In a darling tourist town like Fredericksburg, Texas, a vintage sweet shop offering delicious old-fashioned favorites is a perfect fit—until someone decides to debut a recipe that’s lusciously lethal…
With Tally’s Old Tyme Sweets finally—well, almost—turning a profit, Tally Holt is taking one busy Saturday off to host a grand party for her parents, traveling performers who spend most of their time on the road. Tally’s counting on the publicity and free treats to attract new customers. And the event is a sweet success—at least until Fran Abraham, the town’s foul-tempered theater director drops dead after a bitter confrontation with Tally’s mother.
Murder was definitely not on Tally’s menu, but it’s clear that Fran’s death wasn’t natural. The list of possible culprits includes not just Tally’s mom, but her protective dad too. Relying on Yolanda Bella, her best friend and the proprietor of Bella’s Baskets next door, for help, Tally will need to unwrap the sticky pasts and unsavory presents of everyone from her own parents to her new hires before Fran’s death sours everybody on her fledgling shop.
Titles in the Vintage Sweets Mysteries include — Revenge Is Sweet – Deadly Sweet Tooth –
Title: Deadly Sweet Tooth
Series: The Vintage Sweets Mysteries #2
Author: Kaye George
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Published: June 2, 2020
Publisher: Kensington Books
My Rating: 3 stars
‘Deadly Sweet Tooth‘ is the second title in ‘The Vintage Sweets Mysteries‘ series. Although at 3 stars I consider this a “good” story, I think that this is the point where this series and I part ways. There are several reasons for that decision but mostly because I really want my heroines in Cozy Mysteries to have some clue as to what they’re doing when investigating a crime, especially one that involves family. They don’t have to be perfect, but being clueless just doesn’t work. For me, the bad guys were overly obvious and yet Tally overlooked clues that seemed to draw a line directly in that direction. That along with some basic inconsistencies between the first book and the second just, well, I’m going to say that this series just isn’t for me and leave it at that.
No two people read the same book. That is so very true for we all bring our own experiences, biases, and gut reactions to every book we read. I saw very little ‘mystery’ in this story but you may not view it that way at all. For me, ‘Deadly Sweet Tooth‘ was a good story, one that I quickly figured out. If you enjoy Cozy Mysteries, then give this one a try. A review is just one person’s opinion, you should form your own.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from Kensington Books via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
Available in paperback and e-reader (mine is the Kindle)