I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Guilty as Cinnamon (Spice Shop Mystery, #2) by Leslie Budewitz
Length: 9 hours and 30 minutes
Published by Berkley Pages: 287
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Dara Rosenberg
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Also by this author: Assault and Pepper, Death al Dente, Crime Rib, Butter Off Dead
Murder heats up Seattle’s Pike Place Market in the next Spice Shop mystery from the national bestselling author of Assault and Pepper.
Springtime in Seattle’s Pike Place Market means tasty foods and wide-eyed tourists, and Pepper’s Spice Shop is ready for the crowds. With flavorful combinations and a fresh approach, she’s sure to win over the public. Even better, she’s working with several local restaurants as their chief herb and spice supplier. Business is cooking, until one of Pepper’s potential clients, a young chef named Tamara Langston, is found dead, her life extinguished by the dangerously hot ghost chili—a spice Pepper carries in her shop.
Now stuck in the middle of a heated police investigation, Pepper must use all her senses to find out who wanted to keep Tamara’s new café from opening—before someone else gets burned…
INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES!
What I thought of this book.
Guilty as Cinnamon is the second book in the Spice Shop Mysteries and I really enjoyed it.
Things are going good for Pepper, she is starting to expand to supplying weddings with spices and baked goods. She just set up a new client as a woman she knows is going to open up her own restaurant.
Then Pepper finds the woman murdered and the man she had dated a little is the main suspect because Tamara quit working for him to open her own place. Alex has a temper but does he have it in him to murder, Pepper is not sure. He asks for her help and because Tamara was her friend she is determined to find out who might have wanted her dead.
In doing this she clashes a little with her ex-husband Tag who is a policeman, plus the two detectives Spencer and Tracy.
I like Pepper, she is pretty resourceful and a good sleuth, she has some good acquaintances to help her do the sleuthing when she needs help. I am curious how things will end up with her and her ex-husband, for now, she says they will just be friends but at times I am not sure she is sure. There is also a younger guy, Ben, a reporter in town who kind of likes her. She is just not sure because he is younger.
Overall, I am enjoying this series and if you like cozies then you will probably enjoy it too. 🙂
Dara Rosenberg narrates this one and I am starting to get used to her voice. It’s growing on me a bit, she does a good job but you know how sometimes you just have to get used to a voice. 🙂
Audio rating: 3.5 stars
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Audiobook Challenge 2016
- Cloak and Dagger 2016
- Craving the Cozies 2016
- Cruzin' Thru the Cozies 2016