Culinary Mysteries

sprinkleIf you’re a fan of  food mysteries like those written by Diane Mott Davidson, you might also enjoy:

Jenn McKinlay’s cupcake bakery series. The first book,  Sprinkle with Murder starts with Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura finally living out their dream of owning the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery. Their first big order is a sweet deal, too–five hundred cupcakes for a fashion designer’s wedding. The only sour note is the demanding bridezilla who insists on original recipes for the cupcakes. When Mel stumbles upon the bride-to-be dead-by-cupcake, she immediately becomes the prime suspect. The police believe that a secret ingredient in the cupcakes caused her death. To save Mel and their business, the ladies need to find the real murderer–before the cupcake killer ices someone else.

Jessica Beck’s donut shop mystery series. Glazed  Murder is the first book where you meet amateur sleuth Suzanne Hart, owner and operator of Donut Hearts coffee shop in April Springs, North Carolina. After her divorce from Max, an out-of-work actor she’s dubbed ‘The Great Impersonator,’ Suzanne decided to pursue her one true passion in life: donuts. So she cashed in her settlement and opened up shop in the heart of her beloved hometown. But when a dead body is dumped on her doorstep like a sack of flour, Suzanne’s cozy little shop becomes an all-out crime scene. Now, everyone in town is dropping by for glazed donuts and gruesome details–and they’re all suspects. Soon Suzanne–who finds snooping as irresistible as donuts–is poking holes in everyone’s alibis.

Michael Lee West’s Teeny Templeton books. Gone with a Handsomer Man, first book in the series  introduces you to  out-of-work pastry chef Teeny Templeton who believes that her life is finally on track. She’s getting married, she’s baking her own wedding cake, and she’s leaving her troubled past behind. And then? She finds her fiance playing naked badminton with a couple of gorgeous, skanky chicks.Add a whole lot of trouble…Needless to say, the wedding is off. Adding insult to injury, her fiance slaps a restraining order on her. When he’s found dead a few days later, all fingers point to Teeny.And stir like crazy!Her only hope is through an old boyfriend-turned-lawyer, the guy who broke her heart a decade ago. But dredging up the past brings more than skeletons out of the closet, and Teeny doesn’t know who she can trust. With evidence mounting and the heat turning up, Teeny must also figure out where to live, how to support herself, how to clear her name, and how to protect her heart.

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