Beachfront Bakery: A Killer Cupcake (A Beachfront Bakery Cozy Mystery—Book 1)Fiona Grace

Beachfront Bakery: A Killer Cupcake (A Beachfront Bakery Cozy Mystery—Book 1)

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Beachfront Bakery: A Killer Cupcake (A Beachfront Bakery Cozy Mystery—Book 1) by Fiona Grace Book Summary

"Very entertaining. I highly recommend this book to the permanent library of any reader that appreciates a very well written mystery, with some twists and an intelligent plot. You will not be disappointed. Excellent way to spend a cold weekend!"
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (regarding Murder in the Manor)

BEACHFRONT BAKERY: A KILLER CUPCAKE is the debut novel in a charming and hilarious new cozy mystery series by #1 bestselling author Fiona Grace, whose bestselling Murder in the Manor (A Lacey Doyle Cozy Mystery) has nearly 200 five star reviews.

Allison Sweet, 34, a sous chef in Los Angeles, has had it up to here with demeaning customers, her demanding boss, and her failed love life. After a shocking incident, she realizes the time has come to start life fresh and follow her lifelong dream of moving to a small town and opening a bakery of her own.

When Allison spots a charming, vacant storefront on the boardwalk near Venice, she wonders if she could really start life anew. Feeling like it’s a sign, and a time to take a chance in life, she goes for it.

Yet Allison did not anticipate the wild ride ahead of her: the boardwalk, filled with fun and outrageous characters, is pulsing with life, from the Italian pizzeria owners on either side of her who vie for her affection, to the fortune tellers and scheming rival bakery owner nearby. Allison yearns to just focus on her delicious new pastry recipes and keep her struggling bakery afloat—but when a murder occurs right near her shop, everything changes.

Implicated, her entire future at stake, Allison has no choice but to investigate to clear her name. As an orphaned dog wanders into her life, a devoted new sidekick with a knack for solving mysteries, she starts her search.

Will they find the killer? And can her struggling bakery survive?

A hilarious cozy mystery series, packed with twists, turns, romance, travel, food and unexpected adventure, the BEACHFRONT BAKERY series will keep you laughing and turning pages late into the night as you fall in love with an endearing new character who will capture your heart.

Books #2 (A MURDEROUS MACAROON), #3 (A PERILOUS CAKE POP), #4 (A DEADLY DANISH), #5 (A TREACHEROUS TART), and book #6 (A CALAMITOUS COOKIE) are also available!

Beachfront Bakery: A Killer Cupcake (A Beachfront Bakery Cozy Mystery—Book 1) (Fiona Grace) Book Reviews

Beachfront BakeryThis book kept me interested from start to finish. Can’t wait to read the next one..Score: 5/5

Loved the suspense and charactersWhat a story of learning what your dream really is and making it happen. All set to the tune of solving a murder. The suspects kept changing, but she kept on looking for the killer..Score: 5/5

IntriguingExciting! Finished the book in one day!.Score: 5/5

Great Book loved reading it. Book so inspirational. Can do anything in life.Just believe.Score: 5/5

InterestingVery Enjoyable reading.Score: 4/5

Really interesting cozy murder mysteryI really enjoyed this murder mystery. It had everything intrigue, suspense,frequent twists and turns, some romance, and even the mob. I highly recommend this book..Score: 5/5

I like the bookIt didn’t get boring for me not even once. I was shocked it came to an end and I could have been finished with the book but had things to do. I still ran through it quickly.Score: 5/5

Excellent BookThis was an excellent read!!!! I enjoyed every page of it!!! Can’t wait to read the next one..Score: 5/5

Sweet Sea salt BakeryA great reading book for relaxation in the evening..Score: 5/5

Tasty DreamsAll of these food based mysteries are making me hungry!.Score: 4/5

A fun readThis is exactly what I think of when I think of a beach read. Fun, witty, cute and in a wonderful seaside setting..Score: 5/5

