Gone With A Handsomer Man by Michael Lee West is the first book in a new “Teeny Templeton” mystery series. Publisher: Minotaur Books, April 2011

Take one out-of-work pastry chef . . .
Teeny Templeton believes that her life is finally on track. She’s getting married, she’s baking her own wedding cake, and she’s leaving her troubled past behind. And then? She finds her fiance playing naked badminton with a couple of gorgeous, skanky chicks.

Add a whole lot of trouble . . .
Needless to say, the wedding is off. Adding insult to injury, her fiance slaps a restraining order on her. When he’s found dead a few days later, all fingers point to Teeny.

And stir like crazy!
Her only hope is through an old boyfriend-turned-lawyer, the guy who broke her heart a decade ago. But dredging up the past brings more than skeletons out of the closet, and Teeny doesn’t know who she can trust. With evidence mounting and the heat turning up, Teeny must also figure out where to live, how to support herself, how to clear her name, and how to protect her heart.

What a fun book. Christine (Teeny) Templeton is one happy bride-to-be that is, until she finds her naked fiancé romping with not one, but two naked women. Handing out her own brand of justice, Teeny gets into trouble with the law. When she becomes the prime suspect in his murder, her troubles escalate until an old friend steps in to help. I could not stop reading this mystery filled with quirky and lovable characters in a down-home southern atmosphere. This fast-paced, action-packed story will tickle your funny bone as Teeny does everything she can to survive and claim her innocence. There were so many twists and turns that kept me guessing, right till the end and boy was I surprised. This was an enjoyable read and I can’t wait to read the next book in this charming and delectable series. Recipes included.

*new-to-me author

FTC Full Disclosure – The publisher sent me an ARC of this book

previously posted on the Cozy Chicks blog

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