About the Book:
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. Getting 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.
Gayle Trent lives in Southwest Virginia with her husband and two beautiful children, a boy and a girl. She’s a full-time writer/editor/mom/wife and chief cook and bottle washer, and she love every minute of it. Okay, not the bottle washing so much, but the rest of it is great.
I LOVE baking, I LOVE mystery, and I LOVE Gayle Trent’s work! This is a new to me author and her work is FANTABULOUSLY done. From page one, I was pulled in, and stayed hooked until the mystery was solved. From baking, to delivering said baked to her clients, to strange happenings that end in a murder, this first Daphne Martin Cake Mystery novel is a home run hit with this new fan!
Daphne Martin is back in her hometown in Virginia and opens her bakery. That’s all she thinks she’ll be doing: making cakes. That is, until she shows up at her first clients home to deliver the goods and finds her dead. And, people are blaming HER. What’s a baker to do? So, now, through tons of hilarious, quirky moments, lots of fun mystery, and some awesome culinary tips, too, Daphne Martin sets out to seek the clues for this unusual, yet cozy-at-it’s-finest mystery.
If you love cozy mysteries, look no further than Gayle Trent’s un-put-downable, delicious crime solving series! From a talking parrot to a gossiping old citizen to some shocking family secrets, this five star novel will make it’s way to your bookshelf to stay. You’ll be pulled in, mixed up and thrown into the crime solving oven of mystery. Gayle’s love for her readers shows in this yummy culinary mystery. Definitely recommended to all. I’m already hungry for the next dish of Daphne Martin mystery!
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*This book was provided for review by PocketBooks/Simon&Schuster*