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Battered to Death

by Gayle Trent

The third "entertaining...and tasty read" (Entertainment Weekly) in the Daphne Martin Cake mystery series. Daphne Martin's life is pretty sweet right now--she has a loving boyfriend, a popular cake decorating company, and has recently entered into a cake competition in town. But when she attends a class with a famously ornery celebrity chef, all of that threatens to change. The chef is found beaten to death with a cake stand after his first lesson, and he has more enemies than anyone can count. So it's a shock to Daphne when she immediately comes under police suspicion. And on top of that, her boyfriend tells her he's considering a career move--to Kentucky. To a company run by an old girlfriend! And, there's still the cake competition Daphne has to win. Daphne will need to put her wits to the test again--with the help of her nosy friend Myra--in order to clear her name, win the competition, and salvage her romance.

Killer Sweet Tooth

by Gayle Trent

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."

Killer Sweet Tooth

by Gayle Trent

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."

La Fiamma

by Gayle Trent Marco Grilli

Beryl Madison si reca all'incontro con Terry Goodson, l'insegnante di seconda elementare di suo nipote, per dare spiegazioni in merito al suo "strano comportamento". Sembra che il povero Duncan stia raccontando ai suoi compagni di classe che sua zia è una supereroina. Quando Beryl si presenta con un catsuit giallo con le fiamme arancioni, una maschera da carnevale, e degli stivali rossi col tacco a spillo, Terry crede di essere lui ad avere le allucinazioni. Salvo poi venire a sapere che Beryl sta semplicemente indossando i suoi abiti di scena. Uno dei suoi lavori è quello di intepretare la parte de "La Fiamma" in uno show per bambini dell'emittente locale. Il giorno successivo, Terry si reca all'Agenzia delle Entrate per un controllo sulla sua dichiarazione dei redditi, e viene a conoscenza dell'altro lavoro di Beryl. Durante la revisione, a Beryl viene il sospetto che l'avvocato che ha gestito il patrimonio ereditario dello zio di Terry, abbia truffato parecchi altri clienti. Mentre lavorano insieme per rendere giustizia a tutte le persone truffate dallo squallido avvocato, capiscono che quella "combustione spontanea" tra loro è molto più di una semplice attrazione fisica. Potrebbe forse essere quella storia d'amore che entrambi aspettano da tutta la vita? O finiranno per mandare all'aria la loro relazione?

Una torta nuziale da urlo

by Gayle Trent Marco Grilli

Mancano solo un paio di settimane al matrimonio di Daphne Martin e Ben Jacobs. Daphne, una pluripremiata decoratrice di torte, è occupata a progettare la loro torta nuziale. I suoi nipoti gemelli, Lucas e Leslie, non vedono l'ora di partecipare al ricevimento. Jason, il cognato di Daphne, sta organizzando un addio al celibato per Ben. Tutto procede per il meglio, fino a quando l'ex marito di Daphne, Todd, non si rifà vivo. Appena uscito di prigione dopo aver scontato una condanna per aver sparato a Daphne, Todd si reca a Brea Ridge per confessare il suo eterno amore per lei. Todd, intenzionato a riallacciare i rapporti con le persone del suo passato, rifiuta di andarsene, nonostante i tentativi di Daphne di fargli lasciare la città. Quando viene trovato morto, Daphne si ritrova al centro delle indagini. Dovrà scovare l'assassino di Todd prima di diventare la prossima vittima. Farà in tempo ad arrivare in chiesa?

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