Sunday, October 4, 2020


I'm so excited to be a stop on the book tour for
Book 5 in the Kebab Kitchen Mysteries
by Tina Kashian

Not even her impending nuptials can keep Lucy Berberian, manager of her family-owned Kebab Kitchen, from the Jersey Shore’s annual Polar Bear Plunge. But her dive into the icy ocean is especially chilling when she finds a fellow swimmer doing the dead man’s float—for real . . .
Who would kill a man in cold blood during Ocean Crest, New Jersey’s most popular winter event? When Lucy learns the victim is Deacon Spooner, the reception hall owner who turned up his nose—and his price—at her wedding plans, she can’t help wondering who wouldn’t kill the pompous caterer . . .
Perhaps the culprit is the wedding cake baker whose career Deacon nearly destroyed? Or the angry bride whose reception he ruined? With her maid of honor, Katie, busily planning Lucy’s wedding without her, Lucy will have to get to the bottom of this cold-hearted business in time for Kebab Kitchen’s mouthwatering Christmas celebration—and before her hometown’s holiday spirit washes out to sea . . .

Recipes included!



3 lucky readers will each win choice
 of a print or digital copy of

Enter using the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post.

Winner will be chosen after October 10 at the end of the tour.

USA only

This giveaway is through Great Escape Book Tours, not Lisa Ks Book Reviews.

After reading the first book in the Kebab Kitchen Mysteries, this series became one of my must reads. And in her latest addition, author Tina Kashian has solidified that place of honor. She has somehow managed to up her game, again, and write her best book in this series so far. That’s no easy feat considering how wonderful the first four books were. And yet, I have the proof before me in, MISTLETOE, MOUSSAKA, AND MURDER.

As with the characters in this book, I found myself pulled into wedding fever, which cooled right down when a body was found. I have always wanted to do a Polar Bear Plunge in my local beach town of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. I figured the hardest part for me would be running through all that sand to get to the water (I love the shore – not a fan of sand). But finding a dead body floating next to me? Yeah, worse than sand. Except for the way author Kashian writes it.

I loved every second of reading MISTLETOE, MOUSSAKA, AND MURDER. Spending time with these characters makes me feel like a part of the family. A part of the family that gets pulled into murder. LOL I wouldn’t have it any other way. I loved investigating along with Lucy. And as always, she was several steps ahead of me. I was still scratching my head in deep thought of who the killer could be, when suddenly, there is was laid out in front of me. I never saw it coming!

A big BRAVA to Tina Kashian for another well plotted, believable mystery filled cover to cover with twists and turns, false leads, and an all-around entertaining storyline that got better with every turn of the page.

You have got to add MISTLETOE, MOUSSAKA, AND MURDER to your reading list. 

About Tina Kashian

  Tina Kashian is an attorney and mechanical engineer whose love of reading for pleasure helped her get through years of academia. She is the author of the popular Kebab Kitchen Mediterranean cozy mystery series for Kensington Publishing. Tina spent her childhood summers at the Jersey shore building sandcastles, boogie boarding, and riding the boardwalk Ferris wheel. She also grew up in the restaurant business, as her Armenian parents owned a restaurant for thirty years. Tina still lives in New Jersey with her supportive husband and two daughters. Please visit her website at to join her newsletter, receive delicious recipes, enter contests, and more! Author Links Purchase Links: a Rafflecopter giveaway 


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  1. Thanks, Lisa. I’m looking forward to Christmas cozy mysteries.
    Happy Sunday!
    Pat T.

  2. Thank you for your review on "MISTLETOE, MOUSSAKA, & MURDER" by Tina Kashian and for being part of the book tour.

    Wonderful cover! This book has been on my TBR list since I first read about it. Your review just increases that desire. Can't wait for the opportunity to dive into it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. Thank you for hosting me today. Thank you for the great review of "Mistletoe, Moussaka and Murder." I appreciate the time it takes to read and review, and I'm happy you enjoyed the book!

  4. this looks like a wonderful book. im excited to read it now.
    quilting lady 2 at comcast dot net

  5. This sounds very good, love the review thanks Lisa and Tina

  6. Thanks Lisa, I'm looking forward to this book!