Title: Baked Alaska: A Culinary Mystery
Author: Josi S. Kilpack
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
About Baked Alaska:
An Alaskan cruise is the setting for amateur detective Sadie Hoffmiller’s latest adventure. Sadie plans to spend time relaxing with her two grown children, Breanna and Shawn, and her boyfriend, Pete, while enjoying the luxury and cuisine of an elegant cruise ship and helping to plan her daughter’s upcoming wedding. But even as the crew prepares to leave port, Sadie has suspicions about the voyage ahead and the relationship between her normally easygoing son and a mysterious female passenger he obviously knows but refuses to discuss. When the woman’s dead body is discovered during the first night at sea, Sadie’s apprehension escalates. Over the last few years, Sadie has developed an extreme dislike for secrets—and it would seem her son is keeping one from her.
I have read a few other books in this series. Never in order. They have all been great. While I usually recommend reading a series IN ORDER this is one that you don’t have to. I am always amazed at Josi Kilpack’s ability to write a clean suspense novel without the characters being ditzy. The suspense is real, and it is logical. Sometimes, when I read mystery books, the lead characters tend to be missing something obvious, which sets up the whole mystery to begin with. Sadie is not that character. Shes smart, shes kind, and nosy. Just like I love reading about. This is a great book that is easy to enjoy from cover to cover.
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