March 8, 2017

Kneaded to Death by Winnie Archer - Review and Giveaway

Book Details
Cozy Mystery
New Series
Kensington (February 28, 2017)
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1496707727

About the book:
Everyone swears by Yeast of Eden, the Mexican bread shop in town. But tonight, the only thing on the menu is la muerte . . .

Struggling photographer Ivy Culpepper has lots of soul-searching to do since returning to seaside Santa Sofia, California. That is, until the thirty-six-year-old enters a bread making class at Yeast of Eden. Whether it’s the aroma of fresh conchas in the oven, or her instant connection with owner Olaya Solis, Ivy just knows the missing ingredients in her life are hidden among the secrets of Olaya’s bakery . . .

But Ivy’s spirits crumble when a missing classmate is suddenly discovered dead in her car. Even more devastating, the prime suspect is Olaya Solis herself. Doubting the woman could commit such a crime, Ivy embarks on a murder investigation of her own to prove her innocence and seize the real killer. As she follows a deadly trail of crumbs around town, Ivy must trust her gut like never before—or someone else could be toast!

What I thought about the book:
I am sucker for a new cozy mystery series. It was nice to get to know some new characters from a new town. I love the whole bread theme and could almost smell it baking. This was a good start to a new series. Ivy just moved back to Santa Sofia and what happens - she finds a dead woman. I liked how the author kept me guessing until the end of the book. This was a fun easy read for me. I am looking forward to the next book in this series to see what happens with the characters next.

About The Author:
The indefatigable Winnie Archer is a middle school teacher by day, and a writer by night. Born in a beach town in California, she now lives in an inspiring century old house in North Texas and loves being surrounded by real-life history. She fantasizes about spending summers writing in quaint, cozy locales, has a love/hate relationship with both yoga and chocolate, adores pumpkin spice lattes, is devoted to her five kids and husband, and can’t believe she’s lucky enough to be living the life of her dreams.

Visit Winnie online:

Winnie Archer is the pseudonym for national bestselling author Melissa Bourbon. Learn more at
Twitter @MelissaBourbon

Purchase Links:
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  1. I love the smell of baking bread too. Would love to get in on this series.

  2. Bread baking smells divine. Sounds like a awesome series!

  3. "Kneaded to Death" sounds like the start to a new series. Can't wait to read.

  4. Thank you, all! And thank you for featuring and reviewing Kneaded to Death, Angela. :)