Jan 22, 2016

Review: Killer Cupcakes by Leighann Dobbs

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Killer Cupcakes is the first in the Lexy Baker Baker Mysteries by Leighann Dobbs, a free ebook that I found among the others in my Kindle. Though I rarely read ebooks, it was the perfect read for lying in bed - a light cozy with a delightful main character - the owner of a cupcake bakery who has turned amateur sleuth.

In the plot, Lexy's ex-boyfriend has been killed and she becomes the main suspect when her cupcake tops are found to be the vehicle for the murder = poison. Despite warning from a strange man at the funeral, Lexy investigates the murder and enlists sleuthing help from her grandmother and her friends who have formed a detective club at their senior retirement home - using only their iPads and their curiosity online, of course.

Love is in the air as well, as the detective investigating the case takes an interest in the cupcake maker at the same time as he investigates her as a suspect.

First chapter, first paragraph: 

"Sprinkles - no!"Lexy hissed at her dog who was wriggling through a gap in the backyard fence. With a sigh of resignation, she padded out into the yard in her bare feet, her pink cotton pyjama bottoms fluttering around her calves in the late night summer breeze. The glow of the full moon lit the yard well enough for her to see where she was going without a flashlight.
I hope to read more of the series when in the mood for a light cozy mystery, and I may try a few in the author's other series as well.

10 comments:

  1. This sounds like a fun read! As kids me and my little sister always wanted to set up our own detective club but nothing interesting ever happened. Although tbh, I'm quite glad none of my cupcakes were ever poisoned! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great week!
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    1. I agree, detecting is never as much fun as it is in cozies, Juli.

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  2. I have suddenly started reading and loving cozies again. There is something about them...and even on TV, the Hallmark Channel is bringing delightful adventures every week. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE GOOD LIAR”

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    1. Cozies seem to fit the bill in cold winter, Laurel-Rain!

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  3. Love the name "Sprinkles!" Even though the synopsis sounds like a typical cozy - another bakery owner turned sleuth? - it sounds like an entertaining story. I like the idea that senior citizens in a retirement home are involved in solving the mystery.
    My Friday post features THE LIGHT OF HIDDEN FLOWERS.

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    1. Not much original in the plot, Sandra, but the main character is spunky, which makes the book fun to read.

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  4. I like the beginning and love cozy mysteries - plus I think the cover is really cute! Here;s my Friday meme

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    1. I like her writing, Maria, and have downloaded a couple of her other free mysteries.

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  5. This sounds adorable! It would be fun to have a Cozy Book Club, and to serve cupcakes at the meetings! :)

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