Baked to Death
(Gemma Halliday Publishing, Jan. 13, 2016)
USA Today Bestseller! Baker turned reluctant amateur sleuth, Sally Muccio’s, finally found the happiness that’s eluded her for years. She’s in love with a great guy, her bakery is thriving, and now she and her best friend Josie Sullivan are gearing up to appear on the popular reality baking show, Cookie Crusades. But a visit from Sal’s greedy ex-husband Colin, who's looking to cash in on the bakery’s dough, changes everything. Within a few hours Sal’s world—like the shop’s original fortune cookies—is broken apart when Colin turns up dead, and her boyfriend’s arrested for the crime. Now Sal’s mixing it up with vengeful ex-inlaws, a suspicious new employee, slippery baking competitors, and a greasy mobster who’ll stop at nothing to collect on Colin’s unpaid debt. Can Sal prove her man is innocent in time? Or is she about to get baked herself?**Recipes Included!**The Cookies & Chance Mysteries:Tastes Like Murder (book #1)A Spot of Murder (short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection)Baked to Death (book #2)Burned to a Crisp (book #3)Frosted With Revenge (book #4)Silenced by Sugar (book #5)A Drizzle Before Dying (short story in the "Pushing Up Daisies" collection) Crumbled to Pieces (book #6)What critics are saying:"Catherine Bruns dishes up a deliciously devilish mystery with this feisty suspense story. This is a highly entertaining cozy mystery that would appeal to anyone who likes a little zaniness with their suspense. "—Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick!"I want to visit more with all of the quirky characters just to see what crazy and outrageous things they will do next!"—Fresh Fiction"The delightful whodunit kept me guessing until the end, and the tasty treats had my mouthwatering from start to finish! A fantastic culinary mystery in the vein of Joanne Fluke and Diane Mott Davidson!"—Gemma Halliday, New York Times & USA Today bestselling mystery author"Catherine Bruns has found a winning recipe for an exciting mystery mixed with a dash of humor and a heap of danger. Add in a little romance for spice, and you get one sweet reading treat."—Mary Marks, bestselling author of the Quilting Mystery series.