• Sugar and Vice

  • Cookie House Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Eve Calder
  • Narrated by: Christa Lewis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (508 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In Eve Calder's Sugar and Vice, things are heating up at the Cookie House when star pastry chef and amateur sleuth Kate McGuire finds herself in the midst of a shocking murder mystery.

Out of the oven...

Lately, Kate has a lot on her dessert plate. She's launching a cookie-of-the-day challenge in the heart of Coral Cay, providing sweet treats for the reception of the town's handsome new veterinarian - not to mention dealing with tourists in town for a pirate festival and the surprise arrival of her former fiance, Evan, who seems determined to win her back.

And into the fire...

And if that's not enough, a skeleton has been found - in the backyard behind her best friend Maxi's floral shop. Kate knows Maxi could never hurt a fly. Maybe the remains belong to Sir George Bly, a long-dead pirate whose name has become urban legend - until now? It's time for Kate to use every trick in the recipe book to prove Maxi's innocence, and find the truth about the skeleton, before the last of the cookies crumble...

©2020 Eve Calder (P)2020 Tantor

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Sugar and Vice

I must say that I liked the second book in this series as much, if not more than book 1. Ms. Calder has a knack for pulling you in to a believable story with very interesting characters & adorable furry friends. I just had to keep listening to the very end. I’m looking forward to book 3 in this Cookie House series.

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pirates and cake and mystery

I really enjoyed this book. it's just a simple cozy mystery. it's great fun and the narrator is good.

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LOVE THIS SERIES AND BOOK

I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK, THE STORYLINE, AND THE CHARACTERS. KATE IS SUCH A PERFECT MIXTURE OF SOFTNESS AND STRENGTH. MAXI, THE VOICE OF REASON AND A GREAT FRIEND AND SLEUTHING PARTNER. BUT IT JUST WOULDN'T BE COMPLETE WITHOUT OLIVER. NOW, I CANNOT WAIT FOR BOOK 3. I DO HOPE WE SEE A LOT MORE OF THE NEW VET.

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Very Enjoyable

I really liked the whole story. It was very diverting. The reader's performance is spot on (I would even say I found her voice calming). The crime in question was interesting and difficult enough to keep you guessing to the last minute. I am a sucker for dessert and I really enjoyed all the references to cookies, cakes and baking. The characters were likable. Plus it's set in a sunny, beautiful place and I almost felt like I was there while I was reading the book. I am excited for the next one to come out.

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I love these book!!

I can't wait for the next book. I am obsessed. I just wish the book also had recipes so I could try a few of the treats out myself.

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great book

I enjoyed this book. it was raining today and I sat by the fireplace listening.

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Book 2 in the awesome Cookie House cozy series

I love this series! The characters are likable and interesting,. There is humor, friendship and an intriguing cozy mystery! Kate co-owns The Cookie House with Sam and is friends with Maxi who owns the flower shop next door. They both belong to a book club which adds additional wonderful characters. It is Pirate week in Coral Cay,FL and everyone is getting in the spirit. Kate and Maxi and Kate’s dog Oliver are digging a garden in the flower shop’s backyard when they discover bones. There are rumors that Gentleman George was a long ago local pirate and he is buried on the island along with some treasure. Could the bones be his? Plus Kate’s ex-Fiancé Evan shows up and wants her back. A new veterinarian moves to town. There is a lot going on to keep Kate and friends busy investigating! This is the 2nd book in the series and was just as awesome as the first book! Add these to your To Read pile! The audiobook is very well done and the narrator is the perfect voice for the characters.

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New favorite cozy author!

The characters are endearing and the ending was a genuine surprise. I will seek out more from this author.

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I Liked This One

These stories have very likable characters. The story makes you want to visit Coral Key. I enjoy trying to solve the mystery so I keep track of whatever I feel is a clue. This mystery had great clues as well as red herrings. It also make you want to bake cookies, so listen at your own risk.

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It kept me guessing

Finally a mystery I did not figure out in the first third of the book!

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