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I wondered if she and Ashley had remained best friends. Even more, I wondered if Hayley had heard anything about the police questioning me . . . or the argument Ashley and I had had a few hours before she was murdered.

Author: Cynthia Baxter

Publisher: Kensington Cozies

ISBN: 9781496714145

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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The owner of a Hudson Valley ice cream shop is out to get the scoop on a hometown homicide in this “decadent, deadly, and delightful” series debut (Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author). After leaving her high-powered Manhattan life behind, Kate McKay is indulging her dream of opening an ice cream shop in her Upstate New York hometown of Wolfert’s Roost. But her spirits melt when she learns that her childhood frenemy, Ashley Winthrop, has started selling frozen treats in the bakery across the street. Full of sour high school memories, Ashley is more than game for some unfriendly competition. But before Ashley can kill Kate’s new business, someone kills Ashley. And now half the town thinks sweet Kate is hiding a sinister secret. To clear her name, she’ll do whatever it takes to put the real killer on ice—even join forces with an old flame. But she’ll need to exercise more than restraint if she wants to expose the killer and live to see another sundae. “[A] charmer of a cozy mystery. A delicious read that left me hungry for more.” —Jenn McKinlay Includes mouthwatering ice cream recipes from the Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shoppe!
2018-03-27 By Cynthia Baxter

When Kate moves back home to care for her grandmother, she indulges her dream of opening up an ice cream shop, and ends up the prime suspect in her rival's murder.

Author: Cynthia Baxter

Publisher: Lickety Splits Mystery

ISBN: 1496714121

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Kate McKay had doubts about swapping her high-powered life in Manhattan for Wolfert's Roost, the quaint Hudson Valley village where she grew up. But when she moves back to care for her ailing grandmother, Kate decides to start fresh and indulge her dream of running an ice cream shop. All goes smoothly--until she's reunited with old acquaintances nuttier than a vat of rocky road . . . Kate should be thrilled about opening Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shoppe in the heart of town. Instead her spirits melt like soft serve in the summer when she learns that her childhood frenemy, Ashley Winthrop, has started selling frozen treats in the bakery across the street. Turns out, Ashley hasn't sweetened since high school. And, once again, she's game for some very unfriendly competition . . . But before Ashley can kill Kate's new business, someone kills Ashley--stabbing her to death inside the bakery. Worse, the murder occurs right after the two rivals drew crowds with a heated argument, leaving half of Wolfert's Roost speculating that Kate was finally pushed over the edge . . . With rumors swirling and her reputation in serious trouble, Kate is determined to get the real scoop on the crime--even if it means joining forces with a former flame. As she pieces together clues to a chilling scandal, Kate soon realizes that she'll need way more than a sprinkle of wit if she wants to expose the killer and live to see another sundae . . . Includes mouthwatering ice cream recipes from the Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shoppe!
2018-03 By Cynthia Baxter

—Publishers Weekly MURDER WITH A CHERRY ON TOP “Decadent, deadly, and delightful! Murder with a Cherry on Top is a charmer of a cozy mystery. A delicious read that left me hungry for more.” —Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling ...

Author: Cynthia Baxter

Publisher: Kensington Cozies

ISBN: 9781496714206

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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It’s autumn in the Hudson Valley, and Kate McKay has some tricks up her sleeve for a deliciously spooky season at her Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shoppe. But with a cold-blooded murderer thrown into the mix, the scares are about to become a little too real . . . Kate receives the shock of a lifetime when she’s blindsided by an offer she can’t refuse. An assistant movie director desperately wants to shoot a key scene at Lickety Splits and she’s willing to pay big bucks to sweeten the last-minute deal. All Kate has to do is tolerate a bustling film crew for a few hours and provide one important prop—a scoop of handmade ice cream . . . But when up-and-coming actress Savannah Crane drops dead after spooning down some chocolate almond fudge, Kate’s first taste of Hollywood might be her last. Determined to clear her name, Kate finds herself churning through a long list of unsavory characters to catch the real killer lurking around town. As she uncovers the truth about the jealous rivals and obsessive stalkers who haunted Savannah’s life, Kate soon realizes that tangling with the late starlet’s “fans” could make this her most terrifying fall yet . . . Includes mouthwatering ice cream recipes from the Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shoppe!
2019-12-31 By Cynthia Baxter

(They're going to look skimpy, but they'll be fine once they're baked and you put on the cherry topping.) ... When the cheesecakes are cool, open the can of cherry pie filling and place three cherries on top of every mini cheesecake.

