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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti (A Magical Bakery Mystery #2)

Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti - Bailey Cates

A really interesting read. This is the second book in the series and a bit of an intriguing surprise. I figured this series would be a bit light and fun and well, maybe fluffy. But this book has me thinking not-so-much - the magic goes a bit deeper and a bit darker, making me think that this series will turn out to be delightfully complex instead.


The murder plot itself was fairly obvious to me - the culprit stuck out like a sore thumb, but it didn't detract at all from the book (this is a relief, as I seem very good at guessing the bad guys) or my enjoyment of it. I loved reading about the characters and learning more about them. The interplay between Katie and Steve is electric, but Declan is just as worthy - I hope the author can find a balance between these three that works without a stupid love-triangle-who-is-she-going-to-choose thing developing.


The Savannah setting is absolutely perfect for a story like this, less obvious than New Orleans but just as appropriate.  Overall, a really great story and a really enjoyable read. I am so looking forward to the next book.