Cookie Dough or Die (Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery Series #1)

Cookie Dough or Die (Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery Series #1)

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by Virginia Lowell
     
 

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Olivia Greyson is the proud owner of The Gingerbread House-a quaint shop that specializes in all things cookie-and her best friend, Maddie, is her sidekick, baking up scrumptious treats for their cookie-themed parties. But now they must take a break from baking and find a killer, or else their reputation-and quite possibly their lives-will be battered for good.

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Olivia Greyson is the proud owner of The Gingerbread House-a quaint shop that specializes in all things cookie-and her best friend, Maddie, is her sidekick, baking up scrumptious treats for their cookie-themed parties. But now they must take a break from baking and find a killer, or else their reputation-and quite possibly their lives-will be battered for good.

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Library Journal
Newly divorced Olivia (Livie) returns to her hometown from Baltimore and opens up a cookie-cutter shop. Livie is devastated when her mentor, legendary businesswoman Clarisse Chamberlain, is found dead of an apparent suicide. Or was it? Intrepid Livie follows her instincts in between cookie-baking marathons and asides about antique cookie cutters, and, oh, yes, bonding with the quietly hot sheriff. VERDICT Formulaic but easy to digest—with a flamboyant sidekick who's an Internet whiz, the sheriff, the hippy mother, and Spunky, the dog—this is a fun debut. Fans of Lisa Bork's "Broken Vows" series might enjoy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425240670
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/05/2011
Series:
Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery Series , #1
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
507,500
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Virginia Lowell is the national bestseling author of the Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery series.

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Cookie Dough or Die 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story from the get go. A nice, easy, enjoyable read.
threecentsshort More than 1 year ago
For some reason I was very hesitant about buying this book . But after reading it I see what a mistake it would have been to have deprived myself the pleasure of an excellent new read. Without giving away any secrets I would just suggest buying it for yourself & see it you don't agree that this is a great book to spent a quiet night or two curled up reading. I am looking forward to more adventures with the characters in the next Cookie Dough mystery series. I know now I will not hesitate to buy & read #2 in this suspenseful [& delicious] new series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book which I highly recommend, it had me guessing until the end.
InspirationalAngel More than 1 year ago
Title: Cookie Dough or Die Author: Virginia Lowell (Synopsis) Olivia "Livie" Grayson, slave to Spunky, a rescued yorkie, is co-propietor of The Gingerbread House along with long time friend Maddie Briggs, a free-spirited, flamboyant, and a cookie mixer extrodinaire. The book quickly goes to the announcement of the discovery of Livie's dear friend and mentor Clarisse Chamberlain, wealthy business woman and a pillar of the community. Sheriff Delroy Jenkins tells her it was either a suicide or accidental overdose. Something Livie has a hard time accepting. The more she learns the more she is convinced Clarisse was murdered. Livie recieves a letter that convinces her more than ever something was going on in Clarisse's life that may have led to her death. She and Maddie begin investigating on their own, much to the consternation of the sheriff. They interview many of the town's people covertly and check the alibi's of each of her prime suspects. Follow along as Livie and Maddie make cookies, sell new and antique cookie cutters and investigate murder on the side. (Review) Welcome to Chatterly Heights, your newest stop on visits to old and new literary friends. If you enjoy Diane Mott Davidson's Goldylock's Catering or Joann Fluke's Hannah Swenson mysteries then you are going to love Virginia Lowell's Cookie Cutter Shop mysteries. You will identify with Livie's hectic life and smile as you imagine Maddie and her zany ways. From beginning to end Cookie Dough or Die will keep you involved in the happenings at The Gingerbread House and eagerly waiting to open A Cookie Before Dying just so you won't have to leave Chatterly Heights.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good storyline. fun read!!!
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Cool title
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have no idea why the reviews for this book are so high. I love cozy novels, but I just could not get into this one. The writing itself was bad, the story was poorly told and seemed to randomly jump around, the pacing was slow, the killer(s) (no spoilers) seemed obvious, etc....I had really high hopes for this book based off of all of the reviews, but it was a let down.
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MysteryluvrOK More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! Can't wait for the next in the series.
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