Saturday, March 19, 2016

Book Review/Giveaway: Out of the Dying Pan By Linda Reilly

Title: Out of the Dying Pan
 Author: Linda Reilly
 Series: Book 2 Deep Fried Mystery
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
 Format: Paperback
 Source: Received for review from Publisher
 Star Rating: 5 stars
 Reviewed by: Tina


 Talia Marby's deep-fried delicious treats at her “Fry Me a Sliver” restaurant may be a no-no for your waistline but you will not be able to help but love reading every word of the second book in the A Deep-fried mysteries, Out of the Dying Pan by Linda Reilly. First known as a “fish and chips” place, reminiscent of the fish and chips they would serve you in England, Talia and her employees , grumpy, Martha and clumsy teen Lucas are busy concocting a number of many different treats like deep-fried meat balls with marinara sauce and deep fried marble and fruit cake with raspberry sauce for their customers.

 A new vintage clothing shop, Once or Twice is moving into the arcade and Talia goes there to introduce herself and welcome them. She meets Kelsey a employee of Ria, who happens to be the proprietor of the shop. Talia then realizes that she has seen Ria before, Ria then yells at her employee and Talia quickly makes her exit. Ria aka Oriana Butterworth “The Rabbit thief” who stole a rabbit from Talia's best friends brother when they were children and Ria is still holding a grudge over Talia taking the rabbit back to it's rightful owner after all these years.

   At a Christmas Santa fundraiser for unfortunate families Ria accuses Talia of stealing vintage Christmas oraments from her table and Then Talia finds her deceased Nana's scarf that Talia knitted for her on Ria's clothing rack. After the event, Talia finds Ria dead strangled with her Nana's scarf around her neck. Ria died carrying a secret that needs to be solved and her murderer needs to be found and Talia vows to find the killer to see to it that he deep-fries in prison.

 A very profound mystery with complex characters with many flaws that made them seem more human and seem more real making this a new favourite series for me. Their back back stories were so sad especially Talia's employee Martha and my heart was breaking for her. Even Ria a character that you love to hate has a sad back story, it's a testament to the great imagination and writing of author Linda Reilly.

 Being a foodie I knew I had to try Out of the Dying pan and Bojangles the cat was a treasure to the story and so cute with such big eyes on the books cover. But I never expected this very compelling mystery with many twists and turns. Talia is quite the smart, sassy and heartwarming sleuth and chef that you can't help but love.

 FTC Disclosure Thank you to the publisher and/or author for providing us with a copy of this book for review.This did not influence our thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book and honest and our own.

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 The giveaway closes at 12:00 am EST March 20th. Entries will not be counted after 12:00 am EST March 20th. The winner will be announced on the blog and Facebook Page and notified by email (don't forget to check your SPAM FOLDER)

44 comments:

  1. Not sure how to I've missed this series up until now. This series sounds as yummy as the restaurant does. Both are added to my Goodreads list.

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  2. I have not read this series, thanks for the chance :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  3. Love books with recipes and animals! grammyd01@comcast.net

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  4. Sounds fantastic and a great follow up to the first. I especially like rich secondary characters too. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  5. I missed the first book but this sounds so good. A Deep Fried Mystery series - who could pass that by?!?

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  6. Sounds like a great read.. sclickner@juno.com

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  7. Nice review. This series is on by TBR list and I think I'll have to bump it up after reading your review. I would love a chance to win a copy of this book. peggysbookshelf1@gmail.com

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  8. Can't wait to read this series, and I love the cat on the cover. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. I loved the first one in this series and can't wait to read this one. Thanks for the chance to win.
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  10. Definitely need to start this series. It looks like my kind of mystery.

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  11. This series looks delightful and enjoyable. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. A unique and special cozy series. Many thanks for this giveaway.elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. Deep fried foods and murder? What else! Yeah... I'm excited for the opportunity to get into this series. Thanks, Linda, for a fun read! Thanks, Tina, for the giveaway!
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  14. A new series -- Yay! I enjoyed your review and would really like to read this book. I agree with you about Bojangles on the cover -- what an expression! Thanks for introducing us to a new book and for the giveaway! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  15. I can't wait to read this book! Thanks for the chance to win it.
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  17. This would be a great book to add to my cozy challenge list. Thanks for a chance to win a copy. elainehroberson@gmail.com I had to do it over because I forgot to leave my email the first time.

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  18. Mama2bulls@gmail.com I loved the first one can't wait to read this

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  19. I just love the cozies that have the recipes as it never fails after a good read I find a recipe I would love to cook so i print it. Then hubby cooks it for me and it tastes great. Besides buying a good book you also are buying a few recipes that are usually so good. I am disabled just to let you know why I am not doing the baking or cooking tried with failed attempts lately!

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  20. Good review. Always looking for new recipes.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Carol Smith. penelope223(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. Love the cover art, thanks for the contest, lilflynracer at msn.com

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  22. Thanks for the review and the giveaway. Will definitely add this series to my list. Cristy(dot) ephlin(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. Thanks for the review and the giveaway. Will definitely add this series to my list. Cristy(dot) ephlin(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. This looks like a fun series--can't wait to try it. anajs95 at gmail dot com

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  25. I'd love to start reading this series. It sounds like one I would enjoy!
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  26. Great review. Thanks for sharing it with us and having a giveaway. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  27. Love this kind of series. I'd love to win this! Thanks so much for the chance!
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  28. I love the kitty on the cover. Thanks for the contest.
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  29. Love these books!! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  30. I love these books, thanks for the chance!

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  31. This looks like a great read
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  32. I enjoy this series. Thank you for the review

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  33. Sounds like a winner! Thank you!
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  34. Sounds like a good one. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.
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  35. Sounds like a great read. sable677 at yahoo dot com

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  36. Thank you! nelson_ee @ yahoo dot com

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  37. Just got book one.
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  38. Hope I'm not too late!!
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  39. I love this Cover...how fantastic this sounds and I would love to read it. Thank you for the contest.
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  40. Tasty reading! Bobbipad@gmail.com

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