Cookies and Clairvoyance (Magical Bakery Mystery #8)
Baker Katie Lightfoot serves up enchanted delicacies and tracks down a malicious murderer in the newest installment of this New York Times bestselling series...Hedgewitch Katie Lightfoot is juggling wedding preparations, a visit from her father, and home renovations on top of her long hours at the Honeybee Bakery, where she and her aunt Lucy imbue their yummy cookies and pastries with beneficial magic. But when firefighter Randy Post is accused of murdering a collector of rarities, and his prints are on the statue that was used to kill the man, Katie steps in. Randy is not only Katie's fiancé's coworker, but also the boyfriend of fellow spellbook club member and witch Bianca Devereaux. Bianca and Declan are both sure Randy is innocent, and so is Katie. However, to prove it she'll have to work with ornery detective Peter Quinn again—and this time around he knows she's more than your everyday baker.

Cookies and Clairvoyance (Magical Bakery Mystery #8) Details

TitleCookies and Clairvoyance (Magical Bakery Mystery #8)
Author
ReleaseAug 27th, 2019
PublisherBerkley
Rating
GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery, Fiction

Cookies and Clairvoyance (Magical Bakery Mystery #8) Review

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    January 1, 1970
    Katie Lightfoot, partners with her aunt and uncle in Honeybee Bakery, sees a dragonfly outside the bakery’s front window – a sighting she considers an omen. The next day, homicide detective Peter Quinn, asks her to meet him at the home of Kensington Bosworth, just found murdered. Quinn knows that Katie is a witch and during the course of their discussion she offers to ask her father, a Shaman, for help identifying the Native American artifact that is the murder weapon. Unfortunately, a good frie Katie Lightfoot, partners with her aunt and uncle in Honeybee Bakery, sees a dragonfly outside the bakery’s front window – a sighting she considers an omen. The next day, homicide detective Peter Quinn, asks her to meet him at the home of Kensington Bosworth, just found murdered. Quinn knows that Katie is a witch and during the course of their discussion she offers to ask her father, a Shaman, for help identifying the Native American artifact that is the murder weapon. Unfortunately, a good friend of Katie’s just installed a security system for Bosworth and is the chief suspect, since his fingerprints are on the artifact and witnesses observed an argument between Bosworth and her friend Randy. Due to Bosworth’s wealth other suspects emerge: Bosworth’s sister Florida; his nephew Dante; and his assistant Malcolm.Impatient to find the killer, Katie decides to cast a spell seeking the identity of the guilty party. She enlists the aid of her coven and in the middle of the spellcasting her grandmother Nonna appears, warning her to stop with this cryptic message: “Your magic is feeding the wrong spell.” As Katie breaks the circle, she faints. When she regains consciousness, she finds her magic is gone and no answer to the identity of the killer.Bailey Cates continues to craft enchanting stories featuring the magical Honeybee Bakery and the characters that populate Savannah. In this adventure, rogue magic plays a key role and Ms. Cates writes convincingly of how it manifests to challenge Katie and her coven. Consider reading Cookies and Clairvoyance a charming interlude – the result of Ms. Cates’ inspired imagination.
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  • Carol
    January 1, 1970
    Katie Lightfoot is a baker and a hedgewitch. A hedgewitch works with herbal lot and crafts plusTend to have a green thumb.Katie is a partner with her aunt and uncle in the Honeybee Bakery. Her aunt and her use magic intheir bake goods.She has a familiar named Mungo who is a Cairn Terrier.One of their customers is murdered. He has a collectionof native artifacts plus articles of rogue magic andwitchcraft.Homicide Detective Peter Quinn requests Katie’s help.When a mutual acquaintance of Katie’s wh Katie Lightfoot is a baker and a hedgewitch. A hedgewitch works with herbal lot and crafts plusTend to have a green thumb.Katie is a partner with her aunt and uncle in the Honeybee Bakery. Her aunt and her use magic intheir bake goods.She has a familiar named Mungo who is a Cairn Terrier.One of their customers is murdered. He has a collectionof native artifacts plus articles of rogue magic andwitchcraft.Homicide Detective Peter Quinn requests Katie’s help.When a mutual acquaintance of Katie’s who is herfiancé's coworker plus the boyfriend of a member of her spellbook club, Katie starts her own investigation.She finds herself up against dark magic. Will she beable to clear her friend? Will she be able to fight backagainst the black magic being sent her way?Artfully created characters, colorful, vivid, quirky addflavor to the tale.Besides Mungo, the Cairn Terrier, some other familiarsto the coven were: Honeybee (the orange tabby who inspired the name ofthe bakery), Anubis the Great Dane, Heckle the parrot,Puck the ferret, Rafe the striped King Snake andJackson the Terrier.A well plotted murder mysteryThis is book # 8 in the Magical Bakery Mystery series.I can be read as a stand alone. This is the first I readand I will be reading more of this series.I volunteered to read Cookies and Clairvoyance.Thanks to Penguin’s First-to-Read Program for the opportunity. My opinion is voluntary and is my own.
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  • Amber Dawn
    January 1, 1970
    Both entertaining and mouthwatering, i would have probably given it five stars if it wasn't for the fact that I had to go back and make sure I wasn't re-reading this because it was similar in aspects to a book I had just finished. I loved the characters and despite never having read another book in the series I didn't feel like I was lost.I received an e-arc in exchange for an honest review from the First to Read Program.
