Killer Sweet Tooth: A Daphne Martin Cake Mystery by Gayle Trent

By Gayle Trent

Lifeless as a . . . dentist? they are saying sugar is undesirable on your enamel, yet can it truly kill you? The Brea Ridge police appear to imagine so once they locate cake decorator Daphne Martin wielding a large plastic toothbrush over a dentist’s lifeless physique. Daphne moved again to her small Virginia homeland simply months in the past to open her Daphne’s Delectable truffles company and already she’s been combined up in homicide. Now she’s obtained to turn out her candy innocence back. After hours of police wondering, Daphne returns domestic to discover Elvis Presley in her driveway. She’s convinced she’s hallucinating till the leather-clad hunk orders up a red Cadillac cake for a tradition of the Elvis impersonators. Daphne accepts, yet her reporter-boyfriend Ben is suspicious of Elvis’s intentions. Does the King need to make Daphne his confectionery queen? Or is the conference a ruse for a extra sinister operation? Daphne’s personal research into Dr. Bainsworth’s homicide, in the meantime, finds the dentist made as many enemies as he did fillings. on the subject of somebody may have performed him in, yet it’s as much as Daphne to discover the killer—and end Elvis’s cake—before she’s the only making a song “Jailhouse Rock.”

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Killer Sweet Tooth: A Daphne Martin Cake Mystery

Useless as a . . . dentist? they are saying sugar is undesirable on your the teeth, yet can it truly kill you? The Brea Ridge police appear to imagine so once they locate cake decorator Daphne Martin wielding an outsized plastic toothbrush over a dentist’s useless physique. Daphne moved again to her small Virginia place of birth simply months in the past to open her Daphne’s Delectable truffles enterprise and already she’s been combined up in homicide.

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Don’t worry about the one eye. The veterinarian said she was probably born that way. Plus, it’s how she got her name. My nephew and niece, Lucas and Leslie, named her Sparrow in honor of Captain Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp’s character in Pirates of the Caribbean. They said having one eye made Sparrow look like a pirate. I opened the door and Myra came in wearing jeans, an oversized blue sweater, and a pair of tan Ugg boots. She deposited the boots by the door and rubbed her hands together. “I’m so glad you called,” she said.

Ben glanced at me in exasperation, but I couldn’t very well be rude to a client, the only client I’d had in two weeks besides the Save-A-Buck. It was a work thing. Certainly he could understand that. “So,” Scottie said to Ben, “are you and long, tall Sally here coming to the performance tomorrow night? ” “Sorry,” Ben said, sounding anything but sorry. ” “My neighbor Myra and I are going to try to make it, though,” I said. Scottie smiled. ” Ben merely stared at the man. After he’d finished my fries and my Diet Coke, Scottie wiped his mouth and hands on my napkin and got up from the table.

By the time Juanita came at five, the cake was on the island cooling. I’d even taken a shower and gotten ready for the Elvis concert. I didn’t want to call too much attention to myself—Violet’s sweaty-scarf anecdote was still too fresh in my mind—so I was wearing all black. With my dark hair and eyes, I hoped my ebony sweater and wool pants would help me blend into the background.

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