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Another One Bites the Crust

(A Bakeshop Mystery #7)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  1,132 ratings  ·  195 reviews
Torte―the beloved small-town bakeshop run by Jules Capshaw―is set to hit the stage. But who would have guessed that murder would makes a surprise appearance?

It’s the role of a lifetime for Jules. The Shakespeare Festival has returned to Ashland, Oregon, for the season and Torte has been cast as the supplier of Elizabethan-era treats for the main event. But on the eve of op
Mass Market Paperback, 313 pages
Published January 2nd 2018 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love this one and I love Lance. He's the best character. ...more
Oct 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2020
Dollycas’s Thoughts

We arrive in Ashland, Oregon just in time for the return of the Shakespeare Festival. Jule’s friend and artistic director of the festival should be over the moon but he is acting stranger than his normal strange. He has decided he needs to hold a start of the season party with authentic desserts from the 1500s which he expects Jules to bake. Jules already has a lot on her plate with the construction at Torte and planning her mother’s upcoming nuptials. She knows she can’t say
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The new year is going to be off to an amazing start for cozy lovers with Another One Bites The Crust by Ellie Alexander! I finished reading this last night and I was on egg shells the entire book. I was so worried the whole time that something terrible was going to happen to one of my most favorite characters in the series and I found myself holding my breath through much of the book. Ellie does a great job with character building and makes you care so much about fictional characters that you co ...more
Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Feb 20, 2018 marked it as to-read
I have loved this series since the first book. I truly enjoy each and every character. They mystery is always so well plotted. I want to see this be a very long running series.
Dec 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Love this whole series but think this one and #3 have been my favorites so far
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
I can sum Another One Bites the Crust up in one word- likable. The cast of characters are likable. The writing is likable. The way the story unfolds is likable. In fact, there was nothing I didn’t like about this 7th installment in A Bakeshop Mystery series. The dialogue is smooth. The characters are well-developed. The story line flows. The interest builds. This book ticks all the boxes for this cozy mystery lover. I enjoyed the setting, the relationships, the evolution of the characters and of ...more
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Feb 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Juliet "Jules" Capshaw is back again, bringing with her the wonderful Torte staff and the colorful characters of Ashland, Oregon. In the seventh book in "A Bakeshop Mystery" series, Jules once again showcases her baking skills as well as her sleuthing ones. The Shakespeare Festival is ready to open for the season and the eccentric and over the top Lance wants Jules to create mouth watering desserts from the Shakespeare period. He is trying to show everyone that he can throw the best party to sho ...more
Ellen Hamilton
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I started out at the tail-end of the series, but honestly, I did not feel out of place for one single moment. I actually loved this murder mystery and found the characters satisfyingly well-developed. I loved the small town, the colourful and caring characters, the warmth that exuded from the good friends and apprentices. I also liked that the murder was due to a commonplace and stupid reason that is very life-like and saddening, and that the protagonist expresses that sentiment.

And guess what?
Wendi Lee
Dec 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
*3.5 stars*

In this seventh helping from Torte, Jules Capshaw is busy getting ready for the Shakespeare Festival. The play of the season is Antony and Cleopatra, but her bff Lance (and director of the playhouse) is having a lot of issues with the man playing Antony. So when Antony is found dead, Lance is the obvious suspect. It's up to Jules, and the refreshingly competent police department, to find out who really killed Antony.

There's a lot of positive things to say about this book. It's my firs
Mar 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
It was fun to catch up with Jules and the gang. Lance gets embroiled in a murder when the lead actor in his play is murdered. And Jules being the ever-good friend, assures Lance to clear his name. There is a new detective in this book, as the Professor has decided to take a step back. But he's still involved in solving the murder. The equation of Jules and Sterling is just great with their heart-to-heart talks. And that ending was just as dramatic as Lance. ...more
Jan 10, 2018 rated it liked it

Three and half stars: A delightful cozy brimming with comfort food and bakeshop coziness, but the mystery is weak.

