• Title: Baked to Death
  • Author: Catherine Bruns
  • ISBN: 9781943587230
  • Page: 351
  • Format: ebook
  • Baked to Death From bestselling culinary cozy mystery author Catherine Bruns comes the next delightfully delicious Cookies Chance MysteryBaker turned reluctant amateur sleuth Sally Muccio s finally found the hap
    From 1 bestselling culinary cozy mystery author Catherine Bruns comes the next delightfully delicious Cookies Chance MysteryBaker turned reluctant amateur sleuth, Sally Muccio s, finally found the happiness that s eluded her for years She s in love with a great guy, her bakery is thriving, and now she and her best friend Josie Sullivan are gearing up to appear oFrom 1 bestselling culinary cozy mystery author Catherine Bruns comes the next delightfully delicious Cookies Chance MysteryBaker turned reluctant amateur sleuth, Sally Muccio s, finally found the happiness that s eluded her for years She s in love with a great guy, her bakery is thriving, and now she and her best friend Josie Sullivan are gearing up to appear on the popular reality baking show, Cookie Crusades But a visit from Sal s greedy ex husband Colin, who s looking to cash in on the bakery s dough, changes everything Within a few hours Sal s world like the shop s original fortune cookies is broken apart when Colin turns up dead, and her boyfriend s arrested for the crime Now Sal s mixing it up with vengeful ex inlaws, a suspicious new employee, slippery baking competitors, and a greasy mobster who ll stop at nothing to collect on Colin s unpaid debt Can Sal prove her man is innocent in time Or is she about to get baked herself Recipes Included The Cookies Chance Mysteries Tastes Like Murder book 1 Baked to Death book 2 A Spot of Murder short story in the Killer Beach Reads collection What critics are saying Catherine Bruns dishes up a deliciously devilish mystery with this feisty suspense story This is a highly entertaining cozy mystery that would appeal to anyone who likes a little zaniness with their suspense Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick I want to visit with all of the quirky characters just to see what crazy and outrageous things they will do next Fresh Ficion The delightful whodunit kept me guessing until the end, and the tasty treats had my mouthwatering from start to finish A fantastic culinary mystery in the vein of Joanne Fluke and Diane Mott Davidson Gemma Halliday, New York Times USA Today bestselling mystery author Catherine Bruns has found a winning recipe for an exciting mystery mixed with a dash of humor and a heap of danger Add in a little romance for spice, and you get one sweet reading treat Mary Marks, bestselling author of the Quilting Mystery series.

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    1. A nice easy read with down to earth, relatable characters and situations. Lots of funny moments in this nicely paced mystery. Sally has an amusing family that seems to make life more entertaining. Of course, reading about it and not actually experiencing it always puts a better spin on things; living with the family is more likely exasperating than entertaining! Looking forward to reading more about Sally and her Italian family, and hoping that Grandma Rosa takes on a more prominent role in futu [...]

    2. This series comes highly recommended if you like a crazy, chuckle-worth Italian family combined with a solid mystery full of red herrings. Grandma Rosa is a wonderful character, full of good advice, patience and love for family and friends, I wish she was my grandmother.Sal and Josie attending a cookie baking competition in Florida was not just a fun event but also perfectly embedded into the mystery. I enjoyed this second installment even more than the first one.It can be read as a stand alone [...]

    3. First off I want to thank Catherine Bruns for giving me the opportunity to read and review Baked to Death. I couldn't put it down. I love how this series is progressing. This book moves at the perfect pace to get to know all of the characters and each of the lives they lead.This book starts out with Sal in a great place in her life. Her bakery is becoming the place to go for the best cookies. She is finally getting her love life in order, maybe she has to decide between two great guys and maybe [...]

    4. I cannot say enough good things about Catherine Bruns and her Cookies & Chance Mystery series. Baked to Death is the 2nd book in this series and its even better than the first book, Tastes Like Murder. Things are going pretty good in Sally's life. Her bakery is doing well, the bakery is in a baking competition in Florida, she is finally divorced from her lowlife husband, Colin and she is with the man she is suppose to be with, her high school sweetheart. Everything is going smoothly until Co [...]

