Review: Spells and Scones by Bailey Cates

Spells and Scones by Bailey Cates (Magical Bakery Mystery series #6)

Book description from GoodReads:

There’s a body in the bookshop in this latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Magical Bakery mysteries…
When the bookshop next to the Honeybee Bakery hosts a signing for a Savannah radio celebrity’s new self-help book, magical baker Katie Lightfoot is happy to provide some delectable desserts. A big crowd has turned out for the event, curious about the book (and maybe to sample some goodies), but the final chapter comes too soon for the author when she is found dead at the event.

The prime suspect is Angie Kissel, a former witch whose familiar was once Katie’s own terrier, Mungo. Katie is at first hesitant to help, afraid of losing the little dog who has become so important to her. But after a little nudge from Mungo himself, Katie decides to try to conjure up the real killer—before Angie gets served…

My review – 4/5 Stars (originally posted on GoodReads on 10/21/16) 

I enjoyed the mystery in this book, which kept me wondering who-dun-it until much later than I thought I would be halfway through it. The talk show host who gets killed was not the most sympathetic victim, which made it easy to think it could have been many other people.

I like the new character brought in (Angie Kissel) and she left me wondering what she may bring into future books, both as a friend of Katie’s and with Steve Dawes. As to the latter, that would be awesome, since I’d love to hear more about him (and the Druids).

This book takes place around the Thanksgiving holiday. I’m glad I read it as we are heading around the corner to that time of year. I’ll have to try making the two recipes included in the back (Katie’s Greek Scones and Iris’ Pumpkin Spiced softies) for the holidays.

I really enjoyed this series and was sad to get to the end of the currently written books. I’ll be keeping my eye out for future instalments.

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