A Batter of Life and Death

A Batter of Life and Death

A Bakeshop Mystery

Book - 2015
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Welcome to Torte-a small-town family bakeshop where the coffee is hot, the muffins are fresh, and the cakes are definitely to die for... It's autumn in Ashland, Oregon-'tis the season for a spiced hot apple cider with a serving (or two) of Torte's famous peach cobbler. It's also the perfect time for Jules Capshaw to promote her family's beloved bake shop by competing in The Pastry Channel's reality show, Take the Cake . The prize is $25,000. But as Jules quickly learns, some people would kill for that kind of dough. Literally . Then, just as Jules dusts off her Bavarian Chocolate Cake recipe and cinches up her apron, the corpse of a fellow contestant is discovered- death by buttercream . What began as a fun, tasteful televised adventure has morphed into something of a true-crime detective show for Jules and everybody else on set. Who could have killed Chef Marco, and why? Can Jules sift out the killer before someone else gets burned?
Publisher: New York, New York :, St. Martin's Paperbacks,, 2015.
Edition: St. Martin's Paperbacks edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781250054241
Characteristics: 296 pages ;,18 cm.


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Feb 23, 2019

Still cute series about a chef returning home to mend her broken heart, still pretty far to the edge of fantasy life, but wishful thinking is fun. Alexander does make me a little nuts with inconsistency, On p 149 she ends a several paragraph rant about how coffee has absolutely no effect on her character, then on page 150, the character sips her coffee until it "effects kick in."

Nov 01, 2015

Great cozy mystery. I really hope Carlos does not show up in Ashland in the next book but he probably will. Will Jules and Thomas wind up together.

Jul 25, 2015

This is such a good, fun, cozy mystery series. (Book #2 in the series.) I highly recommend it!

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