In the fresh new Piece of Cake Mystery from the national bestselling author of Rebel Without a Cake, a pastry chef becomes embroiled in a suspicious death as a mysterious curse casts a pall over an annual New Orleans ball Rita Lucero, co owner of New Orleans s Zydeco Cakes, is thrilled to be catering an annual ball held at the Monte Cristo Hotel Designing the high endIn the fresh new Piece of Cake Mystery from the national bestselling author of Rebel Without a Cake, a pastry chef becomes embroiled in a suspicious death as a mysterious curse casts a pall over an annual New Orleans ball Rita Lucero, co owner of New Orleans s Zydeco Cakes, is thrilled to be catering an annual ball held at the Monte Cristo Hotel Designing the high end desserts is her priority until she stumbles upon a mystery long buried at her shop It s an ornate ruby necklace, hidden underneath her staircase and rud to be cursed After the gem s appraiser suddenly drops dead and Rita herself is targeted by a menacing stranger, she s no longer laughing at local superstition Now with five cakes on order and an investigation into the necklace s past revealing layers of unsettling clues, Rita has reason to keep looking over her shoulder while she s frosting Because any way you slice it, the next victim of the legendary curse could be her.
The Cakes of Monte Cristo In the fresh new Piece of Cake Mystery from the national bestselling author of Rebel Without a Cake a pastry chef becomes embroiled in a suspicious death as a mysterious curse casts a pall over an an
Really 4.5 stars, but I rounded up.I guess all good things have to come to an end, and that s the truth with this series Recently, when Penguin went on their huge cozy cancelling spree, this was one of the series that did not make it It s really a pity However, there s nothing I can do about it, so there s no sense dwelling on it The Cakes of Monte Cristo was an wonderful end to a series, and Ms Brady left off perfectly she could go on independently if she wanted to, or she could end it here Hig [...]
Dollycas s ThoughtsI am so glad we finally return to New Orleans and Zydeco Cakes The author set us up in Rebel Without A Cake for The Cakes of Monte Cristo and Rita and her staff are taking on their biggest job ever, the Belle Lune Ball They needed to bake 5 gorgeous dress form cakes complete with the accessories and they are catering the affair too When the Monte Cristo Hotel ballroom is flooded just days before the event Rita has to settle for a smaller venue, but at least it is still in the [...]
You won t find another decadent or scrumptious mystery as The Cakes of Monte Cristo I love getting lost in the A Piece of Cake Mysteries and in Zydeco Cakes Shop, a shop that is co owned by Rita Lucero and owned by her mother in law whom she calls Miss Frankie Zydeco Cakes is making delicious cakes designed in the shape of elegant dresses for the Belle Lune Ball and the Vintage Clothing Society Also for the first time catering this event and everyone at Zydeco has all hands on deck baking,deco [...]
THE CAKES OF MONTE CRISTO is a delicious recipe of mystery, mayhem, and murder.Six books into this series and author Jacklyn Brady still knows what it takes to keep her readers engaged and happy THE CAKES OF MONTE CRISTO is for certain the icing on the cake of this series The intricate plot of this story captured me Each chapter being better than the last, I found myself reading far later into the night than I should have But it was worth it to see how this wonderfully written book turned out.Th [...]
Another good installment
I always enjoy this series and this one was no exception The story of the necklace was interesting and made for a good tale Good characters, great setting and a good storyyou can t go wrong Recommend
Mystery with a history Rita and the gang at Zydeco Cakes bakery are in full swing with the busiest season coming up That s right its time for the annual Belle Lune Ball, New Orleans biggest fashion event This time Rita is determined to make her cakes as rich as rubies she has discovered hidden beneath the antebellum beautiful staircase at the bakery Will Rita discover the rich history behind the mystery to the beautiful necklace in time before the ball or will it tarnish her own reputation As us [...]
openbooksociety article thThe Cakes of Monte CristoA Piece of Cake Mystery, Book 6By Jacklyn BradyISBN 9780425258266Author s website jacklynbradyBrought to you by OBS Reviewer JeanieSynopsis Rita Lucero, co owner of New Orleans s Zydeco Cakes, is thrilled to be catering an annual ball held at the Monte Cristo Hotel Designing the high end desserts is her priority until she stumbles upon a mystery long buried at her shop It s an ornate ruby necklace, hidden underneath her staircase and rud to be c [...]
