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When her husband of thirty years runs off with a college student named Cherri, Jane Delight returns to Pennsylvania to work in her Amish sister's cupcake store. Having lost everything in the divorce, Jane now finds herself sharing an apartment with two elderly ladies and their quirky cat.  But there is no time to despair. A man is murdered in the cupcake store, and now Jan When her husband of thirty years runs off with a college student named Cherri, Jane Delight returns to Pennsylvania to work in her Amish sister's cupcake store. Having lost everything in the divorce, Jane now finds herself sharing an apartment with two elderly ladies and their quirky cat.  But there is no time to despair. A man is murdered in the cupcake store, and now Jane and her sister, Rebecca, are the prime suspects. Enter brooding detective Damon McLeod, a Scot with a tragic past and a desire for justice.  Can Jane solve the murder, wrangle her new roommates, and stop herself from falling for the detective? Or will she never get her new life on track? BONUS: 2 Amish Recipes Included!


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When her husband of thirty years runs off with a college student named Cherri, Jane Delight returns to Pennsylvania to work in her Amish sister's cupcake store. Having lost everything in the divorce, Jane now finds herself sharing an apartment with two elderly ladies and their quirky cat.  But there is no time to despair. A man is murdered in the cupcake store, and now Jan When her husband of thirty years runs off with a college student named Cherri, Jane Delight returns to Pennsylvania to work in her Amish sister's cupcake store. Having lost everything in the divorce, Jane now finds herself sharing an apartment with two elderly ladies and their quirky cat.  But there is no time to despair. A man is murdered in the cupcake store, and now Jane and her sister, Rebecca, are the prime suspects. Enter brooding detective Damon McLeod, a Scot with a tragic past and a desire for justice.  Can Jane solve the murder, wrangle her new roommates, and stop herself from falling for the detective? Or will she never get her new life on track? BONUS: 2 Amish Recipes Included!

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  1. 5 out of 5

    beachbum bookworm

    looking forward to book two! For more thoughts on this book and other cozy mysteries please subscribe to my Youtube channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDn4... looking forward to book two! For more thoughts on this book and other cozy mysteries please subscribe to my Youtube channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDn4...

  2. 5 out of 5

    Shirley Chapel

    I enjoyed this delightful murder mystery book. Not that I think of murder as delightful, but in the way new to me author Ruth Hartzler told the story. I loved the lead character Jane Delight, although the circumstances that bought her to her twins sister's cupcake shop weren't of a delightful nature. The two elderly sisters, Eleanor and Matilda, both in their eighties kept things going along at a lively pace as they used their sleuthing skills to gather much needed clues to lead them to the real I enjoyed this delightful murder mystery book. Not that I think of murder as delightful, but in the way new to me author Ruth Hartzler told the story. I loved the lead character Jane Delight, although the circumstances that bought her to her twins sister's cupcake shop weren't of a delightful nature. The two elderly sisters, Eleanor and Matilda, both in their eighties kept things going along at a lively pace as they used their sleuthing skills to gather much needed clues to lead them to the real murderer. All the characters played their roles rather well but cute cat Mr Crumbles really licked the frosting off the cupcake, when it came time to stop the real murderer in their tracks before they could kill again. This book is waiting to be read by all readers of Cozy mystery. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I wasn't able to guess whodunit. Oh I thought I knew but I was wrong. That, my fellow sleuths , is what makes a murder mystery really good!!! I downloaded a Kindle ebook copy of True Confections from Amazon. A favorable review was not requested. All of my opinions expressed here in this review are my own .

  3. 4 out of 5

    Norma Ann

    A good cozy mystery This book was fun and easy to read. Very interesting characters and a good plot. Mr. Crumbles was a good distraction and books are always better with Pets.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Debi Paglia

    First book that I’ve read by this author and I throughly enjoyed it. Good flow of the writing made it an easy read. Great kooky characters. I really enjoyed reading about the Amish traditions. I’d recommend this book to anyone who likes a good, well-written mystery with a like-able female protagonist.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Tari

