Glazed Murder by: Jessica Beck

by - Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Title: Glazed Murder
Author: Jessica Beck
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 320
Format: ebook
Series: Donut Shop Mystery #1


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…
My Thoughts: 
This book was fun and a great cozy mystery, it is the story of Suzanne Hart who owns a Donut shop in North Carolina.  While starting work one day at 2 a.m a body is dumped infront of her Donut Shop, she recognizes it as a local donut lover.  
She can't help but want to solve the murder and restore her donut shop's reputation.  While digging into the murder she meets Jake Bishop a state police inspector sent to solve the crime of the banker dumped at the donut shop.  The two make a connection of sorts during this story.  We also meet Suzanne's mother a true southern woman who worries about her daughter getting herself into jams during this story, and is always waiting for her daughter to start dating after a bad divorce.
Max Suzanne's ex-husband is desperate to win his wife back regardless of his cheating heart.  Suzanne does her best to get it through his head that there is no way no how.  Which brings out Max's temper wanting Suzanne for himself, and a jealousy over Jake.
There are no shortage of suspects, even some cops are suspects.  There is the crazy ex-wife, the cheating girlfriend, some business associates who even raise a red flag in Suzanne's head.  In the end it takes Suzanne and Jake and the donut shop to bring the villain to justice.
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