Faerie Cake Dead

Faerie Cake Dead

by J. Griffin


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Tea, trust and trouble meet at Fairy Cake Junction!
When divorcee, Luna Devere, owner of Faerie Cake Junction, meets general contractor, Devin Radford, chaos reigns. Devin instantly wreaks romantic havoc in Luna's life after she finds a corpse sitting in her tea shop as though awaiting tea.
The tea shop is surrounded by faerie folk who have befriended Luna. They know who left the dead man, but aren't sharing. The sheriff is convinced Luna is daft and that she's the culprit.
Devin wonders just how odd Luna is...even though he's drawn to her. And Luna's ex-husband tries to incriminate her for reasons and purposes of his own.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461133483
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/22/2011
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

J.M. Griffin is a long time fan of mystery novels. As the author of the Vinnie Esposito series, J.M. decided to take a slight detour from her usual mystery novels to write a story about faeries, cupcakes and tea.

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Faerie Cake Dead 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Leenin More than 1 year ago
Nothing like the Esposito Series. Thought the plot was choppy, rushed and pretty much thin.
nlb1050 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The title of this book is what caught my eye and so I had to read it. Love all the descriptions of the cupcakes and the images of the faeries. The story moved along at a good pace.I hope Ms. Griffin writes more adventures of Luna and gang.
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A fun and easy read.
vickieann More than 1 year ago
Have you hugged your pixie today? Cupcakes to die for in more ways than one, a super yummy carpenter, murder mysteries to solve, faeries, and yes PIXIES! These all combine to make up the fun and engrossing book Faierie Cake Dead by J.M. Griffin. After reading this book I am picking up cupcakes tomorrow for a friend's Birthday, I just wish they were from the junction. Warning! This book will make you crave cupcakes. They are described so well your mouth will water. The faeries are sweet and yet a bit cryptic. They kind of speak in riddles. But the Pixies are my favorite part. When they protect Luna.....well you will see when you read the book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
achickwhoreads More than 1 year ago
I reviewed J.M. Griffin's Murder On Spyglass Lane awhile back and decided then that she was going to be an author that I wanted to watch out for. I'm glad I made that decision. I love cozy mysteries, and this one is a combination of two things I like, tasty treats and the paranormal, in this case faeries. I also love quirky characters and that is Luna! My only gripe is that this story made me really hungry for cupcakes and there are none on hand. What a bummer. This is a great story for those looking for a quick fun cozy! I can't wait for more of this series. Review copy provided by the author
InsideBJsHead More than 1 year ago
I have to give credit where credit is due.....I didn't see it coming until the end! Usually, I have it all figured out, but Ms. Griffin had to go and throw me for a loop.. WELL DONE! I fell in love with Luna's character, she is head strong and even if some think she if a little off....so be it. I was so glad that Devin walks into her life, we all need a little "Havoc" and man he could fix my basement any day. The faeries are such an added delight...who wouldn't want a meadow full of faeries that come and talked to you??? Or Pixies that come to your rescue??? Personally, I thought for sure Thomas did it right down to the moment of the party, but then ..... Yeah, well I guess there's more to the story than meets the eyes....guess I need to go out back and ask the faeries ...After I make some cupcakes!!!!!! The story itself is well put together and has the reader questioning who did what right down to the very end.
TheStephanieLoves More than 1 year ago
Source: Free review copy provided by author, via Innovative Online Book Tours Review: A cruel murder, inconsistent ransom notes, and a plot to frame — but life still goes on with Luna, her cat, and her cupcakes! Faerie Cake Dead is an upbeat, all's well ends well cozy mystery that has a touch of romance and an undertone of fantasy. Years after her divorce to the cold, ruthless Thomas Devere, Luna has managed to turn her life around and streamline it into the success of her cupcake boutique, Faerie Cake Junction. Despite the fact that town officials and some of her customers think her balmy for believing in faeries — which are her inspiration — she's never been better without Thomas, and is really starting to appreciate her prosperous business. Until he suddenly reappears in her life, that is, and a few other things turn astray as well. The murderer who keeps planting dead or near-dead people in her shop obviously is someone who knows her well, someone who is out to assail her in every way — morally, financially, socially. Sexy handyman and widow Devin Radford offers her an emotional hand during Luna's time of desperation, which she reluctantly, but eventually accepts. But then falls in love with...? I don't get their relationship at all. Devin is way too forward with her, admitting he's in love with her off the bat, even though they've never met before these murders and break-ins took place, and though Luna's annoyed by his directness, she soon returns the feelings? Not believable at all. Neither character is grounded very well — they just swoon over themselves a lot and blame each other for each other's bumblings. I can't say I liked either of them, or their 'romance', for that matter. They both try too hard to come off as lovable, witty characters, but I just couldn't feel it. They lack originality as individuals and chemistry as a couple... does it get any more dull than that? The murder case isn't very convincing, either. The characters act very unprofessionally and the resolution isn't shocking at all. There is tittering suspense along the way — Griffin's great at drawing out scenes to make readers keen on finding out who's behind the chaos — but the end result is devastatingly unsatisfying. This book is slightly more disappointing than the other novel I reviewed by J.M. Griffin, Murder on Spyglass Lane. It drags out a lot more, and has an even more absurd romantic premise. Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy the writing much either. There's nothing spectacularly wrong with it, all the grammar's fine and such, but it's just not interesting. Griffin's voice is just very blunt, uninspiring, and stale — the kind of prose that's bound to put me to sleep! There are some details I am fond of, however: Luna's cupcake business is cute, and the faeries are captivating. I do enjoy how the author manages to incorporate some magical elements to her contemporarily-set stories. I think the main idea is spot on — the arrangement of corpses is certainly shocking and Luna's business being sabotaged very realistic. However, Griffin's style's blandness and the story's overall lack of substance make the book a flop. While there are certain things I did appreciate in Faerie Cake Dead, including the cheery tone, the exposition, and the faeries, it's something I do not recommend because it ultimately fails in both the cozy mystery and romance departments. Rating: 4 hearts - So-so; reading this book may cause wrinkles (from frowning so much).