Image of Hummus and Homicide (A Kebab Kitchen Mystery)


Image of Hummus and Homicide (A Kebab Kitchen Mystery)

The first in Kashian’s Kebab Kitchen mystery series is clever and charming and close to the author’s own heart. It’s a culinary delight that will have readers salivating over the food and hungry for literary answers. Lucy and her crew of friends and family are an interesting group, and the rich melting pot of cultures and small New Jersey coastal town is fantastic, right down to the boardwalk. Lucy and her BFF Katie tidily solve their first case with a dose of humor and seriousness. The recipes at the end of the book are appetizing and appear easy to make.

Slaving away at her Philadelphia law firm for seven years only to be passed over for partner was the breaking point for patent attorney Lucy Berberian. So she packed up her bags and headed home to the Jersey Shore, her family and her parents’ Mediterranean restaurant, Kebab Kitchen, where she’ll work while deciding what to do with the rest of her life. When the city health inspector and Lucy’s high school nemesis, Heather Banks, drops dead after eating at the restaurant — and citing it for multiple infractions — Lucy becomes the prime suspect. She knows it will take more than luck to get to the bottom of this mystery. It will also take some help from her friends — and maybe even a miracle or two. (KENSINGTON, Mar., 336 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Debbie Haupt