    5. Baked to Death proved that the Cookies and Chance series still has delightful unpredictability. I was even on the edge of my seat from page 1 trying to figure out which love interest Sal selected. The author had set them both up so well that I could see justification for Sal to select either one and be on the road to potential happiness. I wasn't disappointed in her choice of man and it complimented the story very well. Loved the reality show and Grandma Rosa is a guiding star. It's the perfect [...]

    6. Since I love baking and really enjoy cozy mysteries, I figured I might like BAKED TO DEATH by Catherine Bruns. Catherine was a new author to me so I had to find out for myself if her writing could keep me interested and wanting more. She more than delivered! You can’t help but fell in love with the town of Colwestern and it diverse group of inhabitants. Sally “Sal” Muccio reminded me of myself at times – always needing to find out the answers that, somehow or other, always seem to place [...]

    7. BAKED TO DEATH is a sweet way to go…if you’re looking for a great mystery!In this tasty installment of the Cookies & Chance mysteries, BFFs, business partners, and bakers, Sally Muccio and Josie Sullivan find themselves in the world of reality competition TV on the show, Cookie Crusades. This story also finds Sally involved in a murder that hits too close to home. Author Catherine Bruns is an exceptional writer who knows how to keep the readers’ attention. BAKED TO DEATH was an enjoyab [...]

    8. Cookie KriegSally Muccio hat endlich den Mann ihres Lebens und alles andere läuft auch rund. Sie führt mit ihrer Freundin Josie eine Keksbäckerei, die sehr gut ankommt. Die beiden sind sogar für einen Backwettbewerb in einer Fernsehsendung angenommen worden. Plötzlich taucht jedoch Sallys Ex-Mann Colin auf, der an ihr Geld will. Colin ist drogenabhängig und er hat Schulden gemacht. Wie er an Geld kommt, ist ihm fast egal. Und einen Tag später ist er tot. Der Verdacht fällt auf Sallys neu [...]

    9. Baked to Death is excellent example of a well written cozy mystery; I loved it. While I really enjoyed Tastes Like Murder, the second book in the Cookies and Chance Mysteries casts that delightful book in the shadows. I am glad that she chose the love interest that she did but the other guy is awesome too; I hope we get to see him find someone special. Ms Bruns handles his continued interest in Sally smoothly and realistically. When her ex comes back declaring that he will get half of her busine [...]

    10. I received an ARC of this book for my honest review. This book had me intrigued until the end! I had several theories to the murderer -- one of which turned out to be right. I really love Sally's grandmother. This is the second book of the series, but the first book I have read. I am looking forward to going back and reading the first book to see how the story began! I am also a sucker for any mystery that has recipes at the end, she they were a wonderful touch!

    11. This is a good cozy mystery. Full of twists and turns, and a happy ending. Sally's ex-husband, Colin, shows up and causes trouble for Sally in more ways than one. Her current boyfriend, Mike, is accused of his murder. Sally and Josie are preparing for a reality show competition and Colin has indirectly hurt their chances of winning the competition. Sally sets out to find out who murdered Colin and is causing so much trouble. But the question is will it cost her her own life???

    12. Life was going well for bakery owner and amateur sleuth Sally Muccio. She’s been divorced from her low life, cheating, ex husband, Colin, for a few months and she’s now back in snowy Buffalo, New York with her old boyfriend, Mike.Sally and Mike talk about living together and possibly getting married and having kids in the near future but Sally is happy with the way things are now and doesn’t want to rush into another marriage. Of course Mike is nothing like her ex Colin but Sally wants to [...]

    13. Sally Muccio owns Sally’s Samples, a bakery in Colwestern, New York. She’s only been in business five months after moving from Florida back to her hometown to get away from her cheating ex-husband, Colin. She hired her best friend, Josie Sullivan, as the baker and reconnected with her high school love, Mike Donovan. The bakery is doing extremely well (and so is her romance) when Sally and Josie are invited to participate as contestants for Cookie Crusades, a reality baking competition in Orl [...]

