Opening up a gluten-free store front in Oiltop, KS may not have
been the smartest move Toni Holmes has made. It is located
right in the middle of wheat country. George Meister, a wheat
farmer in the area, is afraid Toni's new business will cause
him to lose business. He is very vocal at the opening of Baker's
After mixing and baking up the goodies for
the next day's business, Toni goes outside and sees a person
in the ornamental horse trough in front of her shop. She thinks
he is sleeping off a rough night but the police determine
it is a dead body. The corpse is later identified as George
Meister - the farmer that in part ruined her grand opening.
Toni will have to mix up a plan to find a killer or she could
end up proofed.
Things to ponder: Who threw the flour bombs
at the grand opening of Baker's Treats? Why kill George Meister?
Will Sam and Toni ever be more than baked good friends?
J Parra has stirred up a winner of a mystery. I love the quirky
characters that make up Oiltop, KS - especially Grandma Ruth.
She is one feisty old lady. This was such a fun read. I found
that I couldn't put it down. Nancy, please write really fast,
I need to find out what happens to Toni. Some really delish
recipes are included. So if you like your mystery served up
with some healthy baking, then Gluten for Punishment
is one book you should read.