A Frying Shame

A Frying Shame

by Linda Reilly

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ISBN-13: 9780425274156
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Series: A Deep Fried Mystery Series , #3
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 233,650
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Linda Reilly is the author of the Deep Fried Mysteries, including Out of the Dying Pan and Fillet of Murder. She lives with her husband in southern New Hampshire and is a member of Sisters in Crime and its subchapter, the Guppies. When she’s not prowling the shelves of a bookstore or library in search of a cozy read, she can be found tapping away at the keyboard creating her own cozy adventure.

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A Frying Shame 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Marla-Bradeen More than 1 year ago
A FRYING SHAME is a fun book. The heroine is easy to relate to, and her humorous observations kept me amused as she investigated. There's a nice small-town feel to the setting, and plenty of suspects to keep you guessing. I thought some of the clues were particularly well-thought-out and appreciated how everything was tied up in the end. This book is sure to delight cozy mystery fans. Disclosure: I won a free copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway.
BeckyMcF More than 1 year ago
A great premise and a great ending!
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts We return to Wrensdale just in time for a cooking contest sponsored by Steeltop Fods. Talia is hoping to win the $25,000 prize for her mini deep-fried apple pies, but Norma Ferguson grabs the top prize for her flaky-top chicken stew. Before she can even deposit the check she is found dead in her cooking station and Talia’s part time employee Lucas is in the hospital in critical condition. Of course the police’s top suspects are the losing contestants, but Talia thinks there has to be other suspects with more motivation. When a key piece of evidence lands one of the contestants in jail Talia turns up the heat to catch a killer but she may be the one who fries. I do enjoy the way Talia handles herself both in business and in her sleuthing. She is super friendly and honestly just wants to get to the truth. She does veer in some dangerous directions when her investigation goes awry making for some scary moments. She is a character with a lot of depth. If I lived in Wrensdale I think we would become fast friends. I also would love to meet Bojangles, the handsome kitty on the cover. As in Out of the Dying Pan we are introduced to several new characters in this story. Everyone involved in the contest, a politician running for office ad his wife and other members of the community. They all bring their unique personalities to the story. Wrensdale is the perfect backdrop for this cozy mystery series. Large enough to bring a diverse group of characters into play but small enough for everyone to know everybody’s secrets to make amateur investigating fun. This story reeled me in quickly. The only thing that could have made this book better was if it came with free samples. The food descriptions had my tummy growling. There are recipes in the back of the book, but I really wanted fish and chips so I made Mr. Dollycas take me out for supper. A catchy cozy with a clever plot and cunning characters. Bait your lines and catch your own copy. If you are new to the series start at the beginning to fill up your reading plate and dig right in.
kayteerufus More than 1 year ago
Linda Reilly has a way of making you feel welcome into her book and keeps you entertained and intrigues the whole way through. Reading the first few pages of A Frying Shame was like visiting home again. Linda Reilly is one of my favorite authors, her books are delightful, her characters are relatable, her stories are the best. A Frying Shame is the epitome of a cozy mystery.
LisaKsBooksReviews More than 1 year ago
Stop fishing around for a new book to read. A FRYING SHAME will be your catch of the day . . . week . . . month . . . year! I have been in love with the Deep Fried Mysteries from page one of book one, FILLET OF MURDER! I knew this series was going to be an all-time favorite of mine, and it is! Each book is better than the one before, which is something I would have thought impossible. However, with author Linda Reilly penning the stories, I should have known nothing is impossible. Protagonist, Talia Marby is the perfect amateur sleuth. She entices my inner Nancy Drew to want to come out and play. I really enjoy everything about her. The way Talia interacts with her friends, and customers, the way she handles the situations that arise . . . she’s someone I would like to hang out with. One of the great things about this series are the recipes included. When you read about all the wonderful fried food, you become so hungry! And then there they are, the recipes, just waiting to give you a taste of what you’ve been drooling for the whole time you were reading.  A FRYING SHAME is one of the cleverest mysteries I’ve read this year. Already a fast paced read, once the discovery of the body made, this story flew across the pages making it impossible to put down. Ms. Reilly threw out so many wonderful clues, as well as some sneaky misleads. I was so close to guessing the killer, only to find myself totally wrong. The reveal was simply fabulous. You can’t go wrong with A FRYING SHAME. It has everything that makes a cozy mystery so incredible to read.