Author: Denise Swanson
Series: Book 4 A Devereaux Dime Store Mystery
Publisher: Obsidian Mystery
Source: Received for Review from Publisher
Rating: Four Stars
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Reviewed by: Tina
I just couldn't resist picking up this book. Judging by the catchy title, Dying for A Cupcake was just what this cupcake murder mystery lover wanted to read. Kizzy Cutler is a "cupcake queen" a celebrity gourmet cupcake queen, she has after many years of being away from her hometown of Shadow Bend, Missouri. She is back for a cupcake competition to kick off her latest line of cupakes and is welcomed back to town with open arms and many sweet tooths.
Just when things are going well for the "Cupcake Queen" her assistant, Fallon is discovered murdered under mysterious circumstances. The self assured cupcake queen pushes on, undeterred by Fallon's murder. Soon it is clear as day that Kizzy is this killers true target.
Dev is the proprietor of Deveraux's Dime store and agrees to have some of the what the business owners and friends of Deb's dub "The Cupcake Weekend" events there. After a near hit and run and then a attempt on Kizzy's life and arson at Dev's Dime Store, it seems that someone has it in for "The Cupcake Queen". Dev then decides to try to help the police along in finding someone who has already murdered. Then suspects start to surface and as Dev checks them all out she quickly discovers someone who felt it was their duty to kill Kizzy and even the score.
This was the first book I read in this series and I know I chose the best one. This a winner for cupcake lovers. Dev is a character that felt like a little reflection of me. Even by the picture on the cover I thought somewhat looked like me. With her complicated love life, a little romance and sometimes indecisiveness about men. Very engaging and top notch fast paced writing. I could easily picture myself in this small town as I was reading. I was so eager to find out who the cupcake culprit was and had a inkling of sympathy for the killer as the person was revealed.
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