Business is booming at Pepper's Spice Shop and owner
Pepper Reece is busy trying to keep her shop fully
staffed to handle the influx of business. A new customer,
Tamara Langston, is researching spices for her restaurant
venture, Tamarack, and seeks out Pepper's vast expertise.
Unfortunately, Tamara winds up dead and Pepper discovers
her body. Even worse, the primary suspect and method of
death hit far too close to home for Pepper. Will Pepper
uncover the culprit?
Leslie Budewitz's second entry in the Spice Shop
Mystery, GUILTY AS CINNAMON, is just as charming as
the first book, ASSAULT AND PEPPER! Leslie Budewitz
provides a helpful list of characters for readers new to
the series that makes it easy to jump right into the
storyline. However, I highly suggest reading ASSAULT AND
PEPPER first. Not only is it a great story, but we get a
bit more of the back history between Pepper and Alex
Howard in the first book.
GUILTY AS CINNAMON teases readers with the scents and
sights of Seattle's Pike Place Market. Leslie Budewitz
describes the restaurants, foods, and scenes so vividly
I want to step right into the pages of GUILTY
AS CINNAMON and browse the various shops at the market,
sampling each and every ware offered. I love the overall
ambiance Leslie Budewitz invokes with her writing and
can't wait to see what she has in store for us with the
Pepper is a great heroine, dedicated to her employees and
her friends, even when their goals and dreams may cause
her slight hardships. Leslie Budewitz does a great job at
conveying the real world problems a business owner may
face and I love seeing how Pepper navigates the hiring
process during GUILTY AS CINNAMON. The love triangle
hinted at in the first book is also getting even more
complicated, and I like that Leslie Budewitz keeps things
realistic rather than going for the easy solutions for
Leslie Budewitz is quickly becoming one of my favorite
cozy mystery writers! I love how she blends together
world building and character development to create just
the perfect atmosphere for her stories. The slight
paranormal hints in GUILTY AS CINNAMON accentuate the
history of Seattle's Pike Place Market and add an
interesting twist to the storyline. If you enjoy cozy
mysteries, scrumptious food, and multidimensional
characters, then give GUILTY AS CINNAMON a try as Leslie
Budewitz has a definite hit on her hands with this one!
Murder heats up Seattleâ€™s Pike Place Market in the next
Spice Shop mystery from the national bestselling author of
ASSAULT AND PEPPER.
Seattleâ€™s Pike Place Market means tasty foods and wide-eyed
tourists, and Pepperâ€™s Spice Shop is ready for the crowds.
With flavorful combinations and a fresh approach, sheâ€™s
to win over the public. Even better, sheâ€™s working with
several local restaurants as their chief herb and spice
supplier. Business is cooking, until one of Pepperâ€™s
potential clients, a young chef named Tamara Langston, is
found dead, her life extinguished by the dangerously hot
ghost chiliâ€”a spice Pepper carries in her shop.