    Wow what a jerk Jane was married to! She was well rid of that guy, but it sure stunk how he told her he wanted a divorce. I just loved the older sisters that she ended up with roommates after moving to Pennsylvania to help her Amish twin sister with her bakery. Jane definitely never expected murder, intrigue and sleuthing out a murder with a couple of Miss Marple wannabes when she moved to her sister's town though. I just loved the cat, Mr. Crumbles who belonged to the sisters. He was definitely Wow what a jerk Jane was married to! She was well rid of that guy, but it sure stunk how he told her he wanted a divorce. I just loved the older sisters that she ended up with roommates after moving to Pennsylvania to help her Amish twin sister with her bakery. Jane definitely never expected murder, intrigue and sleuthing out a murder with a couple of Miss Marple wannabes when she moved to her sister's town though. I just loved the cat, Mr. Crumbles who belonged to the sisters. He was definitely handy to have around when meeting up with a killer! I'll be reading more in the series for sure. Two yummy-sounding Amish recipes were included at the end of the book.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sandee

    I enjoyed this cozy mystery. While it is identified as Amish, I wouldn't have identified it that way. The main character, Jane, was raised Amish but left and has now returned to a community that includes her Amish family. But she isn't Amish. This is a well-written cozy mystery with interesting and quirky characters. The potential love interest fits in well. The main reason I didn't rate it higher was Jane's back story. She comes 'home' because when her husband divorced her, he left her penniles I enjoyed this cozy mystery. While it is identified as Amish, I wouldn't have identified it that way. The main character, Jane, was raised Amish but left and has now returned to a community that includes her Amish family. But she isn't Amish. This is a well-written cozy mystery with interesting and quirky characters. The potential love interest fits in well. The main reason I didn't rate it higher was Jane's back story. She comes 'home' because when her husband divorced her, he left her penniless. Unfortunately, the circumstances described don't support this situation. I wish the whole 'penniless' thing had just been left out. It makes Jane look stupid and hopelessly inept. Regardless, I enjoyed the rest of the story and am looking forward to the next book.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Pam Pavkov

    True Confections is the first whodunnit written by Ruth Hartzler in her An Amish Cupcake Cozy Mystery series. This story will keep you guessing until the end as to who committed the crime. There are lots of suspects and each could have committed the crime for different reasons. This story moves at a great pace and will keep your interest. When I was done reading the story the reason for the cover explains itself. The characters are very likeable and realistic. I felt so bad for the way Jane's lif True Confections is the first whodunnit written by Ruth Hartzler in her An Amish Cupcake Cozy Mystery series. This story will keep you guessing until the end as to who committed the crime. There are lots of suspects and each could have committed the crime for different reasons. This story moves at a great pace and will keep your interest. When I was done reading the story the reason for the cover explains itself. The characters are very likeable and realistic. I felt so bad for the way Jane's life turned out. Her exhusband was a real cad. I enjoyed the quirky characters of Matilda and Elanore they kept the story very lively. The author has done an excellent job developing her characters. I was not given a complimentary copy of this book to read and review. I was not approached by anyone to post a favorable review. I have rated this book with five stars for meeting my expectations of a wonderful story that I can highly recommend to others who enjoy both the Amish and Mystery genres. Congratulations to Ruth Hartzler for writing another fantastic story for her readers enjoyment and I look forward to reading the next book in this series.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sandie

    What an entertaining and delightful cozy mystery!! The characters meshed together very well, and the cat seemed to know just what needed to be done. I couldn't put this book down--I even read while I was cooking supper. What an entertaining and delightful cozy mystery!! The characters meshed together very well, and the cat seemed to know just what needed to be done. I couldn't put this book down--I even read while I was cooking supper.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Megan

    This was an okay story, but there were too many repetitive remarks...a memorable one was when everyone insisted on calling Jane Mrs., she'd immediately correct them and then they'd right away say Mrs. again. I enjoyed the relationship between both set of sisters, but the older ones Jane's sharing an apartment with were a hoot. I think some other parts were meant to be comical, (view spoiler)[such as the detective bowing to the Amish (hide spoiler)] , but I didn't find them funny. The way the story This was an okay story, but there were too many repetitive remarks...a memorable one was when everyone insisted on calling Jane Mrs., she'd immediately correct them and then they'd right away say Mrs. again. I enjoyed the relationship between both set of sisters, but the older ones Jane's sharing an apartment with were a hoot. I think some other parts were meant to be comical, (view spoiler)[such as the detective bowing to the Amish (hide spoiler)] , but I didn't find them funny. The way the story ended was a bit cringey...at least to me. (view spoiler)[I hate when the guilty person foolish spills everything. (hide spoiler)] The narrator was nice to listen to and did a good job for the different voices. I might give the next book a try, since they aren't very long.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Christina

