A funny new mystery series including some great recipes
Game of Scones (A Sugar & Spice Mystery Book 1)
By: Mary Lee Ashford
Rating: 5 of 5
I started to read the second book in this series (in a pre-release format) and got only a couple of pages in and decided, because it was so good and so funny, I had to read the series in order.
This is the first in the Sugar & Spice Mystery series. Sugar (aka Rosetta Sugarbaker Calloway) and Dixie Spicer (aka Spice) have opened a new business in publishing local focus cookbooks.
Sugar has the business smarts and worked for a larger publishing firm until the business ran into problems and had to cut many employees, including Sugar. Dixie is a first class book and has won many blue ribbons. She is also a widow of one year.
Together, the ladies have to find a way to make a living and this is what they are going to do with their lives.
The characters are funny and so are many of the plot points. Since this is a murder mystery, not everything is for chuckles. There is a description of a face-off of bakers that reads like the description of a professional wrestling match.
When one of the townspeople turns up murdered, the focus is put on someone who Sugar and Dixie are sure is innocent. In order to save her and their plans for the a cookbook, the ladies get involved to solve the whodunnit.
I highly recommend this book for a good cozy mystery and for looks of fun. This is not a good book for putting you to sleep at night. I kept laughing and waking my husband up. I had to reserve it for times of the day when I was wide awake!