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Review: 44. Murder Takes the Cake by Gayle Trent...

April 4, 2011
It's been a while since I picked up a "lighter" murder-mystery, and I'm glad it was this--it fit the mood perfectly!

murder takes the cake
Title: Murder Takes the Cake
Author: Gayle Trent
ISBN-13: 9781451600018
ARC: 252 pages (without recipes)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 2011
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Source: Simon & Schuster

drey's thoughts:
Daphne Martin returns to her hometown after putting an abusive husband in jail for trying to shoot her. As she tries to rebuild her life, she's dragged into a police investigation when she finds a customer dead. Not by her hand (or cake), no matter what the local gossips say! After all, she was only trying to deliver a cake...

Yes, Daphne bakes. And the descriptions of her cakes are so scrumptious I wanted to run out and get one to eat. Unfortunately, I was traveling when I read this, so no cake for me. Bummer.

Well, Daphne finds out quickly how fast bad news flies in a small town, as orders for her cakes dry up. And she has no choice but to try and figure out whodunnit, because a girl has to eat! Then she finds out just how many people would've dunnit, which makes it really difficult to figure out who's friend or foe.

Murder Takes the Cake has a heroine that you'd like, with light-hearted humor sprinkled throughout the dialog. The plot flows, the small-town gossip feels real, and the family interactions are complicated, as they usually are.

ps: There are recipes for those who like to bake, too. And if you do try 'em out, I'll expect a slice in my mailbox. ;)

drey's rating: 3/5 Good

Challenges: New Author


bermudaonion said...

I love lighter books like this - they're so much fun to pick up after a heavy read.

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