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Delightful and zany mystery series

Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake (A Death by Chocolate Mystery)

By: Sarah Graves

Rating: 5 of 5

This is the first book in the Death by Chocolate mystery series. It is the second book by Sarah Graves that I have read and it is quite different. I didn’t know what to expect as the other book was more of a serious mystery.

I love well done mysteries that have a comic twist and this book is just such a book. I didn’t realize that it was a spin-off of an earlier series with the same characters. Having found out, I have picked up the first in that series as well.

Jake (Jacobia) Tiptree and her friend Ellie have moved on from renovating houses (old series) and are now co-owners in a newly opened bakery shop that features all sorts of chocolate baked goods. They are feeling their way and starting to gain clients when local pain, Matt Muldoon is found murdered in their bakery kitchen.


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A funny cozy mystery with murder and donuts

Goodbye Cruller World (A Deputy Donut Mystery Book 2)

By: Ginger Bolton

Rating: 5 of 5

This is a cute cozy mystery with donuts and murder. The donuts sound delicious and the murder sounds sinister.

I recently read the first book in this series and I recommend you read it before you read this one. It gives context to the relationships and the characters. This could be read stand-alone but for maximum enjoyment, I would read from the beginning.

Emily Westhill owns Deputy Donut, a donut shop along with her father-in-law. She is a widow of four years at this point. She misses her husband and is not looking to date or get involved at this point or, looking forward, anytime in the future. That doesn’t stop her from trying to fix up her good friends together.

Deputy Donut is catering the donut wall at an the wedding of a friend. Not a close friend but more than an acquaintance. Emily meets the groom, who is a more than slightly unlikeable fellow.


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