Saturday, September 5, 2015

Tragic Toppings

In Jessica Beck's Tragic Toppings, the 5th installment in the Donut Shop culinary cozy series, she delighted us with an intriguing cozy with delicious donut recipes to enjoy at home. For Suzanne Hart, she received a lot of customers come and go at her shop. But when their handyman winds up missing and turns up dead, it baffled Suzanne's mind on who wanted him dead. Besides trying to convince her mother to go out with the police chief on their dates, she's busy running her store and waiting for her boyfriend to visit her from his job. When he does, it's between the two of them on who wanted to see Tim Leander dad--they dig up his past life and his love life to question everybody as a suspect. When her recipe book went missing and up in flames, someone sent her a warning, before her business could go up in smoke. Before she knew it, her life was at stake and discovered who killed him and someone else, too.

This was a delightful new culinary cozy series to enjoy, even though it was in the middle of the series. I cared about Suzanne and her mother Dorothy, who were two of a kind, and cared for each other. I also loved Emma, Emily and Jake and Grace. The town of April Springs were charming and idealistic for a small town in the Carolinas. I felt bad for Emily and Tim and didn't like Orson Blaine one bit. This would entice you and thrill you with a charming twist or two, every step of the way. Good drama, excellent suspense, intrigue and plenty of non-stop action, too.

Will you have some tragic toppings added to your donuts today? If so, read on with sprinkles on top!

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