Coconut Layer Cake Murder – Hannah Swensen, owner of The Cookie Jar bakeshop has been helping a friend in California when she’s suddenly called back home to the cold Minnesota winter by a panicked call from her sister, Michelle. Michelle’s boyfriend, Lonnie, has become the prime murder suspect after waking up on a stranger’s couch, only to find that stranger, a young woman, dead in her bedroom. To make matters worse, Lonnie can’t remember what happened after he helped the woman get home. Hannah doesn’t know who or what to believe, let alone if she’ll be able to find the real killer and clear Lonnie’s name.
Death by Chocolate Frosted Doughnut – Bakeshop owners Jake and Ellie are looking forward to a busy festival weekend in their small coastal Maine village. That is, until the body of a well-known, if not well loved, foodie is found in the basement of their shop, The Chocolate Moose. Things quickly go from bad to worse when Jake becomes the leading suspect, so she and Ellie set out to find the real murderer, determined to preserve Jake’s freedom as well as their business.
Puddin’ On the Blitz – Magdalena Yoder has just opened an Asian-Amish fusion restaurant in Pennsylvania Dutch country. While her customers are skeptical about the themed cuisine, they’re in agreement that the desserts are to die for. That is until a diner drops dead right after eating a generous slice of blitz torte. Before she can put down her whisk, Magdalena is arrested for murder. She knows she’s innocent, but can she find out who the real murderer is before her restaurant, her family and her life are ruined?
– Marilyn B.