The Pizza Mysteries by Chris Cavender

Let’s get one thing straight right from the start. I honestly never look for trouble, and certainly not for murder, but it still manages to find me just fine on its own.

All I ever really wanted was to run my pizzeria, A Slice of Delight, with my husband, Joe, but when he died unexpectedly, my whole world fell apart. Thank goodness my sister, Maddy, was there for me when it happened, or I would have lost it all in my grief. She’s everything I’m not–blonde, bold and brash, with a history of more husbands than any one woman should ever have–but she saved my life when she moved back to Timber Ridge, North Carolina and somehow managed to keep the pizzeria afloat until I could pull myself back to the land of the living. We get by just fine running it together these days with the help of two kids from the local college, but the line between profit and loss is always razor thin.

Some folks in our small town believe that I’m a magnet for trouble, but it’s not my fault.

Take what happened recently. A friend of ours was holding the grand opening for her new bookstore, and she roped us into helping her appease a celebrity chef who was there to sign his new cookbook. How were we supposed to know when we agreed to lend a hand that the man was the biggest diva anyone could imagine? Within ten minutes of meeting him, Maddy and I were both ready to kill him ourselves. Not really; that’s an unfortunate figure of speech. I really should be more careful about how I word things. Anyway, back to the chef. He demanded the use of our pizza parlor on the day of his book-signing so he could prepare himself, and we’d already committed to helping, so what could I do but give him a key to the Slice? It sounded innocent enough, right? Unfortunately, it turned out to be anything but, and Maddy and I were thrown into yet another murder investigation that somehow seemed to directly involve us.

A lot of folks believe that living in a small town in the North Carolina Foothills is a quiet, laid back kind of life.

Boy, are they ever wrong.

You can read more about Eleanor in REST IN PIZZA, the fourth book in the “Pizza Lovers” mystery series. The first book in the series is A SLICE OF MURDER.

** Thanks to the author, I have two (2) ARCs ((Advance Reader Copies) of REST IN PIZZA to give away. Contest open to residents of the US only. Contest ends April 13. Leave a valid-email address with your comment. Book will be shipped directly from the author. **

Meet the author
Chris Cavender is just one of the many pseudonyms for National Bestselling Author Tim Myers. Tim has over half a million books in print, publishing them under his own name as well as Chris Cavender, Casey Mayes, Elizabeth Bright, Melissa Glazer, and more. In the past twelve years, he has published over twenty-eight traditional mystery novels with Penguin/Berkley/Prime Crime, Penguin/Berkley/NAL/Signet, St. Martin’s Press, and Kensington. Ten of his novels have been Independent Mystery Booksellers Association National Bestsellers, and his books have been featured by the Mystery Guild as well.

He has been nominated for an Agatha Award and three Derringer Awards for Excellence in Short Mystery Fiction. In addition to an active and ongoing traditional publishing career, Tim has also independently published several electronic books himself, including a new cozy mystery series featuring slow cookers, beginning with Slow Cooked Murder. For a complete list of all his books, check out

Books are available at retail and online booksellers.

28 responses to “The Pizza Mysteries by Chris Cavender

  1. Thanks for having me, Dru! That was great fun!
    Chris Cavender (aka Tim Myers)

  2. Thank you for the chance to win this book. I just recently found this series. Another great cozy series to enjoy

  3. you got me at PIZZA!! LOL!!!

    thank you for this giveaway!!

    cyn209 at juno dot com

  4. Linda Kuzminczuk

    How did I miss this series when pizza is my husband’s favorite food! Can’t wait to try it. Kuzlin(at)aol(dot)com

  5. I love, love, love this series and would love an ARC of the new book!!!

  6. Hi everyone,
    Thanks for all of your kind words about the pizza series!
    Good news! I just received a handful of dust jackets for the hardback edition of Rest in Pizza, so I’ll sign two jackets and include them with the ARCs for the winners as well!
    Tim (Chris Cavender)

  7. Pizza, bookstores, diva chefs – sounds like fun!

  8. Nancy Roessner

    I like Tim Myer’s writing! I really could lose myself in a book that features pizza.

  9. Would love an advance copy of your lastest Chris Cavender pizza mystery book.Love the story line, sisters and pizza. Heres hoping for more books in the series.Thanks for the chance Ruth Nixon

  10. How could I have missed a mystery series with a pizza twist? I’d love to start reading it now.

  11. should I put my email mailadress with comment above? here it is

  12. This series sounds very interesting! I love cozy mysteries! Thanks for the giveaway! recentfavoritebooks ( at ) gmail ( dot ) com

  13. Kelley Dworaczyk

    I had no idea this author was Tim Myer! Thanks for the chance to win one of the new copies, Dru! Great job as always of getting the word out!

  14. No matter what name Tim uses for his books I have really loved all that I have read.

  15. I have read many of his other books. The pizza cozy series is my favorite.

  16. Sounds like a great book.Love it when I find an author I have never heard of before. Thanks

  17. I may not be able to eat pizza but I sure would love to win this arc. this would be a new to me series and it sounds great

  18. Wow, I’m honored by all of your kind words. I greatly appreciate it, and I hope that I can continue to entertain you all for years to come!
    Tim (Chris Cavender)

  19. what pizza lover wouldn’t like a good mystrey
    jplungas at gmail dot com

  20. Judy Donofrio

    What a combo of ingredients. You’re not only a man of many pen names but also of many personas. Look forward to winning this edition and will search out the others, as I like to read series in order.
    judydee22002 @ yahoo dot com

  21. I’m amazed when I discover a book that I’ve enjoyed is written by the same author. Adding this one to my list.

  22. As someone else has said–you had me at pizza. And also with a mystery and chefs!


  23. Thanks again, everyone! I include at least one recipe per book, and that particular research is something I happily undertake! I have great fun writing this series. As for the reason for so many names, it’s solely due to my publishers. If it were up to me, I’d love to have my name on everything!
    Tim (Chris)

  24. Patty Rosellini

    Love your pizza series….