Cherry Cake and a Cadaver by Susan Boles blog tour, review & giveaway

Cherry Cake and a Cadaver
by Susan Boles




Lily Gayle and the gang set out to find a killer after local baker Luxen Natolovich is found dead hours before the grand opening weekend at the new Bed and Breakfast in town, Midnight Dragonfly. As Lily Gayle deciphers the clues around Luxen’s death she uncovers a conspiracy of lies and half truths that could very well be tied to a refugee camp in Mississippi during World War II. The deeper Lily Gayle digs, the deeper the conspiracy runs, and the closer she comes to being the killer’s next victim.



Lily Gayle is one of my favorite characters and in this second book she is just as good.  Edna and the gang are on this one as well as Edna’s grand niece, Harley Ann.  Some new people have bought the Mitchell Place and changed it into a B & B, Midnight Dragonfly.  They have hired Luxen the local baker to help them.  When Lily Gayle and Dixie go the B & B and check the place out before the grand opening, they don’t expect to find Luxen dead. Ben comes to Edna’s to question Harley Ann after Lily Gayle sees her running into the woods while her and Dixie were at the B & B.  Could Edna’s niece e the one that killed Luxen?  He was rather rude to her when she took her bitter recipe to him to help.

Loved this story. The characters are always well done and the setting described where the reader thinks they are in the story.  You will find yourself turning the pages quickly to see what kind of trouble Lily gets herself into.  The secondary characters are just as good and keep the laughter flowing.  You will be kept guessing until the end.


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About the Author

Susan calls McNairy County, TN her home ground even though she has moved away. It was here, at Bethel Springs Junior High School that she began her writing career with two friends. They formed their own little writers group that was so secret they were the only ones who knew it existed. She still has some of the stories they wrote carefully preserved in a loose leaf binder and tucked away for safety.

She has worked in retail management, briefly for the Census Bureau and for many years in the investment/insurance industry in the regulatory compliance arena. All of which are left brain activities. So she exercises her right brain activity with reading and writing…just to keep both sides even.

Reading has been a passion since she was very young. As a toddler, her mother read to her from her ‘baby books’ and her Mother tells a story about her holding one of them upside down and ‘reading’ by repeating the story verbatim from memory.

Death of a Wolfman is the first in the Lily Gayle Lambert mystery series. Her previously published romantic suspense novel, Fated Love, is a contemporary paranormal romantic suspense (with a twist of paranormal) set in Memphis, TN. Her first novel, Kate’s Pride, is a historical women’s fiction set in West Tennessee in the aftermath of the Civil War. The novel is loosely based on her own Great Grandmother and published under the pen name Renee Russell.

Life got in the way of writing for many years but now she’s come back to her early love.

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