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There's a body in the bookshop in this latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Magical Bakery mysteries...  When the bookshop next to the Honeybee Bakery hosts a signing for a Savannah radio celebrity's new self-help book, magical baker Katie Lightfoot is happy to provide some delectable desserts. A big crowd has turned out for the event, curious aboThere's a body in the bookshop in this latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Magical Bakery mysteries...  When the bookshop next to the Honeybee Bakery hosts a signing for a Savannah radio celebrity's new self-help book, magical baker Katie Lightfoot is happy to provide some delectable desserts. A big crowd has turned out for the event, curious about the book (and maybe to sample some goodies), but the final chapter comes too soon for the author when she is found dead at the event.   The prime suspect is Angie Kissel, a former witch whose familiar was once Katie’s own terrier, Mungo. Katie is at first hesitant to help, afraid of losing the little dog who has become so important to her. But after a little nudge from Mungo himself, Katie decides to try to conjure up the real killer—before Angie gets served...  RECIPES INCLUDED!...

Title : Spells and Scones
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ISBN : 9780451467430
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 293 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Spells and Scones Reviews

  • Amy
    2019-06-03 04:11

    Another interesting case in Savannah. I'm a wee bit disappointed that the recipes at the end didn't include the eggnog pecan bundt cake that was mentioned in the story... it sounds so good!

  • Kevin
    2019-05-27 03:16

    This was a pretty good mystery, (view spoiler)[I'd thought that the murderer was the husband, not the sister even though I'd had the motive correct. But now that Katie has accepted the proposal does that mean Steve is out of the series or is he going to be in serious bad guy mode. My best guess is that he'll turn this books problem around and stop the marriage before it gets that far. (hide spoiler)]Have to wait until November 7th 2017, for the next book to see if any of my guesses are correct.

  • StephanieDodge
    2019-05-27 08:10

    All the books for the "Magical Bakery" series are awesome. I love the setting of the book and that they are in tuned with the earth's elements. It is a different kind of series and I really enjoy it. I hope she comes out with another one because the first six have really been awesome. It's refreshing to get a book away from the intense "love/drama" type books and really just enjoy reading. That's how I feel about these books. I hope to read more of Bailey Cates books.

  • Karen
    2019-06-16 02:18

    I was so thrilled to get Bailey Cates most recent Magical Bakery Mysteries on my table and in my hands this week. I have read the entire series and love the titles of these books. I also am a fan of the cover art. The paranormal cozy series as a whole is quite good. In Spells and Scones, book 6 in the series, Katie finds herself involved in yet another mystery and murder. While I was pleased with myself for figuring out the murderer early on in the story I really did enjoy the secondary mystery and Katie's insecurity. Old friends and new friends in this story, along with good mystery happenings and truly mouth watering suggestions at the Honeybee Bakery! I also love the title of this book!

  • Mary
    2019-06-19 04:04

    Catering, Book Signing and Murder Lucy, Ben and Katie are catering a book signing for a self-help guru, Dr. Dana, at their business neighbor's bookstore. As the author arrives, there are a few people who have shown up to contest that the guru is what she says she is. Her "Radical Trust" philosophy has proven detrimental to many relationships. Her sister and her husband help to usher her to the back of the store when it seems all that were present to get an autographed copy of her book have been taken care of. She is found laying on the floor with a scent of almonds.  The woman accused of the murder turns out to be a witch and Mungo's former owner. She had stopped practicing magic and was divorced following the advice of Dr. Dana. Mungo convinces Katie to help her and prove that she couldn't have murdered Dr. Dana. As Katie delves into the mystery she finds many other suspects, including Dr. Dana's sister, husband, a bar owner and his wife.  Fun read. Declan and she are moving closer to being together and have been together for a year. Steve has returned to town and has broken ties with his father and the Dragohs. He is also wanting to be with Katie again.   

  • Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
    2019-05-22 09:09

    4.5/ favorite in the series so far!!! Loved it!!! ^_^

  • Ana Kurland
    2019-05-26 06:18

    Katie is getting pies ready for the Thanksgiving crush and wondering about her future with Declan when she takes a break to cater an author signing in the bookstore next door. The author is a radio personality famous for her weird no-secrets-at-all couples counseling. Some of the audience are angry that following her suggestions had negatively affected their marriage. Three of them are very angry. When the author drops dead from poison while signing the last few books, the police are certain that the one of the hecklers-a former witch- did it. Mungo, however, begs to differ and convinces Katie to help. Yes, Mungo is a dog. Well, he is Katie's familiar. Can Katie help prove her new friend's innocence before the turkey is served? And is that former boyfriend Steve driving down the street in a fancy car?This series is a little bit funny, a little bit weird, but I enjoy them.

