A friend gifted me with Baking Bad by Kim M. Watt at Christmas; a different kind of mystery she said. It certainly is. It's a cozy mystery with a twist set in a little fictional town called Toot Hansell in England somewhere between Shipton and Leeds. The vicar is poisoned and the ladies of the women's guild, the Women's Institute take it upon themselves to investigate with the help of special friends, the High Lord of the Cloverly Dragons, Beaufort Scales, and his sidekick Mortimer. Yep, dragons.
The story is told from multiple points of view including the two dragons. The foursome get themselves into all kinds of trouble when the Detective Inspector who arrives to investigate. She can't exactly see the dragons but keeps seeing something strange that makes her vision wonky and reminds her of a past experience she'd rather forget. There's plenty of mayhem and misdirection before the mystery of the murder is finally solved. Baking Bad is humorous and sweet as well as mysterious and well worth reading. I'm looking forward to reading more in the Beaufort Scales Mystery series.
(Ebook category: Dragons, mystery Setting: England - Leeds/Shipton. New to me author)