Book Review-A Killer Cupcake (A Beachfront Bakery Cozy Mystery—Book 1)-Fiona Grace | Miki's Hope

Book Review-A Killer Cupcake (A Beachfront Bakery Cozy Mystery—Book 1)-Fiona Grace

Friday, August 6, 2021

This clean cozy had me shaking my head at times in wonder and laughing out loud other times.

Allison Sweet was a pastry chef in the French tradition. She worked at a prestigious restaurant as a sou chef who only had one job--to make creme brule. Her boss was impossible and finally one day she quit (you will laugh at what she does just before) and her boss fired her at the same time. She goes home to her free loading boyfriend--he tells her he is leaving her--. She goes to meet up with her brother at a boardwalk and is accosted by a monkey and a fortune teller----

While walking the boardwalk with her brother she spots a vacant store--she always wanted to own her own bakery-------

There are a couple of twists and turns as Allison tries to figure out who murdered a man--she knows she didn't do it--but everyone else seems to think she did!

I am sure that you will enjoy this one--and I for one am looking forward to the others as they come out in this new series.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

"Very entertaining. I highly recommend this book to the permanent library of any reader that appreciates a very well written mystery, with some twists and an intelligent plot. You will not be disappointed. Excellent way to spend a cold weekend!" --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (regarding Murder in the Manor)

BEACHFRONT BAKERY: A KILLER CUPCAKE is the debut novel in a charming and hilarious new cozy mystery series by #1 bestselling author Fiona Grace, whose bestselling Murder in the Manor (A Lacey Doyle Cozy Mystery) has nearly 200 five star reviews.

Allison Sweet, 34, a sous chef in Los Angeles, has had it up to here with demeaning customers, her demanding boss, and her failed love life. After a shocking incident, she realizes the time has come to start life fresh and follow her lifelong dream of moving to a small town and opening a bakery of her own.

When Allison spots a charming, vacant storefront on the boardwalk near Venice, she wonders if she could really start life anew. Feeling like it’s a sign, and a time to take a chance in life, she goes for it.

Yet Allison did not anticipate the wild ride ahead of her: the boardwalk, filled with fun and outrageous characters, is pulsing with life, from the Italian pizzeria owners on either side of her who vie for her affection, to the fortune tellers and scheming rival bakery owner nearby. Allison yearns to just focus on her delicious new pastry recipes and keep her struggling bakery afloat—but when a murder occurs right near her shop, everything changes.

Implicated, her entire future at stake, Allison has no choice but to investigate to clear her name. As an orphaned dog wanders into her life, a devoted new sidekick with a knack for solving mysteries, she starts her search.

Will they find the killer? And can her struggling bakery survive?

A hilarious cozy mystery series, packed with twists, turns, romance, travel, food and unexpected adventure, the BEACHFRONT BAKERY series will keep you laughing and turning pages late into the night as you fall in love with an endearing new character who will capture your heart.


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About the Author (from Amazon)

Debut author Fiona Grace is author of the LACEY DOYLE COZY MYSTERY series, comprising nine books (and counting); of the TUSCAN VINEYARD COZY MYSTERY series, comprising six books (and counting); of the DUBIOUS WITCH COZY MYSTERY series, comprising three books (and counting); of the BEACHFRONT BAKERY COZY MYSTERY series, comprising six books (and counting); and of the CATS AND DOGS COZY MYSTERY series, comprising three books (and counting).

MURDER IN THE MANOR (A Lacey Doyle Cozy Mystery--Book 1) is available as a free download on Amazon!

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Lauryn R said...

This sounds like a really fun book to read, I love a good mystery! I would definitely add this to my library.

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