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Publication Order of A Bookish Baker Mystery Books

Murder Most Sweet (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Delights (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of A Faith Chapel Mystery Books

Hope, Faith, and a Corpse (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Getaway Girls Books

Daring Chloe (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Turning the Paige (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Becca by the Book (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Phoebe Grant Books

Dreaming in Black & White (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dreaming in Technicolor (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Reconstructing Natalie (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Invisible (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Dated Jekyll, Married Hyde (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Handles for the Romantically Impaired (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thanks for the Mammogram! (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Life After "I Do" (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mentalpause: ...and Other Midlife Laughs (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ferris Wheels, Daffodils & Hot Fudge Sundaes (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Through the Rocky Road and Into the Rainbow Sherbet (With: Becky Freeman) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
God Rest Ye Grumpy Scroogeymen (With: Michael K. Walker) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Girl Time (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
This Old Dump (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Kiss Is Still a Kiss (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Ice Cream (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Living Through Breast Cancer with Faith, Hope, and Laughter (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Laura Jensen Walker
Laura Jensen Walker has loved words ever since reading 103 books in Vopelensky’s first grade class. It was then that she first dreamed about becoming a writer. Her dream would come true many years later once her first book got published when she was forty.

Laura spent a decade away from publishing before coming back and writing in a whole new genre: cozy mysteries. She’s also loved mysteries since reading her first Trixie Belden in the fourth grade, and loves that she is now writing them.

She flew a typewriter across Europe in Uncle Sam’s Air Force during her twenties, and lived in Oxfordshire, England for three years where she became a lifelong, tea loving Anglophile.

“Murder Most Sweet” was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel in 2020.

“Murder Most Sweet” is the first novel in the “Bookish Baker Mystery” series and was released in the year 2020. Teddie St. John, a baker, spends her time away from the oven to write murder mysteries, however could she herself be a killer?

Everybody in Lake Potawatomi, Wisconsin, knows Teddie St. John, who is curly haired and tall. She is also an outstanding baker, a mystery author, and a bohemian bon vivant. She is walking Gracie, her American Eskimo dog, when her four legged buddy discovers Teddie’s missing silk scarf. Trouble is, the scarf’s been tied tightly around the neck of some beautiful blond woman, who was the fiancee of a touring British author.

Before anybody can say “Wisconsin Kringle”, Teddie is a murder suspect. Everybody in the town knows much too well that this distinctive scarf was hers. However there’s more layers to this case than there would’ve been on poor Kristi’s wedding cake. Tavish Bentley should be bereaved after his sweetheart was strangled. Instead, this dashing Brit takes a shine to Teddie’s to-die-for cookies, witty wisecracks, and quickly he is mooning all over her rather than mourning his bride. That is, when he is not dodging Annabelle’s attentions, who is an obsessive fan that has taken to stalking him.

When there’s a second murder that shocks the community, the plot thickens to the same consistency of fondant while Teddie is accused of not just one, but two, killings. With the help of her buddies Char and Sharon, can she clear her name and deliver a murderer’s just desserts.

This is a delicious confection of a cozy mystery: filled with heart and some likable characters. Laura captures the feeling of a small town in Wisconsin, and serves up a fun read that is a delicious mystery swirled with humor and sprinkled with a bit of romance.

“Dreaming in Technicolor” is the second novel in the “Bookish Baker Mystery” series and was released in the year 2021. Teddie enters a pie-baking contest. However her chances of actually winning plummet when she becomes suspected of murdering one of the judges.

August in Lake Potawatomi, Wisconsin, always means a single thing: annual baking contest. Picture The Great British Baking Show, writ Midwestern. It is a major draw for the upper crust in Wisconsin pastry aficionados. And, obviously, bon vivant baker-turned-mystery writer Teddie has got a pie in the ring. The white vinyl baking tent boasts quite an array of folding tables housing each entrant’s daily baked good. At one such table sits the corpse of the head judge, with his face half-buried in a delectable coconut cream pie.

The corpse in question belongs to the notorious Les Morris. Les might have been getting up there in years, however he never did outgrow his well-earned reputation for lechery. Now, he’s no more. However unfortunately, by his side is Teddie’s distinctive embossed rolling pin, which is covered with blood.

It is out of the baking pan, and into the oven. A life sentence behind a lattice of prison bars and a tangle of rhu-barbed wire just won’t do, and her bohemian charm and quick wit will not save her from the long spatula of the law. So, with help from her friends, she is going to concoct a recipe so she can clear her name, assuming the true killer doesn’t ice her first.

“Hope, Faith, & a Corpse” is the first novel in the “Faith Chapel Mystery” series and was released in the year 2021. Hope Taylor, who is a pastor of a small town California church, attempts to find out who it was that sent a church elder to Heaven.

Hope Taylor shows up in Apple Springs to start her new life as the first female pastor of Faith Chapel Episcopal Church. The northern California town’s quaint bungalows, cottages, and shops promise a new beginning for this 42 year old widow and her scruffy black Labrador, named Bogie. However where is Father Christopher? The kindly old rector that hired Pastor Hope was supposed to meet with her upon her showing up, however he’s just nowhere to be seen.

Her faith springs eternal, so she goes exploring through the little white church hoping she can find Father Christopher. However when she enters the columbarium, she finds a church elder named Stanley King, with his skull having been crushed by a fallen burial urn.

Hope made Stanley’s acquaintance previously, and struggled to take a charitable view of the man’s character. He was just as wicked as he was wealthy, just as pious as he was petty. His soul might have been holy yet his behavior was simply rotten. The last time she had seen him, he was shouting drunkenly that she’d preach at Faith Chapel over his dead body.

Many of the townsfolk witnessed said altercation, so she finds herself being the prime suspect in the man’s murder. With Bogie’s four legged help, she’s determined to track down the real murderer and clear her good name. Even if it requires just a bit of divine intervention.

This is a charming addition to the ranks of clerical sleuths, and Hope is witty, wise, and thoroughly winsome. Laura does a great job of balancing suspense and humor, with a cast of engaging characters. Her humor is interesting, with the twists and turns in the mystery are intriguing

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