Author: Joanne Fluke

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 9780758271570

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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Apple Turnover Murder The Luscious Los Angeles Times And USA Today Bestseller! Early summer brings plenty of work for baker Hannah Swensen, even before Mayor Bascomb's wife drops by The Cookie Jar to place an order for her charity event. . .for eleven-hundred cookies! And Hannah almost flips when her business partner, Lisa, suggests setting up an apple turnover stand. But she places her faith in Lisa and agrees to be a magician's assistant in the fundraiser's talent show. . . Key Lime Pie Murder New York Times Bestseller It promises to be a busy week for Hannah Swensen. Not only is she whipping up treats for the chamber of commerce booth at the Tri-County fair, she's also judging the baking contest;acting as a magician's assistant for her business partner's husband;trying to coax Moishe, her previously rapacious feline, to end his hunger strike, and performing her own private carnival act by juggling the demands of her mother and sisters. With so much on her plate, it's no wonder Hannah finds herself on the midway only moments before the fair closes for the night. After hearing a suspicious thump, she goes snooping–only to discover Willa Sunquist, a student teacher and fellow bake contest judge, dead alongside an upended key lime pie. But who would want to kill Willa and why? Cherry Cheesecake Murder Hannah Swensen and her bakery, The Cookie Jar, bask in the glow of Hollywood glamour when Main Street becomes a movie set. And although tensions simmer as the cameras roll, no one expects the action to turn deadly. . .until it's too late. . . There's no such thing as privacy in Lake Eden, but Hannah never thought things would go this far. Everyone has been telling her what to do ever since she got not one but two marriage proposals. Movie mania soon shoves Hannah's marriage dilemma into the background and even gives her cat a shot at stardom. The Cookie Jar serves as snack central with Main Street rented out for the week. She stirs lots of fresh gossip, whipping up treats for cast and crew, including demanding director Dean Lawrence's favorite--cherry cheesecake. Lemon Meringue Pie Murder Hannah Swensen thought she'd finally discovered the recipe for a perfect life. But her sometime beau Norman Rhodes tosses a surprise ingredient into the mix when he phones to tell her he's just bought a house from local drugstore clerk Rhonda Scharf--which he plans to tear down in order to build the dream home he and Hannah designed. It seems the plan has been cooking for quite some time, and Hannah's shocked. Especially since her ring finger is still very much bare. . . The good news is that the soon-to-be-torn-down house is full of antiques--and Norman has given Hannah and her mother first dibs. They uncover some gorgeous old furniture, a patchwork quilt. . .and Rhonda Scharf's dead body. A little more sleuthing turns up the half-eaten remains of a very special dinner for two--and one of The Cookie Jar's famous lemon meringue pies. Now it's up to Hannah to turn up the heat--and get busy tracking down clues. Starting in her very own kitchen. . .
2011-02-01 By Joanne Fluke

She knew she was lucky; surviving a murder from the same murderer. And it wasn't all bad: they received food stamps so ... She also had a friendship with Linda after the June murders. And the cherry on top of the bright side: Lake Col.

Author: JC Brown

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Category: Fiction

Page: 78

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Two months after the third Nefarious attack, Allie Vils' life isn't going well: living with her poor mother and relying on a neighbor for food and medicine. But an old friend returns to Ronsville, but so does an old enemy.
2020-09-13 By JC Brown

The confusion engendered by the drug scam was the cherry on top of Crevasse's murders. When he returned to the ACU after Roscoe died, he let it slip to Honey that Elena and Roscoe had hinted at some vague criminal activities taking ...

Author: Daryl Anderson

Publisher: Mob City Books

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Category: Fiction

Page: 254

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Tender Mercies Psychiatric Hospital is one of the darker places in the Sunshine State, so no one’s surprised when young college student Elena Santos dies while under its care. Though Elena’s death appears to result from a severe allergic reaction, the family asks PI Addie Gorky to investigate. Though still mourning her father’s death, Addie takes on the case, expecting to find evidence of neglect or malpractice. But soon the inconsistencies surrounding Elena’s death start piling up, with the tight-lipped and paranoid staff blocking the investigation at every turn. After discovering that Elena was not the inexperienced college student described by her family, but a woman with a haunted past, Addie risks everything to unlock the dark secret of the Tender Mercies. When a second person dies, Addie finds herself in a deadly chess match with an unseen opponent, a grand master of murder always one step ahead. Will Addie find a way to defeat this ruthless killer before another life is lost?
2020-03-11 By Daryl Anderson

Inviting Ms. McKay here was the cherry on top of the cake...or so it seemed.” Edmund kept his eyes on Ben. “Our goal was to wait until you found the jewels and then kill you. But then I found out that certain people were traveling to ...

