Can’t Wait for … Deadly Delights by Laura Jensen Walker

As anyone who has ever talked with me about book knows, I’m a fan of cozy mysteries. So much so that in January I wrote a post dedicated to some of the cozies releasing this year that I cannot wait to read. Unfortunately, I have to make an addendum: when I curated that list, I somehow left off the sequel to one of the best cozies that debuted last year. Ridiculously funny and infused with a ton of heart (and a corpse), Murder Most Sweet really is the perfect mystery. It’s only fair I highlight the newest addition to the series now. The only real downside? I have to wait until June to snag a copy. I can’t wait.

Today I’m waiting for…

From the publisher:

In Laura Jensen Walker’s second Bookish Baker mystery, Teddie St. John enters a pie-baking contest. But her chances of winning plummet when she’s suspected of killing one of the judges!

August in Lake Potawatomi, Wisconsin, always means one thing: the annual baking contest. Picture The Great British Baking Show, writ Midwestern. It’s a huge draw for the upper crust of Wisconsin pastry aficionados. And, of course, bon vivant baker-turned-mystery writer Teddie St. John has a pie in the ring. The white vinyl baking tent boasts an array of folding tables housing each entrant’s daily baked good. And at one of those tables sits the corpse of the head judge, his face half-buried in a delectable coconut cream pie.

The body in question belonged to notorious Les Morris. Les may have been getting on in years, but he hadn’t outgrown his well-earned reputation for lechery. Now, Les is no more. But unfortunately, by his side lies Teddie’s distinctive embossed rolling pin…covered with blood.

It’s out of the baking pan, into the oven. A life sentence behind a lattice of prison bars and a tangle of rhu-barbed wire will never do, and Teddie’s quick wit and bohemian charm won’t save her from the long spatula of the law. So, with the help of her friends, she’ll concoct a recipe to clear her name–if the real killer doesn’t ice her first.


Title: Deadly Delights
Series: A Bookish Bakery Mystery #2
Author: Laura Jensen Walker
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Expected Publication: June 08, 2021
Classification: Cozy Mystery

Walker’s Website | Goodreads


Note: Can’t Wait Wednesday is a feature hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, so be sure to check out her weekly post to find other participants. Fair warning: don’t be surprised if you come away with an expanded TBR pile.

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