Ginger Snapped to Death

Ginger Snapped to Death

by Catherine Bruns

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Overview

From USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns comes a hilarious holiday whodunit!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…Unless you’re Sally Muccio.

The full-time baker and sometime sleuth is ready to burst into song. She and her husband are expecting a bundle of joy, her sister’s wedding is just around the corner, and it’s Christmas, her favorite time of year. But when Sal’s the victim of a carjacking by Santa himself and a forgotten item links her to a murder, she doesn’t feel like ho-ho-hoing anymore.

Damian Ruger was a drug user, womanizer and first-class jerk. And unfortunately for Sal, she once had a connection to him in high school. The dough really hits the fan when her bakery's gingerbread cookies are found next to his dead body, and Sal's cake server is used as a murder weapon. Someone is trying to frame the expectant mother, but why? Sal has no choice but to try to clear her name...before she and the baby are singing Christmas carols in prison!

*Recipes Included!*

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)

What critics are saying:

"A fantastic cozy mystery!"
—InD'Tale Magazine

"I want to visit more with all of the quirky characters just to see what crazy and outrageous things they will do next!"
—Fresh Fiction

"The Cookies and Chance Mystery series is more than just a series....it's a family !! Once you read the first book, you are hooked and feel like a member of the crazy Muccio family."
—Cozy Mystery Book Reviews

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163303731
Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
Publication date: 11/05/2019
Series: Cookies & Chance Mysteries , #8
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 6,885
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Catherine lives in Upstate New York with a male dominated household that consists of her very patient husband, three sons, and assorted cats and dogs. She has wanted to be a writer since the age of eight when she wrote her own version of Cinderella (fortunately Disney never sued). Catherine holds a B.A. in English and is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.

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Ginger Snapped to Death 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
IrishEyes430 10 days ago
It seems that being 9 months pregnant doesn’t stop Sally Muccio from working or investigating murder. While minding her own business, she is carjacked by Santa. Soon an acquaintance from high school shows up murdered and the weapon is Sally’s new personalized cake server. Meanwhile, Sally's sister is getting married at the same time the baby is due! I love the characters in this series, particularly the comic relief from the other members of the family. The mystery is well plotted and keeps the reader engaged. I also love the recipes in the book, some that I’m anxious to try!
Bernadette_Cinkoske 12 days ago
I love this addition to the series. I have no idea how Ms. Bruns comes up with these plots but she has outdone herself in Ginger Snapped to Death. All of Sally's zany family is back. It is Christmas and Sally keeps tripping over Jolly-less Santas. Sally is nine months pregnant, the matron of honor in her sister's upcoming Christmas eve wedding, carjacked, a suspect in a murder, and has no customers at Sally's Samples. You do not want to miss this book! I could not put it down.
ganderson523 12 days ago
Ginger Snapped to Death is a fun addition to the Cookies & Chance Mysteries series. There is never a dull moment in Sally Donovan's life in Colwestern, New York. She is the owner of a bakery named Sally's Samples where her best friend Josie is the baker. The two have a tendency to get into trouble, usually when they put on their sleuthing hats to investigate a crime, mostly involving murder. Sally is a magnet for trouble. This time it is the week before Christmas and she is nine months pregnant when she is carjacked by two men in Santa suits. Things are compounded when an old boyfriend is found dead with a cake server with her name on it sticking out of his neck. She is questioned by her old friend, police officer Brian. She really tries to stay out of trouble this time but Josie is determined to investigate and Sal goes along. On top of those troubles, her sister Gianna and her fiance Johnny are supposed to get married Christmas Eve. Sally has nightmares about giving birth to her baby in prison. What a time they all have with crazy parents, Johnny's crazy grandmother and the criminals! Her hubby Mike is fit to tied when she won't stay home with her feet up. This is another winner in the series. I received a complimentary ARC from the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are mine only.
kimdavishb 12 days ago
GINGER SNAPPED TO DEATH, the 8th book in the Cookies & Chance Mystery series by Catherine Bruns captures the spirit and the flavors of the Christmas season. That is except for two carjacking Santas and Sally Donovan’s gingerbread men and her brand new cake server left at the scene of the town’s Casanova-want-a-be’s murder. Sally, owner of Sally’s Samples cookie bakery, is bursting at the seams with her own bun in the oven and Baby Donovan is not wanting to make an appearance. Besides worrying about the delay in delivery, Sally has her hands full with Christmas festivities and her sister’s wedding. But as usual, a creepy fortune cookie her own bakery made, forewarns her of imminent disaster and it doesn’t take long for mayhem to strike. Ms. Bruns takes the reader on a fast-paced caper with several laugh out loud moments (the parental units are the perfect pair to lighten the mood) along with heartwarming scenes that epitomize the holiday theme. One of the many strengths in the Cookies & Chance series are the characters. The close knit Italian family that surrounds Sally through thick and thin makes me want to revisit them as each book is released and catch up on everything going on. Ms. Bruns does an admirable job of allowing each and every character to grow, to change, and to surprise the reader with every single story. The author also effectively builds suspense in both the murder mystery plot as well in Sally’s personal life. There were plenty of suspects to keep me guessing and plenty of twists to keep me turning pages until the very last page. An edge-of-your-seat reveal added to the holiday cheer and makes me eager to find out what’s in store for Sally and the gang with the next installment! Sally’s Samples serves up delectable cookies along with their famed fortune cookies. As usual, Ms. Bruns includes a couple yummy recipes at the back of the book that are perfect for holiday baking. I was provided an advance copy. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
kimdavishb 12 days ago
GINGER SNAPPED TO DEATH, the 8th book in the Cookies & Chance Mystery series by Catherine Bruns captures the spirit and the flavors of the Christmas season. That is except for two carjacking Santas and Sally Donovan’s gingerbread men and her brand new cake server left at the scene of the town’s Casanova-want-a-be’s murder. Sally, owner of Sally’s Samples cookie bakery, is bursting at the seams with her own bun in the oven and Baby Donovan is not wanting to make an appearance. Besides worrying about the delay in delivery, Sally has her hands full with Christmas festivities and her sister’s wedding. But as usual, a creepy fortune cookie her own bakery made, forewarns her of imminent disaster and it doesn’t take long for mayhem to strike. Ms. Bruns takes the reader on a fast-paced caper with several laugh out loud moments (the parental units are the perfect pair to lighten the mood) along with heartwarming scenes that epitomize the holiday theme. One of the many strengths in the Cookies & Chance series are the characters. The close knit Italian family that surrounds Sally through thick and thin makes me want to revisit them as each book is released and catch up on everything going on. Ms. Bruns does an admirable job of allowing each and every character to grow, to change, and to surprise the reader with every single story. The author also effectively builds suspense in both the murder mystery plot as well in Sally’s personal life. There were plenty of suspects to keep me guessing and plenty of twists to keep me turning pages until the very last page. An edge-of-your-seat reveal added to the holiday cheer and makes me eager to find out what’s in store for Sally and the gang with the next installment! Sally’s Samples serves up delectable cookies along with their famed fortune cookies. As usual, Ms. Bruns includes a couple yummy recipes at the back of the book that are perfect for holiday baking. I was provided an advance copy. All thoughts and opinions are my own.