Risky Biscuits Book Review

Risky Biscuits Book Review

Title: Risky Biscuits
Author: Mary Lee Ashford
Published: July 9, 2019, Lyrical Underground
No. of Pages: 190
Cover Price: $15.95 Paperback, $4.99 Kindle

Risky Biscuits is the second installment of the Sugar & Spice series of cozy mysteries by Mary Lee Ashford. Sugar Calloway left her job as a magazine editor to start a community cookbook publishing company with her friend and business partner Dixie Spicer, who is a fabulous baker and tests the recipes before they are published. Dixie grew up in this small town and knows everyone, which helps when amateur sleuthing. There is a murder in town, and of course Sugar and Spice are right in the middle of it. Then a bad boy from the past, Nick Marchant, who was an old boyfriend of Dixie, reappears, and things start to go wrong. Nick is the prime murder suspect, but when he is found murdered, Sugar and Spice have to reevaluate their facts.

This is a fun novel, and it is a fast read. Ashford is organized and the story flows while the suspense builds. Sugar and Spice are good believable characters; Ashford has done a nice job of developing them, and there are other secondary characters that play supporting roles and seem like they would fit well in the small town. The book includes recipes for excellent biscuits, as well as a fancy cake and a breakfast casserole.

All told, this is a fun novel and will make readers want to grab the others in the series. This is a cozy, so there is no graphic violence, sex, or language; it is suitable for all ages, and things in the novel happen quickly so readers can enjoy it in a few reading sessions.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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