A TEENY BIT OF TROUBLE
This story moves slowly and it’s far from a page-turner. The frequent references to food do nothing to enhance the overall story. The plot is outrageous at best and falls flat. The characters, including the heroine, are all one-sided and lack depth.
Teeny Templeton is a mild-mannered baker who manages to get caught up in murder, drama and intrigue. The death of her childhood rival leads Teeny to look for a murderer. What she finds is an undercover operation in which people are killed and their organs are sold to the highest bidder. Armed with her lawyer boyfriend Coop, her bulldog Sir and Emerson, a little girl with a grown woman’s mouth, Teeny seeks her own justice. (MINOTAUR, Apr., 336 pp., $24.99)
B. Nakia Garner