Spice Shop Mysteries

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 316 ratings

Rosemary and Crime Publisher's Summary

Murder comes well-seasoned in this charming mystery featuring a smart and spunky new amateur sleuth, small-town Georgia spice shop owner Piper Prescott.

Piper Prescott, a transplanted Yankee living in the South, has got her sass back. She might be down, but don’t count her out. “Change of life?” she asks. Bring it on. Recently divorced, Piper decides to pursue a dream she’s secretly harbored: owning her own business, Spice it Up!, a spice shop in her adopted hometown, Brandywine Creek, Georgia. But Piper’s grand opening goes awry when the local chef who’s agreed to do a cooking demo is found stabbed. Not only did Piper find the body, she handled the murder weapon and doesn’t have a witness to her alibi, making the case look like a slam dunk to brand new police Chief Wyatt McBride.

Desperate to uncover the truth - and prove her innocence - Piper enlists the help of her outspoken BFF Reba Mae Johnson to help track down the real culprit. The pair compiles a lengthy list of suspects and work to eliminate them using their own creative brand of sleuthing techniques including stakeouts, breaking and entering, and one very unorthodox chocolate pie. When Piper narrowly avoids being a victim of a hit-and-run, she knows she’s getting closer to the truth, but can she catch the killer and clear her name before she becomes the next victim?

A captivating start to a new series featuring an unstoppably fabulous new crime-solving heroine, a colorful cast of small town characters, and more than a pinch of Georgia charm, Rosemary and Crime by Gail Oust is sure to delight fans of Diane Mott Davidson and Donna Andrews.

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  • Book 1

    • Rosemary and Crime

    • A Mystery
    • By: Gail Oust
    • Narrated by: Tara Ochs
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    Murder comes well-seasoned in this charming mystery featuring a smart and spunky new amateur sleuth, small-town Georgia spice shop owner Piper Prescott. Piper Prescott, a transplanted Yankee living in the South, has got her sass back. She might be down, but don’t count her out. “Change of life?” she asks. Bring it on. Recently divorced, Piper decides to pursue a dream she’s secretly harbored: owning her own business, Spice it Up!, a spice shop in her adopted hometown, Brandywine Creek, Georgia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good start for s new series

    • By Judith on 01-29-15

    Regular price: $21.95

  • Book 2

    • Kill 'Em with Cayenne

    • By: Gail Oust
    • Narrated by: Tara Ochs
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 179

    Spices are flying off the shelves of Spice It Up!, and Piper Prescott couldn’t be happier. It's that time of year again - time for the annual Brandywine Creek Barbecue Festival. Soon contestants and BBQ aficionados from all over the Southeast will converge on the town. Many of Brandywine Creek's citizens plan to participate in the week-long festivities and are busily concocting savory rubs and sassy sauces. Among the locals vying for the grand prize are Becca Dapkins and Maybelle Humphries.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • NOT the 1st Book in Series!

    • By Christina on 06-20-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • Cinnamon Toasted

    • A Spice Shop Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Gail Oust
    • Narrated by: Tara Ochs
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Case in point: Piper Prescott's former mother-in-law, Melly. Beneath her twin sets and pearls beats the heart of a geek - a geek whose programming changes for the point-of-sale software in Piper's shop have the owners of the program ready to make her an offer she can't refuse.

    Regular price: $19.95