“Snappy dialogue, a well-drawn supporting cast and an irresistible canine companion all add delicious flavor. Gulp this book down or savor it, but consuming it will guarantee a sustained sugar high.”– The New York Times Book Review
In a brand-new culinary cozy series with a fresh edge and a delightful small-town setting, the acclaimed author introduces Maddy Montgomery, a social media expert who’s #StartingOver in small town Michigan after inheriting her great-aunt’s bakery…and a 200-pound English Mastiff named Baby.
A CrimeReads Most Anticipated Book Of 2022
When Maddy Montgomery’s groom is a no-show to their livestream wedding, it’s a disaster that no amount of filtering can fix. But a surprise inheritance offers a chance to regroup and rebrand—as long as Maddy is willing to live in her late, great-aunt Octavia’s house in New Bison, Michigan, for a year, running her bakery and caring for a 250-pound English mastiff named Baby.
Maddy doesn’t bake, and her Louboutins aren’t made for walking giant dogs around Lake Michigan, but the locals are friendly and the scenery is beautiful. With help from her aunt’s loyal friends, aka the Baker Street Irregulars, Maddy feels ready to tackle any challenge, including Octavia’s award-winning cake recipes. That is, until New Bison’s mayor is fatally stabbed, and Maddy’s fingerprints are found on the knife . . .
Something strange is going on in New Bison. It seems Aunt Octavia had her suspicions, too. But Maddy’s going to need a whole lot more than a trending hashtag to save her reputation—and her life.
Great Cozy Murder Mystery!
Great MC, nice pacing, and a solid supporting cast made this book very enjoyable. I read and listened to the audio book and I recommend both mediums. I do think Burns could benefit from a bit more synonyms in her writing but that is just me nitpicking. There were a couple of unanswered questions by the end, however I do believe it was just a setup to allow for a sequel. The twist did its job and the tension was there, but not overly suffocating. Overall I throughly enjoyed this book. I recommend reading it in your favorite autumn reading nook with a nice hot latte swallowed by your most comfortable blanket. Great job Burns, and I cannot wait to read your next work!
Excellent start to a new series.
There is plenty of humor in this book as well as a core of quirky characters. There is still a possibility of an unsolved mystery at the end.