Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Framed and Frosted by Kim Davis Great Escapes Tour Review


About the book 

Framed and Frosted, the third book in the Cupcake Catering Mystery series, finds cupcake caterer, Emory Martinez, working at a Laguna Beach society Fourth of July soiree, with her sister and their new employee, Sal. With a host that seems intent on accosting both catering employees and guests alike, things go from bad to worse when he accuses Sal of murdering his long-dead son.

As the crescendo of exploding fireworks overhead becomes the backdrop for cupcakes and champagne, a deadly murder occurs. Can Sal and Emory explain why the cupcake the host ate, after shoving a trayful of buttercream frosted cupcakes onto Sal, resulted in his death? Or will the guests and detective alike believe that Sal is a murderer? Emory and her octogenarian employer, Tillie, whip into action to find out who framed Sal after being frosted by the victim.

Includes recipes! 

And others are saying 

I love the plot in Framed and Frosted. Along with a well-crafted mystery, a lot of other things happen in the book. As much as I’d love to divulge those things, I won’t! You’ll have to find them out for yourself.
~Christy’s Cozy Corners

Kim Davis is an awesome storyteller and her books are amazing treats that should not be missed!
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

This story does pack in a lot of sub-plots . . . they only add to the story and do not detract at all. I was amazed at how the author kept everything flowing smoothly and wove each story succinctly into the major plot.
~Storeybook Reviews

Wow! Once I started reading Framed and Frosted, I couldn’t put it down! . . . Davis keeps readers on the edge of their seats as she crafts a suspenseful mystery with plenty of surprising twists and turns.
~Reading Is My SuperPower

I was so engrossed in this story and trying to solve the mystery, it had started getting dark outside and I found myself squinting to continue reading. Seriously, I couldn’t be bothered to turn a light on because I was so invested in figuring out what was going on, and following along with more twists and turns than buttercream swirls on a cupcake!
~Lisa Ks Book Reviews

The mystery was well plotted and there were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider. I really enjoyed trying to figure out the murderer.
~MJB Reviewers

And I thought 

I love getting into the beginning of a series.  

I was lucky enough to begin A Cupcake Caring Mystery series with book two Cake Popped Off.  My review is over  Here (it was my favorite read of last year)

I still need to go back to book one because this series is so good and I want to read them all! 

After meeting the main characters in book two I was excited to get the chance to continue the series.  

I tend to wonder if the books/storylines will get better and better with each new release.

Well Kim Davis does not disappoint! 

Davis weaves and plots a Cozy with several suspects to consider.  And a few twists and turns to keep you interested and turning the pages. 

And, the promise of a recipe or two at the end and this reader is happily engaging in the mystery and mayhem! 

And did I mention how much I love covers in this series!  The covers just beg you to open and make you want cake.  I love how festive each cover is. 

I love this series and I am looking forward to book 4.  

Book 1 is beckoning me and on my Wish List. 

I received a complimentary copy.

My review will appear on retail sites and Good Reads. 

Visit the tour  

To read more reviews, guest posts, interviews and a get a sneak peek at a few recipes from the book click  Here


  1. Thanks so much for hosting me today and for such a great review! I appreciate the opportunity to share my new book with your readers!

  2. I hope the Great Escapes Tour is super successful! I have enjoy your series. Best Wishes!