Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cozy Mystery Challenge: Book 2!

Right onto Book 2...

Glazed Murder by Jessica Beck

From Publisher's Weekly: When a dead body is unceremoniously dumped in front of her small town doughnut shop in the wee hours of the morning, Suzanne Hart knows it's not going to be an ordinary day. The deceased is Patrick Blaine, a friend and loyal customer. Against advice from her overprotective mother and hunky state police investigator Jake Bishop, Suzanne decides to try to track down Patrick's killer, but her investigation makes her a target.

 My Review: YUM!!! This book will have you craving doughnuts by the end of the first chapter!  Beck really knows how to write about foods and the doughnut making process.  Luckily, many doughnut and other goodies recipes are included - but in a different way. They are at the end of each chapter instead of at the end of the book.

The book starts off right away with Suzanne seeing the body being dumped. Several realistic characters are introduced, including Suzanne's mom, who is quite the lady! In between running around her small town and neighboring towns trying to solve them murder with her best friend Grace, Suzanne has a little time for romance... and an ex who won't leave her alone!

I have to admit that this book kept me guessing a little... there was one character  who seemed a little shady to me, and it took me awhile to completely trust this person lol The book is fun and engaging. Beck is good at dropping little hints as to who the murderer might be without making it obvious from the get go. I can't wait to read the rest of the books in this series.

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