Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Review: Cupid, Cupcakes and Carnage (Hart of Texas Murder Mysteries, #5) by Kaz Delaney


It’ll be a Valentine’s Day to celebrate…if she makes it out alive.

Brilliant baker Rosie Hart is busier than ever as she prepares for Airlie Falls’s famed Valentine’s Day Farmers and Craft Market. The last thing she needs as she races to frost her cashew nut cakes is the mysterious appearance of a dead body found on her new fiancé, Jonah’s, property. To add icing to the cupcake, another long-dead body is found buried underneath it. For goodness bakes!

Rosie vows to leave the investigating to the sheriff this time—she has enough to juggle with her baking business and her nonagenarian friends who are entranced by a new seniors dating app. But when rumors begin affecting Jonah's construction business, enough is enough. Getting answers will mean retracing the unexplained disappearance of a woman ten years earlier—a woman who had a dalliance with a now-famous actor and is supposedly speaking through a clairvoyant.

Can Rosie solve the case in time to ensure this Valentine’s Day is remembered for all the right reasons?
My Review: 
A past paced cozy mystery.
It’s a busy time of year for Rosie as she is getting her baked goods ready for the Valentine’s Day Market, when all of a sudden, a dead body is found.  This time it’s on her fiancé Jonah’s property.  And it isn’t just one body, it is two.  Rosie, being a fan of mysteries, wants to help solve the case.  She will do whatever it takes to find the killer.  She refuses to let her fiancé be the subject of gossip and finger pointing.
While I was reading this book, I had a few characters that I thought were guilty, but one by one, they were checked off my list.  The killer was a surprise to me.  I never could have guessed this one   I really enjoyed this book.  It’s always fun to revisit the characters from previous books in the series and I liked how Frank finally allowed Rosie to help in the investigation.  I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery and likes small towns.

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