Wednesday 4 May 2016

Raisin the Dead (Bread & Batter Mystery #2) by Karoline Barrett

Raisin the Dead (Bread & Batter Mystery #2)

The author of Bun for Your Life returns to Destiny, New York, where bakery owners and amateur sleuths Molly Tyler and Olivia Williams never crumble under pressure...
While the rest of Destiny is focused on the arrival of an upper crust perfume mogul, Molly is more concerned about what’s on the front page of the newspaper: her mother. Library director Anne Tyler was photographed at the most romantic restaurant in town having a cozy dinner with library advisory board member Philip Baldeli. But there’s more for Molly to worry about after Philip is found dead a few days later.
When Detective Sean Corsino zeroes in on Anne as a person of interest in the case, it turns down the heat on his budding romance with Molly. But after he’s injured during the course of his investigation, Molly and Olivia must step in to sift through the clues and clear Anne’s name.  ( Summary via Goodreads )

I have a confession to make.... I read this book slowly.  After I read Bun for Your Life which is the first book in this series by Karoline Barrett I knew I never wanted to leave Destiny.  So when Raisin the Dead came along, I took my time.

There is so much to love about this series.  You have Molly who is co-owner of a bakery with one of her best friends, Olivia.  Her other best friend, Emily, owns a bookstore next store.  Molly is dating Sean, the hunky detective in town.  Her parents are still happily married and her mom is the Director at the library.
Molly has a nice apartment in an old Victorian house and her landlady, Dottie,  is a nice old lady who is like a grandmother to her, right down to homemade cookies.  And the other tenant in the house just happens to be the hunky detective !!!  

I mean seriously.... Why wouldn't you want to live there ??

Okay maybe there is a murder that puts Molly's mom at the top of the list of suspects.  And, of course, Molly cannot just sit quietly and wait for Sean to do his job questioning her mother when the "real" murderer is still out there.  So with the help of her reluctantly friends and one eager employee, she sets out to solve the case.

You really must put this series on your TBR list and if you read them slowly that is okay.  Destiny is such a great small town that you will fall in love with it and not want to leave either !!!

On a side note to the author.....  Karoline PLEASE rush me the 3rd book when it is out.  I miss Destiny already.

Review by Missi S.


  1. Thank you for sharing about the engaging of this book's setting, I'm adding this to my to-Read pile.