  • Diane ~Firefly~
    2019-05-26 01:22

    This series is getting better as it goes. I believe the hint of love triangle is finally gone - yay!!!The gang is at the bookstore next door for a book signing that doesn't end well. First there are a few hecklers to the marriage advice then there is the dead body. The main suspect has ties to the gang through Mungo, so they work to prove her innocence.I really like the characters and it was a good mystery although I did guess whodunit, but not too early. Glad to see Katie evolving both personally and with her witchcraft. I'm looking forward to the next one.

  • Melanie
    2019-05-27 05:10

    Entertaining and easy reading, which is exactly what I expected from it. Another solid entry in a really fun series.

  • QNPoohBear
    2019-06-09 07:11

    Things are going quite well for Katie and the Honeybee. She and Declan are coming up on their one year anniversary and the bakery is so busy they need to hire part-time help. When the Honeybee was asked to cater a book signing at the bookstore next door, they are only too happy to help. Katie's neighbor, Margie, is eager to meet the popular radio talk show host and author dr. Dana. However, some people in the audience are not so excited. They claim the psychologist is a fake who gives terrible, outdated advice that will ruin any relationship. When Margie discovers Dr. Dana lying dead in the back room, one of the hecklers, Angie Kissel, standing over the dead body, Katie is drawn into yet another murder investigation. Detective Quinn thinks this case is cut and dry-Angie did it- he just has to prove how. Angie proclaims her innocence and begs Katie to help her. Katie wonders why the other woman has chosen her, until Angie reveals she is also a (former) witch and Mungo used to be her familiar! Katie feels torn between doing the right thing and preventing the other woman from taking her beloved familiar back. Katie knows what she has to do, but it won't be easy. Her relationship with Declan is also at a crossroads and Katie needs to make a decision about their future. While the mystery is lacking in this book, the relationship aspect takes up a larger part of the story and brings the series to a conclusion (possibly?). I figured out who and why and how right away. It was SO obvious and even more so once the big clue was dropped. Katie should have known. There's a pattern to all the previous murders she's investigated. She does ask some stupid questions and slightly abuse her power but she recognizes what she's doing. Her relationship drama is rushed through at the end. I didn't really get a sense of how she made her decision and that she was confident in her choice. She's grown as a character throughout the series and lets the reader know that. Any reader who has read the whole series should be able to see that and doesn't need to be told. The only major secondary character is Angie. At first when Katie isn't sure what to make of her, the reader isn't either. Then she becomes a big part of the story and I think she will be a good friend for Katie. If the series continues, I hope to get to know her better. The surprise at the end was great.Dr. Dana doesn't sound like she was a nice person. Her advice didn't work for her so she had no business preaching it to anyone else. I don't even know why anyone would listen to her! Radical trust is creepy. She makes her sister into a flunky assistant, doing everything to please the prima dona. I don't understand why Phoebe put up with Dana. Then there's Dana's husband, who is kind of difficult to know. He isn't in the story much, but he can't have been happy married to Dr. Dana. This is a nice, light entry into the series. There's not a lot of wiccan activity going on or any more light shed on Katie's special powers so if that's your main interest, you may not enjoy this one as much. I was happy Mungo plays a big role in directing Katie's actions in this one. He is just so cute!

  • Fred
    2019-05-20 03:55

    Spells and Scones is the sixth book in the A Magical Bakery Mystery series.The bookstore down the street from the Honeybee Bakery is having Dr. Dana Dobbs to sign her new book. One attendee starts telling every that her advice almost ruined his relationship with his current wife and a lady, Angie Kissel who has been accused of stalking Dr. Dana. At the end of the signing, Dr. Dana goes to stockroom in the back to sign the remaining stock of her books. She is soon found dead and Katie’s aunt Lucie is sure that she has been poisoned.Katie soon finds out the Angie is a former practicing witch and that Mungo, Katie’s familiar was once Angie’s. With a pleading look, Mungo is able to convince Katie that Angie is innocent and Katie starts to look for the real killer. With the help of the members of her spellbook club, she hopes to learn who the killer is before she becomes the next victim.Delectable recipes are also included in the book.Looking forward to another book in this series.

