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Publisher's Summary

In Eve Calder's Sugar and Vice, things are heating up at the Cookie House when star pastry chef and amateur sleuth Kate McGuire finds herself in the midst of a shocking murder mystery.

Out of the oven...

Lately, Kate has a lot on her dessert plate. She's launching a cookie-of-the-day challenge in the heart of Coral Cay, providing sweet treats for the reception of the town's handsome new veterinarian - not to mention dealing with tourists in town for a pirate festival and the surprise arrival of her former fiance, Evan, who seems determined to win her back.

And into the fire...

And if that's not enough, a skeleton has been found - in the backyard behind her best friend Maxi's floral shop. Kate knows Maxi could never hurt a fly. Maybe the remains belong to Sir George Bly, a long-dead pirate whose name has become urban legend - until now? It's time for Kate to use every trick in the recipe book to prove Maxi's innocence, and find the truth about the skeleton, before the last of the cookies crumble...

©2020 Eve Calder (P)2020 Tantor

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pirates and cake and mystery

I really enjoyed this book. it's just a simple cozy mystery. it's great fun and the narrator is good.

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Sugar and Vice

I must say that I liked the second book in this series as much, if not more than book 1. Ms. Calder has a knack for pulling you in to a believable story with very interesting characters & adorable furry friends. I just had to keep listening to the very end. I’m looking forward to book 3 in this Cookie House series.

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LOVE THIS SERIES AND BOOK

I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK, THE STORYLINE, AND THE CHARACTERS. KATE IS SUCH A PERFECT MIXTURE OF SOFTNESS AND STRENGTH. MAXI, THE VOICE OF REASON AND A GREAT FRIEND AND SLEUTHING PARTNER. BUT IT JUST WOULDN'T BE COMPLETE WITHOUT OLIVER. NOW, I CANNOT WAIT FOR BOOK 3. I DO HOPE WE SEE A LOT MORE OF THE NEW VET.

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Very Enjoyable

I really liked the whole story. It was very diverting. The reader's performance is spot on (I would even say I found her voice calming). The crime in question was interesting and difficult enough to keep you guessing to the last minute. I am a sucker for dessert and I really enjoyed all the references to cookies, cakes and baking. The characters were likable. Plus it's set in a sunny, beautiful place and I almost felt like I was there while I was reading the book. I am excited for the next one to come out.

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New favorite cozy author!

The characters are endearing and the ending was a genuine surprise. I will seek out more from this author.

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I Liked This One

These stories have very likable characters. The story makes you want to visit Coral Key. I enjoy trying to solve the mystery so I keep track of whatever I feel is a clue. This mystery had great clues as well as red herrings. It also make you want to bake cookies, so listen at your own risk.

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It kept me guessing

Finally a mystery I did not figure out in the first third of the book!

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Great sequel hope there are more books to come!

Great sequel usually sequels are never better than the first but this one was. After finishing the 1st book that I stumbled upon was so happy there was a 2nd one. Hopefully there are more to come in this series. This for sure is a great choice for those that love to bake, love dogs and love a cozy mystery. Oliver the dog is a great character love that he gets such a big role! Highly recommend this, be warned tho you will want to move to a cozy place in Florida and crave cookies from reading this book! lol

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Entertaining Characters with a Murderous Twist

Book 2 is as good as the first if not better. I eagerly await the next in this series.

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very good series

Well written, moves along, and keeps your interest. Love the characters and the setting.

The narration is excellent. It's amazing that she can differentiate all the characters so we'll.

Looking forward to the next one.

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