefy Shiraz. The culinary star would have eaten fast food first. So who's responsible? Madeline definitely has her suspicions, but one thing's clear: in the pressure-cooker world of high cuisine and higher stakes, a reputation is worth killing for.
Pryl
You don't have to have read books 1 &/or 2 to follow the story (I didn't realize this was the 3rd in the series). Dead chef, supposedly from suicide, some backstory, and you go from there. It was written well, very few errors - which, for me, is a BIG deal with today's poorly edited ebooks - and an easy to follow plot without knowing anything about any of the characters until I began reading "Calculated Loss." If you like some suspense, a smart protagonist, and the most of the rest of the characters being given enough details to understand them, then you would probably enjoy this book.
Aradwyn
Ms. Carter took the advice, that I'm sure she gives to aspiring 1st time writers to heart, when she said to script what you know best from yourself and where you come from. It definitely shows here as this is a carefully crafted entertaining piece of literature. The only minus that one might cast in her direction is the very end, as I don't find that totally believable from the character she so carefully created in the ex wife. It doesn't quite fit the otherwise excellently written work she has put forth. I may be a little prejudiced in this particular work as it brought back my childhood in Vancouver as well as a certain point in time in later life in Southern California. The picture she painted of Vancouver was spot on and I was instantly transferred back, and like a well remembered gourmet meal, salivated as I read. Well done, the Board of Tourism will notice a surge from people reading this book.
MrCat
This is the third book in the Madeline Carter series, the third one I have read, and the third one worth the money. I think I got the first one (MadMoney) free, but I liked that one so much I bought the other two. As a big fan of the free list on Amazon, I avoid paying for books unless I can know they will be worth it. They are all worth the price. However do not look for lots of action, sex, or "detective" work. Madeline is introspective and intuitive and can stumble into more trouble than she wants while living a "normal" life. I like her! My only complaint is there are always loose ends that leave me a little unsatisfied, or details that don't contribute to the story, or an ending that comes a little too soon, that's why I can give only 4 stars instead of 5.
Qusicam
What a great read! It had all the elements of mystery, drama, great food, humor and fun as well. The author does a good job of expressing the thoughts of the "heroine"? and keeping one in suspense. Super descriptions of beautiful Vancouver, B.C.
Just one tiny irksome problem: way too much overuse of the colon when a semicolon would have been appropriate. This is problem a formatting issue and not the author's selection, I'd bet.
All in all, a super book!!!! Can't wait to buy and read the author's other books next.
Brannylv
Madeline Carter is staying at a friend's house when she hears the news of her ex-husband
Braydon's suicide. He had become a famous chef. Then she receives a call from her
former sister-in-law Anne-Marie, who invites her to the funeral and to do some investigation.
His family does not believe that he killed himself. Slowly Madeline starts to uncover some
strangenand shady things until the true killer finds her.
Aria
This was my second bite at this series. The first one rocked me. I think I used that terminology in y review. It got five stars from me and I would have given more, if I could.

Not so with this one. The big problem for me is its very unlikely plot. I cannot think of a more unlikely candidate to evaluate a family's finances than a 10 year removed ex-spouse who incidentially broke her husbands heart by leaving.

I will make a proclamation: this has never happened in the course of human history.

Feel free to prove me wrong.

Other than that this is another quality Linds Richards read. I remain a fan and consider her to be one of America's most under-appreciated fiction writers.

If you know her writing, then you expect snappy dialogue, good characterization, and a reaonably well plotted mystery. All of that is here with the afore-mentioned exception.
Xava
The book moves slowly and is very detailed told in narration form. There is not much edge of your seat action for the first half. The book has a few details left open, and moves faster for the last quarter. Not a bad book or story...I enjoy more action and suspense in my books. Read this book for relaxation.
I almost didn't finish this book it was so lousy. I almost always (99.95% of time) do though, so...The plot was unbelievable. There are too many examples but here is a maddening fact the reader is supposed to believe. The prptagonist eats, sleeps, lives stocks. She was a highly successful broker. A man she was once married to, a man who publically acknowledged he owed some of his success to her, takes his restaurants/company public, yet she never once looks up any info about the companies. Really? Also, she was only briefly married to this man over a dozen years previously, had no children with him but travels a great distance to his funeral? The list just grows from there. The one redeeminging quality is its descriptions of Vancover.

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