Hummus and Homicide (A Kebab Kitchen Mystery) by Tina Kashian

Hummus and Homicide (A Kebab Kitchen Mystery)
by Tina Kashian

What a charming debut for the Kebab Kitchen Mystery series. I immediately adored Lucy and her family.
~Socrates’ Book Reviews…

Hummus and Homicide is charming and well-written . . . The murder plot is nicely paced and full of twists and turns and red herrings, and the characters are layered and endearing.
~Reading is My SuperPower!

HUMMUS AND HOMICIDE is a story about coming home and discovering yourself. It’s a story about finding happiness where you least expect it. And a story about accepting your family for who they are and not for who you’d like them to be.
~Cinnamon, Sugar and a Little Bit of Murder

Hummus and Homicide was a delightful mystery and I love culinary whodunits. This book was well-written, fun and definitely had a few laugh out loud moments for me.
~Moonlight Rendezvous

The mystery was great moving at a nice pace keeping me guessing until the killer finally revealed himself. This is a must-read for fans of cozy mysteries with a culinary flair to them.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Kashian uses an ethnic family restaurant as the backdrop for an engaging family and supporting cast that makes me want to read more.
~The Power of Words

This story flowed quite well and it was hard to put down. I enjoyed getting to know Lucy and her crazy family. . .
~Storeybook Reviews

The recipes and the story of Hummus and Homicide both had my mouth watering!
~Back Porchervations

Tina Kashian has does an outstanding job with this first novel.
Her characters are developed and the mystery is not overly simplified. It is not predictable or trite.
~Laura’s Interests

Lucy and her family felt like very real people, and I enjoyed following along in Lucy’s footsteps as she searched for a killer.
~The Book’s the Thing

A Kabob Kitchen Mystery Series promises to be a series that will delight and keep the reader guessing.
~My Reading Journeys

The fact that this series was inspired by the author’s own experiences shows in the details and makes the story that much more believable. Definitely, a must-read for cozy fans.
~Book Babble

Overall this book was just delicious and left my mouth watering for more of Lucy and the entire Berberian family.
~The Montana Bookaholic

Fast moving, with a great plot, and yummy recipes in the back of the book, HUMMUS AND HOMICIDE is a book you’ll want to add to your reading list!
~Lisa Ks Book Reviews

I’ve read this book in one stand, it was interesting and addictive.

There are so many wonderful things I liked about this book, I’m not sure I contain my excitement. This is the first book I’ve read by the author and oh my is it delectable, delicious and downright amazing.
~Texas Book-aholic

I really enjoyed this story because the author described the detail of the book so well, it actually felt like I was there.
~Melina’s Book Blog

Overall, this not your typical culinary mystery. There is culture, divine setting, family ties and Lucy. No other book has a Lucy like this Lucy.
~Bibliophile Reviews

About the Book 

Hummus and Homicide (A Kebab Kitchen Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Kensington (February 27, 2018)
Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1496713476
Digital ASIN: B071FLH733

 When Lucy Berberian quits her Philadelphia law firm and heads home to Ocean Crest, she knows what she’s getting—the scent of funnel cake, the sight of the wooden roller coaster, and the tastes of her family’s Mediterranean restaurant. But murder wasn’t on the menu . . .

Things are slow in the off-season in this Jersey Shore town, but Lucy doesn’t mind. She doesn’t even mind waitressing at the Kebab Kitchen. Her parents have put in a new hummus bar, with every flavor from lemon to roasted red pepper. It’s fun to see their calico cat again, and to catch up with her old BFF, who’s married to a cop now.

She could do without Heather Banks, though. The Gucci-toting ex-cheerleader is still as nasty as she was back in high school . . . and unfortunately, she’s just taken over as the local health inspector. Just minutes after eating at the Kebab Kitchen—where she’s tallied up a whole list of bogus violations—she falls down dead in the street. Word on the grapevine is it’s homicide, and Lucy’s the number one suspect . . .

Recipes included!

About the Author

Tina Kashian spent her childhood summers at the New Jersey shore, building sand castles, boogie boarding, and riding the boardwalk Ferris wheel. She also grew up in the restaurant business where her Armenian parents owned a restaurant for thirty years. She worked almost every job—rolling silverware and wiping down tables as a tween, to hosting and waitressing as a teenager.

After college, Tina worked as a NJ Deputy Attorney General, a patent attorney, and a mechanical engineer. Her law cases inspired an inquiring mind of crime, and since then, Tina has been hooked on mysteries. The Kebab Kitchen Cozy Mystery series launches with Hummus and Homicide, followed by Stabbed in the Baklava and One Feta in the Grave by Kensington Books. Tina still lives in New Jersey with her supportive husband and two young daughters. Please visit and join her Newsletter to enter free contests to win books, get delicious recipes, and to learn when her books will be released.

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5 thoughts on “Hummus and Homicide (A Kebab Kitchen Mystery) by Tina Kashian

  1. I love a good mystery but I’ve never read a culinary mystery, sounds like a fun book though. Lucy has got herself in a pickle, now i have to read it to find out what happened to Heather.

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