Murder Is a Piece of Cake: A Delicious Culinary Cozy with an Exciting Twist


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$16.95  $15.76
Kensington Cozies
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5.5 X 8.2 X 0.8 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Valerie (V. M.) Burns is a mystery writer whose novels and short stories have been finalists for the Agatha, Anthony, Edgar, and Next Generation Indie Book Awards. She is the author of the Mystery Bookshop, Dog Club, RJ Franklin, and Baker Street Mystery series. Valerie is a member of Sisters in Crime, Crime Writers of Color, Mystery Writers of America, and the Crime Writers' Association. She is also an adjunct professor in the Writing Popular Fiction Program at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA. Born and raised in northwestern Indiana, Valerie now lives in the southeastern United States with her two poodles. Connect with Valerie at


Praise for Two Parts Sugar, One Part Murder by Valerie Burns:

"Snappy dialogue, a well-drawn supporting cast and an irresistible canine companion all add delicious flavor. Gulp this book down or savor it, but consuming it will guarantee a sustained sugar high." --The New York Times Book Review

"Everyone is a suspect in Valerie Burns's entertaining new mystery, filled with surprising twists, suspicious characters and a mastiff named Baby who will win your heart. Top that off with humor and delicious recipes and you have a delight of a cozy." --Valerie Wilson Wesley, author of A Fatal Glow

"A sweet read." --Criminal Element

"A great start to a series that is part poignant, part humorous, and part suspenseful while introducing a wonderful, new, African American heroine." --First Clue Newsletter

"All you need to read is the first chapter, and you will be enamored with Maddy Madison and the #hilarity that ensues. From this first chapter until the end, I could not put this book down, quickly becoming a page-turner as I had to know who was doing what to whom. This well-written and fast-paced whodunit kept me immersed in every minute detail in the reading of this drama." --Dru's Book Musings

"If readers have never read one of Ms. Burns' books before, they should run and grab this one, along with all the others written by this tremendously talented author. This story is in time with today's society, but with a touch of old-world charm. I can't wait to see how Maddy and her mastiff, Baby get along and she matures as a person and becomes a hard-working bakery owner who will bake her way into readers' hearts." --The Cozy Review