Mistletoe, Moussaka and Murder Book Review

Mistletoe, Moussaka and Murder Book Review

Title: Mistletoe, Moussaka and Murder
Author: Tina Kashian
Published: September 29, 2020, Kensington
No. of Pages: 293
Cover Price: $7.99 Paperback, $6.89 Kindle

Lucy Berberian and her Kabob Kitchen Mystery series is back in the fifth installment, Mistletoe, Moussaka and Murder by Tina Kashian. Lucy, the manager of her family owned restaurant, Kebab Kitchen, located in Jersey Shore, is roped into participating in the annual Polar Bear Plunge fundraiser, along with her fiancé; after the plunge, she discovers the body of one of the participants, Deacon Spooner. While checking out places to hold her upcoming wedding, Lucy had met with Spooner prior to the plunge, and found him to be a real creep, and she wanted nothing to do with him and his venue. Lucy, who is known for her amateur detective work, at the annoyance of the police, investigates, and gets herself into plenty of trouble.

Fans of this series know that Kashian is an excellent storyteller, and generally keeps readers’ interest from start to finish. She has done an excellent job of developing her characters, and they are believable and definitely likeable. Most fans anticipate the next installment since Lucy, the protagonist, has been evolving as a character throughout the series and her life is fun to read about, including the fact that she has fallen in love, gotten engaged, and is planning a wedding.

Recipes are included in all of the novels in the series, and they actually work well and are good. Culinary mysteries don’t generally include graphic violence, sex, or language, which makes them suitable for all ages. This novel is no exception, and is fun, light, and fast moving. Recommended as a nice installment to the series, and generally a good cozy to read.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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