are lively in Savannah as Hollywood comes to town to film
a movie. Katie Lightfoot, magical baker extraordinaire, gets
her hands into the mixture of drama, deceit, and yes, once
Knapp, the “fixer” for the movie, who literally
fixes all sorts of situations on and off set, is found stabbed
to death right by the catering table where the food from the
Honeybee Bakery has been served. Katie and her Aunt Lucy and
Uncle Ben own the magical bakery, and a touch of white magic
is baked into most of their goods.
Simon and why? In this installment of the Magical Bakery series,
police Detective Peter Quinn actually asks for Katie’s
help. After all, her instincts have helped solve murders in
the past, and he recognizes that this will be a difficult
case to solve.
As in previous books, Cates has woven a tight mystery, packed
with charming characters and drool worthy sounding baked goods.
There are even some recipes at the back of the book, including
one for gluten-free peanut butter cookies!
the “enchanted éclairs” don’t relate
directly to the murder, they provide a fun little sub-plot,
and show the joys of magical baking. I adore Mungo, Katie’s
familiar, a very opinionated little dog. Her friends from
her coven, the Spellbook Club continue to make me wish I could
join their group as they not only practice good magic, they
provide good books for readers who come to the bakery.
has set the scene for future books with the introduction of
a new character to work at the bakery, the return of an old
character to help out at the bakery, too, the possible expansion
of the business and the ongoing education in all things paranormal
of Katie’s boyfriend, Steve.
five bags of magic sugar and herbs for a scrumpdillyicious
book and the promise of many more to come in this fantabulous
of other titles in this series
and Broomsticks #1
Bothered, and Biscotti #2
Enchanted Elcair #4
and Macaroons #5
and Scones #6