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Murder Most Sweet

(2020)
(The first book in the Bookish Baker Mystery series)
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In this series debut for fans of Jenn McKinlay, baker Teddie St. John spends her time away from the oven writing murder mysteries. But is she herself a murderer?

Everyone in Lake Potawatomi, Wisconsin, knows Teddie St. John. Tall, curly-haired Teddie is a superb baker, a bohemian bon vivant, and a mystery writer. Teddie is walking her American Eskimo dog, Gracie, when her four-legged friend finds Teddie's missing silk scarf. Only problem: the scarf is tied tightly around the neck of a beautiful blond woman, the fiancée of a touring British author.

Before you can say "Wisconsin kringle," Teddie becomes a murder suspect. Everyone in town knows all too well that the distinctive scarf was hers. But there are more layers to this case than there would have been on poor Kristi's wedding cake. Tavish Bentley should be bereaved after his sweetheart's strangling. Instead, the dashing Brit takes a shine to Teddie's witty wisecracks and to-die-for cookies, and soon he's mooning over her instead of mourning his bride. That is, when he's not dodging the attentions of Annabelle, an obsessive fan who's taken to stalking him.

And when a second murder shocks the community, the plot thickens to the consistency of fondant as Teddie stands accused of not one, but two, murders. With the help of her friends Sharon and Char, can Teddie clear her name and deliver a killer's just desserts?

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

"Laura Jensen Walker has mastered the recipe for a fun read, serving up a delicious mystery swirled with humor and sprinkled with romance. And no calories!" - Cynthia Baxter

"Optimistic and cheerful mystery author Teddie St. John is as tenacious at solving a real murder as she is at coping with libelous threats, a hilariously interfering mother, a handsome stranger, life after breast cancer, deadlines, delicious cookies, an adorable dog, and a small town bursting with friends—and enemies." - Ginger Bolton

"Murder Most Sweet serves up all the hallmarks of a satisfying cozy mystery—books, desserts, dogs, and a bit of romance—along with straight talk about surviving cancer from a nontraditional heroine." - Lucy Burdette

"Murder Most Sweet (A Bookish Baker Mystery) by Laura Jensen Walker is a delicious cozy mystery debut replete with southeast Wisconsin’s famous Danish kringle pastry, romance, a puzzling death, and well-written prose...A highly recommended new series!" - Christine DeSmet

"Fearlessly funny about the the life of breast-cancer survivor Teddie St. John, Laura Walker's series debut sets out a feast before us: a book-loving, movie-loving, dog-loving heroine; solid gal-pal back-up; a believably annoying mother next door; wry insights on the writing life; and a plot as neatly twisted as an accent scarf. Murder Most Sweet had me at page one and left me longing for book two." - Catriona McPherson

"Murder Most Sweet is a delicious confection of a cozy—full of heart and likeable characters. Jensen Walker nicely captures the feeling of small-town Wisconsin, and Teddie St. John’s enticing desserts will send your sweet tooth to the kitchen." - Erica Ruth Neubauer


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Used availability for Laura Jensen Walker's Murder Most Sweet

Hardback Editions

September 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Murder Most Sweet: A Bookish Baker Mystery
Author(s): Laura Jensen Walker
ISBN: 1-64385-502-6 / 978-1-64385-502-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Murder Most Sweet: A Bookish Baker Mystery
Author(s): Laura Jensen Walker
ISBN: 1-66202-801-6 / 978-1-66202-801-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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September 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Murder Most Sweet: A Bookish Baker Mystery
Author(s): Laura Jensen Walker
ISBN: 1-66203-176-9 / 978-1-66203-176-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Murder Most Sweet: A Bookish Baker Mystery
Author(s): Laura Jensen Walker
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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September 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Murder Most Sweet: A Bookish Baker Mystery
Author(s): Laura Jensen Walker
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Murder Most Sweet: A Bookish Baker Mystery
Author(s): Laura Jensen Walker
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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September 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Murder Most Sweet: A Bookish Baker Mystery
Author(s): Laura Jensen Walker
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Murder Most Sweet: A Bookish Baker Mystery
Author(s): Laura Jensen Walker
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU