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Glazed Murder (Donut Shop Mystery Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

lazed Murder is an enjoyable Tarheel whodunit

In April Springs, North Carolina, population 5001, Suzanne Hart is the one who bought a coffee shop with her divorce settlement. She calls her café the Donut Heart, which requires her to prepare pastries at 2:00 AM to open four hours later. To reduce expenses, Su...
In April Springs, North Carolina, population 5001, Suzanne Hart is the one who bought a coffee shop with her divorce settlement. She calls her café the Donut Heart, which requires her to prepare pastries at 2:00 AM to open four hours later. To reduce expenses, Suzanne moved back in with her mom while also eluding her former spouse Max who makes it clear he wants her back with him.

One night with all the businesses shut, Suzanne notices a car parked in front of her store dumping the body of Patrick Blaine before speeding away. She is stunned as she and Patrick became friends with him being a steady customer of her shop. Though she knows better, Suzanne feels obligated to investigate partly because she distrusts State Police Inspector Jake Bishop who leads the official inquiry. Sparks fly between the cop and the donut maker, but in the shadows watching both of them is the culprit ready to kill either if they get too close to the truth.

Everyone warns Suzanne not to pursue a killer; but she insists justice must be served. Although why she obsesses as she does will be asked by even the amateur sleuth audience used to feisty females investigations by those with no business doing so made even stronger by Jake being a good honest cop. Readers will admire Suzanne's fortitude.
And she makes the tale with her small town relationships with her mom, her employee, her cop and her ex "The Great Impersonator". Glazed Murder is an enjoyable Tarheel whodunit that stars an obstinate innately good person albeit misguided by charming.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on February 8, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

I just didn't care for this book. There were too many pointless

I just didn't care for this book. There were too many pointless plot
points, the mystery was sloppy, and I didn't like the heroine. It was as
though the author added unnecessary scenes to add to the 'mystery' that
had nothing to do with anything. I figured out who the k...
I just didn't care for this book. There were too many pointless plot
points, the mystery was sloppy, and I didn't like the heroine. It was as
though the author added unnecessary scenes to add to the 'mystery' that
had nothing to do with anything. I figured out who the killer was the
minute they stepped on page. I've read a lot of cozies and this one was
just not up to par with what I've come to expect. I've also noticed
excessive fake 5 star reviews to drive up the rating, so take that into consideration.

posted by 5488721 on August 18, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2011

    cute and fast read

    This is a lazy day read. started reading this series two days ago and now I have to wait for the new one to come out. If you like this series you would also like Joanne Fluke's A Hannah Swensen Mystery -cookie shop series

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 23, 2011

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    Fun story

    This was a fun read. The lead female character is well developed and very relateable. She is quirky with a great gift for donut making.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    Good for a foodie like myself

    This book was sort of like a doughnut : quick and satisfying and leaves you wanting a little bit more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2012

    Enjoyable book

    This is one of those "comfortable" mysteries that are so good to read on a rainy weekend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    Good Relaxing Read.

    Story line keeps you interested in coming back for more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2011

    Good start

    Quite enjoyable. Look forward to next installment.

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  • Posted February 19, 2011

    I would recommend this book "HOLE" heartedly.

    I tend to read culinary cozy mysteries and this book did not disappoint. It is an enjoyable cozy mystery with characters you will like. Great easy read. I would recommend this book "HOLE" heartedly.

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  • Posted December 31, 2010

    Delightfully sweet mystery

    This is a very quickly read book. Jessica Beck tells a good story with interesting recipes thrown in for spice. Don't expect this novel to be a classic; do expect to be entertained.

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  • Posted November 1, 2010

    Recommend.

    Light, easy, enjoyable read. Great recipes too.`Looking forward to more in this sseries.

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