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  • Adriana
    January 1, 1970
    I was all set to fall in love with Katie Lightfoot, but this book felt like the author couldn't decide what type book to write so she just put in elements from everything she's interested in. The magic is both the biggest element and the least explored. The murder and solving it are a it of an afterthought to what Katie is living through and an excuse to explore the magic of the world without ever really getting into it. In the end, it felt too much like a mishmash of elements. I'm willing to a I was all set to fall in love with Katie Lightfoot, but this book felt like the author couldn't decide what type book to write so she just put in elements from everything she's interested in. The magic is both the biggest element and the least explored. The murder and solving it are a it of an afterthought to what Katie is living through and an excuse to explore the magic of the world without ever really getting into it. In the end, it felt too much like a mishmash of elements. I'm willing to admit that it's possible that all of the things that felt unexplored to me have been explained in previous volumes, but I often read a book far into a series and rarely have this problemI will say that there are some interesting points and I can see why so many people love this series, it just never found a solid spot for me to latch onto and enjoy.
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  • Stacey
    January 1, 1970
    This is the eight book in the series, and I'll admit I haven't read the previous books. I did feel like I was missing a little something in regards to the backgrounds of the characters, but it wasn't enough to take away from my overall enjoyment of the story. I enjoyed this book. It was a nice blend of mystery and magic, although at times it felt like the magic elements were just an afterthought. The mystery was wrapped up a little too quickly, but overall it was an enjoyable read.Fans of cozy m This is the eight book in the series, and I'll admit I haven't read the previous books. I did feel like I was missing a little something in regards to the backgrounds of the characters, but it wasn't enough to take away from my overall enjoyment of the story. I enjoyed this book. It was a nice blend of mystery and magic, although at times it felt like the magic elements were just an afterthought. The mystery was wrapped up a little too quickly, but overall it was an enjoyable read.Fans of cozy mysteries who enjoy a bit of the paranormal mixed in would enjoy Cookies and Clairvoyance.**I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC from the publisher**
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  • Jenny T.
    January 1, 1970
    This is the 8th book in the Magical Bakery Mystery series - a cozy mystery featuring a bakery and witches in Savannah, GA. Although I haven't read any of the other books in this series, it's easy enough to catch up with all of the characters. Katie Lightfoot is called in to consult for the police for a murder of a collector of paranormal items. Unfortunately the prime suspect is a friend of her fiance. I enjoyed how the author was able to incorporate a bit of magic with yummy baked goods in her This is the 8th book in the Magical Bakery Mystery series - a cozy mystery featuring a bakery and witches in Savannah, GA. Although I haven't read any of the other books in this series, it's easy enough to catch up with all of the characters. Katie Lightfoot is called in to consult for the police for a murder of a collector of paranormal items. Unfortunately the prime suspect is a friend of her fiance. I enjoyed how the author was able to incorporate a bit of magic with yummy baked goods in her writing.Thanks to First to Read- Penguin Books USA for the free copy of this book.
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  • Shekenah
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to Penguin for allowing me to read an ARC in exchange for an honest review.I am always looking for new cozy mystery series and was intrigued by the premise. Overall, I liked it and would revisit the previous books in the series. I haven't read any of the prior books, but I wasn't lost. I got a good sense of the characters and dynamics. The mystery was wrapped up a little too quickly and it dragged in parts, but I enjoyed the journey.
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  • Kathy Kennerley
    January 1, 1970
    I loved it! I look forward to a new release in this series every year. This author is so much fun to read. I really wish I could visit a bakery like this in Savannah and meet with Katie and her friends and family and munch goodies in the reading corner while trying to solve a mystery. I'm excited about their house being ready in the next book. I can't wait!
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  • Lynne
    January 1, 1970
    I usually don't read many cozy mysteries but after reading the synopsis I had to give Bailey Cates a try. Witches, a bakery and a Savannah location - who could resist! Quick, fun read! Thank you First to Read!
  • Jodi
    January 1, 1970
    This is the 2nd book of this series that I've read and enjoyed it.
  • Terri
    January 1, 1970
    I received an advanced copy of this book. This is the 8th book in the Magical Bakery Series. In this one, Magical Baker, Katie, is working on preparations for her wedding and getting a visit from her Dad, when a customer from her Bakery turns up dead and she is asked to consultant on the case. When a coworker of her fiancée is accused of the crime, she and her coven step in to help because they know that the cops have the wrong suspect! This is a great cozy with lots of fun witchcraft as well!
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