This latest installment in the Bread Shop mysteries by Winnie Archer, finds Ivy in the middle of another investigation of a mysterious death. Again the victim is someone close to her and her friends. We see more of her relationship with her boss, Olaya, and her boyfriend Miguel throughout this book. Both show how thoroughly devoted to Ivy they are. Ivy's neighbor, Mrs. Branford, continues to provide some lighthearted conversation and input but this time we see an even more in depth and thoughtful side to the retired teacher. She is involved in this mystery a bit more than previous stories due to her relationship with the deceased and her family, having taught them all through her teaching career.
Ms. Archer does a wonderful job of describing the scenery as well as the food in this book. I would not advise reading it when hungry if you are a lover of either Mexican food or breads. You cannot help but have your mouth water when reading about the yummy foods prepared throughout the story.
The book sets up the next installment in the series with a bit of a cliff hanger so I look forward to continuing on in the series when I have the chance.
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