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Review: Murder at the Christmas Cookie Bake-off

Title: Murder at the Christmas Cookie Bake-off

Series: Beacon Bakeshop Mystery #2

Author: Darci Hannah

Release Date: October 5, 2021

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads

Synopsis from Goodreads: With the spirit of the holidays wafting through the Beacon Bakeshop, Lindsey thinks she has the recipe for the sweetest Christmas ever--winning the town-wide cookie bake-off. Unfortunately, striving for a picture-perfect December in Beacon Harbor is a lot like biting into stale shortbread. Low on staff and bombarded by visits from family, Lindsey can barely meet demands at work, let alone summon the confidence to face fierce competition...

Self-appointed Christmas know-it-all Felicity Stewart is determined to take the top spot in the bake-off, and she's not afraid to dump a little coal in everyone's stocking to do it. Just as the competition heats up, everything falls apart when the judge is found dead--and covered in crumbs from Lindsey's signature cookie!

Solving a murder was never on Lindsey's wish list. But with her reputation on the line during the happiest time of the year, she'll need to bring her best talents to the table in order to sift out the true Christmas Cookie culprit.

My Review: This is such a fabulous cozy mystery series and is definitely worth adding to your Christmas TBR! I adored the first book in the series and I am very happy to report that book two is just as good as the first one. I adore the dog characters included in the book, and the people ones are pretty good too. The idea of a cookie bakeoff is a really fun one and the cookie descriptions made me want to start baking. Luckily recipes are included in the back of the book! The mystery was well done and I didn't guess the killer until the main character had figured out. Overall I really enjoy this series and I can't wait for book three!

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*

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