And Then There Were Crumbs: A Cookie House Mystery

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St. Martin's Publishing Group, Jul 30, 2019 - Fiction - 320 pages

She’s a talented pastry chef—with a secret recipe for solving crimes...

Kate McGuire’s life was sweet in Manhattan before she lost her restaurant job and fiancÚ both. But sometimes that’s just the way the cookie crumbles, and soon she finds herself starting from scratch in the island town of Coral Cay, Florida. It has everything she’s looking for: sunny beaches, friendly locals, and a Help Wanted sign in the bakery shop window. Once she convinces the shop’s crusty owner Sam Hepplewhite to hire her, Kate can’t tie on her apron fast enough. Little does she know that trouble, like warm dough, is on the rise. . .

Stewart Lord is a real estate developer with a taste for a different type of dough: the green kind. He knows that he could make a killing by purchasing the Cookie House from Sam, who flat-out refuses to sell. But when Stewart turns up the heat on Sam—then turns up dead after eating a fresh batch of Sam’s cinnamon rolls—all eyes focus on the town’s beloved bakery. When the police arrest Sam for murder, Kate must somehow prove that her curmudgeonly boss is innocent. Enlisting the help of a team of lovable locals, Kate sets out to catch the real culprit with his hand in the cookie jar...before someone else gets burned.

"This delightful cozy has memorable characters...and a satisfying plot twist." - Booklist


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User Review  - Cherylk - LibraryThing

This is a fun and charming book. A real cozy mystery. Fans of these types of book will really enjoy this book. I know that I sure did. Instantly, I connected with Kate, Maxi, Oliver, and even grumpy ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kris_Anderson - LibraryThing

And Then There Were Crumbs by Eve Calder is the first novel in A Cookie House Mystery series. I like the authors casual writing style which made the book easy to read. Kate McGuire has a bad day when ... Read full review

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A Florida native, Eve Calder contends that cookies always taste better when you eat them at the beach.

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