Between a Wok and a Dead Place


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$17.95  $16.69
Seventh Street Books
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5.43 X 8.19 X 0.87 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Leslie Budewitz blends her passion for food, great mysteries, and the Northwest in two cozy mystery series, the Spice Shop Mysteries, set in Seattle's Pike Place Market, and the Food Lovers' Village Mysteries, set in NW Montana. She also writes moody suspense under the pen name Alicia Beckman. Leslie is the winner of three Agatha Awards--2013 Best First Novel for DEATH AL DENTE, the first Food Lovers' Village mystery; 2011 Best Nonfiction, and 2018 Best Short Story, for "All God's Sparrows," her first historical fiction. A past president of Sisters in Crime and a former board member of Mystery Writers of America, she lives and cooks in NW Montana.


"In Between a Wok and a Dead Place, Leslie Budewitz serves a literary feast showcasing Seattle's Chinatown-International District--spiced with murder. A complex mystery peppered with delectable recipes, inspiring quotes, and fascinating factoids."--Jennifer J. Chow, Agatha & Lefty Award-Nominated Author of Death By Bubble Tea
"Between a Wok and a Dead Place is the most tantalizing Spice Shop mystery yet!"--Maddie Day, Agatha Award-winning author of historical and cozy mysteries
"Between a Wok and a Dead Place is an exciting mystery blended with great food, delicious spices, and fascinating details about the early Asian residents of Seattle, making this the perfect book for readers of all tastes, spicy or not. A fitting entry in one of the best cozy series being written today."--Vicki Delany, bestselling author of the Tea by the Sea and Sherlock Holmes Bookshop mysteries
"Leslie Budewitz delivers the goods again in her latest captivating cozy, Between a Wok and a Dead Place. A twisty-turny plot, seasoned just right with plentiful suspects and lots of culinary delights, this is one page turner of a mystery no reader should miss!"--Jenn McKinlay, New York Times Bestselling author
"The inclusion of Chinatown's history, along with the stories of the culture and residents, adds a depth seldom found in cozy mysteries"--Library Journal
". . . A thoughtful and well written mystery."--Robin Agnew, Aunt Agatha's Bookstore
"Although the spice shop setting, and all the discussion of food puts these mysteries in the cozy category, there's a depth to the stories that is often lacking in cozies. This time, Pepper Reece, owner of the Spice Shop, learns about Seattle's Chinatown, its culture and history, right along with the reader. ... If Pepper Reece left the past alone, readers wouldn't have such absorbing mysteries. She's an amateur sleuth who loves her community, the people she works with, and the history of the area. She cares when someone dies, wondering about the people who loved and missed the victim. If Pepper didn't care about people, she wouldn't get involved in thought-provoking mysteries such as Between a Wok and a Dead Place."--Lesa Holstine, Lesa's Book Critiques
"A deftly crafted cozy mystery from author Leslie Budewitz, 'Between a Wok and a Dead Place' has more unexpected plot twists and turns than an Texas tornado and carries the reader along at swift and compulsive page turning speed. An original and fun read from start to finish."

--Midwest Book Review