Arsenic and Old Cake (Piece of Cake Mystery Series #3)

Arsenic and Old Cake (Piece of Cake Mystery Series #3)

by Jacklyn Brady

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Blind man’s bluff

With business going stale at Zydeco Cakes, Rita Lucero has plenty to worry about. But when the blind trumpet player Old Dog Leg Magee asks for a favor, she can’t say no. His brother Monroe disappeared forty years ago, and now someone has shown up claiming to be him. Old Dog Leg needs Rita to be his eyes—and see if it’s really his brother.

The Twisted Palms Bed and Breakfast is full of unsavory characters, Monroe included. Posing as newlyweds, Rita and her friend Gabriel check in, only to discover that Monroe’s true identity isn’t the only mystery they’ll have to solve. When another guest at the Twisted Palms turns up dead, it seems the mysterious man might also be a murderer...

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ISBN-13: 9780425251720
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/06/2012
Series: Piece of Cake Mystery Series , #3
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 332,823
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jacklyn Brady is the pseudonym for author Sherry Lewis, the author of the national bestselling Piece of Cake Mysteries set in New Orleans, Louisiana, including Rebel Without a CakeThe Cakes of WrathArsenic and Old CakeCake on a Hot Tin Roof, and A Sheetcake Named Desire. She lives on Florida's Emerald Coast.

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“A decadent new series with a Big Easy attitude.”—Paige Shelton, national bestselling author of A Killer Maize

“A mouth-watering new series!”—Sheila Connolly, national bestselling author of Bitter Harvest

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Arsenic and Old Cake 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
judiOH More than 1 year ago
rita, half owner of zydeco gourmet bakery, is approached by an old friend to discover if the man in town claiming to be his brother actually is. old dog leg would do it, but he is blind. so rita and gabriel hatch a pln to appear newlyweds at a local b & b to ferret out the truth. what they find is an intriguing mystery that they feel they must unravel. of course rita is worried about what sullivan will tink, because she has been dating both gabriel and he. truly a cozy mystery not to be missed!
w13whitewolf More than 1 year ago
loved it would recommend to all
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rita is very pushy. This book was just okay nothing much going on, no excitment.
chefdt More than 1 year ago
Arsenic And Old Cake is the third book in A Piece Of Cake Mystery series by Jacklyn Brady. With the economy being in turmoil, Zydeco Cakes is experiencing a downturn in sales for its high end cakes. Rita Lucero and her office manager, Edie, are going over the financials trying to decide on a course of action to keep the bakery afloat when a couple of friends stop by. Gabriel is bartender at the Dizzy Duke and Old Dog Leg is a member of the band that plays there. Old Dog Leg is blind and has just received a letter from someone claiming to be his brother, a brother he hasn't seen in 40 years. Old Dog would like for Rita and Gabriel to be "his eyes" and check him out. The only problem is that the brother is staying at the Love Nest B & B. and Old Dog feels the best way to find out if it is his brother is for them to pretend to be newlyweds. Against her better judgement Rita agrees to take on this undertaking. Then that evening, after the toasting to the "newlyweds", Rita hears a blood curdling scream and sees one of the proprietors standing over what appears to be a dead body. he is dead and the person who is supposedly Old Dog's brother has gone missing. The "regulars" who live at the Love Nest are a truly hilarious bunch of folks. They all have a connection to the time 40 years ago when the brother disappeared. So Rita and Gabriel set out to find out what that connection is and help the brother prove his innocence. A very good addition to an appetizing series.
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Hey she said whyd u abandon me she bounded in~cutie
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