A Tale of Two Cookies Book Review

A Tale of Two Cookies Book Review

Title: A Tale of Two Cookies
Author: Eve Calder
Published: April 27, 2021, St. Martin’s Paperbacks
No. of Pages: 352
Cover Price: $7.99 Paperback, $7.99 Kindle

A Tale of Two Cookies is the third installment of the Cookie House Mysteries by Eve Calder. The protagonist, Kate McGuire is part owner of a bakery on the Florida island of Coral Cay. One of her old friends, Desiree, asks for Kate’s help with her spur-of-the-moment beach wedding to her new soul mate. Kate is excited for the wedding, but when the groom doesn’t show up, she feels she must investigate because Desiree is convinced there is foul play involved, even though most don’t. At the same time, a reality show is being filmed on the island and there is plenty of film crew running around. Is it possible the two could be connected?

This novel is fun, fast-moving and light. The main characters are well-developed and likeable. The supporting characters are also believable. Calder tells the story in a way that is easy-to-read and understand. The food references make readers want to eat while reading. It will inspire the readers to want to visit the island to sample the bakery goods, as well as the other foods mentioned.

While this is a typical cozy with no graphic sex, language, and violence, it doesn’t quite fit the genre of culinary mystery because there are no recipes at the end. Most good culinary mysteries include recipes at the end, and while it doesn’t make the novel any less fun, it is a flaw. All told, this is a good novel and a good series for those who enjoy cozies.

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

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