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Bring Your Own Baker

(Death by Cupcake #2)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  68 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Anna just wants to earn enough money on the side to buy into the bakery, Callie’s Cakes, where she works together with her best nerd pal Callie. The last thing she expects to see when she walks into Arthur’s apartment to do some moonlighting is a blood bath. Callie’s ready to jump into the investigation into Arthur’s murder, and she’s bringing another bakery worker, Kristi ...more
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Published June 20th 2016
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N.N. Light
Looking for a sassy cozy mystery with a healthy dose of swoon-worthy moments? This is it!

Anna, the pixie sidekick of Callie (Death by Cupcake, book 1), wants to buy into Callie’s Cakes and she’s almost made enough money moonlighting as an accountant for her buddy, Arthur. But before you can say buttercream frosting, Anna walks into Arthur’s brutal murder. So. Much. Blood. The goofy, inept police detectives suspect her (of course they do) for the crime. Are they serious? Anna is a pixie in every
DJ Sakata
May 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Favorite Quotes:

Arthur wasn't in a gang. He was a computer programmer. Unless there's some total nerd gang I haven't heard of.

Maybe we should get you a gun. No one's going to be intimidated by a sprite in Strawberry Shortcake pajamas holding a knife.

The last thing we need is a gang targeting Callie's Cakes because of our extracurricular activities. Stupid gang probably wouldn't understand that harming cupcakes is akin to sacrilege.

Holy coffee cake, you guys make me hot. Like smoking hot. I shoul
Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
I never thought I'd say this, but I think Anna, the pink pixie-haired girl is sooo adorable and funny; I like her even better than her boss Callie.

Let's see.. Well, sometime ago, her friend and boss Callie, was accused of murdering her pole-dance teacher and was rescued by Ben, the hot detective who's been harboring feelings for her. Now, Anna's friend hacker, Arthur, was murdered in his apartment, and surprise, surprise, she's the one getting accused of killing him because she's the one who saw
Magda Żmijan
It's adorable, it's funny and it has a mysterious bearded man who just happens to make that look work for him (which is not easy). Add to that a murder, some far from legal actions and some delicious cooking and you've got another great book from D.E. Haggerty.

This time, we're following Anna - the little pixie baker from Callie's Cakes. She's working her ass off to get enough money to buy into the bakery. The problem is her employee and friend just got murdered. Will she follow in Callie's foots
Jun 11, 2016 rated it really liked it

I am not ashamed to admit I have a girl crush on Anna, our pink-haired pixie cupcake baker. It started with Never Trust a Skinny Cupcake Baker and it has fully blossomed after reading Bring Your Own Baker. She’s feisty and funny, and I really need to start adopting her “curse” words as my own.

Anna gets herself mixed up with murder, mystery, and mayhem after discovering the body of her friend Arthur. Next thing you know she, Callie, and bakery worker Kristie, are on the hunt for the murderer…bec
Lustful Literature
Jul 21, 2016 rated it liked it

Debbie's Review

This is the second book In the Death by Cupcake Series. I really loved the first book and enjoyed Anna’s in it so could not wait to read her book.

It starts off good and I love her character. The problem I had with this book is I didn’t’ feel the connection between her and Logan. I loved the banter back and forth between the two; it is just the relationship felt a little two rushed. Anna’s character for the most part was a character you could relate to. She has issues regarding her
Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In Bring Your Own Baker, the second book in the Death By Cupcake Series, author D.E. Haggerty weaves a delightful cozy mystery that follows the amateur investigative adventures of baker Anna Moore.

Anna is a sassy little pixie with spiky pink hair, who works as a baker at her best friend Callie's bakery, Callie's Cakes. She has been working on the side doing finance and invoicing for her friend Arthur, a genius computer programmer / hacker, in order to get enough money together to buy into fifty
Lynda Dickson
Jun 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Ages 16+
Shelves: adult
In this second book in the series, we see the return of all our favorite characters from Never Trust a Skinny Cupcake Baker: Callie and Ben, Detectives Duchamps and Smits, lawyer Fred Advocaat, and baker Anna. Anna has an accounting degree and has been doing some bookkeeping work for computer whiz Arthur. But when Anna finds Arthur dead, she becomes the number one suspect. Sick of police incompetency, Anna teams up with Callie to solve Arthur's murder. Turns out he had some pretty shady clients, ...more
Jun 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, own
When Anna finds her friend, Arthur murdered she's determined to find out who killed him. Not only was he her friend but also her employer. She had been doing some part-time financial work for him in his business as a hacker - a very good hacker. Since she is found with the dead man she's the prime suspect.

