I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Silence of the Flans by Laura Bradford
Length: 8 hours and 7 minutes
Published by Berkley Books on March 7th 2017
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Vanessa Daniels
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Also by this author: Death in Advertising, 30 Second Death, Éclair and Present Danger, And Death Goes To . . .
Baker Winnie Johnson does her best work when the heat is on. As owner of the Emergency Dessert Squad, she has a deft touch in the kitchen and a soft spot for lost causes. So when her business professor beau, Jay Morgan, expresses misgivings over having to fail one of his fourth-year students, Winnie cooks up a sweet solution.
She'll offer an extra credit opportunity in exchange for a little help with her growing business. But when her protege's first dessert delivery poisons a student journalist, the publicity threatens to burn Winnie's business to a crisp. Now the entrepreneur-turned-detective must uncover the ingredients behind a recipe for murder before she crumbles under pressure...
Here is what I thought
I really enjoyed the first book in this series and this one is just as good. Since starting a couple of this author’s cozies she is fast becoming a favorite.
Winnie is just making a comeback from having to close her bakery. She came up with the clever idea to use an old ambulance she was giving to start her Emergency Dessert Squad and it’s off to a great start until…
Jay is having problems with one of his students, he doesn’t want to fail her because her grandmother is sick and wants to see her graduate. Alicia isn’t giving things 100% and so Winnie says that she will take her under her wings and show her what it’s like to run a business and maybe get her interested in things. It all backfires when they get an Emergency Dessert request from the college for a young girl. Alicia knows the girl and doesn’t like her and then that girl ends up dead. Now it’s all over that it was a dessert from Winnie that killed her.
Winnie knows that she didn’t do anything wrong but it seems that almost everyone in town has turned against her, even Jay. The only ones that have her back and her best friend, the older friends and Greg. Greg really liked Winnie but she just likes him as a friend but he sees Jay’s backing off as his change to try and win her affection. Winnie can’t think of anything though but trying to figure out what happened and prove it wasn’t her dessert.
I like Winnie, she is resourceful, and I love the cute names she gives her desserts and how she delivers them. I felt so bad for her when nobody would call to get her desserts. I thought it was so sweet of Greg to call in an emergency to try and help her out. Even though she knew it was a pity order she thought it was sweet too. I really like the older characters they are a lot of fun and care a lot of about Winnie.
It has a really good mystery and I didn’t figure it out though I felt like I should have figured out part of it after I found out what really happened. If you like fun cozies with foody themes then check this series out it’s really good.
Vanessa Daniels is one of my favorites so I was excited to see that she was narrating this series! 🙂
Audio rating: 4