Could justice ever have served up a spicier dish whereon to regale the multitude?
The difficulty of passing these from hand to hand only made the reading—and the writing—the spicier.
1560s, from spice + -y (2). Figurative sense of "racy, salacious" dates from 1844. Related: Spiciness.
Scandalous; mildly salacious: a spicy bit of gossip (1886+)