Fun and surprisingI enjoyed how I was drawn in quickly and even though some of the situations were a bit of a stretch, I still wanted to keep reading. I didn’t expect the final suspect and enjoyed how it ended..Score: 5/5

Good readBecame invested in the main character and found myself staying awake reading to solve the murder before the end of the book could reveal it to me..Score: 4/5

PredictableIf you’ve read 2 of her books, you know how this will play out. Unfortunately, it’s a rather boring dialogue. How many dead bodies can 1 person discover and be the prime suspect every time?! Then she has to also solve each of the murders proving that her first 3 possibilities fail to be the real murder and the last is always it! The family and ‘possible love interests’ leave options to expand the story past the main story line to ad interest but the author falls flat on this..Score: 1/5

Beachfront BakeryVery entertaining, enough twists and turns to keep it interesting..Score: 5/5

Fun!!It was a fun book to read!! I enjoyed trying to figure who she would catch in the end!!.Score: 5/5

One of my favorite Authors!Such a wonderful book! I had to force myself put it down so I could get some sleep! Read in 2 nights! I Love Fiona Grace’s books. Fiona Grace is definitely one of my favorite authors! ~J.Phillips.Score: 5/5

Good BookThe story was well written. But not a big page turner..Score: 4/5

Loved the dog and the food!Loved the dog.Score: 5/5

Beachfront BakeryThis book was a charming cozy mystery that well written with some nice twists and turns, and good characters. A lovely little quick read.Score: 5/5

So sweet!Tip: grab some pastries and put on a pot of coffee before you delve into Ali Sweet’s Mystery. There’s a lot of familiarity in Fiona Grace’s writing formula. While I can apply this review to all that I’ve read by the author, I can also say they are all well-written mysteries with surprises along the way. I’d liken it to watching a favorite movie, but with brand new twists and turns that weren’t there in the last viewing. I have my “comfort foods” and Fiona Grace is one of my “comfort writers”. While the author’s outline seems consistent within her writing, the characters, scenery, locations and industries vary greatly. The locals and professions are well researched and illustrated beautifully. Our protagonist loses or quits her job to immediately be blindsided by a breakup. Determined to follow her dreams, she relocates and opens a business or embarks on a new career. She still has to deal with her judgmental, meddling mother and successful, yet skeptical sister, as they tell her to beg for her old job/boyfriend back. They show no support or confidence. She finds solace in her new friends. Our lead is also missing her father, sometimes estranged; others he’s passed away. The new job isn’t is easy as she imagined with quite a few snags. She immediately meets a rival, as well as a possible romantic partner and an unlikely ally. But then—there’s a murder and it’s always the new gal in town, the outsider, as prime suspect. Not trusting law enforcement, our heroine decides to investigate herself. After all, not only is her freedom on the line, so is her new job, home and possible budding romance with the local hunk..Score: 5/5

EntertainingEasy read kind of predictable but fun.Score: 4/5

Sweet carbsCute quick read but not an intriguing mystery.Score: 3/5

Beach Front BakeryIt was hard to put this book down. Twist and turns, it was great. Can’t wait until the next one is out. I already pre-ordered it..Score: 5/5

Beachfront Bakery: book 1Great mystery in an ideal setting. Dreams do come true..Score: 5/5

CuteIt is a cute story/mystery..Score: 3/5

AmazingThis was great book right from the beginning. I could not put it down each page kept you hanging onto your seat..Score: 5/5

WoahCool book, def different from anything I’ve ever read, although it takes a while for the plot to thicken..Score: 5/5

Love this bookEverything about this book is good from beginning to end.Score: 5/5

Relaxing fun readThe descriptive passages of this book enabled me to create a mental picture of the setting, the characters and plot. I became so into the book I did not want to put the book down. It was an easy most entertaining read with humor and mystery dealing with real life issues..Score: 5/5

