Trick or Deadly Treat

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Trick or Deadly Treat

Fresh-Baked Mystery, #9

I love reading stories about pet owners and their pets, especially when a murder mystery is involved. Trick or Deadly Treat is like an adult version of Scooby Doo. It’s a very easy read and I loved reading all the recipes as well. The mystery was interesting. The question is why did someone want to kill Hank's wife? Not only that but why did someone want to frame Hank? There are also missing drugs, Halloween parties and a lot of ear scratching. I also liked the excerpt for "The Fatal Funnel Cake". The end of Trick or Deadly Treat was good and I thought that it fit the rest of the plot very well.

*Originally reviewed in 2014 as Trade Size book. This book is now releasing in mass market paperback Oct 6th, 2015.*

Book Blurb for Trick or Deadly Treat

It’s Halloween in Weatherford, Texas which means Phyllis Newsom is baking up a storm of yummy seasonal treats...but she’s about to get even busier unmasking a killer.

While Phyllis and her friend Carolyn are preparing for a baking contest, her housemate Sam adopts Buck, an adorable Dalmatian who was hit by a car. To thank local veterinarian Hank Baxter for helping the dog, Phyllis and Carolyn bake a batch of doggie treats for his other four-legged patients.

But when they arrive at the clinic, the vet is in the process of being arrested for the murder of his wife! Convinced that the police are barking up the wrong tree and that someone’s been burying evidence, Sam begs Phyllis to help find the real killer. Joined by Buck, the friends engage in a dogged pursuit of the murderer, who will stop at nothing to muzzle them permanently. (Includes Recipes)

Trade Size 2014 / Mass Market Size 2015

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2014 4.00