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Review 🔍 The Chocolate Raccoon Rigmarole by JoAnna Carl

August 11, 2021

A frantic late-night phone call from her right-hand woman Dolly Jolly brings Lee Woodyard to the scene of a break-in at the Warner Pier jewelry store next door to TenHuis Chocolade. To her shock, the suspect being held at gunpoint …

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Review 🔍 A Fatal Footnote by Margaret Loudon

July 16, 2021

Writer-in-residence Penelope Parish will need to use every trick in her quaint British bookshop to unravel a murderous plot that threatens to ruin a ducal wedding.The wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Upper Chumley-on Stoke has all the makings …

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Review 🔍 Beauty Expos Are Murder by Libby Klein

July 8, 2021

Gluten-free baker Poppy McAllister is about to see the ugly side of beauty expos . . . Easter weekend on the Jersey Shore is hopping. Poppy’s Bed and Breakfast is busier than ever, but she needs to leave things in the hopefully capable hands …

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Review 🔍 Death of an Italian Chef by Lee Hollis

July 5, 2021

The charming coastal town of Bar Harbor, Maine, has a fancy new Italian restaurant—and a nasty new murder . . . As the food and cocktails columnist for the Island Times, it’s Hayley Powell’s job to stay on top of the latest …

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Review 🔍 Beyond a Reasonable Donut by Ginger Bolton

June 2, 2021

Selling her corn fritters at a carnival, Deputy Donut Café owner Emily Westhill faces off against a murderer who doesn’t play fair . . . Emily and her assistant, Nina, are looking forward to manning the Deputy Donut tent at the …

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Review 🔍 The Diva Serves Forbidden Fruit by Krista Davis

May 27, 2021

With Old Town’s DIY Home Decorating Festival in full swing, Sophie’s swamped, juggling a bumper crop of artisans, antique dealers, and decorators for the busy street fair. Still, when her best friend Nina suddenly needs a ride from the airport, …

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Review 🔍 For Batter or Worse by Jenn McKinlay

May 7, 2021

Life is sweet and business is booming at the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery–and the fact that Mel and Joe are getting married is the icing on the cake. Their reception will be held at the swanky resort where Oz works …

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Review 🔍 Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala

May 5, 2021

The first book in a new culinary cozy series full of sharp humor and delectable dishes—one that might just be killer….When Lila Macapagal moves back home to recover from a horrible breakup, her life seems to be following all the …

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Review 🔍 Death Gone A-Rye by Winnie Archer

May 4, 2021

In the Northern California seaside town of Santa Sofia, a killer is trying to get a rise out of baker’s apprentice Ivy Culpepper . . . Vincent van Dough focaccia is being touted on Instagram as the best thing since sliced …

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Review 🔍 A Tale of Two Cookies by Eve Calder

April 30, 2021

Pastry chef Kate McGuire is loving life on the laid-back island of Coral Cay, Florida. As junior partner in a bakery renowned for luscious desserts—especially her cookies—life is pretty sweet. So when an old friend arrives and announces a spur-of-the-moment …

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