  • Kathleen
    2019-05-23 06:15

    Another amazing additionA year after the last book was released and it took all I had to wait till after work to dive into the next in this series. I'm a little disappointed a major plot line wasn't furthered, but in all I honestly read this in two sittings. Something about this series consumes me and causes me to completely tune out the rest of the world. I know my fiancé took one look at me with my Kindle and knew not to even bother interacting with me this evening haha I would pre-pay for any future books in this series if that was possible, and will be waiting on the edge of my seat for the day when I can pre-order the next book.Katie's relationship with the spellbook club and her familiar Mungo make me jealous at times. They are such a varied and perfect group of friends. I really hope one of the relationships in this book is furthered in the books to come!!!

  • Alex
    2019-06-15 00:53

    You know, I don't care what anyone says, I love these books. The murders are always new and are almost always seemingly unpredictable. Bailey Cates sets it up in a war that there's a few suspects you could think are the murderer and it's usually the last one you'd think of. And after six books, I love all the characters so much. Each one in their own way. And there's also serious evidence that Bailey Cates takes the time and really develops her characters. They each have little quirks that are special to the character and they follow them throughout the books. And- the romance. The romance is my absolute favorite and after the ending of this book- which, OHMYGOSH- I can't wait for the romance in the next one- there better be a next one. So no matter what anyone says about the fact that they're 'Magical Baking Mysteries' I still love them and will keep reading them.

  • Doward Wilson
    2019-05-26 07:00

    Mix enchanted baked goods with good witches who battle evil in all forms and you have this enchanting series that just gets better with each new book. Katie Lightfoot with her Aunt Lucy and Uncle Ben own the Honeybee Bakery in Savannah, Georgia. Katie and Lucy infuse a little happiness magic into everything they make. Their close friends make up their book club and coven and are there when evil or murder intrudes into their lives. This really is a must read for any cozy fan even if you don't usually enjoy a little magic and paranormal in your books. The characters are like friends and family and their pet familiars are fun and unique. The Savannah setting and bakery background add to the overall enjoyment of the story. A Must Read Series for a fantastic adventure from your armchair.

  • Daniele
    2019-05-30 02:59

    I liked this sixth Magical Bakery Mystery, but it is probably not my favorite of the series. I really disliked the victim, and Katie's neighbor's strange devotion to her memory was annoying. The mystery is rather predictable yet still entertaining. I like Katie, her aunt and uncle, and, of course, doggie familiar Mungo. The baked goodies mentioned in the story and the recipes included in the back of the book are always enticing.**I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions here are my own and not influenced.**

  • Kathy Bryson
    2019-06-15 01:06

    A fun installment in Katie Lightfoot's magical and murderous adventures. Her reluctance to take on the task of uncovering who killed an unpopular author is only a token protest. She's much more disconcerted by the discovery that her familiar once belonged to the accused - even more disturbing than realizing she forgot her 1st year anniversary! The clues unfolded to the predictable trap set, accompanied by friends and family, then takes a new, but not implausible twist. Very entertaining!

  • Jennifer Lambert
    2019-06-01 07:07

    Yep, I read this in one sitting! I love this series because it's fun, light-hearted and the characters are likable. The setting in Savannah is perfect as the backdrop for a magical mystery, and I would love if the Honeybee Bakery and the "Book Club" really existed!

  • Siobhan Henn
    2019-06-14 06:03

    Very much enjoyed this. Showed good character development and progression. Katie has changed, I enjoyed the new character and there was less filler than previous books. Interested to see what happens next.

  • Kt8812
    2019-05-31 09:11

    The series has now become formulaic with little variation and characters are made to behave illogically, unlike their previous behavior just to add more suspects to confuse a very obvious plot.

  • Kristin
    2019-05-28 04:09

    I love this mystery series. The setting and the characters. The mystery is usually pretty easy to figure out but that's not why I read this series.

  • Michele
    2019-06-13 04:17

    Good to see this series moving the characters forward a little more. Love sitting down for an afternoon and getting lost in a cozy.

  • Susan Parks
    2019-05-26 06:59

    3.5 stars. Quick easy read.

  • Meredith
    2019-05-24 00:56

    Good readI am a big fan of this series and this one did not disappoint. Katie is a great protagonist that is constantly evolving. Can't wait for the next one!

