Wednesday, March 7, 2018

BOOK TOUR AND GIVEAWAY: Hummus and Homicide (Kebab Kitchen Mystery #1) by Tina Kashian

Hummus and Homicide (A Kebab Kitchen Mystery) by Tina Kashian

About the Book 

Cozy Mystery 
1st in Series 
Kensington (February 27, 2018) 
Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages 
ISBN-13: 978-1496713476 
Digital ASIN: B071FLH733
 When Lucy Berberian quits her Philadelphia law firm and heads home to Ocean Crest, she knows what she’s getting—the scent of funnel cake, the sight of the wooden roller coaster, and the tastes of her family’s Mediterranean restaurant. But murder wasn’t on the menu . . .
Things are slow in the off-season in this Jersey Shore town, but Lucy doesn’t mind. She doesn’t even mind waitressing at the Kebab Kitchen. Her parents have put in a new hummus bar, with every flavor from lemon to roasted red pepper. It’s fun to see their calico cat again, and to catch up with her old BFF, who’s married to a cop now.
She could do without Heather Banks, though. The Gucci-toting ex-cheerleader is still as nasty as she was back in high school . . . and unfortunately, she’s just taken over as the local health inspector. Just minutes after eating at the Kebab Kitchen—where she’s tallied up a whole list of bogus violations—she falls down dead in the street. Word on the grapevine is it’s homicide, and Lucy’s the number one suspect . . .
Recipes included!
Review:  Another fun cozy series begins! I love all of the characters we meet in Ocean Crest, New Jersey, and look forward to getting to know them better in future books. The Kebab Kitchen, complete with hummus bar, sounds like a great place to eat (too bad it's not real!) Lucy, as well as her family and friends, is a likable character with very relatable issues.

The mystery is very well written and keeps you guessing right up to the big reveal.  It's definitely not a predictable mystery plot!

The fact that this series was inspired by the author's own experiences shows in the details and makes the story that much more believable.

Definitely a must read for cozy fans.

Rating: Four stars

About the Author

Tina Kashian spent her childhood summers at the New Jersey shore, building sand castles, boogie boarding, and riding the boardwalk Ferris wheel. She also grew up in the restaurant business where her Armenian parents owned a restaurant for thirty years. She worked almost every job—rolling silverware and wiping down tables as a tween, to hosting and waitressing as a teenager. After college, Tina worked as a NJ Deputy Attorney General, a patent attorney, and a mechanical engineer. Her law cases inspired an inquiring mind of crime, and since then, Tina has been hooked on mysteries. The Kebab Kitchen Cozy Mystery series launches with Hummus and Homicide, followed by Stabbed in the Baklava and One Feta in the Grave by Kensington Books. Tina still lives in New Jersey with her supportive husband and two young daughters. Please visit and join her Newsletter to enter free contests to win books, get delicious recipes, and to learn when her books will be released. Author Links
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Joann Downie said...

I love cozy mysteries-thank you!! I am currently reading two different ones. I love the title of this one!!

Tina Kashian said...

Thank you for hosting me and for the great review. I'm glad you enjoyed the book!