I'd like to shine a spotlight on a book in my towering TBR pile. Since yesterday was Memorial Day, I thought it fitting to spotlight a book that takes place during this holiday. Murder at the Beacon Bakeshop by Darci Hannah is the first book in the Beacon Bakeshop Mystery series and was released earlier this year.
From the back cover:
More interested in kneading dough than adding it up, Lindsey’s breakup
inspired her to set up the shop she always wanted in a place that always
made her happy. She’d spent many childhood summers near this beach
community and converting the old run-down lighthouse into a bakery café
and home offers a perfect fresh start for Lindsey and her devoted
Newfoundland dog, Wellington.
But not everyone in town has a sweet tooth. The preservation society won’t have the lighthouse’s history sugar coated by lattes and cakes—and a protest group crashes Lindsey’s Memorial Day opening. Then her ex-fiancé Jeffrey Plank and his girlfriend Mia Long arrive to trash the place. In the ensuing chaos Mia chokes on a donut and dies.
An autopsy reveals cyanide in Mia’s bloodstream and Lindsey is the police’s prime suspect. To clear her name, she’s going to need to combine ingredients found in the town’s checkered past to uncover the identity of a desperate killer . . .