Killer Sweet Tooth

Killer Sweet Tooth

A Daphne Martin Cake Mystery

Book - 2011
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Dead as a . . . dentist?

They say sugar is bad for your teeth, but can it actually kill you? The Brea Ridge police seem to think so when they find cake decorator Daphne Martin wielding an oversized plastic toothbrush over a dentist's dead body. Daphne moved back to her small Virginia hometown just months ago to open her Daphne's Delectable Cakes business and already she's been mixed up in murder. Now she's got to prove her sweet innocence again.

After hours of police questioning, Daphne returns home to find Elvis Presley in her driveway. She's certain she's hallucinating until the leather-clad hunk orders up a pink Cadillac cake for a convention of the Elvis impersonators. Daphne accepts, but her reporter-boyfriend Ben is suspicious of Elvis's intentions. Does the King want to make Daphne his confectionery queen? Or is the convention a ruse for a more sinister operation? Daphne's own investigation into Dr. Bainsworth's murder, meanwhile, reveals the dentist made as many enemies as he did fillings. Just about anyone could have done him in, but it's up to Daphne to find the killer--and finish Elvis's cake--before she's the one singing "Jailhouse Rock."
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2011.
ISBN: 9781451600025
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY TRE

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ggrandel
Oct 12, 2015

This is my first taste of this authors offerings. I enjoyed the story but a bit more suspense and action would be great. See her step out of her comfort zone a little.

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IrisNielsen
Aug 22, 2012

amusing read.

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