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Assault and Pepper
Spice Shop Mysteries
Berkley Prime Crime
The Agatha Award-winning author of Crime Rib is proud to introduce Pepper Reece, the
owner of the Seattle Spice Shop who thinks she can handle any kind of salty customer—
until a murderer ends up in the mix.
After leaving a dicey marriage and losing a beloved job in a corporate crash, Pepper Reece
has found a new zest for life running a busy spice and tea shop in Seattle’s Pike Place
Market. Her aromatic creations are the talk of the town, and everyone stops by for a cup of
her refreshing spice tea, even other shopkeepers and Market regulars. But when a
panhandler named Doc shows up dead on the store’s doorstep, a Seattle Spice Shop cup in
his hand, the local gossip gets too hot for Pepper to handle—especially after the police
arrest one of Pepper’s staffers, Tory Finch, for murder.
Tory seems to know why she’s a suspect, but she refuses to do anything to curry favor with
the cops. Convinced her reticent employee is innocent, Pepper takes it on herself to sniff out
some clues. Only, if she’s not careful, Pepper’s nosy ways might make her next on the
|Book 4 in the Devereaux's Dime Store Mysteries|
Dying for a Cupcake
Devereaux's Dime Store Mysteries
When Devereaux “Dev” Sinclair hosts a cupcake contest at her five-and-dime store, she discovers that someone is just dying to win...
Kizzy Cutler finds it so delicious to be back in her hometown of Shadow Bend, Missouri, that she seems
to have forgotten why she fled twenty years ago. For now, she’s excited to kick off her new line of
cupcakes with a competition, which Dev has agreed to host in her shop. But before the first yummy
cupcake is even baked, Kizzy's assistant Fallon dies from a mysterious ailment.
While the medical examiner attempts to discover what killed Fallon, Kizzy declares that the show must
go on. However after Kizzy escapes several near misses, Dev is convinced that someone in Shadow
Bend has it in for the Cupcake Queen. Is the secret from her past so dark someone still wants to kill her for it?
With a list of not-so-sweet suspects, Dev’s in a race against the timer to solve the murder before
someone else gets iced…