A Tale Of Two Cookies
A Cookie House Mystery, Book #3
In A Tale of Two Cookies, a cozy mystery from Eve Calder, it’s nothing but sugar and spice at The Cookie House, but elsewhere on Coral Cay everything isn’t so nice.
Pastry chef Kate McGuire is loving life on the laid-back island of Coral Cay, Florida. As junior partner in a bakery renowned for luscious desserts–especially her cookies–life is pretty sweet. So when an old friend arrives and announces a spur-of-the-moment beach wedding, that’s just the icing on the wedding cake.
But the groom vanishes right as a television crew descends on the town to film a hot, new reality show. Is there a connection? Is her friend Desiree somehow involved? Or did groom Judson simply get cold feet? The bride and groom were paired better than warm cookies and cold milk, so Kate doesn’t buy it.
As the show’s cast runs amok on the island and the investigation into Judson’s disappearance heats up, Kate and her pal Maxi, along with town dog Oliver, will brave the rambunctious world of reality TV and a wedding weekend gone awry, in an all-out effort to find the missing groom. (Goodreads)
The characters are well developed and well rounded. Kate and Maxi get along really well and they will do anything for the other. Maxi is more than ready to help Kate find the missing groom and figure out what happened. Kate does not agree that the groom got cold feet and left on his own. She knows her friend Desiree did not imagine their connection, something is not right, and her and Maxi are determined to find the truth.
The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and the descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning and kept me engaged until the end. The mystery was well plotted and there were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider. I did not see the ending coming.
I would highly recommend this book (and series) to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. I cannot wait to see what kind of trouble Kate and Maxi get into next.
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, St. Martin’s Press, and NetGalley.