Review: Spirits and Sourdough by Bailey Cates

Spirits and Sourdough

Bailey Cates

Magical Bakery Mystery Series, Book 10

Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 4th 2022 by Berkley Books
Baker Katie Lightfoot needs a sprinkle of magic to solve a haunting mystery in the newest book in this New York Times bestselling series.

Hedgewitch Katie Lightfoot works at the Honeybee Bakery in Savannah, and she’s always up for investigating her adopted home’s rich supernatural history. That’s why she’s taking a ghost tour for the very first time. But when the psychic tour guide tells Katie that she’s being followed by the ghost of a recently murdered woman, Katie realizes she met the victim earlier that day, just before she died. She knows she must bring the killer to justice.

And this murder isn’t the only mystery Katie needs to solve. Her new husband, Declan McCarthy, is missing the guardian spirit who always watched over him, and she’s concerned that Deck’s life could be at risk if they can’t find him. Under pressure from the living and the dead, Katie will have to use all of her magical skills to start an investigation from scratch and avoid half-baked alibis, because this baker kneads to find a killer.

3 Stars 

Being an avid reader sometimes you come across the title that catches your attention not realizing it’s the latest title in a well-established, 10 book series. Also being an avid reader, I take this with a grain of salt and hope that the author is very good at leaving breadcrumbs from the previous stories to get a new reader caught up to date. That was exactly my case with Spirits and Sourdough. 

Spirits and Sourdough is a fun and magical cozy!  Yes I did enjoy the read. Yes, I was somewhat able to get the jist of what I needed to. Bailey Cates definitely has something magical going on here.  The Honeybee Bakery is cute and very unique. It is the type of place that I would definitely want to sit and have my baked goods with a cup of coffee on a very bad day. Katie is an amazing character.  She cares genuinely, is a bit nosy and totally likable. The secondary characters keep you turning the pages just as much as the main characters do. It is truly a magical story. Even a new reader can see that this has definitely gone through some complex world building and character development, and it shows. Even though I’m jumping in at book ten. I was able to figure out what was going on and enjoy the story.

Ghost tours, missing spirits and murder, all the makings a of good cozy!!! 


Posted on January 14, 2022, in ARC, Review. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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