Daphne Martin Cake Decorating Mysteries by Gayle Trent
Daphne Martin is the protagonist in a series of cozy mystery novels by American novelist Gayle Trent. Following a bad divorce, Daphne Martin heads back home to Brea Ridge in Southwest Virginia in order to open up a cake decorating shop. She has a good family life for the most part, but her relationship with her mother gets a little complicated.

Gayle Trent began her Daphne Martin series in 2008 with the novel Murder Takes the Cake. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Gayle Trent’s Daphne Martin books in order of when they were first released (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of Daphne Martin Books


Murder Takes the Cake(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Pan(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killer Sweet Tooth(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Battered to Death(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killer Wedding Cake(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Daphne Martin Cake Decorating Mysteries Synopsis: In Dead Pan by Gayle Trent (book 2 of the Daphne Martin series), Daphne is once again involved in a murder mystery. Following a big cake festival, half the town of Brea Ridge gets sick. Unfortunately, Fred Duncan got the worst of the food poisoning and ends up passing away. Can Daphne go through the suspects and decide who poisoned Fred Duncan? The novel includes recipes.

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