Jules has been exceptionally busy since she returned from her cruise. Her bakeshop, Torte, is busier than ever. Jules is also in the middle of renovating the basement area in order to expand the shop. It is a wonderful time to be Ashland, spring is right around the corner, which means the opening of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Lance should be in his element, but something is wro
Nov 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: cozy-mysteries, 2017
Another One Bites the Crust by Ellie Alexander is the seventh book in A Bakeshop Mystery series. Jules Capshaw co-owns Torte with her mother (Helen) in Ashland, Oregon. The new season of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is getting ready to start which will greatly increase the traffic to their bakery. They are also busy with the remodeling of their new space, planning Helen’s wedding to Doug (aka the Professor) and preparing treats for opening night of Antony and Cleopatra. Then Lance, artistic d ...more
The Bakeshop Mysteries have become one of my favorite cozy series--I love the characters and the Ashland, Oregon setting. It's such a great town and I love how Ellie Alexander brings it to life. Without giving spoilers if you haven't read the previous six books, I can tell you that in Another One Bites the Crust, we are starting the busy season as the Shakespeare Festival is kicking off and also at Torte--the bakeshop run by Jules and her mother, Helen. The festival's flamboyant artistic directo ...more
Lisa Morin
Dec 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jules Capshaw is back again, bringing with her all our favorite Torte friends and of course, the colorful characters of Ashland, Oregon
The Shakespeare Festival has returned and the wild and zany Lance is ready for Jules to create some mouth watering desserts.
Unfortunately for Lance, he doesn't get to enjoy much of the events when he becomes a prime suspect in the death of the leading man.
Rumors begin to fly and it is up to Jules and her high school sweetheart, Thomas, to put the puzzle pieces to
Dec 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Place:  Ashland, Oregon

People:  The usual gang from Torte is back! Jules and her mom, Andy, Sterling, Stephanie, Bethany, and Lance. And, since it is a murder mystery, the Professor and Thomas are involved, as well. New characters for this story include OSF set designer Thad, actors Tracy, Brock, and Antony, and costume designer Vera MacBohn (more about her later!).

Plot:  Jules is happy to be back on solid ground and at Torte after a week at sea. Spring is right around the corner in Ashland; the
Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review)
Lance is getting stressed, very stressed, a young actor seems to be trying to get Lance fired from his position as the director of the OSF (Oregon Shakespeare Festival) and this leads to a rather nasty fight on opening night.  This should have cleared the air between Lance and Antony, unfortunately Antony winds up dead and Lance has ended up at Torte covered in blood and clutching a dagger! With the Professor having to take a step back from the proceedings (due to the fact that he is friends wit ...more
Nov 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
These are a fun and easy-to-read cozy mystery series set in the appealing setting of Ashland, Oregon, home of the year-round Shakespearean festival, a magnet for tourists from all over the world. The author expertly incorporates the town's theater culture with the adventures of "Jules" Capshaw as she creates drool-worthy desserts and food in her bakeshop and solves a mystery or two.

Perfect for fans of Diane Mott Davidson (without the violence and language), Joanne Fluke, and other cozy mystery
K.A. Davis
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
ANOTHER ONE BITES THE CRUST by Ellie Alexander is a worthy addition to a very enjoyable series! This seventh book in her Bake Shop Mystery series builds on the characters and strengthens the protagonist, Jules (Juliet) Capshaw’s ties to Ashland, Oregon. And yes, she was named after “that” Juliet. Ashland is known for its Shakespearean Festival each summer (it really is a real-life event!) and the setting provides so many opportunities for drama and small-town connections. Jules and her mother ow ...more
Marie McNary
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another solid book in one of my favorite series. Just when I think I couldn’t love an installment more, Ellie Alexander keeps surprising me with new twists and turns. A great one for sure!

Name: Another One Bites the Crust (7th in the Bakeshop Mystery Series)

Author: Ellie Alexander

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

A Little About the Book

It is Shakespeare season once again in Ashland. A new season of the theater brings new drama to the life of Jules and the other Ashland residents. Jules’ friend Lance,
Cat Tutt
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've been waiting oh-so-impatiently to get my hands on this book. I finished the 6th one a few months ago and have been anticipating this one since. Jules and the crew at Torte were my first cozy mystery friends, and still my best cozy mystery friends, so waiting for this book was sort of like waiting for a letter with all the latest news to arrive.

