Friday, May 18, 2018

Till Death Do Us Tart by Ellie Alexander- Book Review

Till Death Do Us Tart: A Bakeshop Mystery
About the book 
Torte—the small-town bakeshop no one can resist—is hosting a midsummer night’s wedding . . . where merry-making and murder are served up in equal measure. Till Death Do Us Tart is Ellie Alexander's eighth delectable novel in the Bakeshop mystery series.
Jules Capshaw has too much on her plate—and she’s feeling the pinch: the whole town of Ashland, Oregon, is in on the surprise Elizabethan-themed wedding she’s planning for her mom and soon-to-be stepdad. But is her secret scheme half-baked? She’s hiding racks overflowing with sweet treats while Torte is topsy-turvy with a major remodel and the return of Jules’s estranged husband, Carlos. And until now, Jules had no clue about the bitter family feud that has her friend Lance frazzled and suspicious. But when a party crasher takes someone out with a serving of poisoned wine and Jules discovers the deadly cup was intended for her, it’s time to turn the tables on a killer.

Recipes included.
And I thought 
I love a good cozy.  And this was one.  It was a page-turner.
Although Till Death Do Us Tart with it's catchy title is #8 in the 
Bakeshop mystery series.  It is written as a stand alone. 

Most of the characters appear in previous installments.  Like 
Jules mom and her soon to be husband 'The Professor'.  
Jules ex Carlos appears in prior installments too.  
Jules and Carlos met and were married for a brief time when they worked together on cruise ships. 
After their divorce Jules returns home and begins running the family business the bakeshop.
Many changes are being made.  With remodeling in the bakeshop and part ownership in a winery.  
Jules has her hands full with business. 
And then when a murder happens at her mom and the Professors
surprise wedding Jules is stuck helping solve with case. 
There are twists and turns that keep you wondering just who dun it.
And why when it is discovered that maybe Jules was the intended victim of a poisoned glass of wine. 

I have read a couple of the other installments in this series and I have  to say I really loved them all but hands down this one was 
my favorite!  

The book also includes recipes from the Torte the Bakeshop.
Including Pie Fries made from pie crust with Raspberry Jam to mimic Ketchup.
And Chili Verde a Chicken and White Bean Chili.  I plan to make!

I received a complimentary copy.
This review will appear on retail sites, Good Reads and NetGalley.

Buy the book
Available for pre-sale.  Click here to order on Amazon

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