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Dying for a Cupcake: A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery

By Denise Swanson

When Devereaux “Dev” Sinclair hosts a cupcake contest at her five-and-dime shop, she discovers that somebody is simply demise to win...

Kizzy Cutler unearths it so scrumptious to be again in her place of birth of Shadow Bend, Missouri, that she turns out to have forgotten why she fled two decades in the past. For now, she’s excited to kick off her new line of cupcakes with a contest, which Dev has agreed to host in her store. yet ahead of the 1st yummy cupcake is even baked, Kizzy's assistant Fallon dies from a mysterious ailment.

While the health worker makes an attempt to find what killed Fallon, Kizzy publicizes that the convey needs to cross on. even if after Kizzy escapes a number of close to misses, Dev is confident that somebody in Shadow Bend has it in for the Cupcake Queen. Is the key from her prior so darkish a person nonetheless desires to kill her for it?

With a listing of not-so-sweet suspects, Dev’s in a race opposed to the timer to resolve the homicide sooner than another individual will get iced…

Includes a sneak height of the subsequent Scumble River Mystery! 

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I checked the time and acknowledged, “Probably basically one other couple of minutes. i feel almost all people begin to go with the flow away quickly after dead night. bear in mind, such a lot small-town fogeys are early to mattress and early to upward push. ” “Good. ” Kizzy leaned her head opposed to the again of the chair. “It’s been an hard day, and having that police leader inform me he thinks that Fallon used to be murdered and i used to be the meant sufferer of the poison was once the buttercream at the cupcake. ” bankruptcy eleven When I arrived domestic after the get together, the home windows in my father’s house over the storage have been darkish and purely the night-light above the range lit my approach down the corridor.

Shadow Bend’s schooling approach had come far from the unique one-room schoolhouse that my great-grandparents had attended. An trouble-free and highschool were in-built the 40's. Then many years in the past, the board had moved the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders into the previous highschool and publish this new construction. The locals wouldn’t admit that it used to be as a result of commuters moving into the realm from Kansas urban that the colleges may eventually find the money for to extend. however it was once their taxes, and the taxes of the companies that sprang up due to them, that financed the development.

I forgot whatever on the B and B. ” “She can journey with me,” Ronni provided. “If that’s ok with you, Kizzy. ” “That’s wonderful with me,” Kizzy spoke back, then became to her company associate and requested, “What did you disregard, Lee? “My tablets. ” Lee took off at a trot. “Thanks, Ronni! See you all there. ” A couple of minutes later, the remainder of us headed towards the go out. The mayor trailed us like a misplaced dog till considered one of his components beckoned him over. As Kizzy reached the door, her mobilephone beeped, indicating she had an incoming textual content.

Jeffrey tested the yellow paper rigorously. “My past love. ” “Marla Parrett was once your female friend? ” I requested, then acknowledged, “I’m so sorry. ” “Not my female friend. ” Jeffrey smoothed the clipping. “We have been in occupational remedy jointly. She had a visual-motor studying incapacity and that i was once there as a result of my cerebral palsy. ” He shook his head. “But she used to be a sophomore and that i was once just a freshman, so I by no means requested her out. ” He gestured to his wheelchair. “Plus, I wasn’t yes how any woman could think approximately this.

Relatively? ” I wasn’t definite I cherished the suggestive tone of his voice . . . yet nonetheless, I wasn’t yes that I didn’t. “I don’t recognize if that’s real. most folks locate me a little bit aloof, even coldhearted. ” “Maybe these fogeys don’t glance a ways sufficient underneath the skin. ” Coop driven a unfastened curl in the back of my ear and raised an eyebrow. “Perhaps. ” I stepped out of his achieve. His robust callused hands had despatched a thrill via my physique, or even even though he radiated a power that drew me like a duck to bread crumbs, I knew I needed to positioned a cease to the electrical energy flickering among us.

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