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Another One Bites the Crust
July 16, 2018
Another One Bites the Crust A Bakeshop Mystery
by Ellie Alexander St. Martin's Press Mystery & Thrillers Pub Date 02 Jan 2018
Ellie Alexander’s newest cozy, Another One Bites the Crust is entertaining and has a likable cast of central characters that is easy to cheer for and care about. While these items are essential to a well written cozy, Another One Bites the Crust has one weakness - the plot. For the most part, the story flows smoothly. The end, however is haphazard and the motive for the crime comes out of thin air. While readers might make a guess who, there is no way they can figure out why. Even Jules is in the dark until the last moment where the culprit is revealed and the trap is sprung - and she is the lead. Still, Another One Bite the Crust is a cute, fun read.
In Another One Bites the Crust, Lance, the town’s artistic director, is at wits end, frustrated and angry with the young actor playing Anthony in Anthony and Cleopatra. When Anthony is found dead, Lance is the main suspect. Fearing that he may be charged with the crime, Lance begs Jules to find out the truth.
3.5 / 5 ( 4 / 5 )
I received a copy of Another One Bites the Crust from the publisher and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
Torte—the beloved small-town bakeshop run by Jules Capshaw—is set to hit the stage. But who would have guessed that murder would makes a surprise appearance?
It’s the role of a lifetime for Jules. The Shakespeare Festival has returned to Ashland, Oregon, for the season and Torte has been cast as the supplier of Elizabethan-era treats for the main event. But on the eve of opening night, a brawl between Jules’s friend Lance, the artistic director, and a strapping young thespian named Anthony almost brings down the house. . .and the next morning, Anthony is dead. Jules knows that Lance loves his drama—and his just desserts—but she also knows that murder is way off-script for him. Now it’s up to Jules to cut through a bevy of backstage betrayals and catty co-stars who all have their own secrets—before the curtain drops on someone else. . .