Saylor is content with her life. She has her own shop called
Crystal Clear where she sells gemstones and crystals to the
tourists that flock to Sedona, AZ. Her BFF since college,
Sierra, has her own bakery called Cravings. One evening after
closing for the day, the two friends meet for dinner at Finnegan’s.
Then they will go to Sierra’s home where Jaye will be
guinea pig and taste test a new recipe for Linzer tarts. On
the way there, they stop to pick up Sierra’s dog Frosty
at Dee’s Play and Stay. They get to Sierra’s home
and Frosty is let out in the back yard to do his business.
That is when the non-stop barking begins. Jaye goes out to
investigate and finds Frosty near the body of a woman. By
this time Sierra has joined them and they decide to turn the
body over. One look at the face has both ladies screaming.
The dead body is none other than Peggy Kruger, owner of the
only bakery in town for the past 20 years - that is until
Sierra came to town. 911 is called and the police interview
each woman separately. They are told not to leave town. Looks
like Jaye and Sierra will be investigating this murder, since
the police consider them prime suspects. They better be careful
or they could get frosted.
Things to ponder:
How did Peggy Kruger end up in Sierra’s yard? Who wanted
Peggy dead? How did the wallet end up on the floor of Crystal
Clear? How did Jaye’s white sock end up in the refrigerator?
getting to read the first in a brand new series. I always
feel like I am opening up a present that has limitless possibilities.
Sharon Pape does not disappoint. She has written a fast- paced
fun read. I found it almost impossible to put this book down.
I love the quirky characters the author has written into the
book. I am looking forward to reading many more books in this
delicious series. So, if you like your mystery with a sparkly
touch, then you should be reading Alibis and Amethysts.