    14. Death Returns to the Cookie Shop…Delicious!Sally’s cookie shop, Sally’s Samples, is doing quite well, and the news that she and Josie have been selected as contestants in the Cookie Crusades, a Food Network reality baking competition, sends them into joyful excitement. But, excitement is replaced by exasperation when Sally’s ex-husband, Colin Brown, shows up threatening to take away half of her successful business, of course, $20,000 could make his claim go away. However, the Ex turns up [...]

    15. BAKED TO DEATH is the second book in the "Cookies and Chance" Mystery series. It is the story of two ladies who run a cookie bakery, one of which is the owner, Sal. Sal seems to attract murder and trouble and that continues in book two. This time it is her ex-husband who is murdered, and her boyfriend is accused of the crime. Many complications and red herrings occur throughout the book, leading readers into several possible directions. I must say a couple of her tentative conclusions made sense [...]

    16. 3.5 stars.Gotta say, Catherine Bruns can turn out a pleasant read. These cozies are unassuming and hit their paces right on target. I spent most of a day reading these books, happily curled up in my wingback chair, drawn in by Catherine's writing. Sally is a modest character--she is not a take-charge vigilante, but quietly determined to make things right. It drove me nuts when she would cave to everyone's demands--I could easily see why she stayed with her awful ex-husband as long as she did--bu [...]

    17. Another fun read from Catherine Bruns! In this second Cookies and Chance Mystery, things are going pretty well for Sally. Business is good and she's happy in her new relationship. Then, like an ill wind, her ex-husband shows up in town and says that he plans on staking a claim on her business. Before Sally can figure out how to deal with this, her ex ends up murdered and her new boyfriend is arrested. She knows he's not guilty, but how can she prove it? To make matters worse, Sally has to deal w [...]

    18. Sally Muccio is a divorced, cookie bakery owner, whose boyfriend is Mike Donavan, her HS sweetheart .They have reconnected after 10 years. Her ex, Colin Brown, is not a very nice person and is always looking for a way to make easy money.Colin is killed and Mike is accused of the murder. Needless to say Sally is stressed and determine to help clear Mike’s name. But the story is also about family, friendships , loyalty , faith and hope. I love Sally’s Grandma Rose and just want her to have her [...]

    19. Deliciously Baked!This was a well-plotted page turner that I could not help be be drawn into! The cliffhanger at the end of book 1 was answered quite quickly & quite satisfactorily. There were quite a few surprises, especially when Sal's ex-husband shows up. Also, quite a few laughs - Sal's parents are quite a couple of oddball characters, as is Sal's grandmother's neighbor. The ending was quite a surprise & very heartwarming. Love this new series & am anxiously awaiting book 3!

    20. Cookies, ex husbands and murder makes for an interesting read.Sally and Josie are going great guns in their cookie business and they are hoping to win an upcoming cookie baking competition.Sally's love life is on or is it?Sally's family bring so much love warmth and hilarity as only a true Italian family can, they are loud, proud and always entertaining I just love them.Great story and loved the ending

    21. Don't leave anything to chanceI enjoyed this mystery and was guessing until the end. Sally is a character that is very believable. I'm glad in who she picked from book 1 that left us wondering. I would recommend this book to anyone that loves mysteries and cozys. Can't wait to see what happens in the next one.

    22. I very much enjoyed this second book in the series. I thought it was even better than the first. The supporting characters are entertaining, and it's fun to see the relationships progressing. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.

    23. Too Many CookiesAnother winner! These are quick reads but interesting and entertaining, with realistic characters. I have found Ms Bruns to be an author that I wish to follow.

    24. Baked to Death is a fun, fast-paced mystery. Filled with a cast that will make you giggle, the pages fly by and leave you wanting more.

    25. baked to deathreally enjoyed this second book to this seriesing like suspense and mystery at every turn.n't wait to start next one

    26. Loaded with suspense. Didn't figure out the killer till the end when he confessed. A must read. Recipes sound yummy at the end of the book.

    27. OutstandingWow this one is full of twists and turns. Just when I thought I had things figured out they would prove me wrong. There was one person I saw right through fern the start. I am looking forward to book 3.

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