Rosemary and Crime by Gail Oust Book Tour

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Rosemary and Crime
by Gail Oust

All the elements of a Southern, Culinary, Cozy Mystery.
~Rantin’ Ravin’ and Reading

I really enjoyed this book, it was fast paced and kept me involved from the very beginning.
~Melina’s Book Blog

Anyone looking for a new cozy mystery series with an easy flowing writing style, colorful characters, and a crime to solve, should give Rosemary and Crime a go..

It is a wonderful small town cozy, filled with quirky characters and down home fun…A great start to this series!
~A Chick Who Reads

A nice fun weekend read.
~Griperang’s Bookmarks

The characters are wonderful – a nice combination of funny, witty, quirky, strong, and quick-witted!
~Books Are Life – Vita Libri

Rosemary and Crime
Cozy Mystery
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Minotaur Books (December 17, 2013)
ISBN-13: 978-1250011046



Piper Prescott, a transplanted Yankee living in the South, has got her sass back.  She might be down, but don’t count her out.  “Change of life?” she asks.  Bring it on.  Recently divorced, Piper decides to pursue a dream she’s secretly harbored:  owning her own business.  Spice It Up!, a spice shop in her adopted hometown, Brandywine Creek, Georgia.  But Piper’s grand opening goes awry when the local chef who’s agreed to do a cooking demo is found stabbed.  Not only did Piper find the body, she handled the murder weapon and doesn’t have a witness to her alibi, making the case look like a slam dunk to brand new police Chief Wyatt McBride.  Desperate to uncover the truth—and prove her innocence—Piper enlists the help of her outspoken BFF Reba Mae Johnson to help track down the real culprit.  The pair compile a lengthy list of suspects and work to eliminate them using their own creative brand of sleuthing techniques including stakeouts, breaking and entering, and one very unorthodox chocolate pie.  When Piper narrowly avoids being a victim of a hit-and-run, she knows she’s getting closer to the truth, but can she catch the killer and clear her name before she becomes the next victim?

About This Author


Gail Oust is often accused of flunking retirement. While working as a nurse/vascular technologist, she penned nine historical romances under the pseudonym of Elizabeth Turner. It wasn’t until she and her husband retired to South Carolina that inspiration struck for a mystery. Hearing the words “maybe it’s a dead body” while golfing fired her imagination for writing a cozy. Ever since then, she spends more time on a computer than at a golf course. Author of the Bunco Babe mysteries, she’s currently working on a new Spice Shop mystery series.

Author Links:, Goodreads

Purchase Links:
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Tour Participants

January 6 – rantin’ ravin’ and reading – Review, Interview
January 7 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review, Guest Post
January 8 – fuonlyknew – Review
January 9 – Mochas, Mysteries and More – Guest Post
January 10 – A Chick Who Reads – Review, Guest Post
January 11 – Griperang’s Bookmarks – Review
January 12 – Books Are Life – Vita Libri – Review
January 13 – Chloe Gets A Clue – Interview

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4 thoughts on “Rosemary and Crime by Gail Oust Book Tour

  1. I got a kick out of reading Gail’s inspiration for writing a mystery: Hearing the words “maybe it’s a dead body” while golfing . . .
    Looking forward to reading the result.

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