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Killer Cupcakes (Lexy Baker Cozy Mystery Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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It seems that the author cannot describe any of Lexy's emotions other than to talk about what her stomach is doing or what her heart is doing. I am tired of reading about how Lexy's stomach clenched, or twisted, or flip flopped; or how her heart did the same. These descriptions appear at least once every couple of pages. Surely there is a wide world of descriptions for how someone feels other than by saying what their stomach or heart is doing?
And, the quality of editing is very poor. In one book, someone needed to "diffuse" a bomb. That should be "defuse" a bomb, which the author and all her editors should know. Or how about when someone tried to "hone in" (push his way into) to a group of people? That should be "horn in" as the writer and all her editors should know. It is "horn in" as in using a shoe horn to "squeeze into" something, not "hone" as to sharpen or polish something.
So, what with all the descriptions of what Lexy's stomach is doing and what with all the poor editing of phrases and homonyms, I can't stand to read any more of these books. I think it is inappropriate to publish books with so many mistakes and then have a note at the end of each one asking the readers to submit notifications to her about the mistakes in her books. There should be no mistakes to start with. If you enjoy the bakery format for cozy mysteries, try the Oxford Tearoom series. You will find them to be well written.
Meanwhile, I would read the rest the Lexy Baker series only if they were either free or 99¢ each, but I would not pay more. If I were to pay the amount that she is actually asking for her books, I would do so only if she were to hire a proper book editor.
Book Author: Leighann Dobbs
Source: Free on Amazon.
Rating: 5 stars
I adore free books, especially if they are by one of my favorite authors. I believe this is a first book by Leighann that I read that didn’t have a paranormal aspect to it which is also fun.
First of all, the cover is very cute. The cupcakes don’t look killer at all and it promises to be a good read with all that pink.
Second of all, I miss my grandmother. She would have liked to hang out with the modern tech-savvy elderly ladies of the Ladies Detective Club. That made this cozy mystery all the better! I had it all pictured in my head when Lexy learned about her grandmother’s activities and that they have the latest iPad’s. Priceless!
So a bit about the book. Someone gets killed. Lexy is a top suspect and the cop in charge is her hot next door neighbor. Lexy owns a bakery and wants to solve the case before the cops cause it’s hurting her business so she seeks advice from the club, thinks up suspects with her best friend/employee, and eats burgers with the cop. What a fun mix. ^_^
Also, I loved the play on the word- Darling. That was a really nice touch!
Highly recommend to cozy mystery lovers!
The author also does not seem to have done her research. Lexy brings the coded notebook to an amateur cartographer. It might just be me, but I'd think a cryptographer would be more useful than a mapmaker. Also, a truffle bowl is not a thing. A trifle bowl however is.
And trust me, you would not wear designer stilettos to bake unless you are independently wealthy. Because, even if your feet aren't a mangled mess at the end of the day, your shoes WILL get ruined. A small business owner really couldn't afford that.