Anna and Callie, the owner of the bakery where Anna works, investigate various suspects including biker gangs. Kristie works there too and helps the women look for the killer.

I loved this cozy
Christy Wilson
Jun 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
A fun cozy mystery. This one centers on Anna, the pixie baker for Callie with the pink hair. On the side and under the table she is working for her friend Arthur, who is a hacker. Her goal is to earn money to buy an interest in the bakery.

Imagine her surprise when she goes to work one day and finds Arthur murdered. Then later when a scraggy, sexy bearded man breaks into her apartment and says he will protect her.

Another light, fun, funny mystery that I really enjoyed from D.E. Haggerty. I really
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Pixie enters the underworld of crime

Awesome! Our bakery owner's feisty friend is the star of this one. Wanting to earn enough to buy into the bakery, she has been moonlighting. However when she finds her "employer" and college friend stabbed to death she resolves to get to the bottom of this. Mix in gangs, the world of pimps, undercover agents and ties to the police and you have an explosive read. Terrific characters that interim beautifully and great descriptive work make this a beatully cr
Jul 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Still #TeamAnna!

Not quite the book I was anticipating so this review is difficult to write. I cheered for Anna in book 1. While I’m still in her corner, she had me rolling my eyes far too many times. Anna seemed a bit watered down to me…not as fiery and spunky. To be fair, finding a bloody, dead body can wreak havoc on anyone’s psyche. If it’s someone you actually knew – call the guys in white coats. Which she’ll probably need anyway, because other than explaining how she happened to find Arthur
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jul 14, 2016 rated it really liked it

Another delectable treat from DE Haggerty. We met Anna in Never Trust a Skinny Baker and now it's her turn to take center stage. Baker by day, accountant by night; Anna has been trying to make some extra money doing the books for an old friend, Arthur. When she finds him murdered and realizes the police are about to muck up another case, she sets out to find justice for Arthur.
Sassy, spirited, and driven Anna enlists the help of her bestie Callie and their friend Kristie. With help from the myst
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Bring Your Own Baker by D. E. Haggerty is the 2nd book in the Death by Chocolate Series, and it was great. Anna the pink-haired pixie is moonlighting using her accounting degree to earn money to buy into her best friend Callie's bakery. Anna loves baking at Callie's Cakes. When Anna arrives at work she finds her boss and friend murdered. Anna and Callie decide to solve the murder with help from two surprising resources.

This book has more twists and turns, that kept me reading page after page. I
Jun 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing

D.E. Haggerty's Bring Your Own Baker is the second entry in her Death by Chocolate Series, and has the resident pink-haired pixie baker falling in with a tattooed tough guy.

Several crazy disguises, along with a few timely rescues from the very large tattooed gang member (aka Logan the hottie) and Anna and her girlfriends figure out the mystery.

This pixie absolutely loves the pink haired pixie! This story is fun and fast mo
Paula Ratcliffe
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Lisa Morin
Dec 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
A different type of cozy mystery, Bring Your Own Baker will make you laugh.
Filled with the makings of a true crime plot, this book will keep you guessing until the end.
While this isn't the cozy mystery I usually enjoy, it was a interesting to read this particular story.

Fans of the more niity gritty cozy mystery will be in for a thrill when they read this book.
I voluntarily read an ARC of this book provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
Jun 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the second book I have read by D.E. Haggerty and really enjoyed it. Anna and the rest of the girls are out to solve another murder and in the process had me smiling all along. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
Jul 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Jan 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was just as fun and entertaining as the first one. I love the quirkiness of DE Haggerty’s books. they just are beach reads. fun no needing to see a hidden meaning but just sit back relax and enjoy books.

