Death by Carbs by Paige Nick Online

Death by Carbs
Title : Death by Carbs
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ISBN : 9780620674355
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 181

It's not a whodunit, it's a who-donut. When someone kills diet guru Professor Tim Noakes, Detective Bennie September has more suspects than solutions.There's the widow. With the Prof gone, she can sell her 'Noakes-Endorsed' Meal Plans without anyone raising an eyebrow.Or was it the ex-publisher? Turning down Noakes's bestseller killed his career, so maybe he was returningIt's not a whodunit, it's a who-donut. When someone kills diet guru Professor Tim Noakes, Detective Bennie September has more suspects than solutions.There's the widow. With the Prof gone, she can sell her 'Noakes-Endorsed' Meal Plans without anyone raising an eyebrow.Or was it the ex-publisher? Turning down Noakes's bestseller killed his career, so maybe he was returning the favour. What about one of Noakes's jealous co-authors?The CEO of SnackCorp has also been acting strangely - there's never been a worse time to head up a confectionery company. And are all the fans really as loyal as they seem? Everyone knows how angry hungry people can get. Plus the internet is full of trolls and haters, but would any of them have the guts to come out from behind their screens? As the suspects' lives intertwine, and their motives become clearer, Detective September has his work cut out for him. He might just be able to figure out whodunit, if he can keep his hands off the next donut. More twists and turns than a koeksister, this laugh-out-loud novel will have you spurting bulletproof coffee out your nose.


Death by Carbs Reviews

  • Alison Smith

    Hilarious who-dunnit by one of South Africa's best comic writers.Banting guru Dr Tim Noakes *(b.t.w. he's a real, live resident of Cape Town, even as I type) is murdered by a hitman - chaos ensues when the ambulance conveying the body to the mortuary is hijacked by two incompetent bad guys and the mayhem compounds with every page - jealous co-authors of a banting book; fervent Facebook fans;a back-sliding banting CEO; adultery; bribery; conspiracy - just another normal day in sunny South Africa, [...]

  • Haroon

    Stayed up till early hours of the morning reading this gemjust couldn't put it down. Absolutely loved it! It is incredibly funny with twists and turns on every page. Fascinating insights into South Africa, fads, social media, games people play and the fickleness of fate😊😎

  • Sergio GRANDE films

    Can a murder story be funny? Yep. This one is.Funny, not because it deals with dieting people but because life in South Africa is often funny. Unless you're an outsider. Then life seems funny the other way -nothing to laugh at.The author risks not connecting with a wider, global audience by employing Seffrican slang and mannerisms impossible for the uninitiated to understand. Silly thing because everyone knows that the Seffrican public is not into buying books. Especially not books by "local" au [...]

  • Tiah

    Interview with the author: shortstorydayafrica/news/tQuotes: – The Professor had been a genius, and she would definitely light a candle in his honour tonight, regardless of whether honey was on the orange list or not. – – Not a day went by that Trevor didn't wish he'd gone into bacon. People would always like bacon, wouldn't they? – – People seemed to lose all manners and judgement once they had a monitor as a barrier between themselves and real life. –– 'And once you've stopped bl [...]

  • Joe-Lin Kohn

    I thoroughly enjoyed every minute if this book! Paige cleverly took the classic "whodunnit" concept, and injected it with a uniquely Cape Townian flavour and added a carb-free dose of witty, tongue-in-cheek humour, keeping me on the edge of my seat. Highly recommend for someone looking for a lighthearted read. Paige, I really hope you are busy writing the sequel.

  • Maire Fisher

    It's incredibly hard to write successful comedy - real chuckle then laugh-out-loud material. Paige Nick has that light (not lite) touch. I've yet to meet someone who hasn't enjoyed Death by Carbs (and that includes my 88 yr old father!).

  • Lorraine

    Paige is such a riot! Nobody, that I know of, does satire like her. This book had me in stiches from the first page till the last page. I am so glad that I picked it up after the emotional rollercoaster that was "Reflecting Rogue - Inside the mind of a feminist". I needed to regain some semblance of a balance. I needed to bring some normality back to my environment. Some feng shui back to my immediate surroundings. And Paige gave me just that. Through "Death by carbs" I realised that my world co [...]

  • Alwill

    I had so much fun reading this and I didn't want it to end! The novel has a bit of fun at the expense of the followers of the Banting diet and Tim Noakes, and will have you guessing who killed the Professor right up until the very end. I especially enjoyed getting into the heads of the characters, each with their own self-serving agendas and issues, each trying to put themselves ahead in the game, at any cost. However with the humour injected into every chapter things never become too serious an [...]

  • Lood Du Plessis

    What a fantastic light-hearted spoof novel! I read it on a 2 hour plane trip and it was fantastic. The book pokes fun not only at the banting/Noakes diet fad and the reactions to it, but also touches on a myriad of other truly South African issues. It is a great spoof in the form of a classical whodunnit with a cast of characters that will make you giggle out loud.

  • Jayne Bauling

    Clever, funny takeoff, literally laugh-out-loud. Assorted characters scramble either to cover their tracks following the death of Banting guru Professor Tim Noakes, or to profit from his demise. Personal favourites: two hugely entertaining hijackers, and the way the hilarious Banting for Life Facebook page brilliantly reflects so much that is typical of social media.

  • Robyn

    A spoof of a novel which aptly describes living in Cape Town especially with the Banting crowd. Funny, very readable and oh so very apt. Especially thought the 'Facebook page' couldn't have been done better! As for the conclusion of the novel, pretty pretty good. Go read it.

  • Gerda Laubscher

    Wonderful read, 4-star rating might be overstating it but 3 stars would understate it. Love all the themes and the satire included

  • Penny de Vries

    a great fun read. Very amusing. i especially loved the Facebook personas and posts which were so apt

  • Warren Mcknight

    Incredibly funny, humour flows through out each sentence, each page is funnier than the previous one. Not a very avid reader but this was finished in a total of 3 hours.Brilliant author!!

  • Mpume ngobese

    I think Paige Nick was having fun when writing this book; it is hilarious.