I am so delighted to provide a review for you today at my blog stop for Trick or Thief by D E Haggerty on the Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour.
Trick or Thief: A Humorous Culinary Cozy Mystery Short Read (Death by Cupcake)
6th in Series
Digital – 120 pages
A little haunting sounds like innocent fun until a ghost plunders your stockroom.
Kristie is convinced ghosts don’t exist until food starts disappearing without a trace from the Youth Center storage. There are zero clues as to who’s been inside the building. The security guard hasn’t seen a thing, and the security tapes are mysteriously blank. When the ghost widens his hocus-pocus to include Kristie’s office, the gals of Callie’s Cakes jump in to find the culprit before Kristie can get in a whole mess of spooky trouble.
Will the gals of Callie’s Cakes expose the ghost before Kristie’s facility is destroyed?
Cupcakes not included, although recipes for all the delicious cupcakes Anna bakes are.
My first short read by the author and this the sixth of the series. Callie and Anna and co-owners of Callie’s Cakes. They specialize in beautiful and very tasty cupcakes and are the two best friends of Kristie Larson who took over management of the local youth center.
Kristie likes to think she is the more sane of the three, but Callie is a also a bit on the reticent side, following Anna who tends to leap into whatever situation is confronting them at the moment and at the moment that would be the mysterious thefts at the youth center. Who would steal bread and peanut butter at 4 am? More than once?
It is approaching Halloween and Kristie has plans for the kids, but Anna and Callie are all in the investigation of the penny ante thefts. Then it starts getting more serious and Anna and Callie have to become more subtle in their plans if they are to keep their activities a secret from their police detective significant others. Kristie’s guy, Tyler, is a fireman and working odd hours, so she reluctantly goes with the plans of “Lucy and Ethel.”
They do manage to solve the mystery and no one gets maimed or murdered and the narrative stays light-hearted, humorous, and well-fed. Lots of cupcake recipes following the conclusion.
A fast, easy read, a promised romance, and clean mystery (no filters needed here). I received the digital download for the blog tour and these are my unbiased opinions.
About The Author: D.E. Haggerty is actually just plain old Dena, but she thinks using initials makes her sound sophisticated and maybe even grown up. She was born and raised in the U.S. but considers herself a Dutchie and not only because it sounds way cooler. After a stint in the U.S. Army, she escaped the US to join her husband in Holland. She fled Holland over ten years ago when she couldn’t stand the idea of being a lawyer for one single second more. Turns out Bed & Breakfast owner in Germany didn’t do it for her either. When the hubby got a job in Istanbul, she jumped ship and decided to give this whole writer thing a go. She’s now back in Holland, which she considers home. Sorry, Mom.
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/D.E.-Haggerty/e/B00ECQBURU/
Bookbub author page: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/d-e-haggerty
Purchase Link – Amazon
Thank you for visiting my stop on the tour and please visit the other stops listed below!
August 20 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST
August 20 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT
August 21 – Nadaness In Motion – REVIEW
August 21 – Hearts & Scribbles – SPOTLIGHT
August 22 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
August 23 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – REVIEW, GUEST POST
August 24 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
August 25 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT
August 25 – Readeropolis – SPOTLIGHT
August 26 – Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic – SPOTLIGHT
August 27 – Books to the Ceiling – GUEST POST
August 28 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT
August 28 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW
August 29 – Here’s How It Happened – SPOTLIGHT
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August 30 – Rosepoint Publishing – REVIEW
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September 1 – Reading Authors Network – SPOTLIGHT
September 2 – Gimme The Scoop Reviews – RECIPE
September 2 – Baroness’ Book Trove – REVIEW
Thanks to Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for the opportunity to read and review this short cozy mystery!
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