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A Good Day to Pie

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A Good Day to Pie by Misha Popp was a sweet fun read for me! I enjoyed the story and the characters. A fun read I think you'll enjoy!

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My new favorite cozy mystery series! Daisy and her murder pies are a breath of fresh air in the cozy genre. Not only is the magical murder pie idea delightful, this book is also full of queer characters and I love that so much! Daisy is a fun and relatable protagonist, and the mystery she is trying to solve among the baking tv show is well-plotted and engaging.

My favorite part were all the lovable side characters, and although there were quite a lot of them (due to the competition show aspect), they were all distinct and easy to keep apart.

I haven't yet read the first entry in this cozy series (but will do it now after this delightful read!), but this did not diminish my enjoyment of the story at all. Since the baking competition is an enclosed space and full of newly introduced characters, there is not much you would need to know from the previous book to orient yourself in the second one.

(Thank you to NetGalley, Misha Popp and Crooked Lane Books for providing me with an eARC for this book in exchange for my honest feedback. All opinions in this review are my own.)

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Mischa Popp does it again with the second book in the Pies Before Guys mystery series! This was the ultimate cozy mystery with some magic baked in just for us.

Popp combines everything I love about the Great British Bake Off, mysteries and a wide cast of characters in order to give us something as delectable as a fresh made dessert! She combines all elements and had me guessing to solve the mystery which lined up to perfection in the end. You won’t regret grabbing this one when it hits shelves!

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*I received a copy of this book on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for this opportunity*

The second in Misha Popp's Pies Before Guys Mystery Series, A GOOD DAY TO PIE follows Daisy Ellery as she competes in a new American verision of the Great British Bake Off (which was never actually named, just refered to as 'the popular British baking series'). Able to infuse her bakes with deadly magic, when one of Daisy's future targets ends up as a judge- and then deceased- she has to solve the mystery before it gets pinned on the wrong person.

This book is easily one of the best cozy mysteries I've read in a long time. Similiar to Bailey Cates' Magical Bakery Series, Popp's infuses so much warmth into her writing, making GOOD DAY was an utter delight to read. While I haven't read the first in the series at this time, it was easy enough to jump straight into the book without feeling confused about who certain characters were and what previously happened. The story is light and enjoyable, with the baking competition taking center stage and the magical element mostly in play at the end. The mystery itself was clever, and I enjoyed how realisticly the investigation played out-- sometimes, in the cozy mystery genre, the main character's ability to dedicate time to investigations or connections can feel unrealistic.

Perfect for longtime (or new) cozy mystery fans, A GOOD DAY TO PIE is sure to please!

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