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Spirits and Sourdough: 03/08/22

Spirits and Sourdough

Spirits and Sourdough by Bailey Cates is the tenth book in the Magical Bakery mystery series. It's nearly Halloween / Samhain and Katie Lightfoot is preparing a spell to bring home Connell so that her husband can get his intuition back. Meanwhile, a woman who was just into the bakery has been strangled and her restless spirit won't leave a local psychic alone.

I read these book more for the murder mystery than for the magical aspects. For this volume, then, I was far more invested in the Leigh's murder and how Teddy might be able to help. For those following Connell's disappearance, he will finally be rescued in this volume, though it will be a risky affair.

The mystery itself wasn't that difficult to solve as there just aren't that many people. Because of this it has a Columbo vibe. The only difference is that Katie doesn't automatically hone in on the correct killer like the lieutenant does. Instead she gets it down to a very short list until near the end of the book. But there isn't the loads of research or driving around to meet different people like there has been in previous volumes.

Four stars

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