Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Catch Me If You Candy (Bakeshop Mysteries #17)

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It’s a Halloween-themed cozy! Yay!!!

Title: Catch Me If You Candy

Series: Bakeshop Mystery #17

Author: Ellie Alexander

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Publication Date: August 22, 2023

Publisher: Minotaur


Things are getting spooky in Catch Me If You Candy, the next delicious installment in the Bakeshop Series from author Ellie Alexander, set in Ashland, Oregon!

Halloween has arrived in picturesque Ashland, Oregon, and all of the ghouls and goblins have descended on Main Street for the annual parade. It’s a giant street party and Torte is right in the mix.

Jules Capshaw and her team have been baking up autumn delights and trick-or-Torte bags filled with sugar cookie cutouts, spiced cider, and mummy munch. It’s the end of the season at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, which means that the costumes for the parade are going to be out of this world. The elaborate guises even extend to pets. The grand marshal of this year’s parade is no other than a regal pug aptly named King George. Jules is delighted to get to share the experience with Carlos and Ramiro, but things take a dark turn when she discovers a dragon slumped in front of the bakeshop.

Jules is distraught when she realizes the dragon is dead. She’s also shaken because a few days before the parade, her mother’s Mahjong partner Helen discovered a warning note about a dragon in an antique game set. Jules hopes it’s just a random coincidence, but as the clues begin to unfold it becomes evident that there’s been a murder on All Hallow’s Eve. Can Juliet sift out the truth before the killer comes after her?

My thoughts:

I love this series! It’s face-meltingly hot here right now, and I hope I can whisk myself away to Ashland at Halloween. Bet it isn’t face-meltingly hot there. I can’t wait to see what kinds of goodies Jules and crew come up with for the spooky season!

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9 Responses to Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Catch Me If You Candy (Bakeshop Mysteries #17)

  1. I love cozy mysteries but have never tried this series. I love seasonal covers so much. Great choice!

  2. Jody says:

    This sounds like a fun series. I love to read a good cozy now and then. Hope you enjoy it!

  3. Ashley S. says:

    This sounds fun! I love a good Halloween cozy! The weather’s been scorching here, too, and I’m really wishing for some fall weather. Hope things cool down soon. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  4. deanne01 says:

    Great choice today! I also love this author’s books and can’t wait to get into this one. I love seasonal cozies like this.

  5. sjhigbee says:

    Yes… I’m increasingly noticing that those of you poor folks enduring wickedly hot temperatures in high summer are reading books describing winter or autumn. And I don’t blame you! So far, our English summers are sufficiently cool and watery so that when we do get a dry, warm spell, we’re celebrating! I hope you enjoy this one, Lisa:).

  6. Laina says:

    Aww, that cover is super cute! I love Halloween and this looks really fun.

  7. This cover makes me wish it was fall already. Hope this ends up being a wonderful read!

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