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Things are going great for Lexy Baker. She's finally opened her dream bakery, gotten rid of her cheating boyfriend and settled into her grandmothers house with her perky dog Sprinkles at her side.

But her blissful life doesn't last long. When her ex boyfriend is found poisoned with cupcakes from her bakery, Lexy finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation headed up by her hunky neighbor detective Jack Perillo.

With the help of a gang of iPad toting, would-be detective grandmothers, Lexy decides to take it upon herself to find the real murderer in order to clear her name and get her bakery back in business.

Killer Cupcakes, Book 1 Lexy Baker Cozy Mysteries

by Leighann Dobbs

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Stuck indoors?  This quick read would fill a rainy afternoon.  At only about 150 pages long, like a sweet cupcake, it's over too soon.  This book might make you crave cupcake tops with tons of yummy frosting, but never fear, you won't gain weight just reading this entertaining, action-packed adventure.  Lexy, the main character, is full of energy and built up as the ideal, almost believable woman.  There are several additional characters who are warm and personable, adding many of the details that bring this tale to life.  Of course, being a Cozy Mystery, there is a handsome hunk who brings the romance alive, yet the author sticks to the cozy mystery standard and keeps the romance lighthearted.  Having read the Kindle version, there are a few places the grammar isn't quite right, nevertheless, the plot kept me going because it's well-developed and suspenseful.  It's fun and entertaining right through to the end.  There are eleven books in this Lexy Baker mystery series to enjoy and this is only the first.  Now on to book two!

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Profanity/Language:  3 mild obscenities; 1 derogatory name. 

Violence/Gore:  Report of mildly violent boyfriend, no details; character killed by poisoned dessert; house broken into; character hit on head and knocked out, no blood; man attempts to strangle woman; woman uses pepper spray on man.

Sex/Nudity:  Hugging between man and woman; flirting; about 4 kisses between man and woman; French kiss with mild description; boyfriend cheated, no details.

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Murder, poison, romantic cheating, police investigation, extortion, blackmail.

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Reviewed By Beth
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