Caught Bread Handed

Caught Bread Handed
Author: Ellie Alexander
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-06-28
ISBN: 1250088046
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caught Bread Handed Book Excerpt:

Welcome to Torte—a friendly, small-town family bake shop where the oven is heating up as high as the body count... Jules Capshaw is still chewing over her husband Carlos’s return to Ashland, Oregon. Could there be too many cooks in the kitchen? Whatever is stirring between those two will have to wait. Despite the Oregon Shakespeare Festival being dark for the winter, the bakeshop is bustling, the dough is rolling, and there’s no rest for the weary...especially when murder is thrown into the mix. When Mindy Nolan, the owner of a new restaurant in town, turns up dead, the batter at hand thickens. Jules knows that there was bad blood between Mindy and others in town, and tracking down the killer could prove to be an unwelcome treat. And to top it all off, there’s Carlos, who is pleading—with those delicious dark eyes and sexy Spanish accent—for Jules to take him back. Is home where the heart is or will she make a fresh start...and risk getting burned?

Caught Bread Handed

Caught Bread Handed
Author: Wendy Meadows
Publsiher: Majestic Owl Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2022-12-23
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caught Bread Handed Book Excerpt:

A carnival of murder has arrived. But who will have the last laugh? Autumn is upon the cozy town of Clovedale Falls, and twins Rita and Rhonda Knight look forward to a beautiful season of pumpkins, bonfires, crisp evenings, and hot apple cider vinegar. But when a strange circus rolls into town, the peaceful atmosphere quickly turns sour. After a creepy old man turns up dead, Rita and Rhonda are catapulted into a chilling mystery that will land them in a whole heap of danger. Forced to step into a grisly fun house in pursuit of a deranged killer, the pair will have to battle through laughing clowns, strange mirrors, and the bustling crowds under the Big Top. But the killer isn’t working alone. Just when they’re about to unearth the truth, a new challenger steps into the ring... and if the sisters aren’t careful, they’ll meet their demise among the bright lights and colorful attractions of this carnival of death. Can Rita and Rhonda Knight untangle a confusing and deadly mystery that haunts this sinister circus? Or will they succumb to the atmosphere of chaos and fear that lurks around every corner? As a fun and wholesome cozy mystery novel that whisks readers away on an adventure into the delightful wonders of Autumn, Caught Bread-Handed is a memorable who-dun-it that serves up no shortage of head-scratching twists and turns.

A Patsy a Pastry

A Patsy   a Pastry
Author: Brittany E. Brinegar
Publsiher: Britt Lizz Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2022-08-12
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Patsy a Pastry Book Excerpt:

Vacation with the characters you love from the Hollywood Whodunit series in a top-secret summer spinoff. Murder in a small town? That’s how the cookie crumbles. A rise in tourism is icing on the cake. After riding the coattails of her fellow detectives, Becky Robinson lands her first paying client. A bookstore owner believes her baker ex-husband is trying to kill her and hires Becky to prove it. Residents of the idyllic coastal town dismiss the claim as a work of fiction until a flour-covered skeleton sparks rumors of a conspiracy. The bakery can’t sugarcoat this murder - they’re caught bread-handed. Knead not worry, Becky is undercover. Cooking skills? Nah, but she’s an actress, she can fake it until she bakes it. Can Becky discover whodunit before it’s too late? Or will another victim meet their baker? ---------------- A Patsy & a Pastry is the fourth installment in the Robinson Family Detective cozy mystery series. If you love best friend shenanigans, quirky suspects, and adorable animals this series is for you! Recipes Included! Robinson Family Detective Agency Series Order Book 1: Red Herrings & Pink Flamingos Book 2: McGuffins & Birdies Book 3: A Hoax & a Hex Book 4. A Patsy & a Pastry Book 5: A Trick & a Pony Book 6: A Masterpiece & a Murder -------------------------------- Keywords: cozy mystery, cozy mystery series, murder mystery, animal mysteries, dog mysteries, female sleuth mysteries, amateur sleuth mysteries, clean mysteries, mysteries with humor, funny cozy mystery, whodunit cozy mysteries, murder, Los Angles, Hollywood, actress, pop culture references, witty dialog, quirky characters, friendship, Jack Russell terrier, chasing your dream, wrongly accused, finding your place, inheritance, flamingo, Culinary Cozy Mystery

T is for Transformation

T is for Transformation
Author: Shaun T
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN: 1473553407
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

T is for Transformation Book Excerpt:

As a fitness icon and motivational mastermind, Shaun T has helped millions of people transform their bodies and their lives through his Hip Hop Abs, INSANITY, and CIZE workouts. But people who think of Shaun T as just a workout force are missing something. He has always focused on building inner strength first, then moving to the exterior. And that inner focus started in his own life. He became the man and motivator he is today after escaping from the abuse he suffered as a child, and fighting his way back from a 50-pound weight gain in his early 20s. He knows first hand that you can’t drop weight or enjoy better health until you overcome the mental obstacles that cause bad choices in the first place. In T is for Transformation, Shaun T unveils the 7 transformational principles that guided his progress through life and that are at the core of his incredibly successful workouts. T is for Transformation is a motivational master class as Shaun shows you how to become more flexible and resourceful, give everything you've got, and, most importantly, trust and believe in your path to success. The only real obstacles in life are the mental ones, and T is for Transformation can train you to achieve astonishing results in your own life, just as Shaun T has in his.

