Custom Baked Murder is the fifth book in A Pawsitively Organic Mystery series. Kristan “Stan” Connor is working hard on getting everything ready for the opening of her shop, Pawsitively Organic Pet Patisserie and Café, when her sister, Christine shows up at her home with her daughter, Evangeline in tow. Christine has left her husband, Michael and wishes to stay with Stan They are also all expected at the home Stan's mom shares with her fiancée, Mayor Tony Falco, for an engagement party. Not only is Stan and company late for the party, but Stan's sister discovers the body of Eleanor, one of Stan's ex-coworkers in the upstairs bathroom. To top things off, Stan's ex boyfriend, Richard Ruse, is the number one suspect in the murder. Stan, unwilling to let her ex get railroaded for a crime she's pretty sure he didn't commit, throws herself into investigating the murder.
I found Custom Baked Murder to be an easy and enjoyable book to read. It was nice to catch up with Stan’s family and friends in Frog Ledge and to see how the characters have developed since the last installment. Although I was able to solve the murder early on, armchair detectives should love it. Four paws! - ROCCO LOTEMPIO
Kristan “Stan” Connor gladly turned tail on her high-flying job and moved to a quaint New England town to sell organic pet treats. But with her nose for solving murders, there’s no such thing as a quiet life…
Summer is winding down in Frog Ledge, Connecticut, but Stan’s love life and career are both heating up nicely. In between planning her new pet patisserie and café, Stan is settling into living-in-bliss with sexy pub owner Jake McGee. Love’s on the menu for Stan’s mom, Patricia, too, who’s engaged to Frog Ledge’s mayor, Tony Falco.
Mayor Falco’s dogged ambition isn’t popular among locals, but it’s his executive coach, Eleanor Chang, who’s inspired a dangerous grudge. When Eleanor is found dead, there’s a whole pack of suspects to choose from. Stan has first-hand experience of Eleanor’s unsavory business tactics. But finding out who forced her to take a fatal plunge off the corporate ladder means unearthing some shady secrets…and a killer who’s too close for comfort.
Includes Gourmet Pet Food Recipes!