Book Review (and a Giveaway!): One Feta In The Grave by Tina Kashian

Posted February 28, 2019 by meezcarrie in contemporary, cozy mystery, giveaway, mystery/suspense, Tina Kashian / 11 Comments

about the book

SERIES: Kebab Kitchen Mystery #3
GENRE: Cozy Mystery
PUBLISHER: Kensington
RELEASE DATE: February 26, 2019
PAGES: 352

As summer comes to an end in her Jersey Shore town, Lucy Berberian continues to manage her family’s Mediterranean restaurant. The Kebab Kitchen also has a food tent at this year’s beach festival. But now a local businessman is under the boardwalk—dead by the sea …
With a sand castle contest and live music, Ocean Crest bids a bittersweet farewell to tourist season. Summer will return next year … but Archie Kincaid won’t. The full-of-himself store owner has been fatally shot, soon after a screaming match with Lucy’s best friend. Katie’s far from the only suspect, though, since Archie had some bitter rivals—as well as some relationships no one knew about. It’s up to Lucy to look into some seedy characters and solve the case before the wrong person gets skewered …

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The Kebab Kitchen Mysteries feel like a warm hug from dear Armenian friends of mine. I love getting a peek into another culture – actually, the blending of several – in this cozy mystery series. The quaint Jersey shore town has me wanting to plan a vacation there as soon as possible!

Lucy is such a great heroine – she’s the kind of character you would want as a friend in real life. Katie too. I want to go to Cutie’s Cupcakes with them and have a slice of lemon pie … or just hang out at the Kebab Kitchen and eat hummus and baklava with Lucy & Katie (and everyone else that’s part of the Kebab Kitchen family). The cultural insight fits smoothly in with the mystery plot – enhancing it rather than distracting.

Bottom Line: One Feta in the Grave will have you craving the Berberian family recipes so make sure you have a Mediterranean restaurant close by 😉 The plot is well-layered and it’s not readily apparent whodunit. The dash of romance for Lucy made me swoon & the setting and supporting cast of characters kept me engaged throughout. Another great read in this series – looking forward to more!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4 stars / loved it!

KissingBook Level: 3 / may forget to breathe on occasion.

Reviewer’s Note: Readers may want to be aware that there is a scattering of curse words throughout this novel. It is otherwise a clean read.

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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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11 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): One Feta In The Grave by Tina Kashian

  1. Bernice Kennedy

    Thanks Tina for being here today. Your book sounds very interesting and I am looking forward to reading. I love trying new recipes so I am adding this book to mt tbr list.

  2. Gloria

    I read this book through NetGalley and loved it as I have enjoyed all in the series. Looking forward to more.

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