It's always exciting to see a new part in a series that I am reading, and impatiently waiting for. I was so happy to see Out of the Dying Pan (Deep Fried Mystery #2) by Linda Reilly, available! I loved the first part so much that I had this one written on my list of must reads.
From the back of the book:
Revenge is set to sizzle in the tasty new Deep Fried Mystery from the author of Fillet of Murder.
For Talia Marby, the sweet smell of success is a lot like the pungent aroma of fried fish and vinegar. Her new business, Fry Me a Sliver, is rapidly expanding beyond fish and chips to become one of the best eateries in the Berkshires. But the nasty owner of a neighboring boutique is making a stink, baiting Talia in a very public fight at a community center fundraiser and nursing an inexplicable grudge.
When the boutique owner is strangled with Talia’s scarf knotted around her neck, our favorite fish fryer finds herself in hot oil. Needing to clear her name—and fast, Talia’s investigation soon yields some shocking surprises as well as a sizzling suspicion: someone had good reason to want the victim dead—and it’s frying Talia’s nerves.
I really loved this cozy setting. I'll admit I was a bit of a fried food junkie so the setting made my tummy rumble. They had me a deep fried cake. The characters, as before, were spectacular. I loved seeing the familiar faces and some new ones
I read this in one sitting, it was a fast paced page turner for sure. The mystery was a challenging one with with a fabulously shocking reveal. It really was handled superbly. If you are paying close attention the clues are there to figure things out. I almost did.
I recommend this and the first part. Since it so early in series grab the first one and read them back to back. While you are in the back of the book look for those delicious recipes too!
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