Publication Date: July 30, 2019
Series: The Cookie House mystery series #1
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks Genres: Cozy Mystery
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WELCOME TO THE COOKIE HOUSE
Kate McGuire’s life was sweet in Manhattan before she lost her restaurant job and fiancé both. But sometimes that’s just the way the cookie crumbles, and soon she finds herself starting from scratch in the island town of Coral Cay, Florida. It has everything she’s looking for: sunny beaches, friendly locals, and a Help Wanted sign in the bakery shop window. Once she convinces the shop’s crusty owner Sam Hepplewhite to hire her, Kate can’t tie on her apron fast enough. Little does she know that trouble, like warm dough, is on the rise. . .
WHERE CRIMINALS GET THEIR JUST DESSERTS
Stewart Lord is a real estate developer with a taste for a different type of dough: the green kind. He knows that he could make a killing by purchasing the Cookie House from Sam, who flat-out refuses to sell. But when Stewart turns up the heat on Sam—then turns up dead after eating a fresh batch of Sam’s cinnamon rolls—all eyes focus on the town’s beloved bakery. When the police arrest Sam for murder, Kate must somehow prove that her curmudgeonly boss is innocent. Enlisting the help of a team of lovable locals, Kate sets out to catch the real culprit with his hand in the cookie jar…before someone else gets burned.
FIRST BOOK IN THE COOKIE HOUSE COZY MYSTERY SERIES | CULINARY COZY MYSTERY
I absolutely LOVED this book! And Then There Were Crumbs is a clever who-dun-it with an EPIC TWIST in the end. I wasn’t expecting the killer to be who it actually was and I praise the author for using originality. I haven’t seen this in any other cozies (and I have read quite a few) and was stunned.
In this one, readers will meet a brand new sleuth named Kate who moves to the small town of Coral Cay, Florida after a devastating breakup with her fiance. Following the move, Kate finds work in a small Cookie Shop (that doesn’t technically sell cookies) with a slightly grumpy owner. Feeling like she finally fits in she is happy to work alongside Same even though her culinary talents are wasted behind a counter. But then, Sam is accused or murder! What will happen to Kate’s new life in Coral Cay? Will she ever be able to use her culinary talents to make ends meet? Well, you’ll find out when reading And Then There Were Crumbs!
Friendship, small town morals and values, delicious recipes, and so much more are RICH in this book! Eve Calder is an excellent mystery writer and her talent is shown through these pages. I am so excited to get my hands on the second book in the series Sugar and Vice which releases on April 28th, 2020. I have a strong feeling that this Culinary, Cozy Mystery series is going to be a TOP FAVORITE of mine in the years to come!