Murder at the Christmas Cookie Bake-Off by Darci Hannah
Series: Beacon Bakeshop #2
Published by Kensington Publishing on October 5, 2021
Also by this author: Murder at the Beacon Bakeshop
Reading Challenges: Cruisin through the Cozies 2021, GoodReads, NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2021
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 Murder at the Christmas Cookie Bake-Off
MURDER AT THE CHRISTMAS COOKIE BAKE-OFF by Darci Hannah is the second book in the cozy Beacon Bakeshop mystery series. It’-as Lindsey’s first Christmas season as the owner of Beacon Harbor’s bakeshop cafe so she wants to get it perfect. As she dreams of sugarplums, she worries how she’s going to manage since she’s down an assistant baker. And now, Felicity Stewart, self-appointed Queen of Christmas, has organized a Christmas Cookie Bake-Off between local shop owners. Judged by a smarmy food critic from Chicago.
When Linds discovers the food critic murdered underneath the mistletoe, she can’t help but try to figure out whodunit. With help from bestie Kennedy, hottie BF Rory, her parents and Welly, her adorable Newfie. It seems that everyone involved with the bake-off had a motive for murder.
My thoughts about Murder at the Christmas Cookie Bake-Off
Perfect cozy Christmas read! Linds is incredibly relatable as she tries to create the perfect Christmas only to have things go seriously wrong.
- Small lakeshore town charm
- Quirky secondary characters
- Small biz owner camaraderie
- Haunted lighthouse with a helpful ghost
- Romance in the air
- Deliciously mouthwatering food descriptions
- SO. MANY. SECRETS.
- Adorable dog antics with bonus reindeer sightings
- Wintery weather and Christmas decorations to set the mood
- Redemption arcs
- And just who was that mysterious elderly woman who turned up just in time to be Lindsey’s assistant baker….
Grab a cup of hot cocoa and snuggle up as you get the perfect Christmas time vibes. The mystery was engaging, the banter was fun. The final scenes unmasking the murderer were total madcap zaniness. So much fun! And the recipes all sounded incredible.
Thank you Kensington for the ARC.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Cruisin through the Cozies 2021
- NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2021