Saturday, March 9, 2019

Review: One Feta in the Grave by Tina Kashian (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

One Feta in the Grave
(A Kebab Kitchen Mystery)
by Tina Kashian

About the Book

One Feta in the Grave (A Kebab Kitchen Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Kensington (February 26, 2019)
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
ISBN-10: 1496713516
ISBN-13: 978-1496713513

As summer comes to an end in her Jersey Shore town, Lucy Berberian continues to manage her family’s Mediterranean restaurant. The Kebab Kitchen also has a food tent at this year’s beach festival. But now a local businessman is under the boardwalk—dead by the sea …
With a sand castle contest and live music, Ocean Crest bids a bittersweet farewell to tourist season. Summer will return next year … but Archie Kincaid won’t. The full-of-himself store owner has been fatally shot, soon after a screaming match with Lucy’s best friend. Katie’s far from the only suspect, though, since Archie had some bitter rivals—as well as some relationships no one knew about. It’s up to Lucy to look into some seedy characters and solve the case before the wrong person gets skewered …
Recipes included!

My Review

It’s another trip to the Jersey Shore for me in the third Kebab Kitchen Mystery series. I so enjoy escaping and re-visiting old friends from my favorite cozy mystery series. The Kebab Kitchen series has quickly become one of my favorites.

Lucy Berberian is doing well managing her family’s restaurant, the Kebab Kitchen. The annual beach festival is about to begin. Lucy plans for her restaurant to have their own food tent. She has high hopes for the event. Then, she takes a walk under the boardwalk and discovers one of the other business owners, Archie Kincaid, dead. Unfortunately, her best friend Katie was seen arguing with the man. She quickly becomes the prime suspect.

Lucy has no intention of seeing her friend go to jail for a crime she didn’t commit. She soon learns that Archie had quite a number of enemies. Since the police are only focused on Katie, it’s up to Lucy to find the real killer.

The author paints a vivid picture of the beach, boardwalk and summer festivities. She brings the reader right into the setting. It’s a cold winter here, so this was a nice way to “get away” from it all even if it's just for a few hours. I was able to imagine myself walking along the boardwalk on a sunny day.

The story is fast-paced with a mix of romance, humor and mystery intertwined. Lucy has two men vying for her attention. It makes for an interesting sidebar to the mystery. The author took the ending in a direction I wasn’t expecting which made it all the more fun for me. I’m already looking for the fourth book in this series. I hope it will be soon.

For reading challenges:
Cruisin’ thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2019
Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge 2019
Literary Escapes Reading Challenge 2019 (New Jersey)

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author

Tina Kashian spent her childhood summers at the New Jersey shore, building sand castles, boogie boarding, and riding the boardwalk Ferris wheel. She also grew up in the restaurant business where her Armenian parents owned a restaurant for thirty years. She worked almost every job—rolling silverware and wiping down tables as a tween, to hosting and waitressing as a teenager.
After college, Tina worked as a NJ Deputy Attorney General, a patent attorney, and a mechanical engineer. Her law cases inspired an inquiring mind of crime, and since then, Tina has been hooked on mysteries. The Kebab Kitchen Cozy Mystery series launches with Hummus and Homicide, followed by Stabbed in the Baklava and One Feta in the Grave by Kensington Books. Tina still lives in New Jersey with her supportive husband and two young daughters. Please visit and join her Newsletter to enter free contests to win books, get delicious recipes, and to learn when her books will be released.

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  1. Thank you for your review on "One Feta in the Grave" by Tina Kashian and for being part of the book tour.

    Wonderful sounding book that I would really enjoy having the opportunity to read. Love the cover!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Thank you for hosting me and for the great review of "One Feta in the Grave!"

  3. This is a series I've really been wanting to read! It sounds so good!

  4. That looks good and the cover is cute.


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