Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Baker's Fatal Dozen: A Cozy Crumb Mystery by Lisa Harris

Get ready to cook up a second helping of Pricilla Crumb and her hilarious schemes to serve up justice.

When Reggie Pierce, who runs Pricilla Crumb's favorite bakery, is found dead, Pricilla finds herself hot on the trail of another sticky scandal that begins with murder. Bus as Pricilla chases after clues to catch a killer, will the road to her long-distance romance with Max hit a permanent detour?

My Review:
This is one of those small paperback mysteries that prove to be a quick, enjoyable read. I connected to Pricilla. the sixty-five year-old retired-but-still-working protagonist who just cannot stop investigating Reggie's murder. She's so sure that her friend didn't do it. There's romance in the mix too as she vacillates between loving Max, who lives 200 miles away and letting him go.

The vivid descriptions of Baker's Dozen Bakery (what a good name for a bakery!) had my mouth watering. Although the ending was weak, this is a fun read.

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