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Arsenic and Old Cake (Piece of Cake, Bk 3)
Arsenic and Old Cake - Piece of Cake, Bk 3 Author:Jacklyn Brady Blind man’s bluff — With business going stale at Zydeco Cakes, Rita Lucero has plenty to worry about. But when the blind trumpet player Old Dog Leg Magee asks for a favor, she can’t say no. His brother Monroe disappeared forty years ago, and now someone has shown up claiming to be him. Old Dog Leg needs Rita to be his eyes -- a... more »nd see if it’s really his brother.
The Twisted Palms Bed and Breakfast is full of unsavory characters, Monroe included. Posing as newlyweds, Rita and her friend Gabriel check in, only to discover that Monroe’s true identity isn’t the only mystery they’ll have to solve. When another guest at the Twisted Palms turns up dead, it seems the mysterious man might also be a murderer...« less
"Arsenic and Old Cake" is the third entry in Jacklyn Brady's Piece of Cake mystery series. The main character, Rita Lucero, owns a specialty cake bakery in New Orleans. I really like all the characters in this series, especially Rita. In this one, Rita and a local bartender named Gabriel pretend to be on their honeymoon so they can go snooping at a bed and breakfast in town to help out one of their friends. The author does a great job of filling the story with lots of New Orleans ambiance. Good mystery, with a little bit of cake baking thrown in for good measure.