Reading: In Deep Shitake

In Deep Shitake by Patricia Mason
In Deep Shitake by Patricia Mason

What is it?

Mystery

Who wrote it?

Patricia Mason

What did I like?

A friend recommended this book to me as one that laugh-out-loud funny, and this one doesn’t disappoint. This book follows the investigative antics of Imogene Tuttle (Mo, for short). Probably the funniest thing about the book, other than the ridiculous action scenes, is her creative use of profanity, as horrible as that is to say. She works as a private investigator and since her clients don’t appreciate her swearing, she euphemistically replaces curse words with vegetables (asparagus, Brussels sprouts, turnips, etc). It’s really very funny.

What didn’t I like?

This isn’t the normal sort of book I read, but it was a good opportunity to expand my horizons. Some of the perspectives tend to jump around a bit, and it’s fairly predictable. But hey, it’s a cheap, funny read.

Should you read it?

This was a fast, easy read. The plot’s not complicated, and neither are the characters. But if you’re looking for some brainless fun (and don’t mind a heaping helping of innuendo … be warned!), this is a good pick.

A.C. Williams

Amy Williams left a lucrative career in marketing to write novels about space cowboys, clumsy church secretaries, American samurai, and alternate dimensions. Along the way, she also discovered a passion for teaching other creative professionals how to use technology to make life easier. Through video instruction or one-on-one coaching, she teaches software, blogging, basic graphic design, and many other useful skills that help creative entrepreneurs get stuff done minus the frustration.

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