by Amanda Flower
Dead by dessert . . .
Thanksgiving is Bailey King’s busiest holiday weekend. This year promises to be even more hectic, since Bailey’s candy shop, Swissmen Sweets, is providing desserts for Harvest, Ohio’s first village-wide Thanksgiving celebration. Yet, even with a guest list close to seven hundred people—Amish and English alike—the event’s organizer, Margot Rawlings, is unfazed . . . until she discovers her mother, former judge Zara Bevan, will be in attendance.
Zara’s reputation as a harsh critic is matched only by her infamy as a judge who has actively harmed the Amish community. So no one is prepared when Zara arrives with much younger boyfriend Blaze Smith and reveals their impending nuptials at dinner. That should have been the day’s biggest news, except shortly after the announcement, Blaze suffers an allergic reaction to something he’s eaten and dies on the spot.
Now, Bailey’s desserts are prime suspects, along with Margot and nearly everyone who attended the meal. With such a cornucopia of possibilities, Bailey must dig in and get to the bottom of this murder, before the killer goes up for seconds…
Peanut Butter Panic is book seven of Amanda Flower’s Amish Candy Shop Mystery series and so far I’ve read every book in the series I recommend this book to readers of Cozy Mystery and to anyone who has been keeping up with this series. I recommend that the books be read in order because it is easier when you are familiar with the characters. As far as the mystery part of the story it could be read as a standalone The story was a little slower than usual, and there was nowhere near enough of Aiden this time. However, I like the direction the series is going in and hope we will get more peanut treats, Margot, Jethro, and, most of all, more murders for Bailey to solve. So looking forward to the next book to release. Lisa