April 20, 2016

Review by Debby: Guilty as Cinnamon (A Spice Shop Mystery #2)

Guilty as Cinnamon (A Spice Shop Mystery #2) by Leslie Budewitz
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Mystery
Release Date: December 1, 2015
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Book Description:

Murder heats up Seattle’s Pike Place Market in the next Spice Shop mystery from the national bestselling author of Assault and Pepper.

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.

Now stuck in the middle of a heated police investigation, Pepper must use all her senses to find out who wanted to keep Tamara’s new cafĂ© from opening—before someone else gets burned…

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Guilty as Cinnamon, the second book in the Spice Shop Mysteries by Leslie Budewitz, is a spicy combination of setting, interesting characters, mouth-watering dishes, and mystery that leaves you hungry for more.

If you have never given this author a try, this is an excellent book to start.

However, if you are one of those readers who likes to start at the beginning of a series and read each book in order, then check out Assault and Pepper, the first book in this series. I know it is on my to-be-read list.

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Author Bio:

I fell in love with Seattle’s Pike Place Market as a college student, and still spends hours prowling its streets and alleys on every visit to the Emerald City. I’m also the author of the Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries, set in Northwest Montana.

Death al Dente won the 2013 Agatha Award for Best First novel. That followed my 2011 Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction for Books, Crooks & Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law & Courtroom Procedure, drawing on my thirty years as a lawyer—and making me the first author to win Agatha Awards for both fiction and nonfiction.

I’m president of Sisters in Crime, and passionate about writers helping other writers. I love to cook, eat, hike, travel, garden, and paint—not necessarily in that order. I lives in northwest Montana with my husband Don Beans, a doctor of natural medicine, and our Burmese cat Ruff, a book cover model and an avid bird watcher.


  1. This sounds good thank you

  2. Thanks for all those pink fluffy hearts! The third in the series, KILLING THYME, will be out October 4!


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