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Out of the Dying Pan

(Deep Fried Mystery #2)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  199 ratings  ·  52 reviews
Revenge is set to sizzle in the tasty new Deep Fried Mystery from the author of Fillet of Murder.

For Talia Marby, the sweet smell of success is a lot like the pungent aroma of fried fish and vinegar. Her new business, Fry Me a Sliver, is rapidly expanding beyond fish and chips to become one of the best eateries in the Berkshires. But the nasty owner of a neighboring boutiq
Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Published March 1st 2016 by Berkley
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Jun 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fry me a sliver of A Deep-fried mystery

Talia Marby's deep-fried delicious treats at her “Fry Me a Sliver” restaurant may be a no-no for your waistline but you will not be able to help but love reading every word of the second book in the A Deep-fried mysteries, Out of the Dying Pan by Linda Reilly. First known as a “fish and chips” place, reminiscent of the fish and chips they would serve you in England, Talia and her employees , grumpy, Martha and clumsy teen Lucas are busy concocting a numbe
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Feb 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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 gro
Dawn Frazier
Dec 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have been looking forward to this book ever since I finished the first one in the series. I read this in one sitting, it is great, just as good as the first book! Talia has taken over the Fish and Chips restaurant from her friend Bea, and is in the process of making a few changes. As she is setting up a booth for charity, she runs into someone from her past. A not so nice someone, and when that person is found strangled, Talia gets herself involved in the investigation.
Full of surprises, some
Susan Furlong
Feb 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Out of the Dying Pan is the second book in what is quickly becoming one of my favorite cozy mystery series. Ms. Reilly has developed a well-rounded cast of characters to compliment the fun premise of a small town eatery. The main character, Talia Marby, makes for a believable and dynamic protagonist who uses her logical manner and unbending sense for justice to tackle local mysteries. As an added bonus, I enjoyed following along with Talia’s business ventures, her penchant for creating delectabl ...more
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a book I've wanted for ages, anad I thought; why not treat yourself? Haha, I do that far too often with books, but oh well. A quick download and I was back into one of my absolute favorite cozies, and that's saying something. I read so many of them and often rate them highly, so why is this a standout? I guess it just captures everything I love about this genre. Small town feel, cast of interesting and unique characters, a good mystery and even better investigating. The theme of the fish ...more
Lisa Morin
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent addition to the series

I absolutely loved this story. Talia is a great character and the addition of Martha and Lucas to the story makes it even better.
The mystery captured my attention from the beginning and was totally caught off guard at the reveal.
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cosy-mysteries
5 star Cozy Mystery. I have to say that I don't often see a second in a series that is better than the first. This is one of them. I really enjoyed Fillet Of Murder, #1 in this series but this the #2 in the series was even better than the first. Talia is growing. Which I love in a female oriented book. I hate to see a female portrayed as one that never learns from experience's. Talia is becoming a better friend as well as a better business woman. She is taking charge of her life and moving forwa ...more
Barbara Tobey
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very enjoyable. I need to read the first one. I am eager to read the third one, too. Fried food makes me cringe, but the story entertains me. Oh to be young and enjoy those guilty pleasures.
Mar 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kayt

Out of the Dying Pan
Deep Fried Mystery, Book #2
By Linda Reilly
ISBN13: 9780425274149
Author website:
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Kayt


Revenge is set to sizzle in the tasty new Deep Fried Mystery from the author of Fillet of Murder.

For Talia Marby, the sweet smell of success is a lot like the pungent aroma of fried fish and vinegar. Her new business, Fry Me a Sliver, is rapidly expanding beyond fish and chips to become o
Melissa Castor
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Talia is now the owner of the fish and chips place, which she has named Fry Me A Sliver. A new shop owner has come to town and Talia finds her to be unpleasant. After an event at the community center, she finds the woman murdered. Talia becomes a suspect and decides to investigate to clear her name. It turns out that she knew the deceased woman from her childhood and the woman held a grudge against her all these years. A fun story with great deep-fried recipes. I look forward to seeing what is n ...more
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm really falling in love with this series. It's almost the perfect mixture of delicious food, engaging mystery (that isn't IMMEDIATELY obvious, at least--let's be real, cozies aren't exactly stumpers), appealing setting, and likable heroine. Not to mention the utterly superlative cover art. I mean, it's just fucking delightful.

A few things of note that detracted from my overall enjoyment: (view spoiler)
Mar 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2016
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 ite
Lorena Black
Mar 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
I picked up Out of the Dying Pan because Fillet of Murder had been such a cute read. I feel like Reilly really hit her stride here. It's rare that I enjoy the second book in a series more than the first (sorta like with movies, right?) but that definitely happened here.

In the first book a couple of pacing issues through me out of the immersion. This did not happen this time around...okay it happened once, but I have to admit I'm being nit-picky about it. Sue me.

The story follows out heroine as
Jan 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
After having thoroughly enjoyed the first in the series, Fillet of Murder, I could not wait for this one!

I was lucky enough to win an advanced reading copy, and I am happy to say the second book in the series, Out Of The Dying Pan is even better than the first!

