Toni Holmes has the only gluten
free bakery right in the middle of the wheat fields of Oiltop,
KS. To get more advertising, Baker’s Treat has a float
in the Homer Everet Day parade which is an annual event that
takes place on Thanksgiving Day. Oiltop honors Homer for his
Congressional Medal of Honor and for playing pro football.
The only problem for Toni is her Grandma Ruth is at the police
station being questioned about the murder of her longtime
nemesis Lois Striker. There were tire tracks found near the
body that match the tires on Grandma Ruth’s scooter.
The former investigative reporter is having the time of her
life. Grandma Ruth seems to be asking more questions than
the cops. Toni is going to have to get involved in order to
keep an eye on Grandma Ruth and her cronies. She better be
very careful or she could end up glazed.
Things to ponder: What secrets did Lois take to her grave?
Does Grandma Ruth have an alibi for the time Lois was murdered?
Could Homer’s heroic act of bravery have been a lie?
This was a very enjoyable read. I love the supporting characters
– especially the quirky ones. The author provided enough
twists and turns to keep me turning those pages. I just had
to find out whodunit. The story is well plotted and will keep
you guessing who the murderer is - right until the very end.
The author has thoughtfully provided some yummy gluten free
recipes. I can’t wait to see what Toni will be baking
in the next Baker’s Treat Mystery. So, if you like your
mystery filled with delicious desserts, then you should be
reading Murder Gone A-Rye.