Title: On the Lamb
Author: Tina Kashian
Publisher: Kensington Cozies
Publication Date: February 25, 2020
Page Count: 257
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
Lucy Berberian is busy preparing her family’s Mediterranean restaurant for Easter on the Jersey Shore—but a batch of sweets is to die for . . .
Bikers are thundering into the seaside town of Ocean Crest for the annual Bikers on the Beach gathering that raises funds for injured veterans. It’s a big boost for the Kebab Kitchen, as well as for local businesses like Melanie Haven’s candy shop. But Melanie is about to find herself in a sticky situation.
When Melanie and Lucy attend a beach bonfire, a local landlord is found dead after apparently choking on a piece of salt water taffy. Melanie, who was known to have a contentious relationship with the victim, is quickly skewered as the prime suspect. But Lucy is determined to prove her friend’s innocence before the real killer coasts free . . .
On the Lamb by Tina Kashian is the fourth book in the cozy Kebab Kitchen Mystery series. Each book of this series centers around a different mystery so they can be read as a standalone or in any order if choosing to do so. However, there is character building that carries over from book to book for those that follow the series from the beginning.
At the center of this series is Lucy Berberian who decided to quit her job at a Philadelphia law firm and return to her hometown in Ocean Crest, New Jersey along the Jersey shore. Lucy is now helping in her family’s business, a Mediterranean restaurant known as the Kebab Kitchen. Lucy doesn’t mind jumping into the business as she enjoys being close to her family and her old friend, Katie.
It’s now almost Easter in Ocean Crest and the town is being overrun by bikers attending the annual Bikers on the Beach fundraising rally. Business is booming in town including at the Kebab Kitchen with all the visitors. However, Lucy again finds herself on the trail of a murderer when another business owner, Melanie Haven, the owner of the local candy shop becomes a suspect when her landlord is found dead having choked on a piece of candy.
The Kebab Kitchen Mystery series is another cozy series that I have followed since the beginning and while it’s not as over the top quirky as some that I love I do still find myself chuckling and enjoying the stories. Really with each book of this series I have felt that it has grown on me just a bit more and Lucy has become a great lead to follow as she chases down the clues. Of course I will definitely be back for book five to see what happens with these characters next.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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