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A Batter of Life and Death
A Batter of Life and Death: A Bakeshop Mystery | Ellie Alexander
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Welcome to Torte-a small-town family bakeshop where the coffee is hot, the muffins are fresh, and the cakes are definitely to die for... It's autumn in Ashland, Oregon-'tis the season for a spiced hot apple cider with a serving (or two) of Torte's famous peach cobbler. It's also the perfect time for Jules Capshaw to promote her family's beloved bake shop by competing in The Pastry Channel's reality show, Take the Cake. The prize is $25,000. But as Jules quickly learns, some people would kill for that kind of dough. Literally. Then, just as Jules dusts off her Bavarian Chocolate Cake recipe and cinches up her apron, the corpse of a fellow contestant is discovered-death by buttercream. What began as a fun, tasteful televised adventure has morphed into something of a true-crime detective show for Jules and everybody else on set. Who could have killed Chef Marco, and why? Can Jules sift out the killer before someone else gets burned?
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Kshakal
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The second book in the series and just as good as the first!! I love getting to know the characters even more and again I was guessing as to who did it till the very end!!! I can tell this series has potential to to become a favorite cozy!!!

SamanthaMarie I just zipped through all nine that are out and can't wait for the new release this month!! Definitely a new favorite cozy series 😍 I'm glad you like it too!! 2mo
melbeautyandbooks This is a great cozy series! 2mo
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SamanthaMarie
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On to the next!!! 😍😂🤷🏼‍♀️

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Erika13137
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Really enjoying this series! A lot of cozy mysteries usually have the same story layout but this one changed it up a bit which I really liked. Jules is a great main character and I'm looking forward to see what happens next. #cozymysteries #litsybreakfast

Bklover Looks yummy! 2y
Erika13137 @Bklover The book or the breaky? 😜 2y
Bklover Both!! 2y
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Erika13137
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Digging the second book in this series already. 🤓📚 #dogsoflitsy #cozymysteries

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DebinHawaii
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Day 10 #junebookbugs #death I think culinary cozy mysteries have the best titles. Here's a bunch from my stacks & #TBR with 'death' in them--title & story of course. 😆👍 'A Batter of Life and Death' is my favorite--Ellie Alexander has clever book titles & it's a fun series set in a bakery in Ashland, Oregon. #cozymystery #foodiebooks 🍴📚

mcipher I love punny cozy titles so much!! 2y
drokka There are a couple here I haven't got. 😂 2y
Debiw781 Cozy mystery titles are the best 😂 2y
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actualdisneyprincess
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#operationbookworm2017 - 2017 in general, really - has been derailed a lot so far by mono, but what I've managed to read has been really enjoyable. Currently hanging out in Ashland, Oregon with the delightful cast of characters in Ellie Alexander's Bakeshop Mysteries. Fun folks, AND recipes to die for? I'm there.

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DebinHawaii
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Book 2 in The Bakeshop Mystery series finds a popular television baking competition 'Take the Cake' filming in Ashland & Jules cast as a replacement baker. When she finds a fellow contestant facedown in buttercream frosting, she's back in the thick of another crime. This is proving to be a fun cozy mystery series w/Jules, her mom & staff at Torte (the family bakery) & her friends all likable & the food descriptions & recipes make me hungry! 🍰📚👍

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