(REVIEW) A Cherry Sinister Murder: A Culinary Cozy Mystery by Nancy McGovern @AuthorNancyMcG and Cyra Bruce


A Cherry Sinister Murder

A Culinary Cozy Mystery

(Slice of Paradise Cozy Mysteries Book 1)

a cherry sinister murderAuthor: Nancy McGovern and Cyra Bruce
Category: Mystery
Suitable for: Teen thru adult
My Rating: 3.5 Stars
Format Read for Review: Kindle
Pages: 260

Description: Faith has always dreamed of owning her own bakery so when her grandmother called her and asked if she would be willing to take over her grandmother’s bakery, Faith jumped at the opportunity. Making the move to Florida Faith eagerly began making improvements on the bakery while making new friends. A murder occurs and Faith finds herself the prime suspect.

In Short: This is a cute story where a murder happens and the twists and turns begin.

Pros: I like the setting in this book and the characters were likable. There are twists and turns that kept me guessing.

Cons: This book was very slow to get going. It was unbelievable that Faith who had no experience at running a bakery and even less experience at solving murders while also suffering from panic attacks would decide to run a bakery just to then close it up to go and try to solve a murder. There were a lot of typos that I found to be distracting.

reviewed by D sm


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Amazon Blurb:

Faith Franklin is a dreamer. She dreams of cakes & pies. She dreams of crepes & brownies. And, more than anything, she dreams of making a career of serving her delicious treats to an adoring public.

So, when her grandmother calls and asks her to move to Florida to help run her café, she cannot get out of Minnesota fast enough! And before she knows it she is standing in Paradise Point, the beautiful, oceanside plaza in which Bessie’s Café is located, hardly able to believe her good fortune.

Life is now exactly how Faith had imagined it could be. She’s made wonderful friends. The café, now renamed the Slice of Paradise, has been renovated to showcase her amazing desserts. And both locals & tourists are loving it!

Well, all except for one…

The owner of a nearby cupcake shop is not at all happy with Faith’s arrival in Paradise Point. She has accused Faith of trying to ruin her by stealing her recipes & designs. And she is not shy about letting everyone know it.

So, when the woman is found dead the day after their confrontation, people immediately begin to consider whether Faith is the killer…

Is Faith guilty of murder? If not, who is? And can Faith find a way to clear her name before her dreams turn into nightmares?

Find out in A Cherry Sinister Murder!