Framed and Frosted (Cupcake Catering Mystery Series) by Kim Davis


  Framed and Frosted (Cupcake Catering Mystery Series)

by Kim Davis

About Framed and Frosted


  Framed and Frosted (Cupcake Catering Mystery Series) 

  Cozy Mystery 3rd in Series 

  Publisher: Cinnamon & Sugar Press (June 22, 2021) 

  Number of Pages: 323 

  Digital ASIN: B092W8TKCC 


Framed and Frosted, the third book in the Cupcake Catering Mystery series, finds cupcake caterer, Emory Martinez, working at a Laguna Beach society Fourth of July soiree, with her sister and their new employee, Sal. With a host that seems intent on accosting both catering employees and guests alike, things go from bad to worse when he accuses Sal of murdering his long-dead son.

As the crescendo of exploding fireworks overhead becomes the backdrop for cupcakes and champagne, a deadly murder occurs. Can Sal and Emory explain why the cupcake the host ate, after shoving a tray full of buttercream frosted cupcakes onto Sal, resulted in his death? Or will the guests and detective alike believe that Sal is a murderer? Emory and her octogenarian employer, Tillie, whip into action to find out who framed Sal after being frosted by the victim.

Includes recipes!


 I have not read the previous books in this series but if they are half as exciting as this book, I can't wait! Complicated and emotionally charged, you will find yourself worried for everyone involved.

Carrie and Emory are twins, both struggling to build food businesses, helping each other as much as they can. Carrie has young children at home, so we feel her being pulled in many directions.
That is reflected by a new detective introduced, a single mother, who admits she feels she must work harder and smarter and give more effort to be taken seriously by the men in her profession and who report to her. That is not the only kind of prejudice that is addressed in the tangled plot lines of this fast paced and fascinating novel.

As you can tell from the cover and title, this book has a holiday theme as well as the food angle.
Friendship and family, biological as well as self created, are strong themes too. I felt many communities were well represented.
There is more than one mystery to solve and many difficult decisions to make.
Nothing is all black and white, or red, white and blue.

Sometimes the ones we keep closest to us are the ones capable of hurting us the worst.
They may not feel they have any choice but choices must be made, both in actions taken and how we respond.

Exciting and complicated and so well written that I look forward to more of Ms Davis's talent.
Everything I look forward to in a cozy or escape read.

About Kim Davis

Kim Davis lives in Southern California with her husband. When she's not spending time with her granddaughters she can be found either writing stories or working on her blog, Cinnamon, Sugar, and a Little Bit of Murder or in the kitchen baking up yummy treats. She has published the suspense novel, A GAME OF DECEIT, and cozy mystery, SPRINKLES OF SUSPICION and CAKE POPPED OFF. She also has had several children’s articles published in Cricket, Nature Friend, Skipping Stones, and the Seed of Truth magazines. Kim Davis is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting me today, Laura, and for such a great review! I appreciate the opportunity to share my new book with your readers!

  2. Thanks for hosting today! To the author: Good luck with the book and tour!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by today and for your support!


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