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This was a fun little book to read featuring women's golf. It was set in region of Monterey, Ca. Golf is apparently becoming more popular during the pandemic, so this might fit the bill for enjoyable reading. It covers the competition and stress that goes into making it to pro where promotional contracts factor into making this sport rewarding financially. A well known woman golfer is killed and an up and coming golfer, Lee, becomes involved in hunting down the killer, ending in putting herself
A pretty good cozy, this one set in the world of women's professional golf.Lee Ostfeld is having a bad golf tournament. It gets even worse when she finds the body of one of her top ranked competitors in a water hazard. The policeman in charge doesn't know anything about golf, so Ostfeld decides to help. Sparks fly, clues found.Diverting, and gives an interesting portrait of the golf life from the perspective of a struggling participant.
The main character is a "rabbit" on the LPGA tour. Even if you're not a golfer, the insider's view on the difficulties of making it when you're very good but lack major sponsorship will hook you. Okay, and the punnish titles are fun too.
3.5 stars. The book set me firmly in the world of competitive golf, but I found myself skipping over the money issues and wanted more sense of why the protagonist wanted this career so much.
Young Lee Ofsted is a rabbit on the women's professional golf tour, counting her pennies and hopeing to just make the cut for next year. When she finds a top golfer dead in a lake in the midst of an important tournament, Lee starts her own investigation after she is suspected of the murder.I listened to this series start on audio and was thoroughly entertained by it. Lee is a sympathetic character and the setting inside the professional golf world make this a bit different and very interesting.
Unlikable charactersFrom the start the main characters are neither I would sit down and have a beer. Both main characters are rather snarky, self absorbed and whiny. By the way saying crab cioppino is akin to saying chicken paella. The authors were clearly out of their element. Th
Another winner series for the Elkins!I'm not very interested in golf so I skipped a few pages a few times but I enjoyed the book-plot characters and all. I hope the authors have a relationship rather like their protagonists. Wonder how they got into a good connection.
fun character. not overly deep plot
Fun murder mystery taking place during a ladies golf tournament.
It’s fun, especially I suspect if you like golf. Not too much violence, not too much intrigue, a relaxing enjoyable read.
So many spelling errors that I just couldn't stand it. There is a difference between steel and steal.
Since I'm not a golfer, some of this mystery was a little technical for me but I liked the main character as well as the detective who has a case on her in more than one way. I will definitely try another in the series even if they are all on golf. I can always learn the terminology.
Not the usual, this is about golf, of all things. And no "Skeleton Doctor" to be found. The 'detective' is a hopeful amateur-almost-professional golfer trying to break in and earn enough prize money to actually pay her way on the tour. In the midst of trying to figure out why her shots are suddenly slicing, she finds that one of her clubs has been switched with that of the leading pro. The major problem with that detail is that the pro was just discovered at the bottom of one of the water hazard...
Lee Ofsted just makes the cut for the Pacific Western Woman's Pro-Am golf tournament. She's never hit the ball better � but for some reason, her drives keep slicing. But this isn't the only mystery � soon Lee discovers the body of the tour's star at the bottom of the course lake. Enter Lieutenant Graham Sheldon. He's charming, handsome, and determined to capture the killer � as well as Lee's heart. But the murder has triggered buried anger and jealousy among the players, and with a diabolical ki...
The most interesting aspect of this book is its insider’s look at the less glamorous side of the ladies pro golf tour. Tour novice Lee Ofstead is struggling - staying at Motel 6, using hand-me-down clubs, and bumming rides from star player Kate O'Brian. When she finds Kate’s body during a tournament in Carmel, California; Detective Graham Sheldon is called in to investigate. Lee, who up to this point has been a quite attractive character, becomes simply annoying when she assumes that the detecti...
Lee Ofsted is in her first year of playing professional golf. She's made the cut for a major tournament but has suddenly developed a slice. While retrieving practice balls lee finds the body of the top pro on the tour in a pond on the golf course. Enter Lieutenant Graham Sheldon. An enjoyable start to a mystery series. I would probably have enjoyed it more if I knew more about golf. I still enjoyed the budding relationship between Graham and Lee and I was rooting for Lee to do well in the tourna...
This is another book where I don't think the author knew how to catch the thief without making it obvious. I had no clue who it was and neither did our heroine until the bad guy tried to shoot her. I have no idea why. I hate endings that are so bad that there has to be a chapter or two afterwards to explain them. The only positive was that I do like the character; in many ways the background story was more engaging than the actual mystery.
Charming, well-written cozy mystery that should appeal to golfers! Sometimes it's so pleasant to read something that's just for fun, and in the case of this book, the writing is smooth and clear, with characters I can't wait to know better. I also--even as a golfer--learned a few things I didn't know! The authors have clearly done their research, and I appreciate that. Already ordered the second novel!
Although I don't like Charlotte Elkins' series as much as that of her husband, Aaron Elkins, this is a good story with likeable characters. Knowledge of golf would probably be helpful and make things more interesting, but you can enjoy the book even if you know nothing about the game.
Interesting look at the pro golf tour, and a smart little mystery. The romance aspect is a bit of a distraction, and the main character is a little too perfect, but the book is short and sweet and doesn’t disappoint.
Wicked Slice was initially interesting and I enjoyed learning about golf. But, once I realized that Lee was terrible at investigating, I stopped reading the book.
A few editing issues, and some stilted dialogue (do any two people REALLY use each other's name that often in a conversation??), but an engaging read. Not many clues to the perp, though.
Perfectly easy, sweet mystery. Nothing too complex or intense, typical of others I've read by the Elkins.