Title: Fireworks, A Firecracker & Foul Play (Death by Cupcake, #5)
Author: D.E. Haggerty
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Amateur Sleuth
Pulling off the perfect wedding is tricky. Pulling off the perfect wedding with the groom in jail? Impossible. The last thing Anna needs two weeks before her wedding is the groom winding up in jail for murder. Nothing and nobody is going to ruin her perfect July 4th wedding. And no way is she getting married in the jailhouse. Not happening. Instead, she’s off to uncover the actual murderer, because there’s no way her fiancé Logan would hurt anyone. He’s a cop. He fights crime. He doesn’t commit it! Will the gals of Callie’s Cakes solve the mystery before Anna’s wedding is ruined? Cupcakes not included, although you’ll find recipes for all the delicious cupcakes Anna bakes.
What a tasty treat this book is for the reader! The book reads like you are indulging in the guilty pleasure of using your finger to get every last bit of frosting out of the cupcake box. Anna is a firecracker, who may only be five feet tall, but she lives and bakes at about eight feet tall.
When her soon to be hunky hubby is considered a suspect in a murder, there is no one who can stop her from putting down a spatula and picking up the investigation.
Living with the admirable mantra 'there is no problem a cupcake can't fix', she bakes dozens of treats as bribes or first impressions. Anything that can get her and her baker scoobies into a potential suspect's door, she’s up for.
The pace of the book is fast, and the humor is laugh out loud funny. A fantastic book as a stand-alone and one that is perfect when reading as part of the series. Anna is the best at being more than she can be. Heaven help someone coming between her and her man and their wedding day.
A 5+ star extravaganza I recommend to everyone.
My Rating: 5+ stars
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I grew up reading everything I could get my grubby hands on, from my mom's Harlequin romances, to Nancy Drew, to Little Women. When I wasn't flipping pages in a library book, I was penning horrendous poems, writing songs no one should ever sing, or drafting stories which have thankfully been destroyed. College and a stint in the U.S. Army came along, robbing me of free time to write and read, although on the odd occasion I did manage to sneak a book into my rucksack between rolled up socks, MRIs, t-shirts, and cold weather gear. After surviving the army experience, I went back to school and got my law degree. I jumped ship and joined the hubby in the Netherlands before the graduation ceremony could even begin. A few years into my legal career, I was exhausted, fed up, and just plain done. I quit my job and sat down to write a manuscript, which I promptly hid in the attic before returning to the law. But practicing law really wasn’t my thing, so I quit (again!) and went off to Germany to start a B&B. Turns out running a B&B wasn’t my thing either. I polished off that manuscript languishing in the attic before following the husband to Istanbul where I decided to give the whole writer-thing a go. But ten years was too many to stay away from my adopted home. I packed up again and moved to The Hague where, in between tennis matches and failing to save the world, I’m currently working on my next book. I hope I’ll always be working on my next book.
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Reviewed by: Mr. N