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  • A Side of Murder

  • A Cape Cod Foodie Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Amy Pershing
  • Narrated by: Patti Murin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (234 ratings)

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A Side of Murder

By: Amy Pershing
Narrated by: Patti Murin
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Publisher's summary

Beautiful Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is known for seafood, sand, surf, and, now...murder.

Samantha Barnes was always a foodie. And when the CIA (that’s the Culinary Institute of America) came calling, she happily traded in Cape Cod for the Big Apple. But then the rising young chef’s clash with another chef (her ex!) boils over and goes viral. So when Sam inherits a house on the Cape and lands a job writing restaurant reviews, it seems like the perfect pairing. What could go wrong? Well, as it turns out, a lot.

The dilapidated house comes with an enormous puppy. Her new boss is, well, bossy. And the town’s harbor master is none other than her first love.

Nonetheless, Sam’s looking forward to reviewing the Bayview Grill - and indeed the seafood chowder is divine. But the body in the pond outside the eatery was not on the menu. Sam is certain this is murder. But as she begins to stir the pot, is she creating a recipe for her own untimely demise?

This audiobook edition includes a downloadable PDF of recipes from the book.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Amy Pershing (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

“This is one of the freshest, funniest murder mysteries I’ve ever read. I fell absolutely in love with Samantha Barnes - the brave, sarcastic, crime-solving, relatable heroine we’ve all been waiting for. A Side of Murder is a rich, satisfying meal that delights from beginning to end, and Amy Pershing is wonderful and clever author.” (Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times best-selling author of City of Girls and Eat, Pray, Love)

"A delicious mystery lovingly set in Cape Cod featuring a cast of charming characters. Amy Pershing writes with a fresh fun voice that will delight cozy fans. Chef turned restaurant critic, Samantha Barnes, proves a clever sleuth whose helpful cooking tips will be a big hit with culinary readers." (Krista Davis, New York Times best-selling author of The Dog Who Knew Too Much)

"An exquisite Cape Cod setting, a shamed but resilient chef, murderous secrets, and a long-buried but still steaming romance.... Amy Pershing's debut mystery will leave you longing for a seaside vacation, complete with fried clams and the next book in her charming series." (Lucy Burdette, national best-selling author of The Key Lime Crime)