Everyone swears by Yeast of Eden, the Mexican bread shop in town. But tonight, the only thing on the menu is la muerte . . .
Struggling photographer Ivy Culpepper has lots of soul-searching to do since returning to seaside Santa Sofia, California. That is, until the thirty-six-year-old enters a bread making class at Yeast of Eden. Whether it’s the aroma of fresh conchas in the oven, or her instant connection with owner Olaya Solis, Ivy just knows the missing ingredients in her life are hidden among the secrets of Olaya’s bakery . . .
But Ivy’s spirits crumble when a missing classmate is suddenly discovered dead in her car. Even more devastating, the prime suspect is Olaya Solis herself. Doubting the woman could commit such a crime, Ivy embarks on a murder investigation of her own to prove her innocence and seize the real killer. As she follows a deadly trail of crumbs around town, Ivy must trust her gut like never before—or someone else could be toast!
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Praise for Kneaded to Death
The author did an excellent job keeping the murderer(s) under wraps. She cleverly brought in many people that it could be, some more prominent than others, and slid the revelation in all wrapped up with a bow.
~Sapphyria’s Book Reviews
This was one of my favorite cozy mysteries that I have read so far this year. I absolutely loved reading this book. I highly recommend this book to cozy mystery fans.
~Books, Dreams, Life
A page turner and be warned you will want to have a snack or make some goodies after reading this lovely mystery.
This book will leave you hungry – for more of Ivy Culpepper, and for fresh baked bread!
~The Book’s the Thing
There were several different things happening at once and it really grabbed my attention and kept the pages turning to see how everything would turn out.
The author does a nice job of kneading the characters into subplots and then rolling them together in the end for a tasty, tempting read.
~Cinnamon, Sugar, and a Little Bit of Murder
Kneaded to Death is so much more than a cozy mystery. It’s also a story that reflects sincere grief and authentic friendship. And it will make you hungry for bread. Just sayin’….
~Reading Is My SuperPower
This one started out kind of slow for me, but then it started getting so good that I literally did not want to put it down.
~Melina’s Book Blog
This was a well-written, well-developed cozy mystery that I snuggled up to read without hesitation.
~Rainy Day Reviews
This brand new series will tickle your taste buds. Kneaded to Death is the first in the bread shop mystery , that is filled with fun and hours of enjoyable reading.
~Shelley’s Book Case
The characters are wonderful with intriguing personalities yet I know more will be revealed as the series progresses.
Overall, this book has the charm, the characters and the mystery that cozy fans want to read… This is a must read cozy book for 2017.
The characters in this series are unique, complex, and delightful.
This is a wonderful first book in a new cozy series. The writing draws you into the story from the very start and keeps you engaged until the last word.
This book had so much going for it. Ivy digging deep until she put all her clues together and came to her conclusion which was a page turner…
Each time I picked up the book to read, I felt like I was visiting friends
I love the whole bread theme and could almost smell it baking…This was a fun easy read for me.
~A. Holland Reads
There are several mysteries that need to be solved in this book…When it came time to revealing the killer I was quite surprised because this person was not even on my radar.
KNEADED TO DEATH is a solid start to a new series. Interesting and well developed characters and the fascinating dynamics between multigenerational women provide depth and meaning to a well-crafted mystery with plenty of surprises.
~Cozy Up With Kathy
The descriptions of the people and the scenes are so vivid you can almost see them. Ms. Archer has a wonderful gift for setting a scene.
KNEADED TO DEATH turned out to be a hearty cozy mystery.
A mouthwatering tale of bread, murder, and more bread.
~Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Kneaded to Death was a charming culinary mystery that will definitely have me coming back for more.