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Lethal Takeout (Ghost Post Mysteries Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Vered Ehsani
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A Dark Urban Fantasy with a Sense of Humour


“Light humor and interesting blend of ghost story and mystery”
When Axe Cooper is murdered while picking up Chinese takeout, he’s pretty irritated about the loss of a good dinner, not to mention being dead. Not prepared to move on just yet, Axe decides to stick around and haunt his best friend Lily Chan while trying to figure out why anyone would kill a janitor. In the meantime, Axe is hired by The Ghost Post to track down recently deceased writers. As he learns more about his new phantom friends, Axe realises that his murder is not an isolated event and that if he doesn’t learn to fly like Superman, Lily could be next.

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About the Author

Vered Ehsani has been a writer since she could hold pen to paper, which is a lot longer than she cares to admit. She lives in Kenya with her husband, their two children and an assortment of animals with varying degrees of wildness. When she isn’t writing, running a radio show (http://africacreates.net/) or daydreaming about African ghosts and myths, she pretends to work as an environmental consultant. Visit Vered and her world at http://veredehsani.co.za and get a free book.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2724 KB
  • Print Length: 188 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477659471
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008B7WVH4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,107,834 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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from Africa... with a Bite!
Vered Ehsani has been a writer since she could hold pen to paper, which is a lot longer than she cares to admit. Originally from South Africa, she lives in Kenya with her husband, their two children and an assortment of animals with varying degrees of wildness. When she isn't writing or daydreaming, she pretends to work as an environmental consultant. She often wishes she could float through walls and do other cool things, and that's probably why she's currently fixated on ghosts and other bodiless beings. Her work background is in engineering and environmental management. Visit her and her world at http://veredehsani.co.za & pick up a FREE BOOK.

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Format:Kindle Edition
I loved the book until I got to the end, and then I felt like flinging it at the wall (which wouldn't have been good for my eBook reader). Up to that point, the story was well plotted and fast paced with interesting characters, lots of Chinese food, and several intriguing problems. And then, the ending goes splat. I expected Axe, Lee, and their friends to have some trouble getting proof for the bad guy's actions, maybe a final confrontation and a fight, but they only talk, someone cries over MSG and voila, they've got the proof they need. That annoyed me no end.

But except from an end that felt like running into a wall that shouldn't have been there, it was a great book. I will try another volume in this series to see if the next one has a better developed ending. If it does, this is a keeper. It's so hard to write humor and the author pulls it off without breaking a sweat.

My favorite Character was Timmy, and I'm still wondering how Axe got his name. So, I've got things to look forward to.

*** I got a copy for a fair review ***
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3.0 out of 5 stars A nice start to a new series... 26 Dec. 2013
By AyJay TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Kindle Edition
I did really enjoy this book as Axe is neither an empty-headed chest beating alpha, or someone who suddenly develops Sherlock-like powers and solves the whodunit with an unlikely clue and a snap of his fingers - he comes of as being a realistic guy [aside from the whole being dead thing]. I also liked that the secondary characters were interesting enough to carry me through the more bog standard tropes in the plot.

This will either be a love it or hate it issue, but I really enjoy the lack of detail and world building - it really puts the readers into the mindframe of Axe, who is himself learning facts and developing skills as he goes. Nothing comes easily, which adds more realism to things.

However the lack of extra information did also mean that the ending was very abrupt - I wondered if I'd managed to miss a page and went back to check. I hadn't.

Overall; I will very probably buy more books set in this world myself, as I've found myself really wanting to be able to answer the questions I've been left with. Despite the sometimes more standard elements I do like the main characters, the mix of crime and mystery in the plot, and I am eager to get to know the rest of the cast a bit more in future entries to this series.
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Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars  3 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars Edgy and Fun 6 Sept. 2012
By J. Cohen - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a great book for adolescent readers. Vered writes with a captivating simplicity and innocence, while still maintaining an edge - a bit of danger. This book is sure to captivate young readers. Somehow, Vered's story manages to engender a consideration of higher moral ideals while still providing ample entertainment.
4.0 out of 5 stars fast paced, humorous, and great except for the end 30 Dec. 2013
By Katharina Gerlach (Indie Autorin) - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I loved the book until I got to the end, and then I felt like flinging it at the wall (which wouldn't have been good for my eBook reader). Up to that point, the story was well plotted and fast paced with interesting characters, lots of Chinese food, and several intriguing problems. And then, the ending goes splat. I expected Axe, Lee, and their friends to have some trouble getting proof for the bad guy's actions, maybe a final confrontation and a fight, but they only talk, someone cries over MSG and voila, they've got the proof they need. That annoyed me no end.

But except from an end that felt like running into a wall that shouldn't have been there, it was a great book. I will try another volume in this series to see if the next one has a better developed ending. If it does, this is a keeper. It's so hard to write humor and the author pulls it off without breaking a sweat.

My favorite Character was Timmy, and I'm still wondering how Axe got his name. So, I've got things to look forward to.

*** I got a copy for a fair review ***
4.0 out of 5 stars Where Else Can You Find a Story About Chinese Food and Cowboys? 20 Nov. 2012
By Frankie Blooding - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I was provided with a free copy in exchange for an honest review...that my sister gave me to post.

Review from SistaPITA:

Where else can you find a story that centers around Chinese food and cowboys? This story was a fun read. It was very fast. My only complaint was that it was too short. There was one point in the story where the author missed a key point that she specifically brought up, but then appeared to have forgotten about it later, making me wonder why she brought it up in the first place as it was a little bit confusing. Hence, it didn't get five dragons.

Outside of that one confusing detail, or lack thereof, the story itself was very fast paced, and flowed pretty smoothly. The characters were easy to relate to. The scene was set very well without being over done, and Ms. Ehsani kept humor in a story that would otherwise be very morbid and dark without taking away the seriousness of the conflict.

My favorite character *she opens the book and starts digging into it* was Lee who is a no nonsense woman of the living who was a friend of the recently diseased. She has the ability to help him after his untimely demise. She soon becomes a favorite of the local haunts as they realize she can see them. She comes across as a slightly cantankerous, no nonsense, get-to-the-bottom-of-things kind of woman. I like her. She has a dry sense of humor, a quick whit, and is a very...entertaining character throughout the entire book.

The main character is believable, but isn't necessarily the traditional good guy. However, he makes a very good protagonist.

The assistant on the diseased side ,by the name of Shadow, does not really have a defined "side" (good vs evil). He's a little bit of both with a wicked sense off humor who basically only shows up if there is going to be some sort of *thinking face* problem. *devilish gleam* He likes to stir the pot a little . But he's not the bad guy. He does have good advice. He just likes to antagonize the situation...*nose wrinkle*...for the fun of it.

All in all, the story is an interesting take on what happens after you die. The options that are available, and some of the paths that you may take. But who knew you could have a job after you died? I don't really know what the payment is, but it's interesting. LOL!

The one thing that really caught my attention about the author is that she's originally from South Africa, she's currently in Kenya, and the story is in Vancouver. She did a really amazing job of creating the people, and the setting of the people of Vancouver without having to go to any kind of extreme. I would guess that she's been there with as well as she portrayed the city. I was was very impressed with how to the book came out overall, and look forward to the next book in the series. I just hope the next one's a little bit longer.
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