    Cute, quick read Not very obvious what the ending will be, which is great for a mystery! Nice book, quick read, good characters. End escalated quickly. Overall a good story.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Wasanaa Smith

    Enjoyable cozy mystery with a taste of Amish life and introduces a quirky cast that makes you curious to know more.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sandra Schlichter

    Great read ! I loved the story, I could feel myself being pulled into the story, and into the lives of Jane, Matilda and Eleanor , even Mr. crumbles , it kept me riveted and interested, the plot twist at the end was a surprise, no doubt, just when you're convinced who the murderer is, you get a surprise! Great read ! I loved the story, I could feel myself being pulled into the story, and into the lives of Jane, Matilda and Eleanor , even Mr. crumbles , it kept me riveted and interested, the plot twist at the end was a surprise, no doubt, just when you're convinced who the murderer is, you get a surprise!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Anne

    I received an audio copy of True Confections from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. I think the narrator did a good job with a variety of male and female characters including one male character with a Scottish accent. There were two instances where the Scottish accent was "bobbled" and was just off (almost sounded Asian). This is not truly an Amish mystery despite being set in a town with Amish background characters and the author sprinkling in a few details about Amish life. The story I received an audio copy of True Confections from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. I think the narrator did a good job with a variety of male and female characters including one male character with a Scottish accent. There were two instances where the Scottish accent was "bobbled" and was just off (almost sounded Asian). This is not truly an Amish mystery despite being set in a town with Amish background characters and the author sprinkling in a few details about Amish life. The story features a formerly (over 30 years) Amish main character and her two non-Amish roommates. Characters: I almost gave up on the book in the first chapter because we have a doormat main character whose husband dumps her and takes her to the cleaners. She's left with nothing and despite having been college educated and lived with an attorney for 30 years, she doesn't do anything to get her share of their estate. I so don't need to read another series with a character like this, but I gave it a chance. Despite being younger than me, and, again, having been out of the Amish community for 34 years, she insists on being called MISS because she's divorced. Was the author trying to be funny because the character's last name is Delight, so Miss Delight??? I would really think any modern woman of 50 would lean toward Ms. Why is the lead detective Scottish??? We learn nothing about him. Why does one of the elderly roommates always have curlers in her hair? Someone in her 80's would have been raised in a time when a proper woman wouldn't go out in curlers. Plus, she's a world traveler, she's not some hick. Repetition: OMG, so much was said over and over. Had to be baptized or be shunned was stated slightly differently three times in a row by the same character. It couldn't be Rebecca because she's Amish, the Miss thing and more. I do not understand all the positive comments about the cat. Mr. Crumbles added nothing to the story for me. Jane's encounters with the mysterious person and the killer was the final disappointment. She takes everything at face value, questions nothing and doesn't pay attention to her instincts.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Erin

    I was actually excited to read this one (i love true crime and mystery stuff) but it was somehow so bizarre while also being incredibly boring.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Kay Garrett

