About the book
Cupcake caterer Emory Martinez is hosting a Halloween bash alongside her octogenarian employer, Tillie. With guests dressed in elaborate costumes, the band is rocking, the cocktails are flowing, and tempers are flaring when the hired Bavarian Barmaid tries to hook a rich, hapless husband. Except one of her targets happens to be Emory’s brother-in-law, which bodes ill for his pregnant wife. When Emory tracks down the distraught barmaid, instead of finding the young woman in tears, she finds her dead. Can she explain to the new detective on the scene why the Bavarian Barmaid was murdered in Emory’s bathtub with Emory’s Poison Apple Cake Pops stuffed into her mouth?
With an angry pregnant sister to contend with, she promises to clear her brother-in-law’s name. As Emory starts asking questions and tracking down the identity of the costumed guests, she finds reasons to suspect her brother-in-law has been hiding a guilty secret. Her search leads her to a web of blackmail and betrayal amongst the posh setting of the local country club crowd. Can Emory sift through the lies she’s being told and find the killer? She’ll need to step up her investigation before another victim is sent to the great pumpkin patch in the sky.
Includes spooky Halloween recipes!
And I thought
What a great Cozy read! I have to say this one gets my vote for favorite of the year (so far the years not over yet!) and wil be featured on my fav's list. Let me tell you why I loved this book.
The characters are just great. From page Emory and Tillie just are so fun. Tillie's wisecracks just cracked me up. But her fear and concern for her future tugs at your heart strings.
Each of the characters are well developed and now that I really think about there are a lot of them. There's friends and family and 'almost' boyfriends and then there are all the suspects and people that Tillie and Emory chat it up with to get answers and clues for the murder. And then before they can solve the first one Emory finds victim #2.
Poor girl she is the kind of sleuth that is always the one to find the bodies.
Cake Popped Off was a fast paced turner that I only put down when my device needed charging it was that good!
I loved all the food that was eaten and described when Tillie and Emory dined at Tillie's club. I wish the author would have included a few along with the cupcakes and other recipes that were included.
If you want to read a really good Cozy with great characters and a faced paced plot you will want to read Cake Popped Off!
The cover and description may have you thinking Halloween but this one is not about Halloween.
I received a complimentary copy. My review will appear on Amazon and Good Reads.
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