Baking is Murder (Bee's Bakehouse Mysteries, #1)

Baking is Murder (Bee's Bakehouse Mysteries, #1)

by Kathy Cranston

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Overview

When she loses her job in the city, Jessie Henderson realizes there's never been a better time to pack up and move to the small town where she spent her childhood summers.

Luckily for Jessie, Springdale is every bit as quirky and idyllic as she remembers, and her aunt Bee's baking is just as mouth-watering.

Then the unthinkable happens and there's a murder on the outskirts of town. Worse still, Jessie's new friend is the prime suspect. The cops think the case is cut-and-dry, but Jessie's gut tells her there's more going on than meets the eye. Can she get to the bottom of it?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940153542850
Publisher: Kathy Cranston
Publication date: 11/20/2016
Series: Bee's Bakehouse Mysteries , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 7,868
File size: 223 KB

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Baking is Murder (Bee's Bakehouse Mysteries) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a novella, not a novel. The small town charm and folksiness we're meant to experience is forced and artificial feeling, because the story is too short and too poorly written to allow it to develop naturally. The Aunt Bea character is a formulaic facsimile of the lovable and eccentric elder beloved by all. The story is twee and simplistic. I figured out the identity of the culprit as soon as the character was mentioned. The identity of the Mayor and the identity of Aunt Bea's beau (both meant to be tiny plot teases) are, also, instantly obvious. Well, to everyone but the main simpleton. Oops, I mean the main character. Speaking of which... The main character, Jessie, is a 37y.o. divorcee who has held a high-powered job in a large city. These facts would, normally, imply a certain degree of intelligence and life experience. Not in this story. If Jessie was a naive 13y.o. or14y.o., her actions and reactions would be both more plausible and more understandable than they are. The mystery is solved within the1st few pages, and the rest of the story is watching Jessie run around like a clueless and annoying naif. What really annoys me, though, is the cost of the books in this series. Admittedly, this one is, temporarily, on the "free" list. However, should you, unlike me, enjoy this book and want to read more in the series, it will cost you $5.99 a pop. That is awfully pricy for a story that is barely 100 pages long. That is all this one was once you remove all the introductory pages and all the post-story blurbs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good premise but choppy writing and confusing at times. Seems to lose track of timeline easily.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short and sweet. It has a few misplaced words. No biggie..to err is human. I liked the story okay.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable read/mystery. LmL
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Typos made some of the story confusing. I likrd the concept of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cutsie and a little trite
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a lightweight mystery with likeablr characters. It wasn't very cimplex, but it was still an enjoyable read if you're not looking for something with more depth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There was very little character development. Also, some of the terms were a bit strange. It felt like, perhaps, a story set in England? Not my favorite book, but, it was free, so it was a good value.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though somewhat obvious, the story was so intriguing that I was compelled to keep reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lighthearted, fun, entertaining.
Anonymous 10 months ago
keep++you++guessing++
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful+book...+couldn%27t+put+it+down...+I+felt+I%0AI+was+there+with+Jessie..+
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn’t even know book had ended when turned last page. First book was good. This one sort of disappointed me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sit back in an easy chair and enjoy this cute book .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just 2 short of a book but Loved the read made you get into the story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute but predictable. Jessie has a gut feeling about who the murderer is and won't let it go, even when she puts herself in danger. Nice characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun light easy read. Just right for relaxing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun light read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute, but not much substance. Not sure why the book has the title.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great light reading for a cold drizzly day. Jessie is as tenacious in her beliefs as a dog worrying a bone. It's a fun, fast read. Now I'm hungry for cookies. Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good, clean story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Decent read however it didn't explain why the murderer committed the murder. It wasn't wrapped up neatly in the end like most of the books I read on here. Disappointed.