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Curried Away by Gail Oust

I have been enjoying this series from the beginning and I thought this book was a good addition to it.  ~A. Holland Reads

I love this series. Piper is probably my favorite cozy mystery heroine at this point. ~A Chick Who Reads

Curried Away is a quick read, due to a fast-moving plot with twists and turns. - ~Jane Reads


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Publisher: Minotaur Books (December 13, 2016)
Hardcover: 304 pages I
SBN-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.

My Thoughts

CURRIED AWAY is a tasty blend of southern charm, humor, and culinary mystery.

It was my first introduction to the Spice Shop Mysteries and the fourth book in the series. Being a spicy Southern girl myself, I couldn't help but be smitten with the setting - the town of Brandywine Creek, Georgia.

CURRIED AWAY reads well as a stand-alone. I was able get into the story and characters with relative ease. In fact, I devoured the entire mystery in one sitting. It was fast and fun to read. I look forward to going back and reading the first three books that I missed. If I was ever suspected of a crime, I would definitely want to have a sleuthing best friend like Piper Prescott. Although she might be a pain to local authorities, she'd be a first round draft pick on my crime solving team.

I'd recommend CURRIED AWAY to any fan of cozy mysteries. Those fond of culinary delights and theatre will find the book especially appealing. Don't just take my word for it. You can try a sample of CURRIED AWAY by reading chapter 1 on the Macmillan Publishers' website.

I haven't made the famous chicken curry yet... just reading the recipe made my mouth water. I've never met a curry I didn't like. I appreciated the author's notes about curry at the end of the book. I had heard of Country Captain's Chicken, but was not aware of its connections to curry.

I was provided an advanced reader copy of this book in conjunction with this blog tour. Opinions expressed are my own.


About The Author

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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.comGail Oust Author on Facebook, and Goodreads.

Purchase Links Amazon | B&N



TOUR PARTICIPANTS

January 6 – A Holland Reads – REVIEW

January 6 – Girl with Book Lungs – SPOTLIGHT

January 7 - A Chick Who Reads – REVIEW

January 8 – Island Confidential – INTERVIEW

January 9 – Jane Reads – REVIEW, GUEST POST

January 10 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &,Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT

January 10 – Laura's Interests - SPOTLIGHT

January 11 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – COZY WEDNESDAY

January 12 – Readeropolis – REVIEW

January 12 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

January 13 – Brooke Blogs – REVIEW, GUEST POST

January 14 – Melina's Book Blog – REVIEW

January 15 – StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

January 15 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW
  

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