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doc Ù A Sheetcake Named Desire ✓ A Piece of Cake Mystery Read ´ New Orleans pastry chef Rita Lucero is out to bake her way to the top But when she finds her almost ex husband killed with a chef's knife in his back she becomes suspect number one Now it's up to her to find the real killer before she winds New Orleans pastry chef Rita Lucero is out to bake her way to the top But when she finds Cozy mystery about a cake decorator attempting to get her husband to sign divorce papers Before she can even see him he is murdered A few twists in the plot which kept it interesting I will most likely read the next book in the series

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Her almost ex husband killed with a chef's knife in his back she becomes suspect number o 35 starsPastry Chef Rita Lucero is tired of her husband Philippe Reinier's ignoring her divorce papers She's spent the last two years trying to get over him while working in her uncle's Mexican restaurant in New Mexico Now she's in New Orleans to present the papers to her ex in person She gets the brush off from his faithful manager Edie but is prepared to wait When an employee comes rushing in with the news that Philippe and his friend Ox are going at it on the loading dock Rita is concerned Last she knew the two were old pals who loved each other like brothers When she searches for Philippe she discovers Ox on the ground with a bloody head and finally Philippe with a giant knife stuck through his chest As far as the NOPD are concerned Rita is suspect #1 since she inherits everything His flighty girlfriend uinn may have something to say about that but his mother Miss Frankie prefers Rita and asks Rita's help in making final arrangements AND finding out who killed her son Rita is certain it wasn't Ox but he may know who did it There's also the matter of who sabotaged the bakery Was the person the same as the killer? Does rival Dimitri Wolff have anything to do with one crime or the other? Rita is determined to find outThis book is slightly above average for a cozy mystery though it's long The descriptions of New Orleans from the weather to the food and the music are incredible I felt like I was right there The author captured the flavor of New Orleans very well The writing style is above average but not terribly sophisticated The descriptions are the best part The mystery is so engaging I couldn't put it down I never ever guessed whodunnit In fact I think the author made a huge mistake making it that person The timeline seems wrong to me How could the murder happen that fast? That person did cross my mind but I forgot my suspicions early on and focused on someone else and then someone else again The characters seem like they could be well drawn and they might evolve over time but are somewhat flat here There's the goth girl the bubbly chubby girl the gold digger the evil rival etc etc Rita is a good character She's a tough cookie because she was orphaned at a young age and raised by her aunt and uncle out of a sense of duty She feels inadeuate among the old money New Orleanians and still has insecurities from her past It's obvious she loves Philippe still and hasn't yet moved on She's caring towards her mother in law and kind but firm with the staff I'm not sure I like the sound of Philippe The reports of him are so contrary and his personal life plot wasn't completely resolved Why would he fall for a bimbo like uinn when all his friends and even his own mother couldn't stand her? Why would he risk alienating his staff and his family? Why does she bring out the worst in him? Was he trying to go for the opposite of Rita or did their relationship not work out because he wanted an adoring trophy wife? I wish there had been some answers to those uestions but we are left to speculate since the man is dead and can't speak for himself My favorite character was Miss Frankie She epitomizes that old world southern lady with a backbone of steel and a frosty glint in her eye Even though her exterior seems tough she's hurting inside and Rita is familiar and comfortable for her The scene in the funeral parlor is hilarious I don't really feel compelled to read of this series but I did enjoy this one and I might read another soon

kindle Þ A Piece of Cake Mystery â Jacklyn Brady

A Sheetcake Named Desire A Piece of Cake Mystery #1 Ne Now it's up to her to find the real killer before she winds up as the next victim serv The first in this mystery series that had been recommended to me was well done Rita Lucero who lived with her aunt and uncle in New Mexico after her parents were killed trained as a cake artist at the French Pastry School in Chicago There she met and married her husband Philippe Renier At the beginning of this story Rita intent on a face to face meeting traveled from New Mexico to Philippe's shop in New Orleans' Garden District with the divorce papers that he had been sidestepping signing for the two years since their separation For the second day in a row Philippe's business manager Edie told Rita the he wasn't available but this day she had come prepared to wait outside his office all day if necessary A big commotion occurred in the bakery workspace and she was able to trail Edie in only to realize that Philippe had created Zydeco Cakes based on a sketch Rita had made freuently of an ideal production bakery Then as people came into focus she realized that he had hired several of their Chicago friends and fellow students who having kept in occasional touch with Rita via Facebook hadn't bothered to mention their work for Philippe The commotion that opened up the view for Rita led to a reveal that someone had been trying to sabotage Zydeco and that there was a murder in the garden outside the bakery Knowing that her Uncle Nestor would be upset Rita was torn between helping in New Orleans and returning as planned She stayed to help and a very good mystery ensued