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Short Synopsis
A must-listen murder mystery from the author of The Hollow Places.

Full Synopsis
Fourteen-year-old Mona isn't like the wizards charged with defending the city. She can't control lightning or speak to water. Her familiar is a sourdough starter and her magic only works on bread. She has a comfortable life in her aunt's bakery making gingerbread men dance.

But Mona's life is turned upside down when she finds a dead body on the bakery floor. An assassin is stalking the streets of Mona's city, preying on magic folk, and it appears that Mona is his next target. And in an embattled city suddenly bereft of wizards, the assassin may be the least of Mona's worries . . .

"Nothing pleases me more than fantastically written characters being brought to life by a talented narrator, and Patricia Santomasso delivered a solid performance that made this such a good listen in audio." ---Bibliosanctum

" I had a great time listening to her [Santomasso] rendition of this story. She really captured how young our hero is and never made her sound like she was really in her 20s." ---Books of My Heart

A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking

Author T. Kingfisher

Narrated by Patricia Santomasso

Publication date Oct 12, 2021

Running time 9 hrs

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