Book: Doughnuts & Deadly Schemes by Janel Gradowski
Genre: Cozy mystery
Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
Publication date: May 31, 2015
Source: e-book ARC from the author, a Weekend Cooking participant
Summary: If you want to make someone crazy — say, the friend who is the most organized person you know — just tell her that you’re getting married. In three weeks. If that’s not enough, add in a murder at the tuxedo shop. Can Amy plan her best friend’s wedding and solve the mystery before any more local business owners are targeted?
Thoughts: This was a fun addition to Janel Gradowski’s Culinary Competition mystery series. Aside from the usual mouth-watering food descriptions, Doughnuts & Deadly Schemes also gives us beautiful dresses, stunning table displays, and exquisite wedding venues. I love the setting for this series, a small Michigan town, with lots of interesting businesses and characters who rely on them.
Appeal: Cozy mystery lovers should eat this series up! Although the stories stand on their own as mysteries, the regular characters develop from book to book, so I recommend reading the series in order:
And, then, Book #3, Doughnuts & Deadly Schemes.
Challenges: This is my second book for the Foodies Read Challenge of 2015. I need to step it up if I’m going to reach nine books this year!
Thanks, Beth Fish Reads, for hosting Weekend Cooking each week.