Series: Cookie House Mystery #3
Published by St. Martin's Press on April 27, 2021
Also by this author: Sugar and Vice
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
About A Tale of Two Cookies
A Tale of Two Cookies is the third Cookie House Mystery by Eve Calder. A charming cast of characters and a lovely setting make this series a sweet read.
Our amateur sleuth Kate continues to settle into life on Coral Cay and her role as the junior partner and baker at The Cookie House. She’s spoken so highly of her new home that her old friend Desiree plans to get married on the beach, serving one of Kate’s masterpiece cakes. With Kate’s new friend Maxi, the florist, providing the flowers.
But things don’t go according to plan when the groom doesn’t show. The authorities think Desiree’s been jilted by her wealthy eco-activist beau but Desiree’s afraid he’s been kidnapped. Or worse.
Kate never wavers in her belief in Desiree. So she’s determined to figure out what’s happened to Judson.
My thoughts about A Tale of Two Cookies
Eve Calder makes an intriguing departure from the pattern most cozies follow. There’s no body. The characters and the reader aren’t even sure if a crime’s happened.
The author makes sure that there are plenty of suspects including Judson’s actress ex and poachers who all have reasons for tangling with the missing groom.
The pace intensifies as Judson continues to be MIA. No one’s heard from him including his children and business partner.
Eve Calder has an engaging writing style with entirely likable characters. We get check-ins with the quirky residents of Coral Cay, including Oliver, the local dog about town, who helps Kate with her investigations by uncovering important evidence.
I really appreciated the love and support that Kate and even Maxi give to Desiree. Shoutout to strong women supporting each other.
Fans of culinary mysteries will be drawn in by the humor and likability of the characters, the delicious descriptions of baked goods and the well-plotted and intriguing mysteries.
Don’t miss out on the first two books in the Cookie House Mystery series – And Then There Were Crumbs and Sugar and Vice. Read my full review of Sugar and Vice here.
Looking for another culinary cozy mystery series? Try Murder at the Beacon Bakeshop by Darci Hannah about another baker moving to a small beachfront tourist town to start over.
A Tale of Two Cookies by Eve Calder is a charming cast of characters and a lovely setting make this series a sweet read.
Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Paperbacks for the ARC.