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Leslie Karst

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Sue Grafton, Dorothy L. Sayers, Julia Child, Diana Mott Davidson

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The daughter of a law professor and a potter, Leslie Karst learned early, during family dinner conversations, the value of both careful analysis and the arts—ideal ingredients for a mystery story. Putting this early education to good use, she now writes the Sally Solari Mysteries (Dying for a Taste, A Measure of Murder, Death al Fresco, Murder from Scratch), a culinary series set in Santa Cruz, California.

An ex-lawyer like her sleuth, Leslie also has degrees in English literature and the culinary arts. She now spends her time cooking, singing alto in her local chorus, gardening, cycling, and of course writing. Leslie and her wife and their Jack Russell mix split their time between Santa Cruz and Hilo, Hawai‘i.

Average rating: 3.77 · 988 ratings · 298 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
Dying for a Taste (A Sally ...

3.70 avg rating — 405 ratings — published 2016 — 5 editions
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A Measure of Murder (A Sall...

3.78 avg rating — 235 ratings6 editions
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Murder from Scratch (A Sall...

4.02 avg rating — 171 ratings — published 2019 — 2 editions
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Death al Fresco (A Sally So...

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Leslie Karst Leslie Karst said: " HUNTING HOUR, Margaret Mizushima’s third Timber Creek K-9 Mystery, had me staying up well past my bedtime to keep reading. With its realistic, engaging characters, this is a thriller with a heart. And Mizushima’s knowledge—and love—of dogs and all ot ...more "

 

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Having lived briefly in Puerto Vallarta during the the months in which Lisa Brackmann's gripping thriller takes place, I can attest to the authenticity of her portrayal of the oppressively hot, humid, weather and the cynical ex-pats who inhabit the c ...more
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Derailed by Mary Keliikoa
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Mary Keliikoa’s debut mystery, Derailed, is set in a gritty Portland, Oregon, far from the hipsters and ice cream shops that so often make the news in the city. After taking over her late father’s detective agency, PI Kelly Pruett takes on the case o ...more
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Deadly Solution by Keenan Powell
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Keenan Powell’s powerful debut mystery takes place in Anchorage, Alaska, and features recovering alcoholic Maeve Malloy. She’s a tough-on-the-outside but complex-and-vulnerable-on-the-inside criminal defense attorney who’s set on attaining justice fo ...more
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Turn to Stone by James W. Ziskin
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James W. Ziskin’s most recent Ellie Stone mystery finds her in Florence and its environs in 1963, where she’s attending a symposium on medieval Italian literature at which her late father is to be honored. But things go very wrong when the body of th ...more
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The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin
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My Fair Latte by Vickie Fee
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In this delightful first book in Vickie Fee’s new Café Cinema Mystery series, Halley Greer is astounded to learn she’s inherited her great uncle’s run-down Art Déco movie palace in the quaint tourist town of Utopia Springs, Arkansas. Halley, a barist ...more
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My Fair Latte by Vickie Fee
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In this delightful first book in Vickie Fee’s new Café Cinema Mystery series, Halley Greer is astounded to learn she’s inherited her great uncle’s run-down Art Déco movie palace in the quaint tourist town of Utopia Springs, Arkansas. Halley, a barist ...more
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Drowned Under by Wendall Thomas
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A lapsed nun, the last existing male Tanzanian tiger, and a jet-lagged travel agent walk into a cruise ship bar... Not simply the set-up for a good joke, but also for the rip-roaringly fun and funny murder mystery, DROWNED UNDER, second in Wendall Th ...more
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A Reckoning in the Back Country by Terry Shames
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Another great read from Terry Shames, who once again does a masterful job evoking the sense of place of a small town in central Texas, filled with believable and fascinating characters. But it’s her protagonist, Police Chief Samuel Craddock, who is t ...more
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