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Karmen Spiljak


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'Three Roses' on LeVar Burton Reads

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Open 'Add Cyanide to Taste' book with a yellow bookmark and another closed 'Add Cyanide to Taste' book next to it. The book is open on 'Three Roses' chapter/short storyKarmen Špiljak’s short story, ‘Three Roses’, which was originally published in the culinary noir collection ‘Add Cyanide to Taste’ in 2021, has been hand-picked by LeVar Burton, American actor, director and television host, and licensed for the LeVar Burton Reads Podcast.

‘Three Roses’ tells the story of two students looking for a bar on the evening before Christmas. What they find changes their lives forever.

After reading the story, LeVar Burton said, ‘The magic that we imbue with locations… is real and “Three Roses” reminds me that there are places like that in my life, places where I feel most at home.’

To listen to the episode, visit the Apple Podcasts, FM Player or check your usual podcast provider.



Add Cyanide to Taste
A collection of dark tales with culinary twists

This award-winning collection of culinary noir serves up a feast of danger and deceit where each dish is a delectable puzzle waiting to be solved, and every bite could be your last. Fourteen short stories are a must-read for foodies who relish a side of danger with their suspense. All recipes provided are cyanide-free.

Buy the Ebook directly from the author or from any major retailer.