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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
Sally, or Sal as her friends and family call her, just can’t seem to stay out of trouble. It’s not that she tries to find trouble wherever she goes; it’s just that trouble always seems to find her. And when that trouble means a threat to her life? Well, things do get a little sticky, and not just because her best friend, Josie, who is also her partner at Sally’s Samples Bakeshop, uses her best batch of whoopee pies as missiles to slather a potential threat to Sal’s life. It all started when Sal went to test cake samples for her wedding cake, which is another complicated story within the plot, and another bride-to-be is shot dead right next to her. The plot only thickened after that, as Sal realized that she had been the intended target and, although there is only a week until her wedding, there is a growing list of suspects out there who might want this bride dead before her wedding day.
Catherine Bruns's mystery, Frosted With Revenge, is another “A Cookies and Chance Mystery,” which partners the sweets of a bakery with the mystery of murder and mayhem. With delightful characters, the plot develops with heightening tension as the killer gets closer to the target, Sally, the bride-to-be and the owner of Sally’s Samples Bakeshop. A sprinkling of humor eases the tension, only to have it thicken as the plot develops further. With multiple twists and turns, and lots of sweet surprises, this is a delightful read and a good mystery.