Murder heats up Seattle’s Pike Place Market in the next Spice Shop mystery from the national bestselling author of Assault and Pepper.
Springtime in Seattle’s Pike Place Market means tasty foods and wide-eyed tourists, and Pepper’s Spice Shop is ready for the crowds. With flavorful combinations and a fresh approach, she’s sure to win over the public. Even better, she’s working with several local restaurants as their chief herb and spice supplier. Business is cooking, until one of Pepper’s potential clients, a young chef named Tamara Langston, is found dead, her life extinguished by the dangerously hot ghost chili—a spice Pepper carries in her shop.
Now stuck in the middle of a heated police investigation, Pepper must use all her senses to find out who wanted to keep Tamara’s new café from opening—before someone else gets burned…
INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES!
About the Author
National bestselling author Leslie Budewitz writes the Spice Shop Mysteries and the Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries. She fell in love with Seattle’s Pike Place Market as a college student, and still misses prowling its streets and alleys, sniffing out tasty treats and sensory delights. Leslie won the 2013 Agatha Award for Best First Novel for Death al Dente, first in the Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries, and won the 2011 Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction for Books, Crooks & Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law and Courtroom Procedure. She loves to cook, eat, hike, travel, garden, and paint—not necessarily in that order. She lives in northwest Montana with her husband, Don Beans, a doctor of natural medicine, and their Burmese cat, Ruff, an avid bird-watcher.
Praise for Assault and Pepper
“Pepper and her crew serve up a tantalizing mystery and a fragrant treat for the senses.”—Connie Archer, national bestselling author of the Soup Lover’s Mysteries
“A smart blend of zesty characters, piquant spices, and scrumptious food. Set against the intriguing Seattle backdrop, this well-plotted whodunit is the perfect recipe for a great read.”—Daryl Wood Gerber, national bestselling author of the Cookbook Nook Mysteries
“Leslie Budewitz writes her new Seattle Spice Shop Mystery, Assault and Pepper, with a dash of humor and a half-turn of charm that will leave readers smiling.”—J.J. Cook, national bestselling author of Death on Eat Street
“An iconic Seattle setting, a smart and capable heroine, and a spicy investigation…What mystery reader could want more? Budewitz combines it all with effortless finesse.”—Victoria Hamilton, national bestselling author of the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries
“Parsley, sage, rosemary and…murder…[The] Spice Shop Mystery series will add zing to your reading.”—Barbara Ross, author of the Maine Clambake Mysteries