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Bakery Detectives Cozy Mystery Boxed Set: by Stacey Alabaster

 

Boxed Set Includes Books 1-3

Bakery Detectives Cozy Mystery Boxed Set by Stacey Alabaster
Bakery Detectives Cozy Mystery Boxed Set

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE BAKERY DETECTIVE COZY MYSTERY BOXED SET 1-3 BY STACY ALABASTER

 

STORY ONE:  A PIE TO DIE FOR:

Rachel, the owner of a new bakery shop, finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation in Baker Detectives Cozy Mystery, A Pie To Die For.  Death of the hated food critic at the food fair leads to failing baker Rachel’s door.  She is sure Bakermatic is behind all her woes including the murder.  Can Rachel and her friend Pippa ferret out the truth and prove Rachel Innocent?  Is romance in the air for Rachel and the local detective on the case?  Will Rachel and Pippa solve the murder and save the bakery in time?

STORY TWO DONUTS, ANTIQUES, AND MURDER:

The bakery‘s succeeding and Pippa’s assistant manager in Two Donuts, Antiques, and Murder Pippa thinks Rachel’s haunted/cursed;  people seem to die around Rachel.  Nevertheless, Rachel’s determined to expand into the antique store next door;  which Pippa declares haunted.  Of course, there are another murders or two and questions about the portrait of two children in the antique shop.  Is the portrait

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The Silence of the Snakes by Ruby Loren

 

The Silence Of The Snakes
The Silence Of The Snakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE THE SILENCE OF THE SNAKES BY RUBY LOREN:

Well, Madi’s back in the thick of things again.  Working as an zoo animal welfare and breeding consultant, she’s at Snidely Safari and Wildlife Park.  As always, Madi seems to attract trouble, and this tale is no different. Something odd is going on at the Safari and Wildlife Park and Madie’s determined to find out what!

When a woman’s found dead with a cleaver in her head, her ex-boyfriend George Ashdown missing from the scene, and leaving his green mamba Mr. Limey, Madi has her hands full.  With the odd behavior occurring at the Park, Madie wonders what’s going on.  Of course, who should appear in this action packed tale but tall, dark, and handsome Lowell, private detective; who we met in Book 1.

Will Madi and Lowell uncover the killer, find who’s stealing from Dracondia Manor, home of the Snidelys and a huge variety of venomous snakes on public exhibition?  While at the same time, discover why the priceless Snidely Serpentine Emerald’s cursed, ferret out the reasons for the employee’s odd irrational behavior, and save the day?   My cozy mystery book reviews of The Silence Of The Snakes follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Author Ruby Loren’s latest book in the Madigan Amos Mystery Series, The Silence of the Snakes, begins with a bang and continues at a fast pace.  With employee’s suddenly going crazy, thievery in Dracondia Manor, and murder in the Safari and Wildlife Park, there’s no lack of action in The Silence Of The Snakes.  Add in saving the crazed lion keeper, a sick mamba snake, the handsome Lowell, a touch of jealousy on Madi’s part, and many other “not to be missed” elements, Madi’s in full detective mode.

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Penguins and Mortal Peril: Cozy Mystery By Ruby Loren

 

Madigan Amos Zoo Mysteries Book 1

Penguins and Mortal Peril
Penguins and Mortal Peril

 

STORY-LINE PENGUINS AND MORTAL PERIL BY RUBY LOREN:

When zookeeper, Madigan Amos, finds the penguin zookeeper dead, she’s thrown into a quarry of murder, corruption, false leads, and many suspects.  Penguins And Mortal Peril begins with a bang and continues throughout at a fast clip.  Madi loves her job; she does her best to care for the animals under her care and make their life better.  With animal rights activist at the gates, murder inside the gates, and no way of knowing who she can trust, Madi has her work cut out for her.

Determined to find out what is going on at the zoo, Madi, finds her life, as well as, others in peril.  Secrets abound within the walls of Avery Zoo; someone thinks they are worth killing for.  My cozy mystery book review of Penguins And Mortal Peril follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

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Murder In The Development By Penelope Sotheby

 

A Diane Dimbleby Cozy Mystery

Murder In The Development
Murder In The Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE MURDER IN THE DEVELOPMENT BY PENELOPE SOTHEBY:

In Murder In The Development, we find Diane and Albert, amateur detectives and possibly the bane, of Inspector Crothers existence.  Pruning her roses, trying to get the characters for her latest book to coöperate, they receive a call from Crothers asking for help. He’s sending Monique Carstairs for help with her missing husband, Jonathan.

Returning home, Monique finds her house in total disarray, with the words TRAITOR, painted everywhere.  Where is Johnathan and what has he gotten into?  Finding several worthy culprits, Diane’s on the case; action and murder is sure to follow.  My review of cozy mystery, Murder In The Development, follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

I love cozy mysteries and rarely do I correctly guess who is the murderer.  This book’s no different.  Sotheby crafted a fast-paced book filled with clues, and possible villains.  I found the pacing correct for the length of the book and the characters well-developed.  I loved Albert’s character; he’s a hoot.  Diane and Albert compliment each other.  I enjoyed the snips and snarks they tossed around.  Diane, a motherly caring woman on the surface; far from matronly she has an inquisitive mind and the skill to sort out a mystery.  Including several worthy culprits, and a surprise ending, I found this a good cozy mystery.

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