The sweet smell of success... a bitter dose of death!
For baker Madeline McDougal, life is sweet, literally. As a bakery owner, Madeline spends her days baking a large variety of tasty treats. A skill passed down to her by her late Mother. Madeline's pastries are a hit with not just locals, but people from all across the country. But as of late... business has been waning. Yet everything changes when Madeline notices that the backdoor of her shop has been tampered with, and is led to an even more gruesome discovery.
When the local police chief begins his investigation, Madeline becomes the prime suspect. Is she really a suspect? Or just a pawn in a dangerous game?
Easy read, fun lead character
Fairly predictable, good for relaxing.
Needs some work.
The writing and grammar is hard to follow. Everything is in quotes but you have to reread to see who is talking. Can’t quite understand personalities of some of the characters. Please don’t say the town is small and cute one more time. Has potential but needs some work.
More pralines please...
Maddie McDougall opens her bakery one morning to find something amiss. The body in the back alley turns out to be someone she knows and had a falling out with years ago, so she becomes the sheriff’s number one suspect. She enlists the help of her granddaughter and a young attorney to help her find the real killer. Along the way, she discovers far more secrets than she expected.
This cozy mystery provides a good, quick diversion, but it didn’t capture my interest or amuse me quite as much as others I have read.