When the bookshop next to the Honeybee Bakery hosts a signing for a Savannah radio celebrity's new self-help book, magical baker Katie Lightfoot is happy to provide some delectable desserts. The whole spellbook club is going to the event, curious about the book (and maybe to sample some goodies), but the final chapter comes too soon for the author when she is found dead at the event. The prime suspect is Angie Kissel, a former witch whose familiar was once Katie's own terrier, Mungo. Katie is at first hesitant to help, afraid of losing the little dog who has become so important to her. But after a little nudge from Mungo himself, Katie decides to try to conjure up the real killer - before Angie gets served.
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Reader of all things science fiction, fantasy, mystery and paranormal.
Katie continues to grow into her own in this cozy witch mystery series. I love that we got to hear more about familiars and Mungo's origins, and that Katie's relationships continue to develop and grow, although not without a few bumps along the way. The mystery is well-paced and the characters are likeable, with distinct personalities. I enjoyed the narration, as well.
Love the story and narrator, can't wait for the next one.
would love to get some of the recipes of some of the food she describes.
Like History, Business and Self-Improvement books. 32 year US Army veteran.
Excellent plot with more twists and turns than Murder She Wrote or Columbo. Really keeps you guessing. Love a book that the characters interact so well, and during the course of the adventure the characters all learn and grow too. Riveting and thoroughly enjoyable; plus the narrator has such an excellent range in voices that it just makes the whole book work.
I can always count on the books in this series to be fun and entertaining. I look forward to the next book.
This book is one in a series by Bailey Cates and I always look forward to the next. Before picking up a copy to read make sure you have eaten. The description of the food is mouth-watering but the recipes are in the back of the books even though, I have to admit, I have not tried any of them. This is another good book in the magical life of Katie who adds a bit of magic to all she bakes. She is really coming into her own as a shop owner who has a taste for solving mysteries. The supporting characters and “book club” also lend a lot to the plot. Although a series all of the books can stand on their own and are great cozies.
I've listened to all of the stories in this series so far, but do have an issue with one (pretty major) aspect of the murder on which the story is based. The victim was discovered shortly after she died, and was pronounced dead by a fireman/paramedic/first responder, who never even thought to start CPR and call 911. Bailey, really?! You don't have to have a medical background to know that this is very standard procedure, everywhere. The only people who I am aware do not get CPR these days, are those who are hospice patients with a signed DNR, or people who are stone cold with rigor mortis or decay already setting in. That scene was ludicrous to me, but other than that, it's a typical fun read. The reader did her usual good job.
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