Mar 08 2016

Blog Tour & Review: Out of the Dying Pan by Linda Reilly

Posted by Jennifer in 4 Stars, Blog Tour, Cozy Mystery, Reviews / 1 Comment



For Talia Marby, the sweet smell of success is a lot like the pungent aroma of fried fish and vinegar. Her new business, Fry Me a Sliver, is rapidly expanding beyond fish and chips to become one of the best eateries in the Berkshires. But the nasty owner of a neighboring boutique is making a stink, baiting Talia in a very public fight at a community center fundraiser and nursing an inexplicable grudge.

When the boutique owner is found strangled with Talia’s scarf knotted around her neck, our favorite fish fryer finds herself in hot oil. Needing to clear her name, and fast, Talia’s investigation soon yields some shocking surprises as well as a sizzling suspicion: someone had good reason to want the victim dead—and it’s frying Talia’s nerves…


About the Author:

lindareilyRaised in a sleepy town in the Berkshires, Linda Reilly has spent the bulk of her career in the field of real estate closings and title examination. It wasn’t until 1995 that her first short mystery, Out of Luck, was accepted for publication by Woman’s World Magazine. Since then she’s had over forty short stories published, including a sprinkling of romances. In 2013 Five Star Publishing released her first full-length mystery, Some Enchanted Murder. Her first mystery in the Deep Fried series, a cozy featuring fry cook Talia Marby, was released by Berkley Prime Crime in May 2015.

Linda lives in New Hampshire with her husband, who affectionately calls her “Nose-in-a-book.”



Review of Out of the Dying Pan

Review (4 Stars):  Out of the Dying Pan was a fun, entertaining mystery with well-developed characters and a complex story line.  Talia is working on building her new business, Fry Me A Silver, when a neighboring boutique owner causes a verbal confrontation with Talia at a community fundraiser.  When that same owner is found dead with Talia’s scarf around her neck, Talia must find the real killer before she finds herself in hot water permanently.

I love Talia because she is a strong yet fun heroine.  She is fiercely independent and can definitely stand on her own two feet.  This mystery was wildly entertaining and I had a hard time figuring out why someone would do this to Talia.  Out of the Dying Pan is the second mystery in the Deep Fried series and I can’t wait to see what is next for Talia and the gang.



One Response to “Blog Tour & Review: Out of the Dying Pan by Linda Reilly”

  1. holdenj

    So excited this is finally out! I really enjoyed the first one and also can’t wait to see what Talia is up to now!