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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Devil's Food Cake by Josi S. Kilpack - rich and delicious!

Today, I bring you a book that will set your mouth to watering just looking at the cover!

Devil’s Food Cake
By Josi S. Kilpack
Deseret Books; $17.99


It’s been years since author Thom Mortenson has been back to Garrison, Colorado. As part of the committee who invited the bestselling writer to speak at the library fundraising benefit, Sadie Hoffmiller wants everything to be perfect—right down to the homemade devil’s food cake she baked herself. Certainly, murder was not on the menu.

When Thom’s manager ends up dead on stage, Sadie jumps in to offer her guidance and expertise to investigators. But when the police refuse to take her seriously, Sadie has no choice but to pursue justice on her own. After all, is Sadie to blame if she keeps stumbling over information? Can Sadie turn her back when people intricately woven into the deception keep crossing her path? With her son, Shawn, at her side, her reputation on the line, and a full cast of suspicious characters, Sadie Hoffmiller is once again cooking her way through a case that offers far more questions than answers.

My Thoughts:

“Devil’s Food Cake” is as rich and delicious as its title. I just adored the character of Sadie Hoffmiller, a slightly plump, curious lady who just can’t help sticking her nose into odd murder investigation that comes her way. Her love interest, Detective Pete Cunningham certainly has his hands full, both with police investigations and with keeping dear Sadie out of trouble, and alive, bless his heart. And there is Sadie’s best gal pal, Gayle, who is always up for an adventure with her friend.

Josi Kilpack has developed a delightful cozy mystery series featuring the audacious and sassy Ms. Sadie that is sure to charm readers and keep them coming back for more. And if the stories aren’t enough to keep the reader interested (which I find almost impossible!), the recipes Kilpack includes are absolutely to “die” for!

Be sure to check out the first two titles in this series as well, “Lemon Tart” and “English Trifle.”

About The Author:

Josi S. Kilpack grew up hating to read until her mother handed her a copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond when she was 13. From that day forward, she read everything she could get her hands on and accredits her writing “education” to the many novels she has “studied” since then. She began writing her first novel in 1998, while on bedrest with a pregnancy, and never stopped.

Devil’s Food Cake is Josi’s eleventh novel, and the third book in the Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery Series. The other novels, Lemon Tart (Book 1) and English Trifle (Book 2) were released in 2009. While the books all feature Sadie Hoffmiller as the main character, they stand alone in regard to plot and can be read as a set or as individual titles. Josi currently lives in Utah with her husband, four children, one dog and varying number of chickens.

For more information about Josi, you can visit her website at http://www.josiskilpack.com/ or her blog at http://www.josikilpack.blogspot.com/

Many Thanks to Tracee at Pump Up Your Book Promotions for the review copy of "Devil's Food Cake." I was not under any obligation to post a favorable review, but I did!

Song: "Kisses and Cake" by John Powell, from the movie "P.S., I Love You."

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