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Guilty as Cinnamon (A Spice Shop Mystery, #2) [Reading] ➺ Guilty as Cinnamon (A Spice Shop Mystery, #2) ➰ Leslie Budewitz – Murder heats up Seattle’s Pike Place Market in the next Spice Shop mystery from the national bestselling author of Assault and PepperSpringtime in Seattle’s Pike Place Market means tasty foods and Murder heats up Seattle’s Pike Place Market in the next Spice Shop mystery from the national bestselling author of Assault and PepperSpringtime in Seattle’s Pike Place Market means tasty foods and wide eyed tourists and Pepper’s Spice Shop is ready for the crowds With flavorful combinations and a fresh approach she’s sure to win over the public Even better she’s working with several local restaurants as their chief herb and spice supplier Business is cooking until one of Pepper’s potential clients a young chef named Tamara Langston is found dead her life extinguished by the dangerously hot ghost Guilty as ePUB ½ chili—a spice Pepper carries in her shop Now stuck in the middle of a heated police investigation Pepper must use all her senses to find out who wanted to keep Tamara’s new café from opening—before someone else gets burned INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES.

10 thoughts on “Guilty as Cinnamon (A Spice Shop Mystery, #2)

  1. James James says:

    Guilty as Cinnamon is the second book in Leslie Budewitz's 'A Spice Shop Mysteries' cozy series The books take place in Seattle's Pike Place Market revolving around Pepper's spice shop I've wanted to read some of Budewitz's books for a few years and decided last December to pick up this series It's a fun one and I see great improvement between the first two books I'm thrilled I selected this one and already ordered the third to read next week In this caper Pepper's having a few staffing and infrastructure issues at her shop She's ended the tentative relationship with Alex from the last book and is also hoping to stay away from her ex husband who has clearly sent signals he wants to get back together Alex's key chef Tamara reveals she's opening her own restaurant and wants to work with Pepper to order her spices Pepper must keep the secret but also knows Alex can be vengeful A few days later Tamara's found dead in her new building from an apparent overdose of hot peppers she likely bought from Pepper Alex is arrested and begs Pepper to help him despite being angry she kept Tamara's secret Tons of other past relationships come to light with another store owner one of Pepper's employees and ghosts throughout the market How's it all connected? Pepper is determined to figure it out without dying herselfThe mystery is very strong Besides the primary focus on who killed Tamara we have some side stories with Pepper's employees causing mischief electrical problems in the market and secret identities When we finally learn who smothered Tamara it was fitting and made sense I think the overall final chapter ending was a little too rushed open ended but not enough to worry me Once we learned the killer's identity and how some stories collided I had open uestions about how it tied together Some readers like a little bit of vague explanation others want the detail this will be right in the middle I love how Budewitz weaves everything together and readers are suddenly going ah now I understand why X did such and such a thingAs a series I'm starting to really enjoy all the characters and setting in the market It's becoming well cemented in terms of I hope character Y comes back again and They better visit store Z again That's the sign of a great author one who lures you in not only with the main mystery but the comings and goings of the main character's personal life Pepper is fun and cool yet she has a few flaws She feels real so I enjoy reading about her daily actions I look forward to the next book which focuses on Pepper's mother best friend and family secrets hidden in the past

  2. LORI (Dollycas) CASWELL LORI (Dollycas) CASWELL says:

    Dollycas’s ThoughtsOverdose by a ghost pepper? Say it isn’t so Oh But it than an overdose It’s MURDERSomeone really turned up the heat on Chef Tamara Langston She was currently working for Pepper’s ex but he fires her when he learns she is close to opening a restaurant of her own He also blows up at Pepper too because she knew and didn’t tell him When Pepper discovers Tamara dead in her new restaurant space Alex uickly lands at the top of the suspect list and behind bars He asks Pepper to find the real killer She agrees but not only to help him she realizes the peppermurder weapon may have come from her shop and she wants to be sure for herselfMeanwhile there are some strange things happening at the Pike Place Market Rumors of ghosts surface as strange electrical outages seem to be the main complaint Pepper even loses a prized possession and almost loses her shop as the weird happenings continue Adding to her stress are one employee that needs to go and one that is sadly leavingI was delighted to be back in Seattle at the Pike Place Market I love all the author’s descriptions they truly bring the place to life It is a perfect setting for a cozy mystery seriesAll the characters I enjoyed in the first book return Pepper is super busy trying to expand the shop and its client base get approval for a new sign for the front of the shop dealing with her staff and all the other things involved in owning a spice shop She really didn’t need another murder to solve but I enjoyed the way she takes in on even knowing she is going to have to listen to her policeman ex husband telling her daily to back off Pepper came across stronger in this story but she hasn’t lost her huge heart Most of her staff totally have her back too and are willing to hold down the shop while she is off investigating These characters really play well off each other and as the cast list grows they each are memorable and people I want to get to know better and see if future storiesThe plot of this story has a lot of moving parts and the murder mystery part is very complex The victim has a secret that is not revealed until late in the book and that gives the case a uniue turn Certain clues were delivered in unexpected ways A very interesting individual helps move things along and Pepper gets an amazing assist as everything fell into place I was kept guessing right to the endThis story was a marvelous mystery to read and try to solve Great characters tangled in a captivating story set in a place I would love to visit I am excited that book #3 Killing Thyme is waiting for me on my To Be Read shelf

