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On the Lamb

(Kebab Kitchen Mystery #4)

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Lucy Berberian is busy preparing her family's Mediterranean restaurant for Easter on the Jersey Shore--but a batch of sweets is to die for . . .

Bikers are thundering into the seaside town of Ocean Crest for the annual Bikers on the Beach gathering that raises funds for injured veterans. It's a big boost for the Kebab Kitchen, as well as for local businesses like Melanie
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 25th 2020 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Natalia  R
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's been almost a year now since Lucy Berberian quit her Philadelphia law firm and moved back to the Jersey Shore to work in her family's Mediterranean restaurant, Kebab Kitchen. In this 4th installment of the Kebab Kitchen Mysteries, Lucy is still adjusting to her new role as manager of Kebab Kitchen. She attends a beach bonfire with some of her closest friends. Everyone is having a good time until her friend, Melanie's landlord shows up, and they get into a heated argument about her unpaid ...more
beachbum bookworm
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
It didnt take long after arriving at the boardwalk in Ocean Crest to know I was in love! The games, pizza, candy, taffy, french fries, funnel cakes, Madame Vegas psychic salon, bike week, and the reason I was here to visit.the Kebab Kitchen. I had never met Lucy and the gang, but immediately felt welcome by everyone in the familys Mediterranean restaurant. Lucy explained she had recently returned from Philly to manage the restaurant when her parents semi-retired. Lucy was happy to be back with ...more
Gloria
On the Lamb is another great mystery in the Kebab Kitchen series. Restaurant manager Lucy Berberian has just moved into her own place where she rents the upstairs of the home of an elderly lady who lives downstairs. Lucy, her BFF Katie, and friends head to the beach with her friend and next door bike shop manager Michael and two of his friends for the first bonfire of the season. It is Bikers on the Beach week and the south Jersey shore town of Ocean Crest is filled with motorcycles. It is ...more
Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have never tasted Mediterranean food. Never even thought to try it. However, every time I read another installment in the Kebab Mysteries, my stomach growls, and I want to find the nearest Mediterranean restaurant.
With, ON THE LAMB, author Tina Kashian has somehow managed to improve on a series that needed no improvement. With each book in this series slightly edging out the prior one as my favorite, there is nothing slightly with ON THE LAMB. It blows the first three out of the ouzo!
While,
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LORI (Dollycas) CASWELL
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Its almost Easter in Ocean Crest and Lucy is excited about getting her family together. She is also busy with the family restaurant and business has picked up for most of the businesses in town with the annual Bikers on the Beach event that raising money for injured vets. Part of the event is a huge bonfire on the beach. Lucy was invited by her friend Michael who is the manager of the bike shop next to her familys restaurant. She takes along her BFF Katie and their friend
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Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
My mouth waters every time I read a book in this series.  I love Mediterranean food and the thought of a hummus bar just puts me over the top!  Food aside, this series has a perfect equation of mystery, intrigue, romance, and quirky characters that draw me in each and every time.

I was drawn into this story from the beginning.  Lucy's search for affordable housing is something I can relate to in Texas.  It is hard to find a decent place at an affordable place.  Lucy gets lucky and her agent helps
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Kristina
On the Lamb by Tina Kashian has Lucy Berberian enjoying a bonfire with her friends until a scream rings out. They find Melanie Haven, the local candy maker, standing by the prone body of Gilbert Lubinski. Melanie and Gilbert had a small altercation earlier in the evening which puts Melanie at the top of the detectives suspect list. Melanie asks that Lucy use her sleuthing prowess to find the guilty party. Gilbert was not liked in the community, not even by his aunt who he was trying to oust from ...more
Sue Em
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lucy Barberian has been back working at her parent's restaurant in New Jersey for about a year now and gotten quite the reputation for getting involved and helping to solve several murder cases. At a bonfire a despicable landlord is murdered and the owner of the local candy store is implicated. While trying to keep her friend out of jail, she juggles moving to a new apartment and plans to host her first Easter dinner. Lucy is a strong, sensible heroine who makes good decisions, usually. Plus the ...more
Linden
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lucy has given up her big city law career, returning to her hometown to manage her parents' seaside restaurant. When an unpopular man is murdered on the beach, Lucy and her friend Katie decide to investigate. There are quite a few suspects since so many people disliked the victim, among them his almost ex, his business partner, and others he had victimized in some way. I am enjoying this well-plotted new cozy series, with likeable characters and a seaside setting, and look forward to reading ...more
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
I love Lucy Berberian! Shes such a great heroine, and her blend of several cultures adds even further layers to her character. Her loyalty to her family, her love of the family restaurant and the boardwalk, her determination & fearlessness to solve the murders that seem to inevitably cross her path. Shes definitely a character I would love to have as a friend especially if she kept me supplied in hummus, fresh pita, kebabs, and baklava. I also love her family, her boyfriend Azad and her BFF ...more
Lesa
I remember when I read Tina Kashian's first Kebab Kitchen mystery, Hummus and Homicide. At the time, I felt as if she ticked off all the boxes for a cozy mystery. Now, with the fourth in the series, On the Lamb, it's a polished mystery. Kashian does an excellent job with an appealing cast of characters and a charming small town, touristy setting. If you're a fan of Jenn McKinlay's Cupcake mysteries, check out this series with its equally enjoyable cast.

