Samantha Barnes was always a foodie. And when the CIA (that’s the Culinary Institute of America) came calling, she happily traded in Cape Cod for the Big Apple. But then the rising young chef’s clash with another chef (her ex!) boils over and goes viral. So when Sam inherits a house on the Cape and lands a job writing restaurant reviews, it seems like the perfect pairing. What could go wrong? Well, as it turns out, a lot.
The dilapidated house comes with an enormous puppy. Her new boss is, well, bossy. And the town’s harbor master is none other than her first love. Nonetheless, Sam’s looking forward to reviewing the Bayview Grill—and indeed the seafood chowder is divine. But the body in the pond outside the eatery was not on the menu. Sam is certain this is murder. But as she begins to stir the pot, is she creating a recipe for her own untimely demise?
Being a veracious reader, I couldn’t wait to gobble up, A SIDE OF MURDER. Thankfully, it was as tasty as I had hoped, making this a satisfyingly yummy first installment to the Cape Cod Foodies Mysteries.
The plot of, A SIDE OF MURDER, was so well thought out. You can tell, author Amy Pershing really put a lot of thought and work into this book. From the perfectly executed mystery, which was a real page turner of a puzzle for me, to the everyday lives of the characters and the vibe of their town. I really enjoyed getting to know them all. Protagonist, Samantha Barnes was so much fun to read. I have no doubt she and I could spend hours talking and cracking up. The supporting cast made the perfect book mates for her character, and I’m looking forward to spending time with and learning more about them in the next book.
And being a foodie book, author Barnes does disappoint. Recipes are included!My advice? Add A SIDE OF MURDER to your TBR. You’ll be happy you did.