Dead Pan by Gayle Trent

Dead Pan by Gayle Trent

By Gayle Trent

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Cake decorator Daphne Martin once more unearths herself and her brownies on the heart of a homicide secret. part the city will get ailing following a cake occasion, yet for bad Fred Duncan, a bout with capability nutrition poisoning fast turns deadly. Now it really is as much as Daphne to style throughout the most likely suspects and determine who frosted Fred.

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Cara was a reporter from Richmond. How her paper had the resources to send her all over the place to follow stories was beyond me. Or maybe Cara was the one with the budget, and the paper just gave her free rein to pursue whatever stories she wanted to report on. Either way, it seemed a bit strange to me. I’d met Cara a few months ago at the Oklahoma Sugar Art Show. As a cake decorator, I always pack my bags and attend. It’s the Big Kahuna of national cake shows. Kerry Vincent runs it, and she’s a star on the Food Network.

Take a biscuit and simmer down. I did ask Daphne to help me look into Fred’s death.  . ” Carol pressed her lips together and continued to scowl, although she did take a biscuit and pass the basket on to her sister. Connie took a biscuit and passed the basket to Ben. “Fred did travel quite a bit on his days off. ” She spread margarine on her biscuit. “I didn’t want to be nosy, so I didn’t ask too many questions. ” She shook her head. “I don’t think it was a girlfriend. ” Ben suggested. ” “No,” Fran said.

Chapter Two I got home, took a photo album from a drawer in the wardrobe that houses my television and sat down in my pink-and-white-checked club chair. My nerves were shot. When I’m upset, I calm myself by thinking about cakes. Fred’s death, and then seeing Cara at the hospital, had freaked me out pretty badly. I tried to focus on my album from the Oklahoma Sugar Art Show. With any luck it would take my mind off Fred and Connie for a few minutes. The detail on the cakes entered in the show’s competitions had been amazing.

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