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USA TODAY Bestselling Series!!

Sally Muccio’s had her crosses to bear: a cheating ex-boyfriend, crazy Italian parents, and an unfaithful husband, just to name a few. After her divorce, she returns to her hometown to start a novelty cookie shop whose specialties include original fortune cookies, served with a sprinkle of foreshadowing. But there’s no warning when her ex-husband’s mistress drops dead on Sal's porch, and police confirm it’s a homicide. Determined to stop her life from becoming a recipe for disaster, Sal takes matters into her own hands. With two very different men vying for her affection, dead bodies piling up, and a reputation hanging by an apron string, Sal finds herself in a race against time to save both her business and life—before the last cookie crumbles.

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)
Sprinkled in Malice (book #7)
Ginger Snapped to Death (book #8)
Icing on the Casket (book #9)

"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.

Mysteries & Thrillers
September 1
Gemma Halliday Publishing
Smashwords, Inc.

Customer Reviews

WeMomma ,

Fantastic read

Great cozy mystery. Great writing and I liked the romance. Can't wait for out of this bakery.

Gabbiegirl2 ,


Had me from opening paragraph. I did not want to put down until I had read every page.

Laceypooh ,

A Great Summer Beach Book

I was looking for a good book to read this summer. I haven't read much this summer due to traveling, working and other stuff. I started to read "Tastes Like Murder" and literally could not put it down. I marathon read this book. Sal and Josie are definitely good friends. Sal and Josie really back each other up and look out for each other. But, who to trust? Who is evil? Who is safe? Who is the killer? Sal's family brings to mind the Plums from Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. I wanted to know and finished the book in three days thoroughly out of breath. Thank you for my good summer read. I was entertained the entire time. Oh, and my oven will be getting a good workout this fall. Yummy!!

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