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Saturday, December 19, 2015


THE CAKES OF MONTE CRISTO
Book 6 in the Piece Of Cake Mystery series 
by Jacklyn Brady


In the fresh new Piece of Cake Mystery from the national bestselling author of Rebel Without a Cake, a pastry chef becomes embroiled in a suspicious death as a mysterious curse casts a pall over an annual New Orleans ball.
 
Rita Lucero, co-owner of New Orleans’s Zydeco Cakes, is thrilled to be catering an annual ball held at the Monte Cristo Hotel. Designing the high-end desserts is her priority—until she stumbles upon a mystery long-buried at her shop. It’s an ornate ruby necklace, hidden underneath her staircase and rumored to be cursed. 
 
After the gem’s appraiser suddenly drops dead and Rita herself is targeted by a menacing stranger, she’s no longer laughing at local superstition. Now with five cakes on order and an investigation into the necklace’s past revealing layers of unsettling clues, Rita has reason to keep looking over her shoulder while she’s frosting. Because any way you slice it, the next victim of the legendary curse could be her.

MY REVIEW


THE CAKES OF MONTE CRISTO is a delicious recipe of mystery, mayhem, and murder.

Six books into this series and author Jacklyn Brady still knows what it takes to keep her readers engaged and happy. THE CAKES OF MONTE CRISTO is for certain the icing on the cake of this series!

The intricate plot of this story captured me. Each chapter being better than the last, I found myself reading far later into the night than I should have. But it was worth it to see how this wonderfully written book turned out.

The characters in the Piece Of Cake Mystery series, old and new, are all so multi-layered. There are times I related to protagonist, Rita Lucero, and other times when I didn’t see eye to eye with her. But that’s a good thing. It added to the realism of her character.

There is no doubt about it…author Brady has another hit on her hands. I’m sure you’ll agree when you’re slicing through the pages of this mystery.

Make sure to check out the back of the book for some tasty recipes!

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Release Date: January 5, 2016

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5 comments:

  1. Thanks, Lisa! I'm enjoying the festive images, accompanying your reviews!

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    1. Thank you, Pat! You always make me smile. :-)

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  2. Thank you so much, Lisa, for the wonderful review. You absolutely just made my day!

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