    TRUE CONFECTIONS by Ruth Hartzler is the first book in An Amish Cupcake Cozy Mystery series. It’s the story of Jane Delight as she turns 50 and her life starts to gets interesting. The story opens with Jane being taken to a French restaurant for what she thought was a celebration for her 50th birthday. She soon finds out it’s so her husband can give her the news that he’s divorcing her for a much younger woman who just happens to be pregnant with his child. Devastated, Jane finds out she has no ho TRUE CONFECTIONS by Ruth Hartzler is the first book in An Amish Cupcake Cozy Mystery series. It’s the story of Jane Delight as she turns 50 and her life starts to gets interesting. The story opens with Jane being taken to a French restaurant for what she thought was a celebration for her 50th birthday. She soon finds out it’s so her husband can give her the news that he’s divorcing her for a much younger woman who just happens to be pregnant with his child. Devastated, Jane finds out she has no home and no money (due to the prenuptials) as well as no skills for a job since she hasn’t worked outside the home in like 30 years. Jane left the Amish at the age of 16. However, her identical twin sister, Rebecca remained. She is the owner of the cupcake store in town with a rental apartment above it. Jane moves into the already rented apartment with the blessing on her soon to be roommates, Eleanor and Matilda Birtwistle - who are off on an adventure, and starts working in her sister’s shop helping with the baking and at the counter. Soon after the elderly sisters return, with Mr. Crumbles, their new quirky cat in tow, Rebecca and her husband, Ephraim, are one of two shop owners that have been badgered to sell their establishment by Colin Graves who needed them both to have all the land for his development. On a visit to their store with another offer, Colin drops dead after eating one of the sample cupcakes. Through the investigation of Detectives Damon McCloud and Carter Stirling, Jane becomes their number one suspect. Now it’s up to the sleuthing Britwistle sisters and Jane and her twin sister to prove them wrong. Ruth Hartzler did a wonderful job of keeping this cozy interesting and fun. She keeps you turning the page to find out what happens next to see how Jane gets out of this predicament while having you smile at the antics of Eleanor, Matilda and Mr. Crumbles - who definitely fits right in with his new owners. Loved the way she worked in the references to Agatha Christie's Miss Marple mysteries. I’m excited to try the Amish recipes included in the back of the book. I would recommend TRUE CONFECTIONS to anyone that loves a clean cozy read that has you trying to figure out the clues before the reveal while making you laugh and scratch your head a few times along the way.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Katrina

    I was expecting this to be a fun little mystery, and let me tell you. It wasn't fun. It was a chore. I wanted to DNF this at just 2% in, but I needed it for a reading challenge, so I had to power through. First of all, if I would have taken a shot of alcohol every time Jane corrected someone that her name started with Miss and not Mrs, I'd probably be deal from alcohol poisoning. It got real old real quick. Second of all, Jane and her sister are supposed to be 50, but this whole thing read as if i I was expecting this to be a fun little mystery, and let me tell you. It wasn't fun. It was a chore. I wanted to DNF this at just 2% in, but I needed it for a reading challenge, so I had to power through. First of all, if I would have taken a shot of alcohol every time Jane corrected someone that her name started with Miss and not Mrs, I'd probably be deal from alcohol poisoning. It got real old real quick. Second of all, Jane and her sister are supposed to be 50, but this whole thing read as if it was written by a 16 year old pretending to be an adult. The dialogue wasn't great. It wasn't even that it was cringe worthy (because trust me, it was) but it was just written poorly. Refer to my second point made as to why I think that is This is the first cozy mystery I've ever read, and I gotta say, it doesn't do anything to convince me to read any more of the genre. Luckily other 1 and 2 star reviewers of this have mentioned that they enjoy cozy mysteries, just not this one specifically, so I'm willing to give the genre another chance. I honestly don't think I could read anything worse than this

  17. 4 out of 5

    Tracy

    Great series starter with some excellent character voicing by the narrator. I was intrigued by the idea of a former Amish member going back and being a part of an Amish community or as an active part of the family. Having read other Amish related cozies, that had aspect had not been introduced. I also like that the yummy recipes were included in the audio version, looking forward to some soft bottom shoefly pie. The older sisters, Matilda and Eleanor were a hoot and a half and nicely balance out Great series starter with some excellent character voicing by the narrator. I was intrigued by the idea of a former Amish member going back and being a part of an Amish community or as an active part of the family. Having read other Amish related cozies, that had aspect had not been introduced. I also like that the yummy recipes were included in the audio version, looking forward to some soft bottom shoefly pie. The older sisters, Matilda and Eleanor were a hoot and a half and nicely balance out Jane and Rebecca. Oh and what a perfect last name for Jane, bake store employee with the last name Delight! And everyone should remember by the end of the story that it is Miss Delight, thanks to her good for nothing ex-husband who broke her heart and essentially left her broke on her birthday. I can relate to Jane in a number of ways but thank goodness, that is not one of them! Looking forward to reading the remaining 5 novels since this one now has me hooked!

  18. 5 out of 5

    The Book Junkie Reads . . .

