Deadly Delights

Deadly Delights

In Laura Jensen Walker's second Bookish Baker mystery, Teddie St. John enters a pie-baking contest. But her chances of winning plummet when she's suspected of killing one of the judges!

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About the Book

August in Lake Potawatomi, Wisconsin, always means one thing: the annual baking contest. Picture The Great British Baking Show, writ Midwestern. It’s a huge draw for the upper crust of Wisconsin pastry aficionados. And, of course, bon vivant baker-turned-mystery writer Teddie St. John has a pie in the ring. The white vinyl baking tent boasts an array of folding tables housing each entrant’s daily baked good. And at one of those tables sits the corpse of the head judge, his face half-buried in a delectable coconut cream pie.

The body in question belonged to notorious Les Morris. Les may have been getting on in years, but he hadn’t outgrown his well-earned reputation for lechery. Now, Les is no more. But unfortunately, by his side lies Teddie’s distinctive embossed rolling pin…covered with blood.

It’s out of the baking pan, into the oven. A life sentence behind a lattice of prison bars and a tangle of rhu-barbed wire will never do, and Teddie’s quick wit and bohemian charm won’t save her from the long spatula of the law. So, with the help of her friends, she’ll concoct a recipe to clear her name–if the real killer doesn’t ice her first.

 

Featured as one of “This Week’s Best New Books” in Woman’s World Magazine for the week of July 5, 2021!

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Endorsements
"…Entertaining sequel… Lively characters complement the twisty plot."
"Simple, with sweet treats like Wisconsin’s Cozy Kringle, but with a couple of neat twists."
"Deadly Delights moves along at warp speed... [Walker’s] writing and story development is top notch."
– New York Journal of Books
"Quirky-cute chaos ensues in this adventurous whodunit..."
– Woman's World Magazine
“Teddie is an absolutely delightful heroine.”
– GoodReads Reviewer
“A delicious second installment to a tasty series. Every page is like taking a bite into your favorite meal…”
– GoodReads Reviewer
“…A real laugh fest and roller coaster ride of a cozy…”
– GoodReads Reviewer
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Series: A Bookish Baker Mystery, Book 2
Genre: Cozy Mysteries
Tag: Featured Books
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Publication Year: 2021
ASIN: B08HYFYFC6
ISBN: 1643855921
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About the Author
Laura Jensen Walker

I’ve loved words ever since I read 103 books in Miss Vopelensky’s first-grade class. That’s when I first dreamed of becoming a writer. My dream came true many years later when my first book was published at the age of forty.

Now after more than a decade away from publishing I’m thrilled to be back and writing again!

I write in several genres—what can I say? The ideas come fast and furious from all directions. In 2022, the book of my soul, my memoir, Good Girl,  released—the most transparent and vulnerable book I’ve ever written. My latest book, Death of a Flying Nightingale (releasing in September 2024), shines a spotlight on an overlooked group of WWII women heroes—The Flying Nightingales—who risked their lives flying into combat zones to evacuate the wounded. It was my great privilege and honor to interview the last remaining Flying Nightingale for my historical fiction debut. More to come!

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