Murder Most Sweet

Murder Most Sweet

Nominated for Best First Novel in the 2020 Agatha Awards!

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?

Order Now!
About the Book

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?

 

black teapot against white background with "The 2020 Agatha Awards" overlaid

Nominated for “Best First Novel” in the 2020 Agatha Awards!

 

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)

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
Details
Author:
Series: A Bookish Baker Mystery, Book 1
Genre: Cozy Mysteries
Tag: Featured Books
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Publication Year: 2020
ASIN: B08272M182
ISBN: 1643855026
Sign up for Updates
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!

Other Books in "A Bookish Baker Mystery"
Preview
Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the page above are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."