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Battered to Death
     

Battered to Death

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by Gayle Trent
 

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A RECIPE FOR MURDER

Life is sweet for Daphne Martin right now, from her flourishing cake-decorating business to a rekindled romance with her high school boyfriend, Ben. All that’s about to change, courtesy of famously foul-mouthed celebrity chef Jordan Richards. The TV star has come to Brea Ridge, Virginia, for the town’s lavish cake

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A RECIPE FOR MURDER

Life is sweet for Daphne Martin right now, from her flourishing cake-decorating business to a rekindled romance with her high school boyfriend, Ben. All that’s about to change, courtesy of famously foul-mouthed celebrity chef Jordan Richards. The TV star has come to Brea Ridge, Virginia, for the town’s lavish cake competition, but he won’t be leaving under his own steam. After his first master class, Jordan is found bludgeoned with a cake stand and drowned in some very bitter batter.

Plenty of townsfolk think the curmudgeonly confectioner had it coming, but the half-baked evidence points to Daphne as a prime suspect. With Ben mulling a new job offer—in Kentucky—Daphne is faced with a multilayered dilemma. She needs to somehow keep her boyfriend, win the cake competition, and sift out the real culprit . . . before the killer serves up another victim.

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"One day I found myself happily reading…mysteries by Gayle Trent. If she can win me over…she's got a great future."

“Daphne gets to investigate the complexities of the human condition, with one hand on her mixer and the other wielding a piping bag…A must read for cake bakers and anyone who has ever spent creative time in the kitchen!”

"Entertaining...a tasty read."

"Trent features a pleasant heroine, a middling mystery and several appended dessert recipes fit for the King (Elvis, that is)."

“A sweet treat for cozy mystery fans."

“All the right ingredients for a delicious read.”

Dean Koontz
"One day I found myself happily reading…mysteries by Gayle Trent. If she can win me over…she's got a great future."
Kerry Vincent
“Daphne gets to investigate the complexities of the human condition, with one hand on her mixer and the other wielding a piping bag…A must read for cake bakers and anyone who has ever spent creative time in the kitchen!”
Fresh Fiction
“A sweet treat for cozy mystery fans."
Award-winning author Ellen Crosby
“All the right ingredients for a delicious read.”
Sugar Artist and Food Network Challenge judge KerryVincent


“Daphne gets to investigate the complexities of the human condition, with one hand on her mixer and the other wielding a piping bag…A must read for cake bakers and anyone who has ever spent creative time in the kitchen!”
Sugar Artist and Food Network Challenge judge Kerry Vincent

“Daphne gets to investigate the complexities of the human condition, with one hand on her mixer and the other wielding a piping bag…A must read for cake bakers and anyone who has ever spent creative time in the kitchen!”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781501100420
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publication date:
09/06/2014
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Gayle Trent lives in Southwest Virginia with her husband and two beautiful children, a boy and a girl. She's a full-time writer/editor/mom/wife and chief cook and bottle washer, and she love every minute of it. Okay, not the bottle washing so much, but the rest of it is great.

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Battered to Death 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great cozy mystery series! Loved reading them all !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gayle Trent has done it again. Great characters and storyline. Daphne just cannot keep out of trouble and I wouldn't have it any other way.
ABrantley More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Not only is Gayle Trent a master author who create amazing fiction, but she knows what she's talking about when it comes to baking and decorating. I was extremely impressed with her level of knowledge and the skill she has at creating mini tutorials throughout her fiction. If you love cozy mysteries and cake decorating, you're going to love this book!