Mar 02 2018

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Hummus and Homicide by Tina Kashian

Posted by Jennifer in 5 Stars, Blog Tour, Cozy Mystery, Giveaways, Review / 1 Comment

Hummus and Homicide (A Kebab Kitchen Mystery)
by Tina Kashian

About the Book 

Hummus and Homicide (A Kebab Kitchen Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Kensington (February 27, 2018)
Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1496713476
Digital ASIN: B071FLH733

 When Lucy Berberian quits her Philadelphia law firm and heads home to Ocean Crest, she knows what she’s getting—the scent of funnel cake, the sight of the wooden roller coaster, and the tastes of her family’s Mediterranean restaurant. But murder wasn’t on the menu . . .

Things are slow in the off-season in this Jersey Shore town, but Lucy doesn’t mind. She doesn’t even mind waitressing at the Kebab Kitchen. Her parents have put in a new hummus bar, with every flavor from lemon to roasted red pepper. It’s fun to see their calico cat again, and to catch up with her old BFF, who’s married to a cop now.

She could do without Heather Banks, though. The Gucci-toting ex-cheerleader is still as nasty as she was back in high school . . . and unfortunately, she’s just taken over as the local health inspector. Just minutes after eating at the Kebab Kitchen—where she’s tallied up a whole list of bogus violations—she falls down dead in the street. Word on the grapevine is it’s homicide, and Lucy’s the number one suspect . . .

Recipes included!

About the Author

Tina Kashian spent her childhood summers at the New Jersey shore, building sand castles, boogie boarding, and riding the boardwalk Ferris wheel. She also grew up in the restaurant business where her Armenian parents owned a restaurant for thirty years. She worked almost every job—rolling silverware and wiping down tables as a tween, to hosting and waitressing as a teenager.

After college, Tina worked as a NJ Deputy Attorney General, a patent attorney, and a mechanical engineer. Her law cases inspired an inquiring mind of crime, and since then, Tina has been hooked on mysteries. The Kebab Kitchen Cozy Mystery series launches with Hummus and Homicide, followed by Stabbed in the Baklava and One Feta in the Grave by Kensington Books. Tina still lives in New Jersey with her supportive husband and two young daughters. Please visit and join her Newsletter to enter free contests to win books, get delicious recipes, and to learn when her books will be released.

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Review of Hummus and Homicide

Review (5 Stars):  Hummus and Homicide is a new mystery series with a sassy heroine, quirky family members and savory dishes that will make your mouth water.  I instantly adored Lucy after meeting her when she decided to come home to Ocean Crest after losing her job at the law firm and spend time with her family.  Her family owns a Mediterranean restaurant and she knew she had to stall her family from asking too many questions about why she came home and helping out as a waitress seemed like a great idea.  When Lucy’s high-school nemesis ends up dead after inspecting her family’s restaurant, Lucy becomes the prime suspect in her murder.  Now, Lucy must follow the clues before it is too late and being unemployed isn’t the only thing that she can add to her resume.

Hummus and Homicide was a delightful mystery and I love culinary whodunits. This book was well-written, fun and definitely had a few laugh out loud moments for me.  This is the first book in the Kebab Kitchen mystery series and I know that I will be coming back for a second helping of this charming series here in the future.


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