Cakewalk to Murder (The Painted Lady Inn Mysteries) by M.K. Scott ~ #Excerpt #BookTour

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Cakewalk to Murder

by MK Scott


GENRE: Cozy Mystery



Bake-off fever is in full-swing and Donna can’t help but have visions of becoming the next great baking star, but the competition is stiff, and someone is willing to kill to win.

When one of the contestants is found dead, a twist of fate puts Donna at the center of the competition. That’s the perfect position to unravel the mystery, but only if she doesn’t get caught in the crosshairs.

NOTE: The book is on sale for only $0.99.



The bell rang as two jean clad men entered, toting duffels and wearing backpacks. One had a ballcap on backward while another one had a scruffy beard similar to Ten’s. The younger one, with the cap, bent slightly to put down his duffle, the word CREW spelled out on his t-shirt.

“Hello. Can I help you?”

The second man ran his hand through his thinning hair and smiled, causing his crows’ feet to fan out attractively. “Thornton Ames. We’re with the Bake-off. I think we have rooms here?”

The younger guy grumbled as he tied his athletic shoe. “We didn’t get in with the rest of the crew. They’ll be partying every night.”

Donna pretended not to hear. She reached for their key and readied her welcome speech, tweaking it the tiniest bit. “My husband, who happens to part of Legacy’s fine police department, welcomes you to The Painted Lady Inn, your peaceful haven. I was just getting ready to put your gift baskets in your room, but I can show you the room and leave the basket. Multi-tasking,” she told them with a smile.

“Much obliged,” Thornton commented with a slight drawl to his words.

“Carolinas?” Donna asked with interest. She should have guessed it with a dignified name like Thornton. She loaded one arm with gift baskets and gestured toward the stairs with her free hand. Their room was on the second floor, and they both looked capable of walking.

“No, ma’am. Georgia. Atlanta is becoming quite the production place. Cheaper than Hollywood.” Thornton fell in step beside her.

“So, is t bake-off show from Atlanta or Hollywood?” She hoped Hollywood. That would sound much more glamorous in the retelling.


M. K. Scott is the husband and wife writing team behind The Painted Lady Inn Mysteries and The Talking Dog Detective Agency. Morgan K Wyatt is the general wordsmith, while her husband, Scott, is the grammar hammer and physics specialist. He uses his engineering skills to explain how fast a body falls when pushed over a cliff and various other felonious activities. The Internet and experts in the field provide forensic information, while the recipes and B and B details require a more hands-on approach.  Morgan’s daughter, who manages a hotel, provides guest horror stories to fuel the plot lines. The couple’s dog, Chance, is the inspiration behind Jasper, Donna’s dog. Overall, both are fun series to create and read.

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

22 comments on “Cakewalk to Murder (The Painted Lady Inn Mysteries) by M.K. Scott ~ #Excerpt #BookTour

  1. Thanks for hosting. It looks like a fun read.

  2. the cover is really cute, this sounds interesting!

  3. Are the books in the series standalone reads?

  4. Did you design the cover?

  5. Congrats on the new release! Great excerpt. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Cute cover

  7. Cute cover and great excerpt! Shared on my socials!??

    Have a super week Angela and everyone!!??

    • Hi Kathy,

      Thanks for the share.

  8. sounds like a fun one

    • It is, but I am biased.

  9. Sounds awesome, thanks for sharing the great post 🙂

    • It is fairly awesome. 🙂 Thanks for commenting.

  10. Sounds like a good book.

  11. Sounds great!

    • Thanks for commenting. If you like culinary cozies, then you’ll love this one.

  12. Thanks, Angela, for hosting Cakewalk to Murder from another Indiana girl and dog lover. I think my favorite shifters are dinosaurs because they are so unexpected.

  13. I love the excerpt, and the cover.

    • Thanks 🙂 I’m partial to it, too.

  14. Congrats on this tour and thank for the opportunity to read about another great book out there to read. It helps out so I can find books I know my family will enjoy reading. Thanks as well for the giveaway.

    • Hi James,
      There are two more series that take place in Indiana.The Talking Dog Detective Agency, which not too surprising features a talking rescue dog and his human private eye partner. This series tends to be a mystery only as opposed to murder mysteries. There is The Way Over the Hill Gang series, which features senior citizens solving cold cases. Thanks for commenting.

  15. Thanks for hosting!
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