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A Side of Murder

(2021)
(The first book in the Cape Cod Foodie Mystery series)
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 Beautiful Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is known for seafood, sand, surf, and, now…murder.
 
Samantha Barnes was always a foodie.  And when the CIA (that’s the Culinary Institute of America) came calling, she happily traded in Cape Cod for the Big Apple.  But then the rising young chef’s clash with another chef (her ex!) boils over and goes viral. So when Sam inherits a house on the Cape and lands a job writing restaurant reviews, it seems like the perfect pairing. What could go wrong? Well, as it turns out, a lot.
 
The dilapidated house comes with an enormous puppy. Her new boss is, well, bossy.  And the town’s harbor master is none other than her first love.  Nonetheless, Sam’s looking forward to reviewing the Bayview Grill—and indeed the seafood chowder is divine. But the body in the pond outside the eatery was not on the menu. Sam is certain this is murder. But as she begins to stir the pot, is she creating a recipe for her own untimely demise?

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

"An exquisite Cape Cod setting, a shamed but resilient chef, murderous secrets, and a long-buried but still steaming romance...Amy Pershing's debut mystery will leave you longing for a seaside vacation, complete with fried clams and the next book in her charming series." - Lucy Burdette

"A delicious mystery lovingly set in Cape Cod featuring a cast of charming characters. Amy Pershing writes with a fresh fun voice that will delight cozy fans. Chef turned restaurant critic, Samantha Barnes, proves a clever sleuth whose helpful cooking tips will be a big hit with culinary readers." - Krista Davis

"This is one of the freshest, funniest murder mysteries I’ve ever read. I fell absolutely in love with Samantha Barnes — the brave, sarcastic,crime-solving, relatable heroine we’ve all been waiting for. A SIDE OF MURDER is a rich, satisfying meal that delights from beginning to end, and Amy Pershing is wonderful and clever author." - Elizabeth Gilbert


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February 2021 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Side of Murder (A Cape Cod Foodie Mystery)
Author(s): Amy Pershing
ISBN: 0-593-19914-6 / 978-0-593-19914-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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February 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Side of Murder: A Cape Cod Foodie Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Amy Pershing
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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February 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Side of Murder: A Cape Cod Foodie Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Amy Pershing
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Side of Murder: A Cape Cod Foodie Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Amy Pershing
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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February 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Side of Murder: A Cape Cod Foodie Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Amy Pershing
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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February 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Side of Murder (A Cape Cod Foodie Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Amy Pershing
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU