Dying For a Cupcake

A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery, #4

Are you ready for cupcakes…murder and a little bit more? If so make sure to pick-up this sweet mystery. It has great characters and a solid cozy plotline.

Deveraux "Dev" Sinclair is all excited about having a cupcake contest at her store and she has one contestant who really wants to win. Twenty years ago Kizzy Cutler left her home and moved on. Kizzy is back to try to win a contest with her cupcakes. As they are getting ready for the contest Fallon, her helper dies for from mysterious causes. Kizzy Cutler still wants to carry on with the contest even though Fallon is dead. This bothers a few people. Dev has come to the conclusion that someone was probably trying to kill Kizzy instead of Fallon. She has to work super-fast to make make sure that her friend or someone else does not get hurt. Maybe they are an old enemy, and not a new one.

I don’t want to give too much away. I liked the story and it was a great mystery.

Book Blurb for Dying For a Cupcake

When Devereaux “Dev” Sinclair hosts a cupcake contest at her five-and-dime store, she discovers that someone is just dying to win...

Kizzy Cutler finds it so delicious to be back in her hometown of Shadow Bend, Missouri, that she seems to have forgotten why she fled twenty years ago. For now, she’s excited to kick off her new line of cupcakes with a competition, which Dev has agreed to host in her shop. But before the first yummy cupcake is even baked, Kizzy's assistant Fallon dies from a mysterious ailment.

While the medical examiner attempts to discover what killed Fallon, Kizzy declares that the show must go on. However after Kizzy escapes several near misses, Dev is convinced that someone in Shadow Bend has it in for the Cupcake Queen. Is the secret from her past so dark someone still wants to kill her for it?

With a list of not-so-sweet suspects, Dev’s in a race against the timer to solve the murder before someone else gets iced…

Includes a sneak peak of the next Scumble River Mystery!

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2015 4.00