Sunday, May 12, 2013

Red Velvet Cupcake Murder

Red Velvet Cupcake Murder (Hannah Swensen #16)Red Velvet Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I admit it. Most of my impulsive behavior involves food. So I just happened to be scanning through the list of Goodreads giveaways about to come due, and I saw this book and signed up for the giveaway, never expecting I would win.

This is the nineteenth in a series of a genre I never knew existed, cookbook cozy mysteries. But after I read the first few pages, I was hooked. This book is one-fourth mystery, one-fourth soap opera romance-drama, one-fourth with characters talking about food and exchanging recipes, and one fourth is the actual recipes. OK, I'm a sucker for red velvet cake.

There were times when I thought the mysterious near-death and deaths were taking a backseat to the food planning and recipe swapping, but it was a fun read. I give it four stars and I'm not even a cat person.

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