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Curried Away

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Curried Away
by Gail Oust

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Curried Away: A Spice Shop Mystery
Publisher: Minotaur Books (December 13, 2016)
Hardcover: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1250081254
E-Book ASIN: B01G1J80H8
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Synopsis

Piper Prescott, proprietor of Spice It Up!, has persuaded Doug Winters, the mild-mannered vet she’s been dating, to demonstrate Indian cuisine at her shop. But before Doug’s presentation of classic chicken curry is completed, Ned Feeney, local handyman, bursts in with news of a murder.

Sandy Granger, the director of a local production of Steel Magnolias, was found strangled in the third-floor balcony of the Brandywine Creek Opera House. Sandy, it seems, had not endeared herself to cast or crew. Complaints about her ran the gamut from her management style to her lack of people skills. Everyone connected with the production falls under suspicion, including Piper Prescott’s BFF, Reba Mae Johnson, who made it well known how unhappy she is that she was cut from the cast.

When the spotlight for the dastardly deed shines on Reba Mae, Piper rushes to her friend’s defense. Who among Sandy’s detractors was angry enough to wrap a silk scarf around her neck—and pull tight? Will Piper succeed in solving the case before she becomes the killer’s encore performance? And will she ever learn just how to prepare the perfect curry? As delicious as it is charming, the latest entry in Gail Oust’s mouth-watering Spice Shop Mysteries is sure to delight both old fans and new.
What I Thought:

Gail has written another great addition to the Spice Shop Mystery Series.  I really enjoy reading this series and visiting the somewhat eccentric residents of Brandywine Creek.  It is always a treat to visit Piper and her friends.  This installment did not disappoint.  It had humor, a little romance, and of course, mystery.  There were twists and turns in this book that kept me guessing and I was totally surprised.  Of course the writing was superb and the plot was believable.  I look forward to more in this series.  If you haven't read any in this series, you definitely should.  This one can be read as a stand-alone, even though this is a series.

I received a complimentary copy of this book.

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About The Author

Friends often accuse Gail Oust of flunking retirement. While working as a nurse/vascular technologist, Gail penned nine historical romances under the pseudonym Elizabeth Turner for Avon, Pocket, Berkley, and Kensington. It wasn’t until she and her husband retired to South Carolina that inspiration struck for a mystery. Hearing the words, “maybe it’s a dead body,” while golfing with friends fired her imagination for the Bunco Babe Mystery series originally published by NAL. In conjunction with Beyond the Page Publishing, the Bunco Babe series has been republished in digital format as the Kate McCall Mysteries complete with new titles and a whole new look. Gail is currently writing the Spice Shop Mysteries for Minotaur/St. Martin’s. When she isn’t reading, writing, or sleeping, she can usually be found on the golf course or hanging out with friends.
Author Links

Links: www.gailoust.com, Gail Oust Author on Facebook, and Goodreads.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for joining in on this fun giveaway...The book seems to be a 'must read' candidate...

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