The Look of Love by Mary Jane Clark
A Piper Donovan Mystery (Wedding Cake Mysteries)

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“One of the most talented story tellers around.”
Associated Press

“Clark has perfected the suspense novel…in classic Christie fashion.”

New York Times bestseller Mary Jane Clark introduced readers to professional wedding cake decorator and amateur sleuth Piper Donavan in her acclaimed mystery novel To Have and To Kill. Piper’s back in The Look of Love, on cake creating assignment at a West Coast luxury spa for the wealthy and famous—where nip and tuck and murder are offered in equal measures. Clark really hits her stride with The Look of Love, providing a winning recipe for delectable mystery that combines chills, twists, humor and often very romantic suspense in the bestselling vein of Mary Higgins Clark, Carol Higgins Clark, Faye Kellerman, Elizabeth Lowell, and Jayne Ann Krentz. She even includes scrumptious pastry recipes and fabulous cake design tips.


About Mary Jane Clark

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Mary Jane Clark worked at CBS News for nearly three decades. Her twelve KEY News media thrillers were inspired by that experience. Envisioning the Piper Donovan/wedding-cake mystery series, Mary Jane enrolled in cake-decorating classes and researched unique wedding locations. The daughter of an FBI agent and a mother who customized cakes for the neighborhood kids when she was growing up, Mary Jane has two grown children and splits her time between New Jersey and Florida. Currently, she is concocting her next novel.
Published January 17, 2012 by William Morrow. 384 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But another Elysium guest will die before Piper finally realizes who the killer is—just in time to get attacked herself.

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Piper Donovan has a gift for being in the wrong place at the wrong time-usually when a murder is committed.

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City Book Review

As Piper arrives in L.A., a murder occurs within the confines of Elysium, and Piper is thrown into the middle of the investigation.

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North Jersey

Hillsdale’s Mary Jane Clark is a master at whipping up delicious nightmares for mystery fans, so a bride who hires Piper Donovan to make a wedding cake had better watch out, because a series of deadly events is bound to follow.

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Night Owl Suspense

THE LOOK OF LOVE adheres to the tried and true formulas of MaryJane Clark’s other novelist relatives: Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark.

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