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Karmen Spiljak


Pass the Cyanide
A collection of culinary mysteries with recipes

The 2023 Wishing Shelf Book Awards & Indies Today Award Finalist

Savour the spicy tang of dark and twisted tales in Pass the Cyanide, a follow-up to the award-winning collection of culinary mysteries, Add Cyanide to Taste. Each story is a rich and satisfying serving of crime, with a twist that will leave you wanting more. All recipes provided are cyanide-free.

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Released on November 3, 2023
What Readers Say...

“Tied together with sprinkles of food and beverage details, the short stories... depict imaginative murder mysteries with a varying range of motives that act as the spice in these quick, but engaging tales.”

IndieReader Discovery

'For those with an appetite for dark and twisted mysteries, "Pass the Cyanide" is a literary feast not to be missed.'

~ Review Thick & Thin

'As promised, this was a delicious little serving of bite-size mayhem. I really enjoyed the interaction of the food as the driving force in the murders, and the inclusion of the recipes at the end was a brilliant touch!'

~ Goodreads Review

'I am addicted to these gruesome and yet utterly compelling stories and cannot get enough of them.'

~ Zoe’s Book Nook

'A collection of eight stories with all the circumstances and momentum of the wildly entertaining mystery & crime noir.'

~ Reedsy Discovery review

'This book just left me feeling happy. It was a lovely collection to read. The first story hooked me immediately; I loved the concept and was surprised by the twist.'

~ Goodreads review

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