Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Christmas Cupcakes and a Caper

Christmas Cupcakes and a Caper (Death by Cupcake) by D.E. Haggerty

Christmas Cupcakes and a Caper

Christmas Cupcakes and a Caper (Death by Cupcake)
Cozy Mystery Novella 4th in Series
Independently Published (November 1, 2019)
Number of Pages: 80

It’s all candy cane cupcakes and peppermint coffee until you find a dead elf on your doorstep.
Only the elf wasn’t a real elf, because elves don’t actually exist – not even at Christmas time. A college student dressed like an elf decided taking a nap in sub-zero winter temps was a good idea. It wasn’t. Anna, the pink-haired baker extraordinaire of Callie’s Cakes, is convinced the student’s death was not an accident. She drags Callie and Kristie along with her as she attempts to discover who killed the elf … um… student.
Will the gals of Callie’s Cakes find the killer before Christmas is ruined?
Cupcakes not included, although you’ll find recipes for all the delicious Christmas cupcakes Anna baked.

 Having previously being involved in investigating crimes together, and now all dating men who run towards danger in the course of their professions, it is no surprise that when a body is literally delivered to their doorstep these three curious and adventurous women are not going to sit idly on the sidelines.
Each chapter begins with an appeal to Santa for help or understanding and includes a delicious (if not intoxicating) cupcake. Having a cupcake shop not far from campus, it is no surprise that many students have a connection. One of our protagonists is also a professor while another funds a youth center. When rumors fly that the deceased "elf" has been harassing (or worse) students, the three best friends decide to take matters into their own hands.
As a side plot, Ben, the detective boyfriend of one, is also acting distant and strange. If they have time, the ladies are going to get to the bottom of his odd behavior.
Filled with witty banter, colorful phrases and misdirections, can the women avoid the men attempting to protect them while they get to the bottom of a dead elf delivered to the cupcake shop.

About D.E. Haggerty

I grew up reading everything I could get my grubby hands on, from my mom's Harlequin romances to Nancy Drew, to Little Women. When I wasn't flipping pages in a library book, I was penning horrendous poems, writing songs no one should ever sing, or drafting stories which have thankfully been destroyed. College and a stint in the U.S. Army came along, robbing me of free time to write and read, although on the odd occasion I did manage to sneak a book into my rucksack between rolled up socks, MRIs, t-shirts, and cold weather gear. After surviving the army experience, I went back to school and got my law degree. I jumped ship and joined the hubby in the Netherlands before the graduation ceremony could even begin. A few years into my legal career, I was exhausted, fed up, and just plain done. I quit my job and sat down to write a manuscript, which I promptly hid in the attic before returning to the law. But practicing law really wasn’t my thing, so I quit (again!) and went off to Germany to start a B&B. Turns out running a B&B wasn’t my thing either. I polished off that manuscript languishing in the attic before following the husband to Istanbul where I decided to give the whole writer-thing a go. But ten years was too many to stay away from my adopted home. I packed up again and moved to The Hague where, in between tennis matches and failing to save the world, I’m currently working on my next book. I hope I’ll always be working on my next book.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for taking the time to read and review Christmas Cupcakes & A Caper! It was fun to write. Up next in the series is a July 4th novel.


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