This is the second book in the Maya and Sandra series written by one of my favorite writing teams, Lee Hollis (Rick Copp and his sister Holly Simason). The talented duo also writes the Hayley Powell Food & Cocktails series as well as the Desert Flowers Mysteries.
I enjoyed getting back to the Maya and Sandra series after what seemed like a long time. Hopefully, it’ll be back on their once-a-year rotation they have with their other series. I’m curious to see what happens next to these two clever ladies!
My Goodreads review:
Murder at the Bake Sale by Lee Hollis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’d forgotten how much fun the first book of this series was since it’s been a while since I read it. These two very opposite friends made a heck of a good sleuthing team! And Sandra had grown a little since the first book too seeming more confident and after finding out something in this book, she was more determined to prove she could be a worthy PI partner for her pal Maya who was a former cop and knew exactly how to play things to stay by the book and out of trouble.
Maya cracked me up with her kitchen efforts always backfiring. But just as Sandra was trying very hard at sleuthing, Maya gave it a shot for her daughter’s bake sale. Collectively, these two ladies had some pretty cool kids, two of which were dating (Maya’s Vanessa and Sandra’s Ryan). I know I was suspicious of someone throughout the book for something but never really thought about them being the killer.
The showdown was good with the police getting there in time to haul off the perp. Both Maya and Sandra had a couple of life-changing moments in their individual lives, so it’ll be interesting to see how any future books play out.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book provided by Kensington via NetGalley, and my opinions are my own.