Murder Most Sweet

Murder Most Sweet

In this series debut for fans of Jenn McKinlay, baker Teddie St. John spends her time away from the oven writing murder mysteries. But is she herself a murderer?

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Everyone in Lake Potawatomi, Wisconsin, knows Teddie St. John. Tall, curly-haired Teddie is a superb baker, a bohemian bon vivant, and a mystery writer. Teddie is walking her American Eskimo dog, Gracie, when her four-legged friend finds Teddie’s missing silk scarf. Only problem: the scarf is tied tightly around the neck of a beautiful blond woman, the fiancée of a touring British author.

Before you can say “Wisconsin kringle,” Teddie becomes a murder suspect. Everyone in town knows all too well that the distinctive scarf was hers. But there are more layers to this case than there would have been on poor Kristi’s wedding cake. Tavish Bentley should be bereaved after his sweetheart’s strangling. Instead, the dashing Brit takes a shine to Teddie’s witty wisecracks and to-die-for cookies, and soon he’s mooning over her instead of mourning his bride. That is, when he’s not dodging the attentions of Annabelle, an obsessive fan who’s taken to stalking him.

And when a second murder shocks the community, the plot thickens to the consistency of fondant as Teddie stands accused of not one, but two, murders. With the help of her friends Sharon and Char, can Teddie clear her name and deliver a killer’s just desserts?

 

A Fresh Fiction Fresh Pick (September 14, 2020)!

 

Featured as one of Woman’s World Magazine’s “Best New Books” of the week! (October 5, 2020)

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Series: A Bookish Baker Mystery, Book 1
Genre: Cozy Mysteries
Tag: Featured Books
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Publication Year: 2020
ASIN: B08272M182
ISBN: 1643855026
Endorsements
“A wryly amusing cozy debut lent credence by the author’s own experience as a cancer survivor.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“Walker weaves an intriguing mystery that takes enjoyable turns and devious twists that keep you turning the pages, trying to guess what the colorful cast of characters might try next, and wanting the next book as much as you want a scrumptious bakery treat.”
– L. A. Chandlar, award-winning author of the Art Deco Mystery series
"Murder Most Sweet is a delicious confection of a cozy—full of heart and likeable characters. Jensen Walker nicely captures the feeling of small-town Wisconsin, and Teddie St. John’s enticing desserts will send your sweet tooth to the kitchen."
– Erica Ruth Neubauer, author of Murder at the Mena House
"Fearlessly funny about the the life of breast-cancer survivor Teddie St. John...Murder Most Sweet had me at page one and left me longing for book two."
– Catriona McPherson, multi-award-winning and national best-selling author of Scot and Soda
“Murder Most Sweet serves up all the hallmarks of a satisfying cozy mystery—books, desserts, dogs, and a bit of romance—along with straight talk about surviving cancer from a nontraditional heroine.”
– Lucy Burdette, national bestselling author of Death on the Menu
“Optimistic and cheerful mystery author Teddie St. John is as tenacious at solving a real murder as she is at coping with libelous threats, a hilariously interfering mother, a handsome stranger, life after breast cancer, deadlines, delicious cookies, an adorable dog, and a small town bursting with friends—and enemies.”
– Ginger Bolton, author of the Deputy Donut mysteries
"Murder Most Sweet (A Bookish Baker Mystery) by Laura Jensen Walker is a delicious cozy mystery debut replete with southeast Wisconsin’s famous Danish kringle pastry, romance, a puzzling death, and well-written prose...A highly recommended new series!"
– Christine DeSmet, author of the Fudge Shop mysteries and Mischief in Moonstone mysteries
"Laura Jensen Walker has mastered the recipe for a fun read, serving up a delicious mystery swirled with humor and sprinkled with romance. And no calories!"
– Cynthia Baxter, author of the Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shoppe mysteries
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About the Author
Laura Jensen Walker

Laura Jensen Walker has loved mysteries ever since she read Trixie Belden in the fourth grade in Racine, Wisconsin (home of the world-famous delectable Danish kringle.) A former journalist, Laura is the author of several chick-lit novels and humorous non-fiction books, including Thanks for the Mammogram! After more than a decade away from publishing she is thrilled to be back and writing in a new genre--cozy mysteries! Her first mystery, Murder Most Sweet (A Bookish Baker Mystery) came out in September 2020, and her second cozy, Hope, Faith & a Corpse (A Faith Chapel Mystery) releases in January 2021. Laura lives in Northern California with her Renaissance-man husband and their canine daughter Mellie.

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