By Leighann Dobbs
When Lexy Baker makes it to the finale of America’s such a lot prestigious bakery contest, Bakery Battles, she thinks her greatest dream has ultimately come precise…
Until she stumbles around the useless physique of pass judgement on Amanda Scott-Saunders. What begins out as a nasty day for Lexy turns into even worse while the police realize the pass judgement on used to be strangled with Lexy’s apron. Now Lexy’s sitting on the best of the suspect record with a reason, ability and chance… yet no stable alibi.
Lexy quickly reveals herself in a race opposed to time to discover the true killer ahead of she finally ends up disqualified from the competition, or worse, in reformatory. yet that’s no effortless activity. There’s a bakery festival choked with suspects who all hated the sufferer and feature a $100,000 intent for homicide. after which there’s the attractive, clever police detective who has mysterious ties to Lexy’s boyfriend and thinks Lexy is the killer.
Luckily Lexy has a mystery weapon -- her iPad-toting grandmother. so long as Lexy can trap Nans clear of the slot machines, she and her gang of senior citizen novice detectives may also help Lexy sift throughout the clues to discover the startling fact concerning the genuine killer.
With a $100,000 grand prize at stake and the hunt for the killer heating up -- will Lexy transparent her identify in time to snatch the prize… or will her dream develop into a nightmare?
This is publication three within the Lexy Baker Bakery comfortable secret Series.
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He posed for the cameras that have been rolling to list the judging and started to talk. “It’s with nice disappointment that I announce the demise of 1 of our judges, Amanda Scott-Saunders. She used to be a superb pass judgement on and an excellent own buddy. ” Lexy studied Westmore as he went directly to say a couple of phrases approximately Saunders. How shut of a private buddy used to be she? Lexy puzzled. “And now, I’d wish to announce our new judge—Grace Harvey. ” Lexy spotted Aurea her with a “cat that ate the canary” smile. Lexy tuned Westmore out as he droned on approximately Grace Harvey’s skills and, then brought the remainder of the judges and contestants. She seemed round in any respect of them brooding about if it is easy to be the assassin. The judges went in the course of the brownies one after the other tasting and critiquing the flavors of every. Lexy bought excessive marks for her taste mixtures, yet was once it sufficient to beat the issues off for the broken cake and take the final win? Westmore accrued the scorecards from the judges, did just a little of math, then cleared his throat to announce the winners. “In 3rd position, successful 4 issues for aesthetics and 4 issues for flavor, is invoice Salida. ” Lexy clapped in addition to each person else because the rotund baker went as much as gather his ribbon. “In moment position, successful 5 issues for aesthetics and 4 issues for style is-” Westmore paused for influence, and Lexy came across herself maintaining her breath. “Aurea Pearce! ” Lexy seemed over at Aurea and located her obtrusive at Grace Harvey. She spotted Aurea’s face was once brilliant purple as she went up, snatched the ribbon out of Westmore’s hand, then stomped off towards the kitchen zone. Lexy permit her breath out. That intended the winner was once both her or Corinne. Lexy knew the judges had beloved the flavor of her brownies, however the issues of the broken white cake apprehensive her. at the least she may well take solace within the undeniable fact that Aurea hadn’t gotten first position. Lexy would really feel free to work out the blue ribbon for this judging visit Corinne. She knew she had sufficient issues to tug forward within the different segments of the competition, and along with she had taken a liking to Corinne and was once very sympathetic to her funds difficulties and the truth that she was once pursing her dream although her husband left her broke and with young ones to elevate. Westmore seemed down from his podium at Lexy and Corinne like a chicken singling out its prey. Lexy proposal she observed him provide her an indignant glare, yet probably it was once simply the lighting fixtures. “That capacity both Lexy or Corinne is the winner of the marriage cake contest. ” Westmore acknowledged the most obvious. “-and…the…winner…is” Lexy and Corinne glanced at one another nervously. “Corinne Conners! ” The room burst out in applause. Lexy chanced on herself clapping the loudest simply because she used to be certainly chuffed for her buddy. She ran over and threw her fingers round Corinne, who used to be wiping away tears. She widespread the successful tarts up shut; they have been appealing. Tall and chic, the designs meticulously mixing modern with conventional. Lexy felt her middle swell for the younger baker…until she spotted whatever concerning the tarts that made her believe like she’d been punched within the intestine.