Mildly EntertainingI wasn’t expecting anything mind blowing from this book. I don’t think an editor even looked at it, there were spelling mistakes and even a sentence that just ended in the middle. It’s definitely a fast read, it started out okay but the inconsistencies and having everything spelled out was annoying. It read like a trashy romance novel that never got to the trashy bits..Score: 1/5

Great ReadI just loved the mix of characters! Go for your dreams!!.Score: 5/5

Easy to readIts a very easy to read and entertaining book. Good for when you have some time to kill. Giving it 3 stars because the story is a bit predictable and some things don’t really match with real life..Score: 3/5

Yummy and mysteriousLove food and murder. Clever and great characters..Score: 5/5

Beachfront BakeryGreat mystery story and Characters..Score: 5/5

Beachfront bakeryFun story, keeps you on your toes!.Score: 5/5

GoodFast paced, kept my interest.Score: 3/5

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Great Summer ReadAn enjoyable summer read !.Score: 5/5

I dreamed it tooI picture up Willow Bay and can smell the salty air coming off the ocean. Sipping coffee while watching the waves sweeping in and out on the sandy beach. I love an author that can make me enter a book like I was in it. Thank you.Score: 5/5

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Tea and Cannoli pleaseThings are starting to get interesting in this little seaside town. Who killed balloon man? There is only one way to find out!.Score: 5/5

Good choiceA very lighthearted mystery to read. There is nothing better than snuggling up with a book on a cold winter night. This was a good choice so I will embark on trying another book in the series. Stay tuned..Score: 5/5

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Loved ItThere really wasn’t a boring moment in the book at all. It was very interesting from start to finish! I’ve bought the next one already. I downloaded this as a free book. What a gem! I will definitely be buying the whole series. I really got to know the characters and was sad to see it end because there where I felt a few cliffhangers for me so when I saw there was another book I was delighted!.Score: 5/5

AwfulDon’t waste your time. This book is dire..Score: 1/5

BahLittle fairy tale , simplistically written, the plot repeats in exactly the same way in each book, in all the series of books! And entire passages of repetition of previous events bulk out what is a very basic fantasy story over and over.. The principal character is also the same, different names but each a copycat of the other . I was offended by the overly casual treatment and consideration of the heroine’ furry friends, always disturbingly left to fend for themselves in unusual situations and location, given very inappropriate foods …. very very un educational for anyone who does not appreciate the huge load of responsibilities one should feel and practice towards any creature they claim to care for. As there are so many people who are not remotely aware of the level of commitment an animal requires to be kept safe and fed in a species appropriate manner, the example set out in these books is soul destroying in its total blindness to it all. The only way to excuse this is in considering these books as simple fairy tales as mentioned above. If you are looking for a mindless read, you are happy knowing the plot and all its sequences beforehand, can set aside the irritation regarding the furry ‘friends’, these series can give you a stuck in time feeling which can be reassuring in times of difficulty. However, it would be helpful if the author could take the trouble to verify the correct wording of any foreign terms she casually sprinkles in the Italian books, rather than use approximations and mix them up with Spanish at times. It is irritating to those who know the language as well as give rise to unfortunate differences in the meaning. The dog named Polpetto’ (in the Cosy mysteries series of the vet who buys a 1$ house in Sicily) was likely to be intended as ‘Polpetta’ ( a sort of mushy meatloaf type food), as ‘Polpetto’ actually means small octopus!! and Italians don’t say ‘Madre de Dios’, but ‘ Madre di Dio’…. etc etc.Score: 1/5

Fiona Grace fixI’m hoping for more Tuscan vineyard and Sicilian books! In the meantime, this is a lovely Fiona Grace fix. I am yet to fall in love with the main character, but intrigued to see how she settles in to her new life, career and community. I loved the colourful characters, and I really liked Fat Tony. I feel like it’s more of setting the tone book and perhaps more adventures are yet to come..Score: 3/5

LovelyBook.Score: 5/5

Not for meToo cosy.Score: 1/5

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Beachfront Bakery: A Killer Cupcake (A Beachfront Bakery Cozy Mystery—Book 1)
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2020-11-24
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