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I was born in Barcelona and have lived in the UK for many years now. I'm a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I'm a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I've always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often. I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links. My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

Comments (28)

  1. macjam47 says:

    Hi Olga. I don’t read thrillers or anything even slightly scary, so this one seems like my type of book. I will definitely be checking it out. Thanks for the thorough review. Hugs.

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks, Michelle. It’s intriguing at times for sure although no gore and not scary/scary. Funny for sure. And of course, plenty of cupcakes!

  2. D.E. Haggerty says:

    Thanks for taking the time to read and review Callie’s book. I loved the review!

    Your bio is so fascinating. It’s nice to ‘meet’ other people who are just as crazy about education as I am. I’m fascinated in so many things it’s hard not to just keep learning new stuff. I’ll definitely be following the blog and you on social media.

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks so much! I’m pleased you like the review. Your novel kept me going through a long and rather boring trip (and I didn’t get stressed at all, all nine hours of it!). I love to learn, although I must admit my brain is getting slower, but I keep going. I agree it’s great to be able to connect with so many people and to be able to learn so many things in such flexible ways. Looking forward to keeping track of your work!

  3. Teagan Geneviene says:

    Hi Olga. It sounds like a fun book. Cute title. Thanks for another mindful review.
    I hope you don’t think I don’t “like” your posts any more… the Like button usually does not load. I blame my Verizon Internet. They want to sell their most expensive service. Late for work, must run. Mega hugs!

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      To be honest today I didn’t see the button myself and my website looks different in different browsers. I changed my router yesterday, so it’s all a bit unstable at the moment (but it’s supposed to be better). Not to worry…:)

      1. Teagan Geneviene says:

        Checking-in from work — and I got the Like button this time. But sometimes with your 2 posts (when you do one in Spanish) I’ll get the like button at one but not the other. That’s why I blame my provider… The book really does sound delightful.
        I must try to catch up (maybe an email Friday). I’ve finally had a couple of small but good things to tell you about. I hope you are feeling happy and sassy! Hugs.

        1. OlgaNunez says:

          I’m very curious now! After much investigating yesterday it seems that the preview feature from Amazon messes with the like buttons in this theme (not in the previous one, although it doesn’t seem to work at all with others) so I’ve removed that. It’s a shame. I did find quite a few instructions about things to try, but the little coding I’ve learned doesn’t get me there. Looking forward to your e-mail (I have radio tomorrow. I guess I should check I have enough material prepared. I’m planning on talking about books…)

  4. beetleypete says:

    (Also not getting a ‘like’ button)
    I like the title of this book, as I often think how slim the contestants are in ‘Bake Off.’ Perhaps they spend so long making the cakes, they can’t face eating them. Seems like an ideal book for a ‘certain market’, and I have no doubt it will do well.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Well, I’ll assume people like the post rather than not. I guess I shouldn’t reveal the plot but the skinniest and nastiest character’s death has something to do with baking… I’m intrigued by cozy mysteries at the moment, Pete, but I’m not sure it they’ll become a major part of my reading list, although I was recently talking to some authors and readers about them and I’m going to be exploring more. I’m reading something quite different at the moment. We’ve had lovely days so far but today it’s raining (it’s my fault. I decided to water the plants this morning…)

      1. beetleypete says:

        You can naturally assume I ‘like’ all your posts, Olga. x

        1. OlgaNunez says:

          Thank you, Pete! To me you’re always young.

          1. beetleypete says:

            You are very kind. But then, you always are…x

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  5. writerchristophfischer says:

    Thanks for the review. Definitely worth checking out
    And thanks for the mention <3

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      I’m looking forward to your own cozy mystery, Christoph! And I have some interesting recommendations, including those from your mystery author yesterday…:)

  6. Lorna's Voice says:

    Sounds cute and, as you said, like a good light read. I don’t like anything too gory, either. I just finished a series of wonderfully written crime thrillers by Chelsea Cain–the Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell series. Six in all. They were so well done, but a bit gruesome. I could use a little “fluff!” Thanks!

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks, Lorna! I must admit I love horror and don’t mind gruesome thrillers either, but I like to alternate (otherwise sometimes it’s a bit much). You’re not the first one to mention Chelsea Cain although I haven’t read any of the stories. I take note!

      1. Lorna's Voice says:

        Since she lives in Portland, I really love that I recognize places she mentions in her scenes!

        1. OlgaNunez says:

          It tends to happen to me with books about Barcelona. It does make a difference, Lorna. I’ve never been there but I’ve heard great things about it.

  7. MRS N, the Author says:

    I loved this cozy mystery, too! It’s light, fun and quirky. 🙂

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Indeed! Thanks for the comment. I was reading a blog by an author talking about soft-boiled mystery novels and it made me wonder, not about this one, but about some others I’ve read (and the one I’m working on at the moment…)

      1. MRS N, the Author says:

        I think I read the same blog as it’s the first time I’ve heard the term soft-boiled. An image of eggs comes to mind. lol!

        1. OlgaNunez says:

          Yes, that’s exactly the same thing I thought about!

  8. noelleg44 says:

    Sounds like a very light cozy and with summer coming up, a good beach read. Nice review, Olga!

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks, Noelle! Yes, I think we might have had our summer already. There were 4 nice days and now back to rain again. 🙂

  9. Vashti Quiroz-Vega says:

    That title is hilarious! I always enjoy your thoughtful reviews. This book reads like a fun beach read. 😉

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      I agree. I think cozy mysteries have the best titles ever. I must make a post with the most hilarious ones when I have a chance. Have a lovely day!

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