Mark Baker

Top Reviewer Ranking: 446
Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (7,159 of 8,333)
Location: Santa Clarita, CA United States
Birthday: 8 Mar
In My Own Words:
'Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.' --Groucho Marx

An accountant by day, I spend my nights reading and watching TV and movies when not playing ultimate Frisbee, training for mud runs, or hanging out with friends.

I've always liked recommending what I've enjoyed to my friends. I hope that by looking at my reviews, you'll find something… Read more

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 446 - Total Helpful Votes: 7159 of 8333
Bloom and Doom (Bridal Bouquet Shop Mystery) by Beverly Allen
Audrey Bloom and her cousin Liz have settled in the town of Ramble, Virginia, and set up a florist shop. Audrey has learned the language of flowers and uses them to help craft beautiful and meaningful bridal bouquets. Her latest client is Jenny, a former friend who is now marrying Derek, the most eligible bachelor in the county.

However, two weeks before the wedding, Jenny has decided to call the entire thing off because she’s realized she doesn’t love her fiancée. The morning after she does, Derek is found murdered in his car outside Jenny’s apartment. With the evidence pointing to Jenny, Audrey feels the need to step in and save her former friend. Derek wasn’t well… Read more
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Ver&hellip by Judith Viorst
Alexander just knows it will be a bad day when he wakes up with gum in his hair and trips over his skateboard. And sure enough, his teacher doesn’t like his picture, his best friend demotes him from best friend to third best friend, and he gets in trouble for fighting when he was only responding to someone else’s taunts. Will his day ever get better?

This is a fun book because of how it is written. While things just go wrong for Alexander all day, we can sympathize with him quite easily. And there is an undercurrent of humor to just how bad things get. No, the book is never laugh out loud funny, but you are left wondering just what could happen to him next. I like the fact… Read more
Kneading to Die (Pawsitively Organic Mysteries) by Liz Mugavero
Kristan "Stan" Connor's life has taken a turn she never expected. She's lost her PR job and is struggling to figure out what to do next. Hoping a change of scenery will help, she buys a house in a small Connecticut town and moves there.

Of course, with the move, she needs to find a new vet for her cat, Nutty. After Carole, the town's only traditional vet, comes by and introducers herself, Stan takes an early morning appointment for her cat. However, when she arrives, she finds the vet dead on the floor. Between the police and the gossip in town, Stan suddenly feels herself under a cloud of suspicion. Can she find the killer before her reputation in town is… Read more