#FridayFlashback Christmas Cupcakes and a Caper by D.E. Haggerty

The three ladies at Callie’s Cakes find a dead elf on their doorstep, what could possibly go wrong?

It isn’t enough that the dead guy is found propped against the front of their store, it happens to be a student from the university that each of the ladies knows in some way. When it turns out to be a homicide, Anna is full speed ahead on solving it. Her sleuthing tool of choice is, of course, cupcakes. Ooey gooey Christmas flavored cupcakes that have blown my diet just from reading about them. When the murdered student’s unsavory reputation comes to light Kristy feels the need to join in the investigation and it is all Callie can do to keep their enthusiasm for the hunt reigned in. Add to that end of term papers to grade, the Christmas rush at the bakery, and uncertainty about her relationship with Ben. Does it need to be said that Callie is having a rough couple of days?

A label on the cover promises laugh out loud fun and for a story that is a little over 100 pages with three spunky heroines, it definitely makes good on that guarantee. I snorted my tea when the friends were referred to as Lucy and Ethyl. The description so fits.  Of course, as always, the author had me at the chapter titles. Santa will be tugging his beard over this one.

Click Here to read the full review of this book, as well as Dena’s guest post. Stop by next week for my thoughts on her latest book, “Christmas in the Suburbs”


“Will the gals of Callie’s Cakes find the killer before Christmas is ruined?” – Christmas Cupcakes and a Caper by @dehaggerty

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.

Book Links: Amazon / Goodreads

4 Comments

    1. Yes, the dreaded mountain. I swear I will need to keep reading 20 years after I die just to find the top of mine. Still, I keep collecting new books, only the ones I really want to read, of course.

      You are right though about this author, I have a few new books of hers to read soon, and I can’t wait.

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