by Pepper Reece, from the Spice Shop Mysteries by Leslie Budewitz
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Vinny Delgado, the Market wine merchant, and Hal Hitchcock, Seattle’s foremost Ghost Scholar, will once again conduct Spirit Tours of the Market, visiting with spectral beings and toasting them with their favorite beverages. Tours run October 23-30. No tours will be conducted on October 31, as the vaporous entities are expected to be otherwise occupied. See Vinny for ticket info.
Run, don't walk, to Mary Jean’s Chocolates, Down Under! Her new salted hibiscus blossom truffles reach Space Needle-like heights in deliciosity! Mary Jean has also joined the faculty of Changing Courses, Seattle’s intensive culinary training program for those in need of a second, or third, chance. And she’s sourcing the cocoa for the Seattle Spice Shop’s yummy new line of spicy cocoa rubs for steaks and other foods.
The Market Craft committee will interview candidates for vendor openings on November 15. Applications are available in the Market Master’s office. Submit the application and five samples of your work, along with a price list and photos of your display and additional work by November 1.
The Seattle Spice Shop welcomes Cayenne Cooper and Matt Kemp to the staff! Bring your fresh finds and cooking challenges to Cayenne, a trained chef, or Matt, an experienced eater, for a dash of spicery genius!
Discovered a new taste treat lately? Dish, dish in the comments!
From the cover of KILLING THYME, Spice Shop Mystery #3 (October 2016):
At Seattle Spice in the Pike Place Market, owner Pepper Reece is savoring her business success, but soon finds her plans disrupted by a killer…
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.
While browsing in the artists’ stalls, Pepper and Lena drool over stunning pottery made by a Market newcomer. But when Lena recognizes the potter, Bonnie Clay, as an old friend who disappeared years ago, the afternoon turns sour. To Pepper’s surprise, Bonnie seems intimately connected to her family’s past. After Bonnie is murdered only days later, Pepper is determined to uncover the truth.
But as Pepper roots out long-buried secrets, will she be digging her own grave?
Leslie Budewitz is the author of the Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries and the Spice Shop Mysteries—and the first author to win Agatha Awards for both fiction and nonfiction. The president of Sisters in Crime, she lives in northwest Montana with her husband, a musician and doctor of natural medicine, and their cat Ruff, a cover model and avid bird-watcher.
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