Wedding Cake Mystery, No 1
Mary Jane Clark
William Morrow /HarperCollins
December 2010/ ISBN 9780061995545
by Barbara Buhrer
Would be actress 27
year-old Piper Donovan leaves Manhattan and returns to her family's
home in Hillwood, New Jersey where she assists she mother in the
family bakery, Icing on the Cake. Piper promises to create a cake
for the upcoming wedding of Glenna Brooks, a friend and the star
of the daytime soap opera, A Little Rain Must Fall; but
the murder, by cyanide poisoning, of Glenna's costar and former
lover, Travis York, threatens to derail the wedding.
Glenna has been receiving
threatening letters. Piper ,with the help of her neighbor Jack,
an FBI agent, sets out to find the guilty party. Her own future
is in limbo when she discovers that her mother has macular degeneration
and will not be able to continue with the bakery.
This is an enjoyable
cozy mystery. It is easy to read with short chapters. The characters
are believable and likable. The cake decorating and baking are informative.
Included is Piper's butter cream frosting recipe, which sounds easy
to make and delicious.