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THE FATAL FUNNEL CAKE
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Amateur Sleuth
This mystery is nicely crafted, with a believable ending. The camaraderie of the Fresh-Baked Mystery series’ cast of retired schoolteachers who share a home is endearing. Phyllis is an intelligent and keen sleuth who can bake a mean funnel cake. Delicious recipes are included!
Phyllis Newsom and her friends decide to take a road trip when they hear that celebrity chef Joye Jameson will be broadcasting her show, The Joye of Cooking, live from the Texas State Fair. After entering a few contests at the fair, Phyllis is stunned when she wins the blue ribbon for her maple pecan funnel cake. Joye invites her to make the cake on the show, but during the broadcast Joye tastes a piece and dies from an allergic reaction. Someone tampered with the ingredients, and to find the real killer, Phyllis needs to sift through clues to uncover a motive. (NAL, Nov., 304 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed By: Sandra Martin
Published: November 2013