Thursday, October 16, 2008

Baker's Fatal Dozen

Author: Lisa Harris
Publisher: Heartsong Presents Mysteries
ISBN: 978-1-59789-712-9
Genre: Inspirational/cozy mystery

Pricilla Crumb steps into her favorite bakery to order a baker’s dozen of her favorite shortbread cookies—and instead orders a second helping of murder when the owner of the bakery is found dead, murdered in the backroom.

Pricilla is close friends with the murdered man’s wife, and Annabelle is quick to ask Pricilla for help in locating the murderer. Especially since Annabelle is at the top of the suspect list. Pricilla agrees, but her boyfriend, Max Summers isn’t thrilled when he learns that Pricilla is once again on a murderers trail.

But as Pricilla chases after clues and Max chases after Pricilla, who will catch who? A murderer? Or a love?

BAKER’S FATAL DOZEN is the second book in Ms. Harris’ A Cozy Crumb Mystery series. The first book is Recipe for Murder. It is not necessary to read the books in order as they both stand alone, but you will want to read the first book to find out the beginning of certain events that are referred to in a BAKER’S FATAL DOZEN.

I love this new cozy mystery line by Barbour and have enjoyed each of the books I’ve read so far. The faith message in a BAKER’S FATAL DOZEN is expertly woven in and isn’t preachy and the setting of a small town in Colorado with a hunting/fishing resort lodge is a perfect setting. I find myself rooting for Pricilla and hoping that she would find not only the murderer, but also a lasting love. $6.95. 249 pages.

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