A Pie to Die For : A Bakery Detectives Cozy Mystery by Stacey Alabaster Review


Title- A Pie to Die For

Author- Stacey Alabaster

Genre- Cozy Mystery

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Rachael will do anything to protect her bakery from the evil Bakermatic Baked Goods Company. Does that include murder?


Rachael is a pastry chef with a boutique bakery. When a food critic dies after eating a pie from Rachael’s bakery, she is quickly labeled the prime suspect. Faced with a police investigation that doubts her innocence, she has no choice but to find the real killer. With carefree best friend, Pippa, Rachael sets out on a mission to save her bakery, but it could ultimately cost her and her best friend everything.

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Rachel Robinson believes in using quality ingredients and thought her bakery would be a big success. Her dream has become a bit of a nightmare when a chain bakery by the name of Bakermatic has moved in down the street. Not only do they cut corners when it comesto quality but their prices are half the price as hers. Business soon takes a hit and continues to decrease daily.

When Belldale has its annual street fair Rachel sees it as a last chance to save her dying business and prove that Bakermatic’s pastries have nothing on hers. Unfortunately when the towns food blogger Colleen Batters drops died after eating one of her pies things only get worst,

The Sweet-

I thought this short was a sweet quick read and liked the relationship between Rachel and Pippa. The plot was well thought out and well balanced and quite surprising! I loved the twist and turns of the plot and the person whodunnit was a complete surprise to me!

The Sour-

Though I enjoyed Rachel I sometimes found her a bit whiney and over obsessed with Bakermatic. True they were her competition but almost every other page has her complaining about Bakermatic.

Over all this was a great short read and lovers of Cozy mysteries will really enjoy it. It has earned 4 out of 5 cupcakes from me!


I have always loved a good mystery. From my early years watching Murder She Wrote to more recent shows like Monk, Psych, and my absolute favorite BBC show ever, Sherlock, I have studied what it takes to make an entertaining mystery. I am truly blessed to be able to write and share my own mysteries with you. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I loved writing them 🙂



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