Thursday, March 31, 2011

Murder Takes The Cake by Gayle Trent ~ review

Murder Takes the Cake: A Daphne Martin Cake Mystery (Daphne Reynolds Cake Mysteries)Product Description from

 When the meanest gossip in Brea Ridge dies mysteriously, suspicions turn to cake decorator Daphne Martin. But all Daphne did was deliver a spice cake with cream cheese frosting--and find Yodel's body. Now Daphne's got to help solve the murder and clear her good name. Problem is, her Virginia hometown is brimming with people who had good reason to kill Yodel, and Daphne's whole family is among them.
My take on this book:
 I love reading a good cozy mystery and when the story involves food well I like it even better, and "Murder Takes The Cake" fits the bill to a tee. A light fun mystery with a cast of quirky characters not to mention plenty of cake decorating tips and a couple of recipes thrown in for good measure!
When Daphne Martin moves back to her hometown after a divorce she becomes the proprietor of Daphne's Delectable Cakes. When her very first customer, Yodel Watson is found dead, people start speculating that perhaps Daphne's cake is what did her in, even though Yodel never had a bite of the cake! When the police label it a murder, Daphne decides to do some sleuthing to clear her name.
I really enjoyed the characters in this story and especially liked Daphne who seemed very down to earth and also quite funny at times. The author does a fantastic job of bringing the small town feel to this story, with everyone seeming to know everyone else's business. The mystery was also very good, and I must admit I guessed wrong but did figure it out before the end. I think fans of cozy mysteries will enjoy this one, but anyone who likes a light mystery might also enjoy this one as well.
Reading this book definitely has whetted my appetite to read more of The Daphne Martin Cake Mystery series!
rating 4.5/5
I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


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  3. Thank you for the terrific review, Brenda!

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  8. I read this book recently, well a few months back, but I really enjoyed it! :)

  9. I really enjoyed this one too!

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  12. I love mysteries. Thanks for the info it sounds like a good read.
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  14. Sounds like a fun murder mystery! Btw, thanks for hopping by my blog. I'm following back.

  15. I like a good cozy mystery once in a while and the cover of this one is adorable!

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