Print Length: 300 pages
Publication Date: March 7, 2017
Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
About the Book:
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...
Silence of the Flans is about a murder that threatens to shut down the Emergency Dessert Squad. When one of Winnie Johnson's desserts is used as a murder weapon to poison a student she must figure out exactly what happened. The continued success of her business depends on it!
The Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery series has a most unique concept. Winnie uses a vintage ambulance as a dessert delivering service in what is a wonderfully different cozy setting. I was pulled in from the very beginning and kept thoroughly engaged in the story and it's cast of multifaceted characters. Winnie is a very determined sleuth, especially since her livelihood depends on her being able to prove that her food isn't toxic.
The world building and character development is done really well. I love all of the characters, main and supporting. They are written with realism and are believable. I enjoyed getting to know the entire cast. The concept behind the Emergency Dessert Squad is clever and the dessert names are awesome! I applaud the author's creativity.
I love everything about Silence of the Flans and the Emergency Dessert Squad series.
My review copy came from the library.