Author: Wendy Meadows

Publisher: Majestic Owl Publishing LLC

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Category: Fiction

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A creepy old manor, spine-chilling supernatural rumors, and a murderer stalking the shadows… Roped into visiting the infamous Dead and Breakfast, a spooky horror-themed vacation spot, Patricia McKay is expecting a stay filled with excitement and a few good scares. But after a vicious snowstorm descends and traps the guests inside, her visit begins to take a far more sinister turn. Stuck in a spooky old manor and sleeping in the very same room where a gruesome murder took place years ago, the horrors of the past rear their heads when a new dead body is discovered. Patricia soon finds herself caught up in a deadly murder mystery. With nobody to rely on but her strange host, she must unravel the clues and unmask the killer lurking in the shadowy halls – before it’s too late. But in the creaky old Dead and Breakfast, the rabbit hole goes deep. As she tumbles further into her investigation, Patricia must sleep with one eye open. With a murderer afoot, ghost stories are the least of her worries… Can Patricia unmask the killer and solve this sinister mystery? Or will she wind up as the Dead and Breakfast’s next victim? Perfect for fans of warm and cozy mysteries with lovable amateur sleuths and a trail of twists and turns, Whispering Hills Murder is a spooky and enjoyable who-dun-it that makes your imagination come alive.
2022-05-20 By Wendy Meadows

... over the Cozy Cupcakes Café, her famous cupcakes seem to turn up on the scene of murders! “But just for the record, ... I mean, I don't know how she managed to get this image of a cupcake with a cherry on top on my fingernails.

Author: Ann S. Marie

Publisher: Ann S Marie

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Category: Fiction

Page: 60

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*Now available as an audiobook! Murder strikes again in the small town of Berry Cove. Dana Sweet, part time mystery riddles blogger who has inherited the Cozy Cupcakes Café from her late grandmother, is once again drawn into a strange murder with a bizarre twist. Chrissy, the gossiping beautician at Bea’s Salon, is found dead in her bathtub with a half-eaten Strawberry Meringue Cupcake in her hand. Was it suicide? An accident? Or Murder? Dana needs to find out soon before the reputation of the Cozy Cupcakes Café is tarnished forever. A Dana Sweet Cozy Mystery series: Strawberry Cream Cupcake & Murder (Book 1) Blueberry Cream Cupcake & Murder (Book 2) Chocolate Cream Cupcake & Murder (Book 3) Strawberry Meringue Cupcake & Murder (Book 3.5) –Bonus short story Vanilla Cream Cupcake & Murder (Book 4) Holiday Cream Cupcake & Murder (Book 5) Valentine’s Cupcake & Murder (Book 6) Buttercream Cupcake & Murder (Book 7) Coconut Cream Cupcake & Murder (Book 8) Cherry Cream Cupcake & Murder (Book 9) Chocolate Chip Cupcake & Murder (Book 10)
2018-01-19 By Ann S. Marie

Wishing he could forget witnessing a woman's murder, a traumatized Rob begins to have suspicious accidents that his family is too busy to notice, in a rerelease of a best-selling mystery classic by the Edgar Award-winning author of The Girl ...

Author: Willo Davis Roberts

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781481439947

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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Wishing he could forget witnessing a woman's murder, a traumatized Rob begins to have suspicious accidents that his family is too busy to notice, in a rerelease of a best-selling mystery classic by the Edgar Award-winning author of The Girl With the Silver Eyes. Simultaneous and eBook.
2015-05-26 By Willo Davis Roberts

Fox, Robinson and Cherry were found not guilty and acquitted, and they were ordered to stand down. ... When they got to Banktop, Cherry grabbed a piece of wood, which was a gate top, and gave it to Mitchell, telling him to strike the ...

Author: Margaret Drinkall

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473830158

Category: True Crime

Page: 160

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Discover the darker history of this South Yorkshire town with these true crime stories and photos. This book takes you on a journey into England’s past, and into the gritty industrial town of Barnsley. With a variety of true-crime tales, it reveals not only the poverty and squalor in which many people of the time lived, but also the deep-rooted prejudices and double standards of the period. The crimes covered include poaching in the local area, a serious poisoning of bread and butter pudding at an eating house, and the tragic story of a man who was poisoned for a joke. More sinister happenings include a case of body snatching, which brought the whole town of Barnsley to a state of complete panic, the distressing murder of a child, a brutal attack on an elderly lady, and a woman who was shot down in the street by her former marine boyfriend. These macabre tales reveal a side of Barnsley that is not visible in the modern town of today. The intriguing narrative and in-depth coverage of Barnsley’s criminal past makes compelling reading for those interested in both British history and the darker side of human nature.
2015-07-31 By Margaret Drinkall