The focus of the book is Lance, the theatre director, and he's possibly the most fun character in the series. His friendship with Jules was one of my
Nancy H
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
This entry in the Baskeshop Mystery series features Jules and her friend Lance in an intriguing mystery that involves Lance's beloved theater. When an actor who has been giving him trouble is murdered, Lance finds him and is immediately blamed for the murder. Jules and her crew at the Torte shop have to work hard to find the real murderer before the innocent Lance is put away for a murder he didn't commit. This is another page-turner featuring great characters and a wonderful setting, and yes, r ...more
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozies
This is the best book in the series to date. I can't wait for July to come around so I can continue Juliet's saga. ...more
Alexandra Nunney
May 08, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.
The Lit Bitch
Feb 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I recently reviewed one of Ellie Alexander’s novels and I loved how she incorporated unique locations in her book. One of her books was based in Leavenworth Washington which is basically the Christmas town of the Pacific Northwest.

That was the reason I agreed to review this one….this time Alexander has us in Ashland Oregon. I live in Oregon (in Salem, the capital) which is about 5 hours north of Ashland but I have been to Ashland many times and I loved the charming town.

They host a yearly Shakes
Kara ✨
Oct 09, 2019 rated it liked it
3 Stars!
A Bakeshop Mystery #7
Jan 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: cozy, mystery
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself.

When Jules' Capshaw is hired by her close friend, Lance, to provide the baked goods for his over-the-top Elizabethan extravaganza, she becomes a little concerned that he may be having a nervous breakdown. But when his lead actor is found murdered, and Lance becomes a prime suspect, Jules will have to go behind the scenes to solve the mystery and save
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2020
This book just didn't work for me for a few reasons:

-The mystery was solved (view spoiler) It also wrapped up way too quickly for my taste.
-Stephanie's sleep-deprivation story line fell flat. I thought for sure something more was going on with her, but in the end she was fine? This di
Peggy R
This is the 7th installment in the Bakeshop Mystery and I think fans will enjoy it. We are once again back in Ashland Oregon and this time Lance has gotten himself into trouble. What I enjoy most about this series are the characters. These are well developed characters that engage the reader and keep them invested throughout the story. Jules and her Mom have a great relationship that continues to keep me coming back for more. The mysteries in this series are not overly strong and often take a ba ...more
Elizabeth Butcher
Mar 11, 2018 rated it liked it
I thoroughly enjoy this series (and this author), but this one seemed full of cooking details and less centered on the murder. Lance's behavior throughout the book seemed out of character and bordered on the bizarre for me. Likewise the solution of the murder; maybe I missed something in my late-night/early-morning reading, but the reveal of the murderer seemed to appear without much for the reader to grab hold of during the rest of the book. I hope that the next book is better balanced. ...more
Apr 01, 2018 rated it liked it
This book is more about food than mystery. Plot is very thin.
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Ellie Alexander, author of the Bakeshop Mystery Series (St. Martin's Press), is a Pacific Northwest native who spends ample time testing pastry recipes in her home kitchen or at one of the many famed coffeehouses nearby. When she’s not coated in flour, you’ll find her outside exploring hiking trails and trying to burn off calories consumed in the name of research.

The 5th book in her Sloan Krause

Other books in the series

A Bakeshop Mystery (1 - 10 of 15 books)
  • Meet Your Baker (A Bakeshop Mystery, #1)
  • A Batter of Life and Death (A Bakeshop Mystery, #2)
  • On Thin Icing (A Bakeshop Mystery, #3)
  • Caught Bread Handed (A Bakeshop Mystery, #4)
  • Fudge and Jury (A Bakeshop Mystery, #5)
  • A Crime of Passion Fruit (Bakeshop Mystery #6)
  • Till Death Do Us Tart (A Bakeshop Mystery #8)
  • Live and Let Pie (A Bakeshop Mystery, #9)
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