With Mardi Gras season underway, it s always fun to read a book set in New Orleans, giving the reader a peek at this wonderful city THE CAKES OF MONTE CRISTO, by Jacklyn Brady, is the sixth book in her Piece of Cake Mystery Series While it is not quite yet Mardi Gras during the time period of the story, Jacklyn still makes the reader feel like they are walking the streets of New Orleans, tasting, hearing and smelling all that it has to offer.Rita Lucero shares ownership of Zydeco Cakes with her [...]
3.75 starsThis mystery story blends a delicious amount of tasty temptation with a lovely flavor of life in New Orleans There are quite a few secondary characters who have interconnections and even though this story can be read as a stand alone, I suspect that it would help if one was familiar with prior events There are quick recaps sprinkled throughout the story, but sometimes it seems like there are actions that seem a little odd within the context of this story that would be clearer if one is [...]
6 in the Piece of Cake series Rita Lucero, sometimes level headed co owner of Zydeco Cakes, finds a ruby necklace hidden within a staircase Her normally level headed partner and mother in law recognizes the necklace and tells Rita it is cursed and to throw it in the Mississippi River The necklace had been missing for a century and a half but two rival families want to claim it and Rita finds her life in jeopardy Thin mystery with two much emphasis on an old curse.A Piece of Cake mystery Rita Luc [...]
Rita Lucero is the owner of Zydeco Cakes She has her first big catering job making high end desserts for the ball at the Monte Cristo hotel Rita and her temporary office manager find a ruby necklace hidden in the stairs at the shop When Rita shows it to her mother in law she gets upset because she believes that the necklace is cursed Rita doesn t believe in the curse until sge has it appraised and the appraiser soon turns up dead Rita begins looking into the history of the necklace to help her s [...]
While training a new employee, Rita discovers a priceless ruby necklace with a tragic history Seems that anyone who owns the necklace dies Not good news for Rita and Miss Frankie since it was found at Zydeco Cakes.In order to make sense of the curse and find out its value, Rita takes the necklace to a local appraiser who dies during a robbery Is it the curse or an unfortunate death Rita decides to find out for herself without becoming the next victim The Piece of Cake series is a wonderful cozy [...]
I enjoy these books for their attention to detail and the ins and outs of running a bakery The New Orleans locale helps too I wish Rita would get past her poor little Hispanic girl chip on her shoulders She has mingled with the very rich in New Orleans and has successfully catered their events It s time she started to believe in herself and her skills I am ready for her to grow up I like her, her staff likes her and her mother in law loves her She has two men interested in her and she needs to c [...]
A interesting visit to New Orleans and Zydeco bakery A long lost very valuable ruby necklace is found hidden in the staircase of the bakery But the necklace is allegedly cursed and someone really wants it Several someone s wNt it and they are all after it and the person they think is carrying it around Obviously nobody would think a smart woman like Rita would think to put it in the bank.
It felt like I had been gone from Zydeco cakes for looong time A great and easy read with subtle twists and turns along with a mystery begotten of hatred pain a time when infidelity was a way of life Time in New Orleans holds fast to old traditions curses, even voo doo and appears t0 have left the rest of the world behind With all the preparations that a ball entails, can Rita unravel this long ago tale of woe
This is 6 in the cake shop mystery series Rita is going to cater an annual ball held at the Monte Cristo hotel, a big win for her because of an accident on the stairs she finds a ruby necklace that causes a long ago mystery The necklace is supposed to be cursed and she has to watch out as attempts are made on her life.
This one also a better read than the last few Again our lead character has a mystery But she is not out doing her sleuthing where she should not be and therefore getting in trouble Little problems come to her but are logical in the cozy concept way these plots are developed.
This was such a good book I loved reading about the creation of the dress form cakes and I felt like I was at the ball from all the terrific descriptions of it I had a feeling I knew who was after the necklace but wasn t sure why until the reveal.
Rita finds a ruby necklace that carries a curse is all the mayhem the result of the curse, or not
I received this book as a Christmas present I was pleasantly surprised by this book I expected it to be formulaic and silly, but it was well written and a fun read.
I love this series It is so much fun Plus the recipes are divine I hope there are a lot books to come.
really good series.
wonderful series I really enjoy the the characters and love that it is set in New Orleans.
I enjoyed this book and this series A nice read I read somewhere that this was the last in the series I hope not However, the way it ended it can go either way.
Love it Great mystery Good character development Surprising the mystery behind a seemingly lost necklace.
ready for the next
Good as usual.
Not the best of the bunch, IMO.