Cookies and Scream (Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery Series #5)

Cookies and Scream (Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery Series #5)

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 when a stunning antique cookie cutter collection leads to murder, things get a bit too hot to handle…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425260708
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Series: Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery Series , #5
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 176,240
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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

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“[A] wonderful cast of characters and a great setting.”—Cozy Chicks “I can’t wait to read the next book in this enjoyable series.”—Dru’s Book Musings 

"Readers will find the sleuthing of the main character hard to resist."—Fresh Fiction

"Four stars! Here's a dough-licious debut for the new Cookie Cutter Shop mysteries...Olivia is a charming lead, and Chatterly Heights will entice cozy readers who like the drama and close-knit relationships in small towns. A great start to a new series."—RT Book Reviews

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Cookies and Scream 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
MouseyBL More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars You know when you sometimes read a book with a specific theme that you wouldn't really paid mind to other time and then you find yourself hopping on over to the internet just to google your curiosity? Well that's what this book did to me. Cookies and Scream is a 5th book in the A Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery. I haven't read the previous installments in this series but had no problem just jumping into Olivia Greyson's life and picking up the pieces along the way. Olivia owns a cookie store called The Gingerbread House (how cute is that name?) along with her best friend Maddie, who is also her sidekick and helps her around the kitchen. When they get offered to sell a stunning prized antique cookie cutter collection, they get more then they bargained for when it's owned turned up dead. Now they jump head first into trying to prove that Greta was actually murdered, as they dig into her old life and world filled with mysteries, glamor and some painful past. Fun story. I enjoyed all the buildup that the author did before the murder. Seriously, it took like over 100 pages before the murder and the story was well done leading up to it and the aftermath as well. I liked Olivia and Maddie, they make a great due. Where Olivia lacks, Maddie picks it up. A bit more open, spunky and a quick thinker. The cookie cutters was the thing that had me browsing the internet with curiosity. I didn't know how many different antique cookie cutters there can be out there and how some very rare ones have been sold for a lot of money. It was fascinating the thing that interests some people and collectors. I love finding stuff like this that I wouldn't have otherwise if I haven't had read the book. Lowell is great at storytelling and she has build a world of very enjoyable characters. especially with such a fun duo of Olivia and Maddie. I enjoyed following them around as they stumbled through trying to crack the secrets and what really happened to Greta that night. Cookies and Scream
chefdt More than 1 year ago
Cookies and Scream is the fifth book in the A Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery series. Olivia returns from vacation and the next day a friend, Constance, calls to explain the antique cookie cutters that are in her wall safe. Greta Oskarson has decided to move back to Chatterly Heights and has asked Constance to hold her cookie cutter collection until Olivia returns and meeting can be arranged with Olivia to discuss the sale of Greta's collection. Greta has been living in Europe and has had several husbands who most, if not all, have died from questionable circumstances. Before Olivia has a chance to start selling off the cutters, she gets a call from Greta saying she's having breathing problems and asks for help. Shortly after arriving at the hospital, Greta dies and the cause of death is tentatively listed as a heart attack. Olivia and a doctor aren't so sure, so with help of Maddie they start looking into Greta's past. Olivia and Maddie once again have wonderful cast of characters to fill in the void when they are out sleuthing. Bertha is back with her light hearted way and is busy keeping shop organized, as is her dear friend Mr. Willard. Ellie, Olivia's mother is back with her usual motherly advice. Then ever the thorn in Olivia side, are Binnie and Ned, reporter and photographer for the local paper. Del, Olivia's romantic interest is out of town, dealing with his ex wife. Can't forget Spunky, Olivia's adorable Yorkie. The official "meeter and greeter" at The Gingerbread House. Looking forward to the next book in the series
jet-729 More than 1 year ago
Finding antique cookie cutters in her safe send Olivia and Mattie on another adventure and of course solving another murder. Keeps your interest and keeps you reading!
TessT More than 1 year ago
I love this series! What could be more fun than owning an "everything" cookie shop. with the "everything" including fresh baked cookies from Maddie, who is best friend of the main character, Olivia. Several years ago Olivia inherited amazing collection of cookie cutters. Now she has been offered more, but before that deal is done, the donor ends up dead. Join Olivia and Maddie as they set out to discover who the murderer is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed very much. Look forward to reading more like this soon.
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So were moving here
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Got locked out
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