Here we have the same cast of characters from the first book back but now it is Anna in trouble. She is working on the side for Arthur so she can buy into the bakery and one night she gets there and Arthur is dead. Suddenly she is thrust into being a suspect and a gang issue.

Anna is the fun
Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review)
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-food
Anna is 5 foot nothing of pink haired, energetic baking genius, she is also a qualified accountant so when a friend of hers asks her for help with the possibility of some under the table payment she jumps at the chance, she is trying to save up enough money to buy a stake in Callie's Cakes and this seems too good to be true!  Unfortunately after 2 months too good to be true turns out to be correct as she arrives at Arthur's apartment only to find him well and truly dead!  As if that wasn't bad e ...more
Nov 06, 2016 rated it liked it
I really liked book 1 in the series, where Anna (the pink haired pixie that stars in this one) sets out to help her friend Callie to clear her name after being arrested for a murder she obviously did not commit. I still adore Anna and I enjoyed reading some more about Callie and her detective boyfriend Ben. However, the character of Anna seems to have changed as it is now Callie who is eager to investigate after Anna finds one of her friends dead.

Anna meets undercover agent Logan and both women
Sep 03, 2018 rated it did not like it
not good.

I liked the first book in the series, but this was awful. I felt it was all very unrealistic, unbelievable, and did not have enough drama to warrant half of the reactions in the book. The ending was OK, but the repetitive comments about all that blood. It was ridiculous. I like the Logan‘s character I thought he was awesome, and made the book a little bit redeemable. But overall, this book could be a miss for me in the series.
Toria Bedell
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anna is a frosty baker who finds herself in trouble when her friend is murdered

Anna goes to meet her friend at home when she finds him covered in blood and not breathing. When she's brought to the police station they try to pin it on her but Ben comes to the rescue. Anna is now determined to find out who killed him and fast, but a hot undercover officer is determined to help her whether she wants him to or not
Angela Griffin

I like that the women take turns being the main character in the series, but this book isn't as good as the first. This time Anna is suspected of murder by the same boneheaded detectives and ends up with her own yummy cop. Anna's and Callie's "Lucy/Ethel" vibe is still in place, and the murder feels secondary to their madcap adventures. This reads like a reworking of the first book with less humor. Kristie is becoming intriguing, however...
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very entertaining

Just came off.a long stint of reading apocalypse books. This was just what I needed something entertaining and funny but also kept my attention. I sorry you do not consider the U.S.A home. But holy cupcake, you can write!
Dec 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good!! This one is Anna's story, and like the first, can be read as a standalone but I recommend them all. ...more
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I loved this book as much, if not more, than the first one. Anna is so adorable, and the fact that Logan calls her his "pixie girl" just makes me melt! She's the baker, and wants to buy in as partner, so she's moonlighting, doing accounting for a friend. But before she has enough money, she finds him murdered. Again, the girls investigate, in spite of make discouragement. This was a lot of fun and I can't wait to read Kristie's story next.
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really love this series. The friendship between the girls is tight. They would even go to war for each other. This is the second go around that one is accused of murder. Well I guess they didn't get the chance. Anna aka Pixie Girl's friend is murdered and she found him. Which bring Twiddle Dee and Twiddle Dumb into the picture again. The girls can't stand them since they accused Callie before of murder. The girls actually solved that one themselves. So Anna wants to find out who killed him. Sh ...more
Teresa Kander
Jun 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
I loved this book--I think I preferred it more than the first one! Anna is such a fascinating character. She has a unique, wonderful personality, and I enjoyed reading more about her.

Logan is another great character, and his interactions with Anna had me actually laughing out loud. As the synopsis states, they have a lot of witty dialogue, and LOTS of chemistry!

Also glad we get to know more about Kristie in this book. Looking forward to reading more about her, and hope she gets her own adventur
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Elaine Spaan is the mystery-loving, sweet-talking alter ego of romantic comedy writer D.E. Haggerty. She’s addicted to BBC murder mysteries and is currently obsessed with Scandinavian mystery shows. She sees intrigue around every corner and is quick with a story when caught staring at a stranger she’s convinced herself is hiding a secret. Her mysteries always include laughter and love because what ...more

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