  • Roz Curney-Sherod
    2019-06-03 01:22

    "Spells and Scones" is book #6 in the (A Magical Bakery Mystery series) and I have to say, not one of my favorites. I waited a while for this author is publish this installment and even longer for something dramatic to happen with our heroine (Katie Lightfoot) to move this story forward, alas Nothing! We're still dealing with the love triangle subplot after discovering that Katie is now a "light-witch" without any explanation of what that really means. The only new power that we are privy to, is her glowing, seriously? I know this is a cozy mystery series with a little paranormal activity thrown in but after six books, we should have a clearer understanding of these recent developments and why we still have the "triangle" even though Katie has made her choice. I was a bit disappointed with the mystery murder in this installment because I guessed who it was almost from the beginning, not much of a challenge. I usually don't have a clue or have several suspects and can't decide. Katie had several suspects and couldn't decide but that didn't put any excitement into the story. The plot revolves around a book signing for a Savannah radio celebrity's new marriage self-help book when the author is found dead. The prime suspect happens to be a former witch of Katie's familiar "Mungo" who persuades Katie to help prove (Angie Kissel) his former owner is innocent. Even though it wasn't my favorite in the series, it still managed to entertained me while cleaning the house.

  • Valerie
    2019-06-07 08:17

    Spells and Scones is the sixth book in the Magical Bakery series by Bailey Cates. I really enjoyed this latest installment of the Magical Bakery series. In fact, I think it's my favorite of all the books in the series so far. Don't get me wrong, I've totally enjoyed reading the rest of the series, they’re certainly entertaining, but they haven’t always received a real high rating from me. This one actually rates a 4 out of 5. This is one I’d actually be willing to read a 2nd or 3rd or 4th time.I felt that this time around, the story was much more complex and involved. The first few books, I pretty much figured it out way before the end. A couple of them, I figured out before I was even halfway thru the book. This time, I had a slight suspicion of the villain but I was never entirely sure until right at the very end of the book.I felt we got to know our characters even better. I will admit that I was a little surprised at a particular part between Declan & Katie (not saying anymore about WHAT part as I don’t want to spoil anything!). I was mostly surprised because Katie had made things pretty clear in that area in previous books. But, it works out in the end.All in all, I really enjoyed this installment. I do suggest reading the other books in the series before jumping in and reading this one. There’s nothing wrong with the other books. They’re fun to read and certainly entertaining. I just liked this one better!

  • Jennifer
    2019-06-18 02:20

    When Katie Lightfoot, practicing witch and co-owner of the Savannah, GA Honeybee Bakery, along with her aunt Lucy and uncle Ben, agree to cater a book signing party at the book shop next door, they never expected a murder to occur at the event, but considering that Katie always seems to be nearby when a dead body is discovered, she shouldn't have been surprised. At least she, nor her aunt and uncle, are considered a suspect this time. Almost more shocking than the murder, however, is another attendee at the book signing event (and the prime suspect in the murder case) who has a strong connection to Katie, although the two of them have never met. On the romantic front, Katie and her boyfriend, firefighter Declan McCarthy, are celebrating a major anniversary, and Katie's friend, and once potential boyfriend, Steve Dawes, is back in town after disappearing for several months.

  • Ellen (more books, please)
    2019-06-20 06:05

    I listened to the Audible version.More of a 3.5.I liked it. I like this series. I will admit I skipped 4 and 5 because I just didn't want to deal with the love triangle that seemed to be setting up.I picked up 6 at a twofer sale figuring if it was still going on I wouldn't be out much. It did appear in the beginning of the book that the triangle had been dealt with at some point in the past, but it tried to rear its ugly head. I am hoping it won't be in future editions.You don't need to have read any of the previous books to get the story. It is always helpful to have the back stories, of course, but you are given all the info you need in this.A cozy mystery with some supernatural elements, which seems to be the "new" thing in cozy mysteries these days.The story was fleshed out well. Lots of red herrings as is the norm in this type of book. Worth your time and worth the credit.Amy Rubinate did her usual good job on the narration.

  • Joan
    2019-06-20 09:08

    I've read many of this series and like the fact that the main character, Katie, can help the police in their efforts to find the killer without the person in charge being upset about it. Wouldn't it be great if kindness could be "baked" into pastries and pies? Love that her "powers" are used to do good in the world. This was a hit for me.

  • Lizy
    2019-06-05 08:58

    I love this series so much and can't wait for the next book--or to try the recipes in the back of this one! Greek scones and pumpkin softies, yumm. This whole series has grabbed me from page one and this book was no different. I'm not sure how much I can talk about without spoiling anything, but it nearly had me screaming in a few places it was so good. Highly recommend.

  • Isis
    2019-05-29 02:10

    I'm really happy with how this book ended, though I'd figured out the whodunit pretty much from the get go. This is such a fun series, and it kind of sucks to be up to date since now I don't have another one of these to read.