Kneaded to Death (A Bread Shop #1) by Winnie Archer

Pages: 352

Publisher: Kensington

Published: February 2017

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Paperback from Personal Library

Available Formats: Digital, Audio, Large Print Hardcover, and Mass Market Paperback

My Review: I enjoyed the start of this series but it did not grab me like my favorite cozy mysteries usually do. I am not sure if it was because it was only about bread and not a whole array of yummy foods or if it is because it centered around the death of the main character’s mom. That story line was hard for me.

The mystery was good and I was surprised at what really happened and the ones responsible. I definitely will be adding this series to me cozy rotation. It just won’t be one I binge read.

Again, there are Spanish phrases that may cause issue in understanding if you aren’t familiar with the language. The copy I read didn’t include a glossary.

From Goodreads: 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 Linda, California. That is, until the thirty-one-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 Dias and her sisters, 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, riddled with stab wounds. Even more devastating, the prime suspects are the Dias sisters themselves. Doubting the women could commit such a crime, Ivy embarks on a murder investigation of her own to prove their 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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