Monday, January 4, 2016

Review: On Thin Icing (A Bakeshop Mystery #3) by Ellie Alexander

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1162 KB
  • Print Length: 305 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1250054257
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books (Dec 29 2015)
  • Sold by: Macmillan CA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00Z637EIM

Book Description

 Welcome to Torte-a small-town family bakeshop where the treats are killer good.

It's the dead of winter in the sleepy town of Ashland, which means no tourists-and fewer customers-for Jules Capshaw and her bakery. But when she's asked to cater an off-season retreat for the directors of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, business starts heating up...until Jules finds a dead body in the freezer.

"An intriguing new series."-Reader to Reader

Someone at the retreat has apparently iced the bartender, a well-known flirt with a legendary temper-that is, before a killer beat him to the punch. Then, from out of nowhere, Jules's own ex-husband shows up at the shop-and soon becomes a suspect. With accusations piling up higher than the snow-and thicker than a chocolate mousse cake-Jules has to think outside the (recipe) box to find the real culprit...and make sure he gets his just desserts.

"A delectable tale of murder and intrigue."-Portland Book Review on Meet Your Baker

About the Author

Ellie Alexander, author of the Bakeshop Mystery Series (St. Martin's Press), is a Pacific Northwest native who spends ample time testing pastry recipes in her home kitchen or at one of the many famed coffeehouses nearby. When she’s not coated in flour, you’ll find her outside exploring hiking trails and trying to burn off calories consumed in the name of research.

Find out more about Ellie and her books by visiting her blog at or following her on Facebook:

My Review

 On Thin Icing is the third book in the Bakeshop Mystery series by Ellie Alexander. This is the first book of Alexander's that I have read. It definitely won't be my last!

I love the setting of Ashland, Oregon which is a small city in southern Oregon that is renowned for its annual Shakespeare festival. My father lived just south of there in northern California so I am very familiar with the area. Author Alexander presents it very realistically. I looked up the area on the map and I've actually been on roads very close to Lake of the Woods. Beautiful area.

I love baking and love cozies about baking and cooking. I found the descriptions about the baking and cooking process to be very interesting and very realistic.

Ellie Alexander is a good writer and I enjoyed the flow of the book. Very enjoyable.  On Thin Icing also had a fascinating mystery that had me guessing until the end. There was also a bit of romance and questions about the future as Ellie's husband showed up...six months after she left him on the cruise ship they both worked for.

Perfect mystery to read in the winter as On Thin Icing is set in the midst of a snow storm. Great read! I highly recommend On Thin Icing.

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