Lucy Barbarian is the manager of her
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Mary Brown
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
On The Lamb
Kebab Kitchen Mystery, Book #4
Tina Kashian
5 Stars

Synopsis:

Lucy Berberian is busy preparing her family's Mediterranean restaurant for Easter on the Jersey Shore--but a batch of sweets is to die for . . .

Bikers are thundering into the seaside town of Ocean Crest for the annual Bikers on the Beach gathering that raises funds for injured veterans. It's a big boost for the Kebab Kitchen, as well as for local businesses like Melanie Haven's candy shop. But Melanie is about to find herself
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Bridget
This is my second book from what is proving to be a wonderfully entertaining series. Although I hadn't read books #1 and #2, Hummus and Homicide, and Stabbed in the Baklava, I jumped in at book#3, One Feta in the Grave. This one, On the Lamb, is book #4 in the 'A Kebab Kitchen Mystery' series. Though I am, in part, familiar with the characters' histories, I think anyone who hasn't read any of the books in this series should have no trouble reading this as a standalone.

On the Lamb started
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Lisa Morin
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, cats, culinary
Lucy Berberian is adjusting to her life on the Jersey shore, happy to be working in her parent's restaurant once again.
Lucy is also beginning to rekindle old feelings for her old flame, so life seems pretty good for her at the moment.
Discovering a dead body was not part of her plan, but it seems Lucy has a habit of finding them. Her previous career as an attorney helps her when it comes to asking questions, so it doesn't take Lucy long to find herself caught up in another investigation.

I enjoy
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cozycratebox
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First book in series Ive read. Lucy who manages the family restaurant, solves the murder of her landlords nephew. Variety of people, each one vibrant and enriches the story line. First chapter from the next in the series was bonus. Enjoyed the Sweet bread recipe! ...more
Karen (BaronessBookTrove)
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy from the Great Escapes Book Tours. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.On the Lamb by Tina Kashian is an aloof cozy mystery. I was wrong on every account of who dun it.
Who killed Gilbert, and why?
Lucy Berberian
Lucy is our main character and one of our sleuths. The other is her best friend, Katie, who has a husband on the police force and shouldn't be investigating these crimes. Lucy and Katie are known around
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RO G'ma
On the Lamb is the fourth book in Tina Kashians Kebab Kitchen Mystery series. The mystery is solid and well plotted, the storyline is engaging, and the characters are well developed and affable. This book moves at a steady pace with plenty of suspects, twists and turns, and red herrings.

When Lucy Berberian quit her job as an attorney at a Philadelphia law firm, she returned to her hometown of Ocean Crest, New Jersey, and took over the management of Kebab Kitchen, her familys restaurant, as her
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Peggy R
On the Lamb is the fourth installment in the Kebab Kitchen Mystery series which is centered around a wonderful Armenian/Greek/Lebanese family and their restaurant. Lucy, our main character, seems to be settling back into life in Ocean Crest quite well - except for her penchant for finding dead bodies. Her relationship with her parents, sister, and niece play a central role in the series, which I very much enjoy. Lucy is the type of main character that most readers will find relatable. She is ...more
Christine
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the fourth book in the Kebab Kitchen series. Lucy Berberian is attending a bonfire on the beach with her friends Melanie and Katie. When Melanie's landlord is found dead she immediately becomes the main suspect as she was seen arguing with him about her rent just hours before. Lucy and Katie know Melanie isn't capable of murder so they start looking in the landlords death. I really enjoy this series. It always has the perfect blend between quirky family and friends and mystery. Lucy 's ...more
Katherine
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
Lucy Berberian is working as the manager at her parents' restaurant, Kebab Kitchen, having moved back home to the Jersey shore after working for several years as an attorney out-of-state. Her parents are semi-retired, and Lucy's boyfriend is the current head chef. While attending a bonfire on the beach, part of the Bikers on the Beach event to raise money for veterans, Lucy's friend Melanie finds a dead body. The dead man is Melanie's landlord, whom she argued with right before he died. Evidence ...more
Sue Em
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lucy Barberian has been back working at her parent's restaurant in New Jersey for about a year now and gotten quite the reputation for getting involved and helping to solve several murder cases. At a bonfire a despicable landlord is murdered and the owner of the local candy store is implicated. While trying to keep her friend out of jail, she juggles moving to a new apartment and plans to host her first Easter dinner. Lucy is a strong, sensible heroine who makes good decisions, usually. Plus the ...more
Valerie
Jan 17, 2020 rated it liked it
I would call this an average cozy mystery. There was nothing special about it but nothing really wrong with it either. Just a typical a murder happens, the main character decides to investigate, gets into trouble and is rescued, while the killer is revealed. In this case the killer is a surprise at the end. The boy does get the girl in the end as well. It's enjoyable. #OntheLamb #NetGalley
Katreader
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ON THE LAMB by Tina Kashian
The Fourth Kebab Kitchen Mystery

