Series: A Culinary Mystery (can be read alone)
Reviewed For: Pump Up Your Books
Book Blurb: Sadie Hoffmiller is looking forward to spending her favorite baking season of the year making delicious New England recipes in Boston, Massachusetts, with her favorite leading man, Pete Cunningham, as they babysit his three young grandsons. But when the boys insist that Mrs. Wapple, the woman who lives across the street, is a witch, Sadie and Pete are anxious to distract the boys from such Halloween-induced ideas. However, it gets harder and harder to explain the strange things that keep happening, particularly after Sadie learns the eccentric Mrs. Wapple has been attacked in her home. As the unexplained occurrences escalate, Sadie finds herself embroiled in yet another mystery with life-or-death consequences. Can Sadie discover whoever—or whatever—is behind the mystery before anyone else gets hurt? Or will this be Sadie's last case?
My Thoughts: This is the perfect book for this time of year. As Halloween approaches everyone's mind moves to ghost stories and thrillers. This book will draw you in from the beginning. Once I started this, I had to finish. The author does a wonderful job creating a mystery with the spooky neighbor and her sister. Something just isn't right! And of coarse, the main character Sadie inserts herself, having to find out what Mrs. Wapple is up too.
This is my second book in this series. The first I read was Key Lime Pie. Once again as you read this story, its chocked full of recipes. When I finish these books they skip my book shelf and get added to the recipe shelf in the kitchen. I love it when authors add that special little touch to the book. Best of all, we get the pumpkin roll recipe that we star at and have our mouth watering as we look at this book.
I can't write too much about this book since I don't want to give anything away. I will say, the ending will get you. It sure did me, and I am usually good at figuring these kind of things out!
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