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Bake-off fever is in full-swing and Donna can’t help but have visions of becoming the next great baking star, but the competition is stiff, and someone is willing to kill to win.
When one of the contestants is found dead, a twist of fate puts Donna at the center of the competition. That’s the perfect position to unravel the mystery, but only if she doesn’t get caught in the crosshairs.
This was a fun cozy. It has some of the “pat” items all cozies have; a handsome cop, a B&B, a neat little coastal town. But, at the same time, the storyline was a little different. The nosy amateur detective is married to that handsome cop and this time there is a real live Bake Off tv show being filmed. Of course, I love cooking and I love food, so all of the Bake-off successes and all of the flops were fun for me to read about.
I’m not saying that there aren’t lots of the same types of characters here as in lots of cozies, but I enjoyed M. K. Scott’s characters maybe a little more than the usual ones. They seemed like hard-working, everyday people with the same good and bad things we deal with every day, except for murder of course. While the story is being told, the author seems to have the characters set right in the scene doing what they would do every day. Just made it interesting but real.
I felt that the discovery of the bad guy or girl came upon me a little quickly. Maybe I wanted more drama. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the book. It was well worth my time and a fun, relaxing read.
Read an Excerpt
A petite brunette and a taller man with a city haircut that screamed expensive waited at the bottom of the stairs, giving each other weighted looks. If it was one of her married couples, then the anniversary weekend was not starting out well. The woman stepped in front of Donna before her foot could reach the floor.
“I’m Emily Featherstone.” The woman smoothed a hand down her the skirt of her navy suit. “I believe the show booked me here?”
“Yes.” Donna agreed and stepped around the woman. “I’ll get your key, and Ten can show you up to your room.” She put a slight emphasis on Ten’s name. If he wouldn’t check people in, then he’d haul them up to their rooms.
The woman moved closer and lowered her voice. “I don’t want my room next to that pretender.”
“Okay, but I’m not sure who you’re talking about.” Mentally, she sighed. While the idea of a bake-off might be fine for her, she had to accept she might be waist-high in demanding divas. That would be the price she paid. It wouldn’t be the first time.
“Dalton Gallant,” the woman hissed the name through gritted teeth, then shot a toxic look at the man standing a few feet away.
“How about I put you on the third floor as far away from Mr. Gallant as possible?”
“Yes.” The woman pressed her hands together. “That’s the first thing that has gone right for me since I was chosen as a contestant.”
Personally, Donna would have considered being a contestant as one of those things that went right.
About the Author:
M. K. Scott is the husband and wife writing team behind The Painted Lady Inn Mysteries and The Talking Dog Detective Agency. Morgan K Wyatt is the general wordsmith, while her husband, Scott, is the grammar hammer and physics specialist. He uses his engineering skills to explain how fast a body falls when pushed over a cliff and various other felonious activities. The Internet and experts in the field provide forensic information, while the recipes and B and B details require a more hands-on approach. Morgan’s daughter, who manages a hotel, provides guest horror stories to fuel the plot lines. The couple’s dog, Chance, is the inspiration behind Jasper, Donna’s dog. Overall, both are fun series to create and read.
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