Pie Comes Before a Fall (Baker’s Rise Mysteries Book Two)

From Amazon: Flora and her new feathered friend are at it again in the much-anticipated next instalment of the Baker’s Rise Mysteries series! Ray Dodds, landlord of the Baker’s Rise village pub, the aptly named Bun in The Oven, and self-confessed local Lothario, meets an untimely demise in this second book of the popular cosy mystery series. With the man killed by one of his own frozen pies, Detective Bramble is not short of suspects, though it seems the case is cut and dried when someone very close to home appears guilty. When her friend is accused of the deed, reluctant amateur sleuth Flora Miller is compelled to investigate with her trusty feathered sidekick, who can’t resist getting a slice of the action! Unable to rest while she feels the wrong person is suspected, can Flora find the true culprit in time? With so much suspicion and conflict, so much history and so many secrets, Flora begins to realise that her idea of a quiet life in the country may just have been pie in the sky! Packed with humour and suspense, colourful characters and a sprinkle of romance, this next Baker’s Rise Mystery has all the ingredients for a great read! (Includes a tasty pie recipe!) Note from the author: Since the same quirky cast of characters feature in each installment of the Baker’s Rise Mysteries, the books are best enjoyed when read in order!

My Review: I found this story delightful and charming. Reggie is hilarious to say the least. Flora gets more than she bargained for and the murderer- I did manage to figure out the “who done it” near the end. Includes a lovely recipe for blackberry pie. A truly lovely read! Five stars. Please note for future readers who don’t know European writing, the WC in this story stands for Water Closet which is a bathroom.

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