An early springtime bonfire on the beach with friends is just the thing Lucy Berberian needs to celebrate the annual Bikers on the Beach fundraiser and the upcoming Easter holiday. The mood is seriously dampened when Lucy's friend, Melanie, finds her landlord dead on the beach shortly after he crashed the party and started an argument with her. Things look even worse when a piece of Melanie's taffy is found lodged in his throat. Managing
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K.A. Davis
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ON THE LAMB, the fourth book in the Kebab Kitchen Mystery series by Tina Kashian, is a delightful read that immerses the reader in the boardwalk culture of Ocean Crest, New Jersey. Ms. Kashian does a fabulous job with her descriptive voice and I felt like I was there experiencing the beachy tourist destination and beautiful ocean views. The protagonist, Lucy Berberian, works as the manager for her familys Mediterranean restaurant, Kebab Kitchen. I love how close-knit her family is, from her ...more
Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review)
Tina Kashian has done it again with another cracking story!

Lucy is preparing to move out of her friends house, so her brother in law has been looking for properties that are within her budget, he finds a house share (Lucy would have the upstairs, Mrs Lubinski (Eloisa) the downstairs, this way Eloisa can stop her somewhat greedy nephew from placing her in a care home and cashing the house (which is near the shore) in.  Lucy is not sure, she doesn't want to be a caregiver after all, but it turns
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JenniferJ
Another great cozy with likable relatable to me characters but what I enjoyed most was the closeness of family and also that the "who did it" wasn't so easily recognized because almost everybody was a suspect! Also I love love love it when recipes are included!


I was given a free copy for an honest review.
Rima Aiello
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The perfect compliment to this feast of a series! Good food, engaging characters, and a mystery that will keep you as captivated as a delicious plate full of baklava. The author does a good job building on already established character relationships all while building new ones with the perfect amount of guessing. A superb read!
Nicole
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries, 2020-new
Another engaging mystery in Tina Kashian's Kebab Kitchen series, On the Lamb is a must read for cozy lovers! When local landlord/loan shark (and nephew of Lucy's octogenarian landlord), Gilbert, is murdered during a bonfire on the beach, Lucy's friend Melanie asks her to help prove her innocence. Suspects abound, and Lucy must investigate and discover which one of them is actually the guilty party! 5 stars!
Brenda
Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
On the Lamb is the fourth installment in the A Kebab Kitchen Mystery series set in the New Jersey seaside town of Ocean Crest and featuring Lucy Berberian, manager of her families Mediterranean restaurant, Kebab Kitchen. Spring is approaching and it's time for the annual Bikers on the Beach motorcycle gathering to raise funds for injured veterans.

Lucy's find found her own apartment and is moving out of Katie and Bill's house. She's going to miss living with her best friend and policeman husband,
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Christie72
On the Lamb is an enjoyable, charming addition to an already great series!!!!

Things are pretty calm for Lucy and her family with the exception of planning for Bikers on the Beach and then the busy season will start months later. In addition, she is on the hunt for her own place to live as well. She finds a place, not perfect, but with a perfect view of the ocean. In addition, she has an eccentric landlady, Mrs. Lubinski and her dog, Cupid. She can live with that, but Mrs. Lubinskis nephew,
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Tina Kashian spent her childhood summers at the New Jersey shore, building sandcastles, boogie boarding, and riding the boardwalk Ferris wheel. She also grew up in the restaurant business where her Armenian parents owned a restaurant for thirty years. She worked almost every jobrolling silverware and wiping down tables as a tween, to hosting and waitressing as a teenager.

After college, Tina worked
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  • Stabbed in the Baklava (Kebab Kitchen Mystery #2)
  • One Feta in the Grave (Kebab Kitchen Mystery #3)
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