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Assault and Pepper Audiobook

Assault and Pepper: Spice Shop Mystery Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Pepper Reece, owner of the Seattle Spice Shop, thinks she can handle any kind of salty customer - until a murderer ends up in the mix.

After leaving a dicey marriage and losing a beloved job in a corporate crash, Pepper Reece has found a new zest for life running a busy spice and tea shop in Seattle's Pike Place Market. Her aromatic creations are the talk of the town, and everyone stops by for a cup of her refreshing spice tea, even other shopkeepers and market regulars.

But when a panhandler named Doc shows up dead on the store's doorstep, a Seattle Spice Shop cup in his hand, the local gossip gets too hot for Pepper to handle - especially after the police arrest one of her staffers, Tory Finch, for murder. Tory seems to know why she's a suspect, but she refuses to do anything to curry favor with the cops. Convinced her reticent employee is innocent, Pepper takes it on herself to sniff out some clues. Only, if she's not careful, Pepper's nosy ways might make her next on the killer's list.

©2015 Leslie Ann Budewitz (P)2016 Tantor

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    Adrienne usa 08-21-16
    Adrienne usa 08-21-16 Member Since 2016

    A world without books is a world without life.

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    Where does Assault and Pepper rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's above average but not the best. The story makes me want to visit the market.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Assault and Pepper?

    I like the descriptions of the market and the surrounding areas.


    Which character – as performed by Dara Rosenberg – was your favorite?

    Pepper was great. A heroine who is kind and smart. The only thing that bothers me about these kinds of books is the propensity of the main characters to leave their places of business for large chunks of time to run around chasing clues. That spice shop is a major investment for her. It makes no sense that she would leave it to search for clues for someone who won't even talk to her.


    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Malika Walker 01-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Good Listening!"
    Would you listen to Assault and Pepper again? Why?

    I might enjoy it again as I am familiar with the locations and I liked the way it was referenced.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Well thought out.


    What about Dara Rosenberg’s performance did you like?

    I appreciated the change of tone and performance


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The consideration shown to the "unhoused"


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    SO 12-09-16
    SO 12-09-16
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    Great listen too
    Hope to hear more with these characters
    Loved it!!!
    Didn't want to stop the story.
    Keep writing and keep narrating
    The narrator had a good feel for the characters and was able to bring that to the reader/listener

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    Jennifer E. Blacketer 01-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    it was a cute story. nothing you would have to worry about your teen listening to.

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    Cori Dyson 01-09-17
    Cori Dyson 01-09-17
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    "Slow. Too slow."

    Not much of a hook to speak of. Inciting incident (dead body in a detective story) occurred about two chapters too late. Immediately after discovery of said dead body, story immediately goes back into incessant descriptions and telling which slows the story down again. The author rarely shows, but has told you a lot, so much it is confusing, by the beginning of chapter 4. This is where I have stopped. Perhaps others who are more patient than I can prevail.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Annie 04-08-17
    Annie 04-08-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Fun for all and drama gallor!"

    Great audio book! It's fun and full of drama! The characters are fabulous! Lots of twists and turns that cannot be guessed!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 04-07-17
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    "Assault and pepper"

    Good book. Lots of intrigue. The characters are all very interesting and the way the author depicts them are wonderful.

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    Heather Little 02-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "I Want Pepper as my BFF!"
    What made the experience of listening to Assault and Pepper the most enjoyable?

    The narrator - absolutely!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Pepper - definitely. She's real. I can identify with her.


    Any additional comments?

    The story is so easy to follow and very intriguing. The author is very descriptive of the scenery of Seattle and the Pike Place Market. So much so that you almost feel transported as you listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lori Hudgins 02-07-17 Member Since 2012
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    Enjoyed this book very much. I can't wait to listen to others in this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Rampke 01-16-17 Member Since 2014
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    "solid story plot"

    The narrative is detailed allowing one to be transported to a new city. A great story full of delightful smells, sights, & characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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