This book sees the return of Talia, now as the owner of the fish and chip restaurant, which she has given a new name. Talia has a public argument at a community fundraiser with a nasty boutique owner named Ria. Ria is nursing some kind of
Apr 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Talia runs a cafe that sells fired fish and is expanding to other deep fried foods. The owner of a neighboring store is baiting her in public battles and when she is later found dead with Talia's scarf around her neck Talia has to clear her name. This has interesting sidelines of the business and the relationship between the workers. You do wonder though how she can eat so much deep fried foods and stay healthy, deep fried eggs, cake, bread etc.
Jeanne Quigley
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
A terrific followup to Fillet of Murder. Talia Marby is a very likeable, easy-to-root-for character and I enjoyed tagging along on her new sleuthing adventure. Wonderful descriptions-you'll develop a craving for deep-fried meatballs- and an intriguing mystery made this a fast, enjoyable read.
Sep 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fun series. I think I gained 5 pounds just reading about the foods that were batter fried at her restaurant. I like the characters and there is just enough action and danger without crossing out of cozy read.
Feb 22, 2016 marked it as to-read
Free copy courtesy of Berkley/NAL Penguin, who probably sent it on accident but haven't asked for it back yet. This in no way affects this review; I just thought it was funny and want to thank those responsible. :)
Katherine Decker
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Talia once again finds herself in some hot oil when she stumbles upon another body. Another fun and enjoyable read.
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Talia lives and works in such a cute little town. It’s the kind of place I’d love to visit if it wasn’t for all the murders. Lots of surprises. It was an enjoyable sequel to the first book.
JoAnne McMaster (Any Good Book)
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Jun 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mysteries, 2016
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 di ...more
Jun 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Out of the Dying Pan is book 2 of the Deep Fried Mystery series. I have to confess I have not read book 1 but I did not feel like I missed out on much either.

Talia is a great heroine I could totally relate to her as she is in my age range, which is refreshing in cozies. She has her new restaurant Fry Me a Silver. She is moving past Fish and chips with all her deep fried recipes. When Talia goes across the street to the new boutique she is greeted by a nasty person named Ria. Talia can not under
K.A. Davis
May 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
OUT OF THE DYING PAN is the second book in Linda Reilly's Deep Fried Mystery series and is easily read as a stand-alone. There is a certain sweetness to the book and in Talia’s character. No matter how nasty or unlovely some of the other characters were in the book, Talia would remind herself that she shouldn’t judge since she didn’t know what all the circumstances were with the person. And I find that to be a very true observation for real life and a good reminder to have more compassion for th ...more
Sara Grotz
Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved reading this book. I won an Advance Reader Copy in a contest but missed the first in the series, and was a little hesitant wondering if I could jump right in. I plan on going back for Fillet of Murder, but this was great as a stand alone as well. Talia is running Fry Me a Sliver, a fish and chips place she is expanding to carry delicious items like fried meatballs and cake. The descriptions of the food alone made me want to go buy a deep fryer and try some of the things that ...more
Feb 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I won this book from a giveaways. For the exchange of a copy of book, I am giving my honest review for this book.

I absolutely loved this book! The book was quite easy to read from the first page! I also could not put the book down! I'd definitely have to read the first book in the series! This book can be read as a stand alone from the series.

Talia, a new owner of fish and chip restaurant, was getting settled in her new restaurant that she bought from previous owner, Bea. Talia recently solved a
Jul 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
I enjoy a good culinary mystery. The combination of food and mystery is hard to beat. This was a new series for me and it did not disappoint. Talia is a relatable heroine and Reilly's other characters are all quite likable, as well. She wove a good mystery, with just enough clues, building the story bit by bit so that I didn't solve it until just before she was ready to reveal it. I didn't read the first installment of this series (this book is #2), but it didn't affect my enjoyment a bit. I sha ...more
Jun 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Talia Marby, owner of Fry Me a Sliver, sets up a booth at the annual Santa fundraiser. Unfortunately, she tangles with another booth holder and the woman winds up dead. Talia finds the body and fears the police are looking at her as a person of interest. She asks a lot of questions as she continues to build her fried fish and chips business.

I liked the first book in this series and this one is just as good as Fillet of Murder. I liked reading about the different fried foods that Talia kept tryin
Feb 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this installment of one of my favorite cozy series. Out of the Dying Pan is fabulous. Wonderful characters, well plotted, superb mystery, fabulous setting, everything is just perfect. I love Linda Reilly's writing style. It flows and ebbs at the ideal times. This is a truly outstanding read. I love everything about it. It surprises me with the style and ease of Linda Reilly's writing that this is not her 10th or 20th release. Just spectacular.
I was given this book by the publis
Feb 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. I enjoy reading these "cozy" type mysteries for pure escapism and pleasure and this one did not disappoint. It was a quick read with well developed characters and a complex plot that had me guessing until almost the end. It helped that it included 2 of my favorite things-cooking and cats and I appreciated the recipes. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys this type of mystery.
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Linda Reilly is a mystery writer living with her husband in southern New Hampshire. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and Cat Writers' Association.

Her first cozy mystery, Some Enchanted Murder, was a finalist for the 2014 Silver Falchion Award in the category "Best First Novel: Cozy, Traditional and Historical."

Linda is also the author of the Cat Lady Mysteries publ

Other books in the series

Deep Fried Mystery (3 books)
  • Fillet of Murder (Deep Fried Mystery #1)
  • A Frying Shame (Deep Fried Mystery #3)