Hummus and Homicide (A Kebab Kitchen Mystery) Mass Market Paperback – February 27, 2018
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"...its likeable characters and colorful kebab restaurant setting may whet the appetite of devotees of foodie mysteries."
Fast moving, with a great plot, and yummy recipes in the back of the book, "Hummus and Homicide" is a book you'll want to add to your reading list!
--Lisa K's Book Reviews
About the Author
- Item Weight : 5.6 ounces
- Mass Market Paperback : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1496713478
- ISBN-13 : 978-1496713476
- Dimensions : 4.11 x 0.8 x 6.73 inches
- Publisher : Kensington (February 27, 2018)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #193,692 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lucy and her family felt like very real people, and I enjoyed following along in Lucy’s footsteps as she searched for a killer. It was a good start to a new series with just enough personal drama to add to the mystery, but not distract from it.
I also really enjoyed the food descriptions in this one. I love hummus, and would love to find a place with a hummus bar like the Kebob Kitchen!
Lucy is one great character. I loved that she came home to her parents when things didn't work out for her as a lawyer. It felt comfortable for her to be back home and be surrounded by an amazing family. Her parents were so sweet and gracious that I wanted them to adopt me. Rumors start to swirl that the family business is being put up for sale. I think that kind of shocked Lucy and made her start thinking of how important the restaurant is to the family.
As in every cozy mystery there is always a murder and I try to figure out who the victim will be. The hints are there in the story but it sure does start an avalanche of trouble for Lucy and her family. I know if I had an inspection coming up, I would make sure everything was so clean you could eat off the floor. The inspection should be no worries for the Kebab Kitchen since they always pass with flying colors. What they are not prepared for is someone dying after eating at the restaurant. Lucy is determined to get her name off the suspect list and keep the restaurant open.
I wont go into more details because you need to read the book to see how gifted the author is.I do want to mention one thing. The details of a poison in the story was like hearing it from an expert. The author's research is profound and I learned a lot about the subject. It was extremely fascinating and valuable to the story line. Her writing is outstanding as the murder investigation heats up. I really thought I knew who did it, but was so surprised when the guilty person was revealed. It is an adventure that takes you behind the scenes of how a restaurant works to the different shops in town that made the town so quaint. Is someone trying to give Kebab Kitchen a bad name? Will Lucy escape harm as her life is put in danger? I did really enjoy the hint of several interested men that have taken a shine to Lucy. It is a bit of a cliffhanger for me which I will be anxiously awaiting to be answered in the next book. I leave you with a high recommendation to grab this book, settle down with some snacks and get ready for an exciting journey. Don't miss the recipes at the end of the story.
I received a copy of this book from The Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour. The review is my own opinion.
There's nothing much surprising here. It's got the two hunks/love triangle, the mysterious mob presence (apparently de rigueur in East Coast small town cozies), the parents who want the Doris Day thing for their baby girl (the heroine). The mom is a great cook (of course!) while the Heroine can't even smash a garlic clove right.
Mystery is mild and the only reason Vinnie solves it is that the town detective is borderline incompetent. As a "cozy" it's pleasant if somewhat toothless.
We have a daughter returning to her family and restaurant while she gets her personal life in order. Lucy is immediately someone you would like to know. Her family is larger than life but really needs Lucy more than they admit. Someone needs to take the restaurant over. It is just too much for the parents these days.
Meanwhile, a former High School acquaintance has taken her retired Father's place as County Health Inspector. This girl holds grudges or is it even something more? Either way, Hummus is not her dish and inconveniently dies outside the restaurant. Who murdered this person?
This series seems like it will be even better as time goes on. I look forward to reading the next installment.
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I will say that the relationship between Lucy, her family, and Kate, was part of what kept me reading, however Azad and their broken relationship is dangled like a carrot, but never really explained except for a few brief almost unemotional mentions. I did find Michael to be rather intriguing, but I’m hoping this doesn’t turn into a love triangle. The ethnic background of the characters was wonderful to see, as well as characters who proudly embrace their culture - especially when it includes recipes 😉
So, conflicted thoughts abound, but I still enjoyed it enough to carry on to the next book.
3 stars ⭐️