Out of the Dying Pan

Out of the Dying Pan

by Linda Reilly

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ISBN-13: 9780425274149
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Series: Deep Fried Mystery Series , #2
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 253,181
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Linda Reilly, author of the Deep Fried Mysteries, including Fillet of Murder, lives with her husband in southern New Hampshire. She 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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Out of the Dying Pan 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
232 pages of great reading
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts I read and reviewed the first book in this series, Fillet of Murder earlier this month, and loved it. This one grabbed me that same way. Taila Marby now owns the restaurant and it has a new name, Fry Me a Sliver. She also has a new, employee, Martha Hoelscher, and she is a bit prickly to be around, but she is a good worker. Lucas is still there as part time help and his skateboard goes almost everywhere he does. Talia is working to make the place her own and adding some new items to the menu. She takes part in a fundraiser for the community center and debuts something new. It is a hit with almost everyone. Everyone except the vendor in the next booth. She owns a new boutique in the Wrensdale Arcade and she doesn’t like Talia or her food. By the time Talia starts to figure out why, the woman is dead and Talia is the primary suspect. How is she going to get herself out of this mess? I liked that this time the murder takes place away from the Wrensdale Arcade and that meant we met several new people. Some nice, some a little weird, and a some that could be trouble. We do spend plenty of time at the Arcade with the cobblestone walks, unique shops and Talia’s eatery. Reilly really describes the scene well. I had a firm picture in my mind. She also creates full bodied characters with a lot of depth. Some of the back stories are sad and my heart really felt bad for them. But not everyone is who they seem and those twists were so great. I would probably say one really shocked me. Totally surprised. I was missing Bea, the previous owner of the restaurant. I was thrilled when she made a cameo appearance! I have to mention that kitty on the cover, his name is Bojangles, Bo for short and he has not only captured Talia’s heart but mine too. You will be craving fish and other fried goodies throughout this entire story so prepare according, We had fish for dinner. :) Another delectable delight from this author. I am ready to place my order for the next installment today. FRY ME!!!
ethel55 More than 1 year ago
I could not put this down! It was such a quick, riveting read. Talia Marby is finally the sole owner of her new/old Fry business in the Wrensdale Arcade. The murder of another shop owner during a holiday fundraising event points a finger at Talia right away. I think since the secondary characters are kept to minimum, it's easy to introduce some new ones to round out the story. I liked the peek into Talia's childhood and how it pertained to the story in the present. There were a couple very good red herrings, so I didn't discover the murderer on my own too soon.
Ginger_Smith More than 1 year ago
Bite into a delightful mystery! What a delightful book! I won an advanced reading copy which I received with a commitment to post an honest review. The characters are interesting and well-developed, the settings are delightfully described, the dialog is realistic, the descriptions draw the reader in, and the narrative moves along at a steadily engaging pace. The introduction of new characters and new story lines is deftly done so that the reader stays involved and continues to guess. Before you have read too many pages, you will want to meet main character Talia Marby and her employees and colleagues and friends, you will want to visit the shopping arcade where her restaurant is located, and you will want to try some of dishes so appetizingly described. This is the second in a series featuring Talia Marby, new owner of a restaurant in the Berkshires. You can jump easily into to the series with this second book -- there are enough references to the first story to make things clear without that being a distraction. I enjoyed this book so much that I have ordered the first title in the series. I read a lot of cozy mystery series, and I highly recommend this book.
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
Out of the Dying Pan by Linda Reilly is the second book in A Deep Fried Mystery series. Talia Marby has taken over Lambert's Fish & Chips and has changed the name to Fry Me A Sliver (odd name). She has two new employees, Lucas Bartolini (an accident prone teenager who likes skateboarding) and Martha Hoelscher (cranky and quiet about her past). Talia is running a booth at the Santa Fund Raiser held every year at the Wrensdale Community Center (raises money for local families who are having difficulties). At the booth next to her is Oriana "Ria" Butterforth. Talia had an encounter with Ria when they were about seven. A bunny rabbit had been taken from a friend of Talia's (her little brother actually). Talia discovered that Ria had taken the bunny. Ria has held a grudge for about 30 years (can you imagine). Ria has just opened a new vintage clothing boutique. One of the items in her booth is a blue scarf that Talia had knitted for her grandmother who passed away this past spring. Talia asks Ria how she obtained the scarf, but Ria refuses to answer (gets nasty). After the benefit, Talia returns to the center to pick up a bowl she forgot and discovers Ria. Ria is stuffed in a closet with the blue scarf wrapped tightly about her neck (looks like she was strangled with it). Who killed Ria and why? And did they have to use that scarf? Talia sets out to find who murdered Talia so she can clear her name (she is a suspect). Will Talia be able to find the killer and stay out of harm’s way? Out of the Dying Pan was a good book. I liked the characters, the setting, and the mystery. You have to pay attention to the clues and you will be able to solve the mystery (as well as who took the vintage Christmas ornaments from Ria's booth). Out of the Dying Pan can easily be read without having enjoyed the first book in the series (Fillet of Murder), but you will want to read it (trust me). I give Out of the Dying Pan 4 out of 5 stars (I liked it). I look forward to reading the next book in A Deep Fried Mystery series (and I hope I do not have to wait too long). I received a complimentary copy of Out of the Dying Pan from the author and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review of the book.
LisaKsBooksReviews More than 1 year ago
Author Linda Reilly has fried up another delicious treat! When I read the first book in this series, FILLET OF MURDER, I was in deep fried mystery heaven. Guess what? You can go back again…I sure did with, OUT OF THE DYING PAN! It was so delightful to be back in Wrensdale in the Berkshires. I simply adore the characters and the settings author Reilly has created with this series. I’d spend a lot of time in a place like Fry Me A Sliver. I know this because just reading about it made my stomach growl.  Besides featuring fantastic sounding food, OUT OF THE DYING PAN was a superbly written mystery that flowed at a perfect pace. I loved every word from the first page on. Through the entire investigation I kept trying to guess the killer. I thought I had it figured out until I read the reveal. Wow…talk about a surprise! Outstanding! You really got me on this one Ms. Reilly. Fans of the first book are going to love this installment, and those new to the series, you can read it without feeling lost, but since it’s only book two, I suggest you pick up book one, FILLET OF MURDER as well and read them back to back. You won’t regret it! Make sure to check out the back of the book for some yummy deep fried recipes!