Wednesday, November 2, 2016

A Killer Kebab (Greek to Me Mystery #3) by Susannah Hardy

You know I love my food themed series. And it's always fun to pay a visit to a series I have enjoyed in the past. In fact, before this part released, since I enjoyed part two so well, I made the time to read part one. A Killer Kebab (Greek to Me Mystery #3) by Susannah Hardy, was a great installment in a series that I have really enjoyed.

From the back of the book:

The new Greek to Me Mystery from the author of Olive and Let Die and Feta Attraction

The Bonaparte House is closed for the season, and Georgie Nikolopatos looks forward to fixing up the Greek restaurant and historic landmark—until her renovation plans hit a fatal snag.

With her divorce underway, her mother-in-law returning to Greece, and the tourists gone, Georgie finally has life under control—and the Bonaparte House to herself. She quickly hires a contractor for some much-needed renovations to reopen in time for a special Greek-style Thanksgiving meal. Georgie is suspicious though when former dishwasher Russ Riley arrives with the construction crew. He still has an ax to grind with the Nikolopatos family—but is it sharp enough to kill?

When Georgie finds the body of her divorce lawyer amid the construction debris and Russ is quickly arrested for murder, something about the case doesn’t add up. While Georgie is no fan of Russ, even a bad egg deserves a crack at justice.

My thoughts:

I really loved getting to see Georgie again. Jack stayed off screen and thus the romance was missing, but what wasn't missing was the attention detail that I loved in the other parts. There are a lot of interesting bits tossed in throughout the story, about a wide range of things I had no clue about, from road chemicals used in snow, to history of old recipes, and even a note in the back that further explains about the Thousand Island recipe.

The mystery was well paced and so wound around characters that it was hard to guess. In fact as it revealed I thought I had it right, but then it revealed even more and I realized I didn't. Plus there was way more involved than a simple murder plot, which is always nice. The family mystery seems like it might be at its end, or will it? I look forward to seeing where this series goes now and to trying the recipes in the back.

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