Burned to a Crisp

Cookies & Chance Mysteries Book 3

Catherine Bruns brings back Sally Muccio and her crazy family for another deliciously sweet and savory mystery. I was so happy to see that Sally’s wedding was just around the corner and I couldn’t wait to see her life settle down a little. Boy was I in for a pleasant surprise. If anything this instalment is even more of a bumpy ride for Sally and her posse.

I loved watching her deal with her unusual parents. It was heart wrenching to see her reaction to the fire and her suspicions about her love were uncomfortable. Her conversations with her grandmother were beautiful and her concern for her sister touching. Watching her handle the mob and an overly infatuated police officer, all while trying to identify a killer, kept me chuckling. There is something about Sal and her network of friends and family that keep me smiling.

I can’t wait to see just what she can get up to next. If you like your cozy mysteries complete with a cast of zany characters this is one for you and guess what recipes are included which makes me really wish I could bake.

The Story:

Sally Muccio is counting down the days to her wedding and her life is looking pretty normal if you can call anything concerning her parents normal. Her sister is now a public defender. When Sally’s sister’s client ends up dead after a fire at Sally’s bakery Sally’s life once again becomes too hot to handle. As if the fire and the murder aren’t enough to handle she has to use her parents’ place as a temporary bakery. Plus the mob is after her and worst of all she’s positive her fiancé is lying to her.

Book Blurb for Burned to a Crisp

From USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns comes the next sinfully delicious Cookies & Chance Mystery...

Just when things appear to be going well for baker and sometime sleuth, Sally Muccio, life turns up the heat again.

It’s summertime, and the living is easy for the Muccio clan. Sal’s wedding to her beloved fiancé is rapidly approaching, Mom’s won a beauty contest, and sister Gianna is now a licensed public defender. But when the bakery Sal’s worked so hard for goes up in smoke—along with her dreams!—she’s not sure how much more she can stand. Even worse, the man found dead in the bakery’s back room is none other than Gianna’s latest client, Bernardo Napoli.

The dough really hits the fan for Sal and Josie when they’re forced to temporarily relocate their bakery to the crazy Muccio home. Trouble is quickly stirred up as the best friend team must now contend with Sal’s father and his new mortuary business “undertakings,” a middle aged mother parading around customers in bikinis, and an Italian family hell bent on revenge. For Sal, several questions demand answers. Where has Gianna disappeared to? What role did she play in Bernardo’s death? What secret is Sal’s fiancé hiding from her? Sal is determined to find answers...before she gets burned once again!

**Recipes Included!**

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2016 4.00