Murder Most Sweet: A Bookish Baker Mystery

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Teddie is looking forward to the book signing at her best friend’s bookshop with best-selling author Tavish Bentley onboard. When the author’s fiancee is found murdered, Teddie is shocked to discover it was her own scarf that was used to strangle the poor woman. Now, she has to work to clear her own name. When the author invites her to dinner, she’s not sure which is more of a struggle: keeping her prying mother out of her business or keeping a deranged stalker of Tavish’s from attacking her.

Teddie is a refreshing protagonist being a Breast Cancer survivor which has left her shaken by her own mortality. Walker weaves her recovery and how this impacted her into every aspect of Teddie’s character through how she views life, loves her dog, deals with her mom, and how she finds new value for her way of life. Teddie is blunt, out-spoken, wisecracking, and embraces the saying ‘a mind of her own’ which makes her a breath of fresh air to read. Her voice brings humor and delight to the story which allows you to feel her exasperation when dealing with her old-fashioned mother and her unwavering honesty about being herself. The mystery is a joy for book lovers through the high-level of book love found throughout from Teddie’s author status to the charming author Tavish Bentley to her best friend’s bookstore. Murder Most Sweet delivers a mystery with a humorous and independent protagonist leading an engaging and suspenseful mystery that weaves in a dose of cancer awareness.

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Author Laura Jensen Walker
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 289 pages
Publisher Crooked Lane Books
Publish Date 2020-Sep-08
ISBN 9781643855028 Buy this Book
Issue December 2020
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller