Monday, December 12, 2011

Mailbox Monday - Sheetcake Named Desire




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Title: A Sheetcake Named Desire
Author: Jacklyn Brady
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Publication Date: August 2, 2011
Format: Paperback; Pgs 304
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Source: Paperback Swap
Series: A Piece of Cake Mystery

Summary

Sweet Success can be a motive for murder.

There aren’t many things pastry chef Rita Lucero hates more than losing. But two years after her marriage to fellow baker Philippe Renier fell apart, she’s still trying to get him to sign the divorce papers. Exasperated, Rita visits Philippe’s high-end New Orleans shop, Zydeco Cakes, to get his signature—and discovers that her marriage is already over when she finds Philippe dead with a chef’s knife in his chest.

Rita is shocked to discover the body, and overwhelmed to learn that since the divorce wasn’t final, she now inherits part ownership in Zydeco Cakes. But it’s a mixed blessing: the gorgeous shop is actually in financial trouble, and Rita’s windfall sets her up as a prime suspect in Philippe’s murder. Her former mother-in-law demands that Rita find out who killed her son, and his former employees don’t know whether to trust her. The feeling is mutual—especially since the real culprit is still out there, and Rita may be the next victim served.

4 comments:

Kaye said...

This was a fun read. I liked it a lot. Enjoy!

Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds fascinating, great cover.

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Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I love this title. I'll bet this will be a fun read!

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

Love the sound of this!
I just wanted to drop by as well and welcome you to the Eclectic Reader Challenge at Book'd Out

Shelleyrae @ Book'd OUt