"Very entertaining. I highly recommend this book to the permanent library of any reader that appreciates a very well written mystery, with some twists and an intelligent plot. You will not be disappointed. Excellent way to spend a cold weekend!"
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (regarding Murder in the Manor)
BEACHFRONT BAKERY: A KILLER CUPCAKE is the debut novel in a charming and hilarious new cozy mystery series by #1 bestselling author Fiona Grace, whose bestselling Murder in the Manor (A Lacey Doyle Cozy Mystery) has nearly 200 five star reviews.
Allison Sweet, 34, a sous chef in Los Angeles, has had it up to here with demeaning customers, her demanding boss, and her failed love life. After a shocking incident, she realizes the time has come to start life fresh and follow her lifelong dream of moving to a small town and opening a bakery of her own.
When Allison spots a charming, vacant storefront on the boardwalk near Venice, she wonders if she could really start life anew. Feeling like it’s a sign, and a time to take a chance in life, she goes for it.
Yet Allison did not anticipate the wild ride ahead of her: the boardwalk, filled with fun and outrageous characters, is pulsing with life, from the Italian pizzeria owners on either side of her who vie for her affection, to the fortune tellers and scheming rival bakery owner nearby. Allison yearns to just focus on her delicious new pastry recipes and keep her struggling bakery afloat—but when a murder occurs right near her shop, everything changes.
Implicated, her entire future at stake, Allison has no choice but to investigate to clear her name. As an orphaned dog wanders into her life, a devoted new sidekick with a knack for solving mysteries, she starts her search.
Will they find the killer? And can her struggling bakery survive?
A hilarious cozy mystery series, packed with twists, turns, romance, travel, food and unexpected adventure, the BEACHFRONT BAKERY series will keep you laughing and turning pages late into the night as you fall in love with an endearing new character who will capture your heart.
Books #2 (A MURDEROUS MACAROON), #3 (A PERILOUS CAKE POP), #4 (A DEADLY DANISH), #5 (A TREACHEROUS TART), and book #6 (A CALAMITOUS COOKIE) are also available!
Very Enjoyable reading45
I just loved the mix of characters! Go for your dreams!!55
It is a cute story/mystery.35
This was great book right from the beginning. I could not put it down each page kept you hanging onto your seat.55
Its a very easy to read and entertaining book. Good for when you have some time to kill. Giving it 3 stars because the story is a bit predictable and some things don’t really match with real life.35
Such a wonderful book! I had to force myself put it down so I could get some sleep! Read in 2 nights! I Love Fiona Grace’s books. Fiona Grace is definitely one of my favorite authors! ~J.Phillips55
It didn’t get boring for me not even once. I was shocked it came to an end and I could have been finished with the book but had things to do. I still ran through it quickly55
Exciting! Finished the book in one day!55
I wasn’t expecting anything mind blowing from this book. I don’t think an editor even looked at it, there were spelling mistakes and even a sentence that just ended in the middle. It’s definitely a fast read, it started out okay but the inconsistencies and having everything spelled out was annoying. It read like a trashy romance novel that never got to the trashy bits.15