Glazed Murder (Donut Shop Mystery Series #1)

Glazed Murder (Donut Shop Mystery Series #1)

by Jessica Beck
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Glazed Murder (Donut Shop Mystery Series #1) by Jessica Beck

Meet Suzanne Hart, owner and operator of Donut Hearts coffee shop in April Springs, North Carolina. After her divorce from Max, an out-of-work actor she's dubbed "The Great Impersonator," Suzanne decided to pursue her one true passion in life: donuts. So she cashed in her settlement and opened up shop in the heart of her beloved hometown.

But when a dead body is dumped on her doorstep like a sack of flour, Suzanne's cozy little shop becomes an all-out crime scene. Now, everyone in town is dropping by for glazed donuts and gruesome details. The retired sheriff warns her to be careful—and they're all suspects. Soon Suzanne—who finds snooping as irresistible as donuts—is poking holes in everyone's alibis…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312946104
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 03/30/2010
Series: Donut Shop Mystery Series , #1
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 301
Sales rank: 248,210
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jessica Beck loves donuts, and has the figure to prove it. It's amazing what someone can convince themselves is all in the name of research! For each recipe featured in the donut mysteries, a dozen more are tried and tested. Jessica Beck is the penname of an author who has been nominated for the Agatha Award and named an Independent Mystery Booksellers Association national bestseller nearly a dozen times. When not concocting delicious treats, Beck enjoys the rare snowfalls near her home in the foothills of North Carolina.

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Glazed Murder ($4.99 Value Promotion edition): A Donut Shop Mystery 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 250 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was dreadful. Love cozy mysteries but this was a dud. The main character putting herself in this investigation made no sense, she was boring, there were no clues to the resolution, massive lack of character development and it was very slow. Perhaps it improves through the series but the first offering does not make me want to read any more.
Pups1 More than 1 year ago
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.
Ami Lowe More than 1 year ago
But like a previous reviewer said, it is a complete knock off of the Hannah Swensen series. From the slightly overweight 30-something heroine that owns a dessert shop, the widowed over protective mother, the included recipes - heck, even the law enforcement love interest! It's all in there. Only, Joanne Fluke does it a lot better with Hannah - the characters are way better developed and a lot more likable and even the recipes are better. Skip Suzanne and go download Hannah.
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bwilhoite More than 1 year ago
3.5 It started off slow then got better. I'll probably read more in this series.
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This book was such a fun read I went and bought the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It gives you recipes for donuts AND a mystery, too. How good can that be? I am waiting for the next book in this series.
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This book was sort of like a doughnut : quick and satisfying and leaves you wanting a little bit more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of those "comfortable" mysteries that are so good to read on a rainy weekend.
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A little amateurish....
hotpink1622 More than 1 year ago
If you like mysteries and like donuts, this is the book for you. I really enjoy mysteries that incorporate food and there are some fun recipes at the end of each chapter. I'm glad I found this series!!!
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Story line keeps you interested in coming back for more.