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    • Assault and Pepper

    • Spice Shop Mystery Series, Book 1
    • By: Leslie Budewitz
    • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 534
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 484
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 480

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good read :0)

    • By SO on 12-09-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Guilty as Cinnamon

    • Spice Shop Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Leslie Budewitz
    • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific book

    • By Juliesa on 08-02-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Killing Thyme

    • Spice Shop Mystery Series, Book 3
    • By: Leslie Budewitz
    • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    Pepper Reece's to-do list is longer than the shopping list for a five-course dinner, as she conjures up spice blends bursting with seasonal flavor, soothes nervous brides fretting over the gift registry, and crosses her fingers for a rave review from a sharp-tongued food critic. Add to the mix a welcome visit from her mother, Lena, and she's got the perfect recipe for a busy summer garnished with a dash of fun.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice, clean mysteries with a great history of spices and Seattle.

    • By Cylathia Daniel on 02-05-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Death al Dente

    • Food Lovers' Village Mystery Series, Book 1
    • By: Leslie Budewitz
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Mitchell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    The town of Jewel Bay, Montana - known as a Food Lovers' Village - is obsessed with homegrown and homemade Montana fare. So when Erin Murphy takes over her family's century-old general store, she turns it into a boutique market filled with local delicacies. But Erin's freshly booming business might go rotten when a former employee turns up dead.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Four and a half stars

    • By Beatrice on 05-01-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Butter off Dead

    • Food Lovers' Village Mystery Series, Book 3
    • By: Leslie Budewitz
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Mitchell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    In an attempt to woo tourists to Jewel Bay and cheer up the townies, Erin Murphy, manager of the specialty local foods market known as the Merc, is organizing the First Annual Food Lovers' Film Festival, filled with classic foodie flicks and local twists on favorite movie treats. But when her partner in planning, painter Christine Vandeberg, is found dead only days before the curtain rises, Erin suspects someone is attempting to stop the films from rolling.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Good One

    • By Beatrice on 06-16-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Crime Rib

    • Food Lovers' Village Mystery Series, Book 2
    • By: Leslie Budewitz
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Mitchell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Food Preneurs, one of the hottest cooking shows on TV, has decided to feature Jewel Bay in an upcoming episode, and everyone in town is preparing for their close-ups, including the crew at the Glacier Mercantile, a.k.a. the Merc. Not only is Erin Murphy busy remodeling her courtyard into a relaxing dining area, she's organizing a steak-cooking competition between three of Jewel Bay's hottest chefs to be featured on the program.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun series!

    • By Kathy snyder on 06-30-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Treble at the Jam Fest

    • A Food Lovers’ Village Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Leslie Budewitz
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Mitchell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Erin Murphy, manager of Glacier Mercantile (a.k.a. the Merc), is tuning up for Jewel Bay's annual Jazz Festival. Between keeping the Merc's shelves stocked with Montana's tastiest local fare and hosting the festival's kick-off concert, Erin has her hands full. Discord erupts when jazz guitarist Gerry Martin plummets to his death from the rocks above the Jewel River. The one-time international sensation had fallen out of sync with festival organizers, students, and performers. Was his death an accident - or did someone even the score?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed but not until the last 2 books

    • By Karen M. Troutner on 01-08-18

    Regular price: $27.99