Doughnuts & Deadly Schemes

Culinary Competition Mysteries, #3

Janel Gradowski brings back her dynamic duo of sweet and savoury sleuth Amy and her best friend Carla. I loved that they discovered the body together in this one and that neither woman was a prime suspect was a relief, after all Amy seemed to have a lot on her plate trying to pull off a perfect wedding in such a short time. Amy has such an interesting personality, she looks at the world in such a unique way and her enthusiasm is contagious without being over-the-top. Carla is a fabulous foil for Amy's drama as her calm and composed manner balances any extra gusto without deflating the good mood. As with the previous adventures while the men do not take centre stage they aren't simply caricatures either and I enjoyed getting to see how they handled the hectic wedding plans. With local businesses under attack by a hacker it was interesting to see Amy dealing with it while planning the details of the wedding. I found the situation intriguing and the mystery kept me glued to my e-reader. If you are looking for a cozy mystery to whet your appetite this is a delicious choice.

After finally getting rid of the nasty taste in her mouth from being the prime suspect in a murder, Amy's best friend Carla's life is looking sweeter. She's getting married but then they stumble upon another body and Amy is determined her friend will have a perfect wedding, so it's time to stop another murderer before she's served up as the next victim.

Book Blurb for Doughnuts & Deadly Schemes

From bestselling mystery author Janel Gradowski comes a deliciously deadly mystery...

Amy Ridley’s best friend, Carla, is getting married, and Amy is delighted to be recruited as the head wedding planner—even if Carla's demands are less than conventional. Case in point: Carla insists on a tower of doughnuts in place of a wedding cake. But navigating the world of nuptials becomes the least of Amy's problems when the owner of a menswear shop is found dead, and Carla's fiancé is assigned to the case. With the honeymoon in jeopardy, Amy and Carla vow to help track down the killer...but they soon discover there are even more sinister happenings affecting the businesses in downtown Kellerton, Michigan. If Amy doesn't figure out who is behind the deadly schemes, the nearly newlywed detective may just be solving another murder—hers!

**Recipes Included!**

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2016 4.00