Thursday, March 5, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway Assault and Pepper By Leslie Budewitz

Title: Assault and Pepper
Author: Leslie Budewitz
Series: Book 1 A Spice Shop Mystery
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Source: Received for Review From Publisher
Format: Paperback
Genre:Cozy Mystery
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Tina



I never expected when I opened Assault and Pepper and started reading that I would develop a deep love and affection for these characters but that is exactly what happened. 

There's Pepper she runs Seattle's Spice Shop. You can taste the scrumptious and warming tea as the author beautiflly describes the different taste sensations and spices they each contain.

The Market that houses The Seattle Spice shop is always hustling and bustling and it is not uncommon for panhandlers. One such panhandler named "Doc" happens to die right at the front door of the Spice Shop.

The next character that tugged on my heart strings was, Pepper's employee, Tory. It seems that the panhandler "Doc" and her have a connection that runs long and deep and she soon becomes a suspect in his death but to Peppers shock and horror he died by poisoning because Doc was clutching a cup of tea from The Spice Shop with their logo on it.

Pepper does not want to see anything happen to Tory and has trouble believing that Tory murdered him so she tries to discover who could have possibly had a motive to want him dead but sniffing him out as not as easy as the savory aromas of her spices.

Some spice, a dash of pepper and a sprig of thyme that it took the read the first book in this Spice Shop series was certainly filled with gusto.This book definitely brought variety and spice to my life as it will yours. 

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47 comments:

  1. Thank you for the great giveaway! This is one of the books that is on my wish list.

    Great review of this book!

    Angie Young
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  2. I would love to read this book! It sounds like everything and more that a good cozy mystery sgould be. Great review, especially how you felt about the characters. Jeaniedannheim@ymail.com

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  3. Love the title and the cover! Thanks for the chance! angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  4. Assault and Pepper sounds like a great book. I have it on my TBR list. :)
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  5. Thanks for the giveaway,. Sounds like a great cozy mystery. mmamacitagrita@gmail.com

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  6. Thanks for the chance! I would love to read this book!
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  7. This is on my list because I like her other books. suefoster109@netzero.net

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  8. Sounds like a good new series. Recipes, yum. grammyd01@comcast.net

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  10. Great giveaway! Thank you! jillian.lauder@yahoo.com

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  11. thank you for the chance to win this fun cozy :)
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  12. Looks like a great cozy mystery.

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  13. Thanks for the giveaway! This book is on my TBR list. raquel36m(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. Thank you for the giveaway! Assault and Pepper has been on my Wish List at Amazon for a long time. smmolloy1105@yahoo.com

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  15. I love this writer's work—can't wait to read her new book!

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  16. I would like a little spice in my life. I look forward to reading the latest in this series. Bobbipad at gmail dot com

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  17. Often with cozies the author's talent comes out in the title and it sounds like it did with this one. It is the lovable characters that keep me reading a cozy series. Leslie Budewitz knows the magic ingredient! Thank you for this giveaway.

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  18. I can't wait to read this book...sounds like another great series from this author. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book. cking78503@aol.com

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  19. Sounds like the start of a great new series.
    thanks for the chance to read more from Leslie.
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  20. This series sounds fascinating and intriguing. Thanks for this great feature and giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  21. Thanks for this interesting giveaway. The series would be so enjoyable. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. I'm looking forward to this one!

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  23. I love it anytime a cozy is tied to cooking!

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  24. This series has been on list to be read for awhile.
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  25. Thanks to Tina for the delightful review, and to all of you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the trip to Seattle as much as I enjoyed taking you there!

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  26. What not to love???? Anything food related and I will read in cozies. I have seen nothing but good reviews for this one so have added to my Goodreads list!!! I love to grind my own spices and use my marble motar and pestle all the time. Wish I had nearby Spice Shop of my own!!!!!!!
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  27. Thank you so much for the chance to win one of your cozies books. This one is on my reading list.
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  28. Just reading the excerpts on the blog stops makes me want to go to Seattle. Can't wait to read this book.
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  29. Fingers crossed to win.
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  30. Thanks, Tina, I'm looking forward to reading "Assault and Pepper". patucker54 (at aol dot com)

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  31. I have a son living in the Seattle area so it will be fun reading about locations/happenings in his home turf! Book has been on wish list since first announced.
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  32. I really hope to win. Thanks for the giveaway. kphans08@gmail.com

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  33. Love the title and cover!
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  34. Looks like a good start to a new series. prancilio@gmail.com

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  35. Sounds like the start to a great series.
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  36. I really want to read this book, I love Pike Place Market, and I love, love, Market Spice Tea.

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  37. I've been checking out the new March Cozies and this one is on my list! Love the sound of a Spice Shop setting and I'm already falling for Pepper! Gonna have to stock up on some tea for this one!! oh_bother88@hotmail.com

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  38. Looking forward to reading this one.
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  39. Looks like a great read. Would love to win this giveaway. Thank you.
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  40. I love spices and my parents lived in Seattle when they were first married. I can't wait to read this book!

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  41. I can't wait to read this. Cmkeck311@aol.com

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  42. I would love to win an ebook if available. I have hand issues. Thanks for the chance!!
    Kathy Meik
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  43. Looks like a great read!

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  44. I'm so excited to start this series. The nice thing about the Seattle area is there are lots and lots of people to kill off. I'm looking forward to a long series. <3

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  45. I'm really excited to see another book about our fabulous Pacific Northwest. Can't wait to go t Pike Place to see if there is a real shop that inspired you!! :)

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  46. Looks great and I love the plot on this one.
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  47. Thanks to all of you for visiting the blog, and letting me introduce you to a few friends in Seattle!

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