• Murder at the Beacon Bakeshop

  • Beacon Bakeshop Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Darci Hannah
  • Narrated by: Amy Melissa Bentley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (88 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

After Lindsey Bakeswell catches her celebrity chef fiance sizzling in the arms of another woman, Lindsey leaves big city Wall Street for small town Beacon Harbor, Michigan, to pursue her own passion as a pastry baker - and gets mixed up in someone's sweet taste of revenge....

More interested in kneading dough than adding it up, Lindsey's breakup inspired her to set up the shop she always wanted in a place that always made her happy. She'd spent many childhood summers near this beach community and converting the old run-down lighthouse into a bakery cafe and home offers a perfect fresh start for Lindsey. 

But not everyone in town has a sweet tooth. The preservation society won't have the lighthouse's history sugar coated by lattes and cakes - and a protest group crashes Lindsey's Memorial Day opening. Then her ex-fiance Jeffrey Plank and his girlfriend Mia Wong arrive to trash the place. In the ensuing chaos Mia chokes on a donut and dies. 

An autopsy reveals cyanide in Mia's bloodstream and Lindsey is the police's prime suspect. To clear her name, she's going to need to combine ingredients found in the town's checkered past to uncover the identity of a desperate killer....

©2021 Darci Hannah (P)2021 Tantor

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AWESOME

Murder at the Beacon Bakeshop is an awesome beginning to a well written cozy mystery series. The plot is interesting and entertaining, the characters engaging and realistic, the dialogue witty and funny. I enjoyed this mystery and strongly encourage others to give it a chance.

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A Must Listen

I listen to hundreds of audio mysteries and love to try and figure out if I can solve who it might be.. I didn't even come close😊. Great characters and narration. can't wait to listen to the next one.

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A WINNER

I LOVE IT WHEN I DISCOVER A NEW SERIES AS GOOD AS THIS ONE PROMISES TO BE. THIS FIRST IN A NEW SERIES IS AN EXCELLENT READ. THE CHARACTERS ARE LIKEABLE; THE BACK-STORIES INTERESTING WITHOUT THE TEDIUM OFTEN FOUND IN FIRST BOOKS; AND PLAUSIBLE RED HERRINGS ABOUND. I DO HOPE BOOK 2 IS ON THE HORIZON. I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE WHAT NEW ADVENTURES AWAIT THESE NEW FRIENDS.

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slow start and an inane section

The story was very slow to start, almost 4-5 chapters to finally get to the plot, and the communication via the computer was just dumb altogether, saying it was the ghost?! That's where I questioned my intelligence to continue.

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Really good read!

What a fun read! I can't wait for the next one. I loved the characters!

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Good who dunnit?

Loved that the story was based around the bakery and look forward to listening to the next book.

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heroine is a bit dim

I found the book a good fun light read but struggled with how dim the heroine is. at one point for example, she leaves her home at 3am to follow clearly mysterious happenings without leaving a note or calling the police.

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Nice cozy mystery

Characters are well rounded and likeable. Setting was different water than ocean. Would recommend to people who enjoy cozy mysteries.

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Loved this fun cozy mystery!

Fun cozy mystery with, murder, romance, and one big dog. Great narration. Fun book!

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low stars for narrator, not book

Unfortunately I cannot rate the story as I couldn't finish it. I tried a couple of times but simply cannot get past the narrator's voice. Melissa Bentley makes the main character sound so smug & condescending that it was like finger nails against a chalkboard. Who willingly listens to a 'Karen'? Wish I never purchased this audio book.

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