Sinclair has agreed to be the host for a cupcake contest,
to be held upstairs at her shop, Devereaux's Dime Store, in
her home town of Shadow Bend, Missouri. After all, tourists
would come, there’d be national publicity, and therefore
the opportunity to increase sales and keep her business in
As Dev struggles
with a decision about which of the two men in her life might
be “the one” for her future, the cupcake contest
is also a welcome distraction. Until that is, a young woman
is murdered and it appears that someone is really out to get
cupcake queen, Kizzy Cutler, who brought the contest to town.
With an uncertain
list of suspects and a seemingly thin list of possible motives,
the police don't seem to have much to go on. Dev decides to
work the case herself since she's had success in solving murders
before. Also, there is the whole keep the business in the
black aspect, not to mention preventing another murder. To
make matters even more confusing, there’s a new fire
chief in town and he is smoking hot! After a small fire at
the dime store, his interest in Dev becomes evident. Three
sexy men? What's a gal to do?
This is yet another
delightful read in the Deveraux's Dime Story Mystery series.
I couldn't put it down, never figured out who the killer was
or why. I turned page after page well into the wee hours because
I just had to finish the book. The characters are down to
earth, the plot realistic and the overall atmosphere fun and
intriguing. This is one engaging page-turner sure to satisfy
cozy mystery readers from start to finish!
Reviews of other titles in this series
to Death #1
Between the Lines #2