Dev Sinclair is so excited to be hosting a cupcake
contest in her five-and-dime store. Kizzy Cutler is a
well known chef who returns to her hometown to launch a
new line cupcakes. With everyone doing their best, this
launch could bring a lot of tourism dollars to Shadow
Bend and bring Dev closer to being in the black.
When Kizzy breezes into town she manages to offend just
about everyone immediately but the show must go on. When
her assistant dies, Dev will have to step in and use her
investigative talents to prevent another death. There
have been several attempts on Kizzy's life.
Kizzy's return to Shadow Bend has stirred up some deep
resentments from the years before she left town. It
seems there are many reasons for people to hate her.
Ms. Swanson's latest entry in the Deveraux's Dime Store
Mysteries is packed with secrets. DYING FOR A CUPCAKE
tells the tale of a
group of popular girls who rule with an iron hand.
Anyone who is different is immediately shunned. Kizzy's
return stirs up buried memories which muddy the waters as
the investigation keeps hitting dead ends until the final
reveal. Ms. Swanson is an author who can always be
counted on to deliver a quality story and DYING FOR A
When Devereaux “Dev” Sinclair hosts a cupcake contest
her five-and-dime store, she discovers that someone is
dying to win...
Kizzy Cutler finds it so
delicious to be back in her hometown of Shadow Bend,
Missouri, that she seems to have forgotten why she fled
twenty years ago. For now, she’s excited to kick off her
line of cupcakes with a competition, which Dev has agreed
host in her shop. But before the first yummy cupcake is
baked, Kizzy's assistant Fallon dies from a mysterious
While the medical examiner attempts to
discover what killed Fallon, Kizzy declares that the show
must go on. However after Kizzy escapes several near
Dev is convinced that someone in Shadow Bend has it in for
the Cupcake Queen. Is the secret from her past so dark
someone still wants to kill her for it?
With a list
of not-so-sweet suspects, Dev’s in a race against the
to solve the murder before someone else gets
Includes a sneak peak of the next Scumble