    Quirky, fun and entertaining. I love cozy mysteries. This one was no exception. I had so much enjoyment out of watching Jane Delight go back to family, find new friends and a new passion for life. She becomes an amature detective. She returns to Pennsylvania after a failed marriage of 30 years. She ends up sharing an apartment with two feisty women and their cat. I enjoyed the writing and the narration. I would most certainly find other books/audios with this author and the narrator.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Shawna Shaheen

    Jane husband decided to end with Jane over 30 years of marriage to be with a 25 year old named Cherry. Cherry was having his baby. Jane husband said I cannot give you any money so why don't you love with sister Rebecca. The only thing with that is Jane sister is Amish. (Jane was Amish until 16). Rebecca has a cupcake store and Jane did move there. Jane roommates were 2 older sisters that like to sluth. Mr Crumbles is the cat the older sisters found. Colin was trying to buy out a lot of people in Jane husband decided to end with Jane over 30 years of marriage to be with a 25 year old named Cherry. Cherry was having his baby. Jane husband said I cannot give you any money so why don't you love with sister Rebecca. The only thing with that is Jane sister is Amish. (Jane was Amish until 16). Rebecca has a cupcake store and Jane did move there. Jane roommates were 2 older sisters that like to sluth. Mr Crumbles is the cat the older sisters found. Colin was trying to buy out a lot of people in town. Colin was posoined in the Cupcake shop. Now Jane her sister Rebbeca and the older ladies need to find out done it. This was a fun book to read. I will read 2nd book.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Christina

    This was a cute and quirky cozy mystery for me and I really enjoyed it. It was a quick read for me but exactly what I was looking for. Hope to see more in this series as we just got a glimpse of these characters and I’m interested in seeing how the author develops their stories. I really enjoyed the narrator as well.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Melody

    Nice little cozy mystery. Jane’s husband takes her out for her 50th birthday and informs her he is divorcing her as his mistress has a baby on the way and he isn’t giving her any money because the baby and new wife need it, as well as the house. So she moves in with her Amish twin and helps out in her cupcake bakery. When a customer drops dead in their store Jane is the main suspect. Interesting characters.

  22. 5 out of 5

    PugMom

    Fun first in series! I would love to read more by this author.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Lise

    After being cheated out of her marriage and her assets, Jane Delight moves back to her hometown where her twin sister operates a cafe-bakery. A sudden death at the bakery brings the local law enforcement into Jane's life which, in turn, forces her to solve the murder or risk imprisonment. As a main character, Jane was a treat. Her backstory is woven with interesting details and her attitude, in spite of her new circumstances, was bracing and positive. Would I could be as hardy as Jane! The storyt After being cheated out of her marriage and her assets, Jane Delight moves back to her hometown where her twin sister operates a cafe-bakery. A sudden death at the bakery brings the local law enforcement into Jane's life which, in turn, forces her to solve the murder or risk imprisonment. As a main character, Jane was a treat. Her backstory is woven with interesting details and her attitude, in spite of her new circumstances, was bracing and positive. Would I could be as hardy as Jane! The storytelling was a definite plus - descriptive, but not overly so. As always, there was one quibble: (view spoiler)[Jane "solved" the case when a witness she questioned broke down and confessed. (hide spoiler)] Over all, I enjoyed the introduction to this new-to-me series and new-to-me author. I look forward to more.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Terri

    Cute and quirky

  25. 4 out of 5

    Nola

    Loved it This was such a cool cozy mystery. I can hardly wait to read the rest of the series. Would recommend to anyone who likes cozy mysteries

  26. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne Hare

    This is a delightful cozy murder mystery set in an Amish cupcake store. As the owner is Amish and her twin sister is a divorced non Amish woman, you get glimpses of both societies. I enjoyed the mixture of cultures and the quirky senior sisters who rent the apartment above the bakery. The mystery is great, with numerous viable suspects, subtle interesting clues, twists and turns and suspense. I found the dialogue witty and well done. The storyline flows smoothly. This is a well written cozy myst This is a delightful cozy murder mystery set in an Amish cupcake store. As the owner is Amish and her twin sister is a divorced non Amish woman, you get glimpses of both societies. I enjoyed the mixture of cultures and the quirky senior sisters who rent the apartment above the bakery. The mystery is great, with numerous viable suspects, subtle interesting clues, twists and turns and suspense. I found the dialogue witty and well done. The storyline flows smoothly. This is a well written cozy mystery worth reading.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Janet Sketchley

