Thursday, March 31, 2011

Murder Takes The Cake by Gayle Trent

Book Description: A routine cake delivery becomes a culinary nightmare when a small-town baker discovers her first client’s dead body in this irresistible new mystery series. — It’ll take more than a little sugar to convince folks Daphne Martin’s freshly baked spice cake was not to blame for the mysterious death of town gossip Yodel Watson. Getti... more »ng her new cake decorating business, Daphne’s Delectable Cakes, off the ground is hard enough now that Daphne’s moved back to her southern Virginia hometown, but orders have been even slower since she found Yodel’s body. She soon realizes, however, that just about everybody in town had a reason to poison the cantankerous busybody, from the philandering pet shop owner, to Yodel’s church potluck nemesis, to the Save-A-Buck’s cranky produce manager-turned-bagger. Now, to help prove she’s no confectionary killer, Daphne recruits her old flame, Ben Jacobs, editor of the local newspaper, and quickly stirs up a long-hidden family scandal that just might hold the secret ingredient she needs to solve the case. All she’s got to do is roll up her sleeves and get her hands a little dirty before the real culprit decides that taking sweet revenge on Daphne will be icing on the cake. My Thoughts: I enjoyed this book. Daphne has returned home to small town Virginia to start her bakery. When she goes to deliver a cake to the town's busybody, she finds more than she'd barganed on...a dead body! It turns out Yodel was poisened, but not by Daphen's sweets! After finding a diary and some disturbing secrets, Daphne is determined to find the murderer and the truth. Daphne was a great character, very easy to like a realistic. There were twists and turns. The town is full of secrets and lots of people had a reason to want Yodel dead. There was humor in the book and it was a great addition. This was a good cozy mytery. A solid 4/5. Sweet mystery! ;) Thank you to Gallery & Pocketbooks for the review copy of this book. I recieved this book in exchange for an honest reveiw and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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