Friday, April 29, 2016

Book Review/e-book giveaway: Raisin the Dead by Karoline Barrett

 Title: Raisin the Dead
 Author: Karoline Barrett
 Series: Book 2 Bread & Batter Mystery
 Publisher: Intermix
 Format: kindle e-book
 Source: Received for review from Netgalley
 Rating: 5 stars
 Reviewed by: Tina

 It's the sweet smells of baked goods and perfume in book two of the Bread and Batter Mysteries. Molly Tyler and Olivia Williams own Bread and Batter Bakery where they make scrumptious bagels and cupcakes for their customers. Molly has a lot to worry about when she sees he mother lunching with Phillip Baldelli of the Library Advisory Board. Molly's mother is also the library director, a position that someone else wants....badly they are discussing the expansion of the library.

 After their meeting they are seen arguing in the parking lot and Serefina,owner of her own perfume company comes to town who is grand-niece to Phillip finds him dead in his home. It is brought to light that someone was threatening Phillip not give money for the expansion of the library. The police discover that Phillips death is suspicious and protesters  rally around the library, all the while inside Bread and Batter the customers debate the library's expansion.

 The romance and drama with Molly and Detective Sean Corsino, who is investigating the case is heating up with romance and drama when he is in a accident and in the hospital. When Molly's mother Annie is found to be the number one suspect for the murder of Phillip. Molly knows that someone is trying to set her mother up and Molly finds unconventional ways and finds herself in danger to find the real killer when she must sniff out a growing list of suspects that go way back, she must find a way to survive to live to bake another day.

 A Lighthearted mystery full of drama, a little romance and a killer with a agenda. Cupcakes and bagels and Bread and Batter Bakery are Molly's passion but finding the person who is framing her mother even if it means putting her mother on the suspect list makes Molly a very likable ameteur sleuth. Foodies will adore Raisin the Dead. I can't wait to visit Bread and Batter Bakery with Molly,Sean and her family and friends in the next book.

 FTC Disclosure Thank you to the publisher and/or author or Net Galley for providing us with a copy of this book for review.This did not influence our thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book are our own.

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  1. Raisin the Dead sounds like a fun read! Thank you for the chance to win.

  2. This book sounds great. I can't wait to read it. Thanks for the chance.

  3. Raisin the Dead sounds like a good read. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  4. Raisin the Dead by Karoline Barrett sounds great! Thank you for the chance to win.

  5. I would love to read this book—thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  6. Sounds like an intriguing read.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Carol Smith

  7. This sounds like a book I would enjoy! Thank you!

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  8. I love cozy mysteries with a food theme. Can hardly wait to read!!!!!

  9. I love cozy mysteries with a food theme. Can hardly wait to read!!!!!

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  11. This sounds great, I will have to go get the first one and get started, thanks for the chance to win this one.
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  12. I love this title pun...and the cover has me hooked. The review makes it official. I need to read this series. Thanks.

  13. A delightful series.


  14. I love the titles of these books! I have Bun For Your Life and would love to read Raisin the Dead~ Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  15. Interesting. May have a new series to start soon.

  16. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. New to me series, can't wait to read. Thanks for the giveaway.

  18. I enjoy food cozies.. Thanks for the review and the chance to win.

  19. I have added this to my TBR list. Can't wait to read it.

  20. Book sounds great! Wish I had some of their bakery goods now.

  21. Sounds like a fun read

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  22. I hope I made it...this is so fun to have an ebook contest. I love them and this cozy is right up my Alley...Thanks for the Review. Marilyn

  23. Thank you for the chance.

  24. Sounds like a great Series



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