    Unexpectedly divorced, 50-year-old Jane Delight moves into the apartment above her twin sister Rebecca’s cupcake store near Pennsylvania Amish territory. Rebecca commutes daily by horse and buggy, but Jane has long since left their Amish ways behind (she does, however, still have a personal faith). When an unpleasant customer collapses in Rebecca’s store and dies, Jane decides to divert suspicion from herself and her sister by finding the murderer. Some of the comedy that ensues is a bit over-the Unexpectedly divorced, 50-year-old Jane Delight moves into the apartment above her twin sister Rebecca’s cupcake store near Pennsylvania Amish territory. Rebecca commutes daily by horse and buggy, but Jane has long since left their Amish ways behind (she does, however, still have a personal faith). When an unpleasant customer collapses in Rebecca’s store and dies, Jane decides to divert suspicion from herself and her sister by finding the murderer. Some of the comedy that ensues is a bit over-the-top, like when Jane literally falls into the handsome detective’s arms, but it’s a light-hearted mystery after all. Jane’s quirky roommates are part of what makes this book fun: 80-somethings Matilda and Eleanor Birtwistle and their mischievous cat. The narrative has a distant feel and I did find it a slow start, especially since Jane’s ex-husband’s dialogue doesn’t match his role as a successful lawyer. Once he was out of the picture, the story started to work for me. Another aspect of the story I enjoyed was the Amish/non-Amish (English) dynamic, with the perceptions of outsiders and their awkwardness of knowing quite how to treat Rebecca as an Amish woman. True Confections is the first novel in the Amish Cupcake Cozy Mystery series. Ruth Hartzler writes cozy mysteries, Christian romantic suspense, and Amish romance. For more about the author and her work, visit ruthhartzler.com. [Review copy from my personal library.]

  28. 4 out of 5

    Teresa Collins

    I received a review copy of this book from the author at my request and this is my honest opinion. This was a mostly good, clean, easy read. I would have preferred a little more information about the relationship between Jane and her soon-to-be-ex-husband than what was revealed at the beginning as it would have given a better insight into Jane's character. However, since most of the story revolves around Jane living with her sister and brother-in-law, I assume the author didn't feel it was neces I received a review copy of this book from the author at my request and this is my honest opinion. This was a mostly good, clean, easy read. I would have preferred a little more information about the relationship between Jane and her soon-to-be-ex-husband than what was revealed at the beginning as it would have given a better insight into Jane's character. However, since most of the story revolves around Jane living with her sister and brother-in-law, I assume the author didn't feel it was necessary. I liked all of the characters for the most part and felt the story moved a little slowly but not so much that it inhibited my enjoyment. Where I really had problems with the book was the ending. Everything is rocking along with Jane and the "sisters" doing their detective impersonations, and Jane runs into the murderer. She's not even aware this is the murderer and they proceed to confess right out of a clear blue sky. Really? I know this is basically an Amish cozy mystery, but I still expected more than that. It almost felt as if the author realized she was about to get to her deadline and had to finish up in a hurry, so she did. However, I will most likely check out the next book in the series to see how it goes.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Krystyna

    Clever cat aids the bumbling sleuth Sorry but the sleuthing was poor and if it had been funny that would have been a different story. The plot idea was good. The characters however left something to be desired. Our heroine acts like a doormat, the two seniors constantly bicker but aren't funny with it and her sister seems to like living as an ostrich even when her twin is danger of being framed for the murder. The cat however has tons of personality and is obviously a much better detective as he Clever cat aids the bumbling sleuth Sorry but the sleuthing was poor and if it had been funny that would have been a different story. The plot idea was good. The characters however left something to be desired. Our heroine acts like a doormat, the two seniors constantly bicker but aren't funny with it and her sister seems to like living as an ostrich even when her twin is danger of being framed for the murder. The cat however has tons of personality and is obviously a much better detective as he made the connection when the humans didn't. She's been left penniless after her divorce and now lives over her sister cupcake store. Her sister is constantly being harangued to sell the store to the aggressive property developer. When he collapses (and later dies) they come under suspicion. Plus the two seniors who normally live upstairs are due back. Now she and the two seniors start asking questions. Will they ask the right ones? Will the killer be exposed?

  30. 4 out of 5

    She

    Pleasantly surprised , lovely cozy mystery An author whose books I read frequently , mentioned this series so I thought I would give it a go. I am not a monotheist so I generally start clear of authors who write faith based stories, but this is a great little mystery on its own. I will be definitely be reading more from this author, I enjoyed the introduction she gave to a culture many are ignorant of and did it in a humorous way. The characters are colorful and the mystery was nicely developed .

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