Wedding Cake Killer by Livia J. Washburn is the seventh book in the “Fresh Baked” mystery series. Publisher: Obsidian, November 2012

Wedding bells will be ringing in Weatherford, Texas, this Christmas when Phyllis Newsom opens up her home for her best friend’s wedding. And although the bride is wearing white, no one suspects that she’ll soon be wearing black.

After all the planning—and the cake tasting—the big day has arrived. Eve Turner, one of Phyllis’s boarders—and her best friend—is moving out and getting married to the affable Roy Porter. While she’s sad to see Eve go, Phyllis is more than happy to host the event in her house and to bake the bride and groom a delicious three-tiered coconut wedding cake. Even though a snowstorm in the forecast seems like a recipe for disaster, the day runs as smoothly as butter cream.

But the marriage doesn’t last long past the honeymoon. When Roy’s found dead at a Weatherford bed-and-breakfast, Eve’s the top suspect. Now Phyllis must find out who iced Roy before her friend finds herself behind bars.

What should be a new beginning ends in death when Roy is found dead and Eve becomes the prime suspects. Believing in her friend’s innocence, Phyllis does what she does best..unraveling the clues to catch a killer. I loved the way this story flowed keeping me on my toes as I watched the drama unfolding. The author did a good job with the twists and turns in this enjoyable whodunit that I didn’t want it to end. As always it’s good to see Phyllis, Sam and the rest of the gang in this charming series.

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