To Have and to Kill

To Have and to Kill Mary Jane Clark
  • Title: To Have and to Kill
  • Author: Mary Jane Clark
  • ISBN: 9780062117168
  • Page: 243
  • Format: Paperback
  • To Have and to Kill Mary Jane Clark To Have and to Kill Clark has perfected the suspense novel BooklistNew York Times bestselling author and mystery writer par excellence Mary Jane Clark kicks off her delicious new Wedding Cake mystery series with To Have
    Clark has perfected the suspense novel BooklistNew York Times bestselling author and mystery writer par excellence, Mary Jane Clark kicks off her delicious new Wedding Cake mystery series with To Have and To Kill A tasty departure from her thrillers featuring KEY News television anchor Eliza Blake Dying for Mercy, It Only Takes a Moment , To Have and To Kill introduce Clark has perfected the suspense novel BooklistNew York Times bestselling author and mystery writer par excellence, Mary Jane Clark kicks off her delicious new Wedding Cake mystery series with To Have and To Kill A tasty departure from her thrillers featuring KEY News television anchor Eliza Blake Dying for Mercy, It Only Takes a Moment , To Have and To Kill introduces readers to actress turned wedding cake decorator Piper Donovan, who discovers that the heat in the pastry kitchen can be hotter and deadlier that she ever imagined and that her creative new enterprise is anything but a piece of cake Foodies and fans of cable TV s Amazing Wedding Cakes, as well as Faye Kellerman, Jayne Anne Krentz, and Diana Mott Davidson readers are going to eat this one up
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    About Mary Jane Clark


    1. Mary Jane Clark is the author of thirteen novels, including 12 in the KEY News media thriller series, and one in her new Wedding Cake mystery series A veteran writer and producer for CBS News, Clark worked for almost three decades at the network s New York City headquarters Her books are published in twenty three languages She lives in New Jersey and Florida.Clark s former mother in law and sister in law are the authors Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark, respectively.


    337 Comments


    1. The book was a quick and easy read and mostly enjoyable I was a little disappointed about several things, though There were a lot of potential murderers, but none were really fleshed out The eventual outing of the actual murderer felt like a Scooby Doo moment to me It also bothered me that the back of the book implies that Piper teams up with her hot FBI friend Er, no I saw less of him in the book than a couple of the victims If you are going to say that they teamed up they need to be working t [...]

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    2. Pleasant enough, but everything was just sort of thin It moved along quickly, but without any depth Just sort of bouncing from event to event Only one of the murders had any psychological oomph to it It felt like the author was sketching out characters for a novel Perhaps the outlines fill in during the rest of the series, but I don t have enough invested to want to find out.

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    3. To Have and To Kill is the first novel in a new series for Mary Jane Clark I haven t had the pleasure of reading one of her novels before so this was a first of firsts for me, I enjoyed it Clark definitely drew me in right away Here is what this novel is about My new character, Piper Donovan, is a struggling actress with no immediate prospects and a recently broken engagement Reluctantly, she moves back in with her parents to take stock of her life Piper steps tentatively into the family bakery [...]

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    4. To Have and to Kill is a very fast paced cozy mystery yet it s not a typical cozy Piper is curious about who is causing the murders, but she never directly tried to snoop around and find out who did it She left that to the police Yet she s still in the middle of everything that s going on due to her job I liked how, just by being herself, she thwarted the murderer s plans twice.I also liked how she didn t stupidly go into a dangerous situation like some cozy heroines do , and she didn t need res [...]

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    5. This book was a fast read What attracted me to it was the category Wedding Cake Mystery.I do like me a good wedding story Piper Donovan is an actress who is in between jobs which is forcing her do the dreaded I m moving back home for a while Her mother is a successful baker but something is wrongPiper reconnects with a friend, Glenna, who is the popular lead actress on a soap opera in which Piper played her sister Glenna is leaving the show and is getting married and she asks Piper if her mother [...]

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    6. This was the first book I have read by Mary Jane Clark It was a bit face paced than many cozy mysteries and I definitely appreciated it I like a bit of suspense in my cozies and I don t like to wait until a third of the way in to find it I enjoyed the way the cast of characters were completely fleshed out It kept me engaged I didn t expect to enjoy it as much as I did It was an entertaining light read.

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    7. Do you like to see an episode of Murder She wrote Do you like to see one of the million different cake shows If you just said yes or just nodded your head you will probably also like this book.It really is a chick lit edition of a one hour crime mystery TV show.The story evolves around Piper who is an out of work actress One of her friends is getting married, and suddenly people around her start dying, and oh no, its so scary Which would probably be the thought a somewhat normal person has in su [...]

