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Killer Sweet Tooth: A Daphne Martin Cake Mystery (Daphne Martin Mystery #3)

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Dead as a . . . dentist?

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

Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 11th 2011 by Gallery Books
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Jody McGrath
Oct 16, 2016 Jody McGrath rated it liked it
Daphne Martin runs a cake decorating business out of her home. She is commissioned by the EIEIO organization (Elvis missionary workers) to make a pink Cadillac cake for their yearly convention being held in town. Meanwhile while her friend Myra is visiting she looses a filling while biting into some cashew brittle. They call and get an emergency visit with her dentist, only to show up at his office to find his body. The police suspect Daphne and Myra of luring the dentist to the office and killi ...more
Originally posted at Bunny's Review

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
Diane ~Firefly~
This book was ok. There seemed to be a lot of time wasted on things like very specific recipe steps that didn't further the plot, character or be specific enough to be a recipe. Daphne must have said something about her abusive ex at least 10 times, if not more throughout as well.

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
Aug 19, 2015 Sunsettowers rated it liked it
Shelves: humor, mystery, cozy
A cozy mystery with some delicious-sounding deserts, Killer Sweet Tooth has Daphne Martin for its protagonist, a baker with a tendency to stumble on dead bodies. This time, she finds a dead dentist, all while fending off the advances of an Elvis impersonator and constructing the perfect peanut butter banana pink Cadillac cake.

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
Dec 28, 2011 Marlyn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, cozies
Daphne Martin moved back to her hometown in Virginia to start over after leaving her abusive husband. Her business, Daphne's Delectable Cakes is slowly growing, but she keeps stumbling over dead bodies.

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
William Bentrim
Jan 17, 2012 William Bentrim rated it liked it
Killer Sweet Tooth by Gayle Trent

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
Jeannie and Louis Rigod
Nov 18, 2011 Jeannie and Louis Rigod rated it it was amazing
This murder mystery was aptly titled. As poor Dr. Bainsworth quickly learned.

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
Oct 01, 2011 ILoveBooks rated it really liked it
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Daphne Martin, owner of Daphne’s Delectable Cakes, stumbles onto a murder scene due to a dental emergency resulting from a - cashew brittle and Scrabble - evening with her friend. Elvis impersonators romance Daphne and her friend Myra as the ladies scour the town for clues to clear their names as potential murderers. On a sleuthing visit to “Tanya’s Tremendous Tress-Taming Salon,” Daphne emerges with more information about the victim and hair that looks “outraged,” “incensed,” and “ready to marc ...more
Jan 02, 2012 Susan rated it liked it
Daphne Martin and her feisty neighbor Myra discover another dead body, and Daphne is afraid that if the police don't find the culprit, the reputation of her cake decorating business will be ruined. But she can't concentrate on mayhem when a group of Elvis impersonators (clearly God's gift to mystery writers) have hired her to make a cake that looks like a pink Cadillac. Myra has always fancied herself as Ann-Margret, Elvis's true love, but she'd like her name cleared, too. Daphne's boyfriend Ben ...more
Monica Albright
Jan 08, 2012 Monica Albright rated it really liked it
This book was fantastic. It made me laugh out loud. I was even reading it at the gym on the elliptical and laughing. It's a murder mystery with recipes much like Fluke's Hannah Swenson mysteries, but not as many recipes, and you have to wait until the end to read the recipes. I think many of you will like this book.
May 27, 2015 Sandra rated it really liked it
Probably closer to a 3.5. This is the first book I have read in the Daphne Martin series and I would certainly read others.

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.
Apr 02, 2012 Gretchen rated it it was ok
The third in the series and my least favorite. This story involves Elvis impersonators who are missionaries, a dead dentist, conning Mexican families wanting to come to the US, and missing jewelry. Yeah, I know. It does tie it all together, but yuck. Glad it was a library book.
Michelle Fidler
Apr 06, 2012 Michelle Fidler rated it really liked it
This was kind of wacky with the Elvis impersonators so I read another one in the series first, then read this one. I've read the books she writes as Amanda Lee so I decided to try this series. It's enjoyable, especially if you love dessert. A good cozy series.
Oct 08, 2011 Melodie rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2011
This was just an okay read for me. The whole Elvis impersonator thing just did nothing for me as I don't understand people who do that or people who seem to think those people are the real thing. On to something better!
Dec 30, 2013 Amanda rated it liked it
Entertaining, easy read. Not amazing but not bad either.
I think I might see if the library has some of her other books & maybe get ahead on my reading goal for this year!
Nov 09, 2011 Laura rated it liked it
good story-a bit of a twist near the end. I had wanted another character to be the villain, alas......
Apr 01, 2013 Tonya rated it it was ok
Shelves: crime, mystery
This was kind of a generic cosy mystery. I enjoyed some of the characters, as they were imaginative and interesting. It was easy to figure out the killer, though. Not a bad read for a light mystery.
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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
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Other Books in the Series

Daphne Martin Mystery (5 books)
  • Murder Takes the Cake (Daphne Martin, #1)
  • Dead Pan (Daphne Martin, #2)
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