Killer Sweet Tooth: A Daphne Martin Cake Mystery (Daphne Martin Mystery #3)
They say sugar is bad for your teeth, but can it actually kill you? The Brea Ridge police seem to think so when they find cake decorator Daphne Martin wielding an oversized plastic toothbrush over a dentist’s dead body. Daphne moved back to her small Virginia hometown just months ago to open her Daphne’s Delectable Cakes business and already she’s...more
Killer Sweet Tooth is perfectly titled. But does a sweet actually kill the dentist or did something more human kill the dentist. After reading the description I quickly looked at the cover again and wondered why I did not see a dead body with two females holding a large toothbrush on the cover. After I finished reading I thought the cover was perfect.
Daphne and neighbor Myra become more than sleuths they become suspects after being found over a body with a gian ...more
When the story was going, it was ok. I don't have particularly strong feelings about any of the characters. I do like that there isn't a love triangle and Daphne is actually smart enough to get help when tracking down a ...more
Yes, this concept certainly sounds way out there, and it could have been a disaster. But Trent recognizes the ridiculousness and embraces it. Daphne even thinks she is hall ...more
In this, the third in the series, Daphne has her neighbor Myra over for an evening of snacks and Scrabble, but before they even start the game, Myra loses a filling eating a piece of cashew brittle. Daphne calls Myra's dentist, Dr. Bainsworth and arranges to meet him at his office. When they get t ...more
This is a food oriented mystery in the fashionable “cozy” mystery genre. The protagonist finds herself embroiled in cake batter, Elvis impersonators and murder.
This book was a fun read. Much like cotton candy, it was tasty and certainly not filling. This was a mystery for those who want mystery without graphic and gratuitous violence. The protagonist, Daphne Martin, is a woman getting back on her feet from a disastrous and abusive marriage. She is an accomplishe ...more
Our sleuth, Daphne Martin, baker extraordinaire, quickly rushes to her neighbor's aid. Myra has lost a major filling and has to make an emergency dental appointment on Friday night. Daphne and Myra drive to the dentist and armed with unexpected weapons as they find the good Dentist's body and hear sounds.
Since they quickly become possible suspects, the duo must find the real killer. The search involves, Elvis Presley i ...more
I did find that the suspects were not as carefully or fully presented as I would have liked.
Christians who are familiar with short-term mission trips will find the ones described here rather odd.
Gayle is a Southwest Virginia based author who is working on the Daphne Martin Cake Decorating Mystery series. The first book in the series, MURDER TAKES THE CAKE tells the story of Daphne Martin, a forty-year-old divorcee who returns to her fictional hometown of Brea Ridge, Virginia to start her life over. She has left behind an ex-husband who is in prison for an atte ...more