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Murder Takes the Cake
     

Murder Takes the Cake

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by Evelyn David
 

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Weddings can be murder!

Murder Takes the Cake is the exciting sequel to Murder Off the Books. Mac Sullivan, Rachel, and Whiskey return to solve another case.

"What do a sexy mortician, a feisty septuagenarian with a souped-up scooter, and an Irish wolfhound with a nose for murder have in common? They're all helping Washington DC p.i. Mac Sullivan

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Weddings can be murder!

Murder Takes the Cake is the exciting sequel to Murder Off the Books. Mac Sullivan, Rachel, and Whiskey return to solve another case.

"What do a sexy mortician, a feisty septuagenarian with a souped-up scooter, and an Irish wolfhound with a nose for murder have in common? They're all helping Washington DC p.i. Mac Sullivan find out who's trying to kill a very nervous bride-to-be. Smart, fast and laugh-out-loud funny, Murder Takes the Cake is another tasty treat from Evelyn David who takes readers on a merry chase from a turkey farm in Virginia all the way to Capitol Hill. And JJ, a goth computer expert, is one of the coolest characters I've met in years!" - Rosemary Harris – author of Pushing Up Daisies.

"Murder Takes the Cake" is another delicious treat from Evelyn David. All of our old friends are back--including Rachel, Mac, and of course, Whiskey--in this tale of murder and deception involving missing caskets, several dead bodies, and a wedding few want to take place. Mac Sullivan, a complicated protagonist with a canine best friend, is good at solving mysteries but not as adept in the romance department. Will Mac and Rachel make the relationship they've been dancing around a reality? But more importantly, will he be able to stay out of the line of fire, even as the body count rises? Evelyn David leaves me hungry for more books in this series!" - Maggie Barbieri -author of the Alison Bergeron mystery series.

"Murder Takes the Cake is precisely what cozy mysteries are all about!
Beautifully plotted, with a splendid cast of characters, this book is another highly entertaining read from Evelyn David." - Jessica Conant Park - author of the Gourmet Girl mystery series and Flat Out Love.

"Evelyn David's newest Mac Sullivan/Rachel Brenner mystery, Murder Takes the Cake, sparkles with wit and don't-see-'em-coming plot twists--just what a wedding needs--along with a little murder and mayhem, of course! Irresistible fun!" - Jane K. Cleland, author of the Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery series, including Killer Keepsakes.

"An endearing cast of characters will charm you in this clever and well-written mystery! Romance, suspense, a solid story and an adorable dog--Murder Takes the Cake is sweetly hilarious and a real treat." - Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha Award winning author of Prime Time.

Editorial Reviews

The Midwest Book Review - Shelley Glodowski
MURDER TAKES THE CAKE is light-hearted fun, with a little mystery; a little romance; a little family dysfunction; and several out-of-the-ordinary adventures thrown in to make it a fun-filled whodunit.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013628076
Publisher:
Evelyn David
Publication date:
11/04/2011
Series:
Sullivan Investigations Mystery , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
646,628
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

The author of Murder Off the Books, Murder Takes the Cake, and The Brianna Sullivan Mysteries e-book series, Evelyn David is the pseudonym for Marian Edelman Borden and Rhonda Dossett. Marian lives in New York and is the author of eleven nonfiction books on a wide variety of topics ranging from veterans benefits to playgroups for toddlers! Rhonda lives in Muskogee, Oklahoma, is the director of the coal program for the state, and in her spare time enjoys imagining and writing funny, scary mysteries. Marian and Rhonda write their mystery series via the internet. While many fans who attend mystery conventions have now chatted with both halves of Evelyn David, Marian and Rhonda have yet to meet in person.

Please check out Evelyn's website at and their blog – The Stiletto Gang - for information about Evelyn David's appearance schedule and writing projects.

The Brianna Sullivan Mysteries include: I Try Not to Drive Past Cemeteries, The Dog Days of Summer in Lottawatah, The Holiday Spirit(s) of Lottawatah, Undying Love in Lottawatah, A Haunting in Lottawatah and Lottawatah Twister.

Evelyn David has also written an ebook collection of short romantic stories - Love Lessons

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Murder Takes The Cake 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
One week before Thanksgiving DC private investigator Mac Sullivan, a loner except for Whiskey the dog, finds his world upside down since Sullivan and Company has "grown". First, his business is in trouble needing paying customers not just bartering clients. Second, his assistant twenty-two years old Juliana "JJ" Jarrett and his elderly ailing researcher Edger are driving him crazy. Finally there is divorcee single mom Rachel Brenner who works at a funeral home and whom he is attracted to and believes she reciprocates his feelings, but he has no idea how to act on a date.---------------- Now his about to marry goddaughter, Boston reporter Bridget O'Herlihy, visits him asking for his help as she swears someone is trying to kill her. Although he doubts this is the case, he takes the threat seriously and sends his team out on assignments. Soon the corpses pile up while the groom and his family insist she is being a drama queen; at a time her dad Jeff wonders who stole caskets from his funeral home. Mac, JJ, Edger, Rachel and Whiskey keep digging looking for the ties that bound everyone involved.--------------------- The second Murder Takes (see MURDER OFF THE BOOKS) is an amusing cozy starring an ensemble cast of eccentrics. The story line is fast-paced while containing two mysteries tied to death (corpses and coffins are like peanut butter and jelly), a maybe romance, enemy canine-feline, an out of control wedding plan, and junk cars. The characters make for a fun lighthearted frolic as Evelyn David proves in deed MURDER TAKES THE CAKE.------------------ Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
quick read...fun...love the characters
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Dawn--MysLovCorner More than 1 year ago
Rachel Brenner discovers caskets are missing from the funeral home where she works. She asks Mac Sullivan, a private detective and her boyfriend, to look into it. Mac is also trying to protect his goddaughter who thinks someone is trying to kill her. It doesn't take long for Mac to really believe her. J. J. Whiskey, Mac's office manager, sets out to help with the cases. By being in the right place at the wrong time, she discovers the thief of the caskets and sets out to help put him back on the straight and narrow. Mac and Rachel's relationship keeps getting mixed up in everything and there is plenty of humor to go around. Mac's goddaughter's fiancé and his family are rich and want everyone to know it. But could there be a tie-in to what is going on? Evelyn David is the pseudonym for Marian Edelman Borden and Rhonda Dossett, who have never met in person. Reading the book, you would never know two different people wrote it. It is well crafted and full of humor. The characters are a lot of fun. You will laugh out loud and not want to put it down so you can turn the page! I highly recommend this book.
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