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Spells and Scones: 02/10/21

Spells and Scones

Spells and Scones by Bailey Cates and narrated by Amy Rubinate is the sixth book in the Magical Bakery mystery series. With the lessons learned from their first catering gig (see Some Enchanted Éclair (2014)), the Honeybee Bakery is catering the book signing of a local self help guru and radio star. At the end of the contentious signing, the author is found dead in the bookshop's back room.

Although there were plenty of obvious suspects at the signing, Katie Lightfoot doesn't believe any of them are guilty. While she's reluctant to once again investigate a murder, she knows she has to.

An interesting side plot involves Mungo, her familiar. Turns out the dog who showed up at the right moment in the first book (see Brownies and Broomsticks (2012)) has a history with another witch. Now she's one of the potential suspects!

My only complaint stems from my own mass consumption of cozy mysteries. The author who is murdered at their signing has been done many times. With the exception of Mungo's backstory, there isn't much here to set it apart from the other examples.

The seventh book is Potions and Pastries (2017).

Four stars

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