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A bread bakers mystery novel

Marni's picture

A bread bakers mystery novel

My mother reads mysteries by the author Lou Jane Temple.  Recently she brought one over that she thought I would like.  ( I'm not a mystery fan)  It is called Bread on Arrival, and as the title suggests, it is a bit of a hokey story.  But the fun part is that the author weaves the story around artisan bread baking.  The murder(s) occur in Kansas during a convention of professional artisan bakers. 

 A quote from Publisher's weekly says: "... a thin mystery that sometimes spends more time on the technicalities of bread-baking than storytelling. Kansas City bakers and restaurant owners prepare for the arrival of the ARTOS convention, a gathering of bread bakers who promote natural breads and loathe assembly-line products."   

With characters named Heaven Lee and General Irwin Mills, it's a bit silly, but the bread part is detailed and even brought some questions to mind.  Now even escapism reading can center on bread baking...


xaipete's picture

I'll check the book out!


rolls's picture

same here. i have to admist reading has taken a backseat to my bread obsession.