Murder from Scratch is a good, solid cozy mystery with some likable characters. It gives me a chapter to get comfortable with the main character before introducing the murder. The reason that she gets involved in the investigation makes sense.
Because of references to another death, I suspect this isn’t the first book in the series, but I had no problem getting into the story and nothing was bogged down with background dumps. I also never felt left out of things.
I especially liked the secondary character of the victim’s daughter. She was unusual and added interesting perspectives. I hope she reappears elsewhere in the series.
Overall I’d give this book a solid 4 stars and recommend it to cozy fans. It upholds genre expectations and feels like it adds nice twists to things. I’d definitely like to get my hands on more of the series.