In this New York Times bestselling series by Jessica Beck, Suzanne Hart, owner and operator of Donut Hearts in April Springs, North Carolina, combines her passion for pastries with her skill for solving crimes. Recipes included!
Welcome to Donut Hearts, where the coffee is hot, the donuts are fresh, and the toppings are criminally good. . .
When Suzanne finds a dead body on her doorstep, her cozy little shop becomes a crime scene. Everyone in town is dropping by for some glazed donuts and gruesome details, and Suzanne—who finds snooping as irresistible as donuts—is poking holes in everyone's alibis.
A local busybody dies after eating one of Suzanne's famous treats. With a forensic team sifting through her kitchen, Suzanne hopes to clear her good name before another bad donut is fatally frosted.
Suzanne's ex-husband, Max, is the prime suspect when his current girlfriend gets iced. If she can't sprinkle evidence on her half-baked theories of whodunit, Max is as good as fried.
Donuts aren't exactly health food, but that's no reason for local radio host Lester Moorefield to call for a boycott of Suzanne's shop. After he is found dead, stuffed with one of Suzanne's éclairs, she has to find out who killed him or she'll be filling a prison cell instead of a pastry.
When one of Suzanne's customers disappears, the police start asking questions. But that's just the beginning of the tragic happenings. Who knew donut-making could turn out to be such dangerous business.
Soon after a stranger tosses a whole box of crullers at Suzanne's friend Gabby's storefront, claiming that stolen family valuables ended up in her thrift store, he turns up dead right in front of the donut shop. Can Suzanne prove that this is all a cruel, albeit sugar-coated, twist of fate?
Drop Dead Chocolate
Suzanne's mother is running for office and is dead-set on replacing the current mayor. And when the mayor is brutally murdered, her odds of winning suddenly and suspiciously increase. Sure they'd be planning on winning, but with speeches and donuts! Suzanne sets out to reveal the real killer's recipe for revenge.
When Suzanne's best friend Grace's no-good, two-timing boyfriend breaks up with her and is later found dead, the police have eyes on Grace. Suzanne is willing to bet dollars to donuts that Suzanne is innocent. Now she just has to prove it.
After a spat with a local blacksmith ends with his murder, Suzanne is caught dead in her tracks. The heat is on as Suzanne trues to solve the case and save her business. Can she have her cake-donut and eat it too?