Murder Takes the Cake by Gayle Trent

It is my pleasure to share with you Murder Takes the Cake by good friend and fellow author, Gayle Trent. This is a must read for anyone who loves a good mystery. The murderer will totally surprise you.


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Murder Takes the Cake by Gayle Trent

“A routine cake delivery becomes a culinary nightmare when a small-town baker discovers her first client’s dead body in this irresistible new mystery series. It’ll take more than a little sugar to convince folks Daphne Martin’s freshly baked spice cake was not to blame for the mysterious death of town gossip Yodel Watson. Getting her new cake decorating business, Daphne’s Delectable Cakes, off the ground is hard enough now that Daphne’s moved back to her southern Virginia hometown, but orders have been even slower since she found Yodel’s body. She soon realizes, however, that just about everybody in town had a reason to poison the cantankerous busybody, from the philandering pet shop owner, to Yodel’s church potluck nemesis, to the Save-A-Buck’s cranky produce manager-turned-bagger. Now, to help prove she’s no confectionary killer, Daphne recruits her old flame, Ben Jacobs, editor of the local newspaper, and quickly stirs up a long-hidden family scandal that just might hold the secret ingredient she needs to solve the case. All she’s got to do is roll up her sleeves and get her hands a little dirty before the real culprit decides that taking sweet revenge on Daphne will be icing on the cake.”

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My Review

This was a wonderful book. It was full of mystery and intrigue surrounding the death of Yodel Watson. The story line was amazing and the characters were so well developed. Poor Daphne had problems from the start but with the help of Ben some how made it through. I truly enjoyed Daphne and Ben as well as the other characters. The depiction of the town and townspeople are truly indicative of life in a small, rural town. I am looking forward to reading more Cozy Mysteries by Gales Trent. I highly recommend Murder Takes the Cake.

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About the Author

Gayle lives in Southwest Virginia with her husband and two gorgeous children. In addition to the Daphne Martin cake decorating series, Gayle writes the Marcy Singer embroidery series under the pseudonym Amanda Lee. Please visit her online at


Check out Gayle’s other books:

battered to death



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Between a clutch and a hard place


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when good bras go bad


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Just to name a few. Check out all of Gayle’s books on   You won’t be disappointed.


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One response to “Murder Takes the Cake by Gayle Trent

  1. Thank you so much, Ronda!!!!!

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