Review of Beagles Love Cupcake Crimes


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Celebrity chef involved in murder!

Lyra St. Claire has everything to lose when someone targets her career.

When the police can’t find the who or why to solve the case, Lyra does her own digging.

Sure, it isn’t the wisest thing to do, but she won’t be bullied any more and Cinnamon, the beagle, agrees.

Can she find the person behind the crimes before something worse happens?

The Beagle Diner Mysteries are light cozy mysteries featuring a clever beagle who owns a celebrity chef. Together they discover a talent for the amateur sleuth business. (Goodreads)


The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Lyra is a famous chef who writes cookbooks, judges competitions and has her own restaurant.  Maggie is Lyra’s assistant and she is indispensable to Lyra, as well as her friend.  And speaking of friends, Lyra is reunited with her best friend, Kaden, who she has lost contact with. When things start happening that are troublesome, Lyra has to figure out what is happening.  With the help of Maggie, Kaden, and her loving beagle, Cinnamon, Lyra must find out who the culprit is.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and it pulled me into the story from the very beginning.  The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The mystery was well plotted and there were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  I will have to read the next book in the series and see what Lyra and Cinnamon get into next.

Beagles Love Cupcake Crimes: Beagle Diner Cozy Mysteries by [C. A. Phipps]