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    8. After being dumped by her fianc , Piper Donovan decides to get a fresh start So she moves back home and works with her mother in her bakery shop called The Icing on the Cupcake Piper used to be a daytime soap opera actor on a show called A Little Rain Must Fall That is until her character dead Glenna Brooks, a fellow actor on A Little Rain Must Fall is getting married She asks Piper to make her wedding cake It seems that someone is not pleasured with the idea of Glenna getting married First Glen [...]

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    9. I decided to read this book because I was told this was the first in a new cozy series Interesting.It was a great book, a good mystery, but a lousy cozy.Usually, cozies star an amateur P.I who stumble into the investigative business, are accused of meddling by the actual law enforcement officials, and have non gory, behind the scenes murders So, this book did succeed in at least the last criteria.Piper is an actress, and when her latest gig on a soap opera ends, she moves home to help her mom wi [...]

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    10. Brief summaryPiper is an actress who is currently out of work She moves back in with her parents and helps out at her mom s bakery While Piper is at a charity event, a nice evening quickly turns into a crime scene As the bodies start piling up, Piper can t help but wonder why this is happening and who is behind it all.What I likedI enjoyed that Piper wasn t acting like she was part of the police force and that she just let them do their job like a lot of other cozy mysteries Piper is an interest [...]

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    11. Piper Donovan is a struggling actress with a bro9ken engagement and no immediate job prospects She moves back home with her parents to take stock of her life She tentatively steps into the family bakery business Who ever imagined that decorating cakes could be so dangerous Piper agrees to create a wedding cake for an acclaimed star of a daytime television drama But someone close to the bride is horribly murdered And it seems someone is ruthlessly trying to stop the wedding with the help of her f [...]

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    12. This was the first book of Mary Jane Clark that I have read This is the first book in her new series The Wedding Cake mysteries I really liked it and it kept me guessing all the ay to the end I would never have thought of that person being the killer I can t wait for the next book in the series to come out in Feb.

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    13. about half way through and really enjoying it I was not disappointed Mary Jane kept the characters alive and interesting and as soon as I thought I had it figured out, another twistxiously awaiting the next Wedding Cake Mystery

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    14. Very enjoyable Quick read, interesting, fun characters.

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    15. Cute easy read book.

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    16. Agreeing with Sue Ansell fun little beach read book Enjoyable as a cupcake.

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    17. This is the first book in a new series, and I really enjoyed it Maybe it had to do with the short chapters I m not sure The storyline was great, and made for a nice light mystery, with a little baking thrown into the mix no pun intended.

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    18. I really tried to read this one, but it wasn t my cup of tea The writing was not bad I just couldn t get into it I may try to reread it at another time, but for now it s 2 stars.

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    19. Very fun cozy mystery Can t wait to read others in the series

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    20. Have to say that I like this series, this was the third time listening to it Piper is a great lead character in the book.

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    21. I read this because I love the key news series this author does While this book wasn t bad it left me wishing she will some day get back to the wonderful characters at key news

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    22. Just OK, not like other series by this author Not enough meat to the story line which didn t really catch my interest Not too interested in following this series further.

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    23. Glenna, a famous television soap opera star, has just gotten engaged to Casey, a wonderful private school teacher and heir to the Walden jewelry empire They have had a whirlwind romance, and Glenna asks Piper to have her mother make the wedding cake for their wedding.Piper is a former co star of Glenna s whose character was killed off Since then hard times have fallen upon Piper and she s been an out of work actress forced to move him to her parents house Piper notices that something isn t right [...]

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    24. Fun read I love cozy mysteries and this is a quick and fun read I am glad that it is the start of a new series

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    25. Great book to a new series for me.

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    26. A book that has a little bit of everything in it a little Soap Opera, a little Wedding Cake Decorater, and last but not lease 2murders 1 attempted murder and 1 foiled attempted murder what else can a reader want Book 1 in A Piper Donovan Mystery by Mary Jane Clark is one great book to read.

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    27. Good mystery, easy to read 3.5 stars.

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    28. 3.5 stars Quick and easy read I liked Piper and the other characters Fun setting with a cross between a soap set and a bakery I was kept guessing at the murderers identity Lots of fun and I d be interested in seeing what happens next.

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    29. Piper Donovan s dream is to be a successful actress, but when she loses her role on a soap opera she moves back home with her parents to save money She soon finds herself working in her mother s bakery and realizing as she does so that her mother is keeping a big secret from her As Piper begins to figure out what is wrong with her mother, she also becomes involved in another mystery when someone from her soap opera is murdered Piper is drawn into the mystery because one of her closest friends co [...]

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    30. TO HAVE AND TO KILL by Mary Jane ClarkPublished by Harper CollinsISBN 978 0 06 199554 5At the request of LibraryThing, an ARC TPB was sent, at no cost to me for my honest opinion Synopsis borrowed from back of book The delicious first book in the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author s new Wedding Cake Mystery series Piper Donovan never imagined that decorating wedding cakes could be so dangerous A struggling actress with no immediate prospects and a recently broken engagement, Piper moves [...]

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