  3. Vickie Vickie says:

    RECIPESI loved the first book in the series so much that I went out and bought the second one while reading the first I rarely do this I have plenty of books on Mt Git'r'Read but I really wanted to have this one handy when I was ready to visit Pepper again RECIPESThe story is a little busier this time uite a few characters and suspects than last time but it's all excellentThe ex husband and boyfriend are here and Pepper is sifting through her feelings in that arena Pepper is uber busy with expanding the Spice Shop and updating the with the blessing of the Historic Society Lots of hoops and she still needs to hire and better help And solve a murder The setting remains excellent the characters superbly fascinating and I love the spice tips throughout A great thing about this series is that Pepper is a strong woman to emulate and admire She has foibles yes but it makes her human She is a brave woman to take on the monumental task of buying the business of her dreams and turning it into a profitable venture She makes it her own admits to mistakes and she's kind Not the walk on me typerather that mama bear kind that protects those around her and kicks butt of the dodgy and deceitful She reads excellent mysteries and looks up to Brother Cadfael a favorite of mineAnd there are the recipes Highly recommend

  4. Kristen Kristen says:

    This was yet another situation where I loved the first in a cozy series but with the second the spark did not hold up I did not finish this and won't be continuing with the seriesFor some reason the main character of Pepper came across in this book as pushy and crabby It felt like she spent a lot of time feeling sorry for herself and blaming other people for it I can't even uite put my finger on it but I just didn't connect to Pepper in this book the way I did in the first bookI also missed the spice shop its lore and info about spices and the whole spice shop vibe that was a big feature for me in the first book Because the murder took place in a restaurant and the main suspect was the chef from another restaurant the locations and focus were much about the running of and situations in a restaurant which wasn't as interesting for me I kept waiting for Pepper to go back to her shop so we could talk about spices instead of bitchy sous chefs and backstabbing in the restaurantsIt always disappoints me when a cozy series starts off well but then doesn't maintain its charm for me in subseuent books On to the next

  5. Linda Linda says:

    35 stars Lots of twists and turns in this one and lots of characters to keep track of too Love the Seattle market setting and Pepper is a very likeable main character as well

  6. Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) says:

    GUILTY AS CINNAMON has the perfect medley for a mystery Read this review in its entirety at Fresh Fiction

  7. Linda Smatzny Linda Smatzny says:

    The main character is Pepper Reece who owns a spice shop in Seattle's Pike Place Market Pepper goes to the building where a young woman is planning to open a new restaurant and discovers her body Pepper feels compelled to ask uestions and find the woman's killer especially because the cause of death is ghost chilies which Pepper carries in her shop The book was an easy read

  8. Donna Townsend Donna Townsend says:

    “You are a magnet for trouble” intones a frustrated Homicide Detective Tracy partner of Detective Spencer Indeed Pepper Reece the spikey haired owner of the Seattle Spice Shop is exactly that Somehow much to the annoyance of the local police dead bodies and ghosts and trouble swirl about her Her shop is one of two in the Market area which supply spices seasonings and teas to the public and local restaurants Many of her friends and clients are chefs who own eateries or work in the business When a former chef boyfriend is accused of murdering one of his sous chefs Pepper vows to look into it All while trying to hire new staff for the shop set up a Bridal Registry for clients dampen her ex husband’s attempts at romance and run a thriving businessThe story is complex and multilayered; there is to the story than one might suspect Budewitz has a real talent for bringing her settings to life We discover the uirky shops creative parks and city events the lovely mountains and the colorful folks who fill the streets and pages Her imagry is vibrant dynamic I need to revisit this city and truly discover itGuilty as Cinnamon second in the series is smart intelligent Some cozies are a bit fluffy and that’s okay I still love them But this book engages the reader on levels than just the plot Pepper is not only a shop owner but an ex wife a great friend a rescuer of dogs a woman working at becoming herself The author has a great sense of the past using allusions which actually sent this college English instructor to Google only to learn that her muses are two fictional medieval mystery loving clerics I was unfamiliar with Note to self I’ve got to check into these I also enjoyed chapter headings with notes not just about spices but about life and fun Oh and of course there are the recipesThis is a terrific read; I plan on reading Assault and Pepper the first in the series And most especially look forward to seeing further outings with Pepper and her crew I received this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review

  9. Rosemary K Rosemary K says:

    Pepper Reece is the owner of the Seattle Spice Shop She loves her new life She has reinvented herself after her divorce She enjoys interacting with her customer and is a good friend and employer However this trait puts her in danger She has found a body again Tamara Langston is starting a new restaurant Her current employer Alex Howard is livid and fires her Now she's dead and he's the prime suspect He asks Pepper for help Now someone is stalking her Will the killer strike again? Pepper is a feisty determined woman who won't be intimidated She with her dog Arf are on the trail Pepper drew me into the story with her keen mind and sharp instincts I like the way that she thinks This is a well told mystery that has surprising twists that kept me guessing What seemed to be an open and shut case turned out to be so much The touch of romance was perfect It lightened the mood All the characters were well defined and genuine I liked all her friends Seattle and the Market provided an interesting background for this cozy mystery I felt as if I were there experiencing all the ambience of the city Guilty As Cinnamon was a pleasurable mystery with appealing characters Leslie Budewitz is an excellent writer who kept me reading late into the night

  10. Deborah Almada Deborah Almada says:

    I am new to books by Leslie Budewitz this is the first of her books I have read and will say that I received a copy of this book for an honest review I was intrigued by the idea of a spice shop and also the setting in Seattle at the Market I was not disappointed I really liked this book and will order the first book in the series because I am now hooked Many things made me happy in this book I was happy for once to see a character that owns a business that actually seems to do some work I love the atmosphere of the book and also all the side characters Pepper seems like a real person and her involvement in the mysterious death does not seem contrived I liked her feeling of responsibility and desire for answers no matter what anyone else thought I really look forward to stepping back into Pepper's world real soon

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