The Book of Duels

The Book of Duels
Author: Michael Garriga
Publsiher: Milkweed Editions
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-03-17
ISBN: 1571318860
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Duels Book Excerpt:

In this compact collection, “settling the score” provides a fascinating apparatus for exploring foundational civilizing ideas. Notions of courage, cowardice, and revenge course through Michael Garriga’s flash fiction pieces, each one of which captures a duel’s decisive moment from three distinct perspectives: opposing accounts from the individual duelists, followed by the third account of a witness. In razor-honed language, the voices of the duelists take center stage, training a spotlight on the litany of misguided beliefs and perceptions that lead individuals into such conflicts. From Cain and Abel to Andrew Jackson and Charles Dickenson; from John Henry and the steam drill to an alcoholic fighting the bottle: the cumulative effect of these powerful pieces is a probing and disconcerting look at humankind’s long-held notions of pride, honor, vengeance, and satisfaction. Meticulously crafted by Garriga, and with stunning illustrations by Tynan Kerr, The Book of Duels is a fierce, searing debut.

Cozy Case Files A Cozy Mystery Sampler Volume 14

Cozy Case Files  A Cozy Mystery Sampler  Volume 14
Author: Ellie Alexander,Diane Kelly,Korina Moss,Gigi Pandian,Paige Shelton,Rhys Bowen,Clare Broyles
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2022-01-04
ISBN: 1250862019
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cozy Case Files A Cozy Mystery Sampler Volume 14 Book Excerpt:

Looking for a new cozy series? In the new edition of Cozy Case Files, Minotaur Books compiles the beginnings of six charming cozy mysteries publishing in Winter 2022 for free for easy sampling. The fourteenth edition of Cozy Case Files features the latest cozies by the following authors: Korina Moss, Gigi Pandian, Diane Kelly, Ellie Alexander, and Paige Shelton. Feeling hungry? Check out these two series debuts. In Cheddar Off Dead, a cheesemonger discovers that her new home in a small Sonoma Valley town is ripe for murder... something here stinks to high heaven, and it's not the cheese. An impossible crime. A family legacy. The intrigue of hidden rooms and secret staircases. Under Lock & Skeleton Key layers stunning architecture with mouthwatering food in an ode to classic locked-room mysteries. Continuing with the architecture theme: Nashville’s killer real estate market returns in Batten Down the Belfry: Here is the church, here is the steeple... Open the doors, and see all the trouble. Celebrate the greats in these next two offerings. Bake, Borrow, and Steal finds Oregon’s favorite bakery, Torte, catering an authentic feast to celebrate a museum’s unveiling of Shakespeare’s lost manuscript. After being invited to a traditional Scottish celebration to honor poet Robert Burns, bookseller Delaney Nichols faces off against an elusive arsonist in The Burning Pages. Travel to 1907, New York: Beloved heroine Molly Murphy returns in Wild Irish Rose, from New York Times bestselling author Rhys Bowen, now writing in partnership with her daughter, Clare Broyles.

Live and Let Pie

Live and Let Pie
Author: Ellie Alexander
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-12-31
ISBN: 1250159407
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Live and Let Pie Book Excerpt:

Ellie Alexander's Live and Let Pie is the most delicious installment yet in the fantastic Bakeshop Mysteries set in Ashland, OR! Life is sweet once you step into Torte, everybody’s favorite small-town bakeshop. But what happens when it becomes the scene of a crime? The heat is on for pastry chef, family business operator, and unlikely sleuth Jules Capshaw. Just when she thought she could enjoy some time away from the kitchen, Jules manages to discover a skull during a picnic by the lake. As if unearthing remains that may be connected to a missing-persons case from the 1960s isn’t enough on her plate, Jules must contend with the unsolved matter of her own marriage while her estranged husband Carlos sails the open seas, awaiting a verdict. Then there’s Jules’s bitter landlord Edgar, who is intent on making a sweet deal on a vacant lot down the block from Torte—until he turns up dead. If only Jules could find a recipe that would let her bake her cake and eat it, too... The Bakeshop mysteries are: “Delectable.”—Portland Book Review “Delicious.”—RT Book Reviews “Marvelous.”—Fresh Fiction

A Cup of Holiday Fear

A Cup of Holiday Fear
Author: Ellie Alexander
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN: 1250214351
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Cup of Holiday Fear Book Excerpt:

It’s Christmastime and everyone is heading to Torte, the most cheerful bakery in town. There’s no place like home for the homicide... Ashland, Oregon, looks as pretty as a postcard this holiday season. The halls are decked, stockings hung, and eyes are all aglow—mostly thanks to the buttered rum. Jules Capshaw and her staff at Torte are busier than ever. . . still, even the town’s most in-demand bakers need to take a break. So Jules invites everyone to celebrate at the local Winchester Inn’s Dickens Feast, a six-course extravaganza with Yorkshire Pudding, Christmas goose, and all the trimmings. But as the weather outside becomes frightful, things inside turn less delightful when one of the guests ends up as dead as Scrooge’s doornail. Now it’s up to Jules and her helpers to make a list of suspects—and check it twice—to try to find out who’s naughty, who’s nice, and who’s guilty of murder... The Bakeshop mysteries are: “Delicious.” —RT Book Reviews “Marvelous.” —Fresh Fiction

Reading the Cozy Mystery

Reading the Cozy Mystery
Author: Phyllis M. Betz
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2021-02-23
ISBN: 1476677271
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the Cozy Mystery Book Excerpt:

With their intimate settings, subdued action and likeable characters, cozy mysteries are rarely seen as anything more than light entertainment. The cozy, a subgenre of crime fiction, has been historically misunderstood and often overlooked as the subject of serious study. This anthology brings together a groundbreaking collection of essays that examine the cozy mystery from a range of critical viewpoints. The authors engage with the standard classification of a cozy, the characters who appear in its pages, the environment where the crime occurs and how these elements reveal the cozy story's complexity in surprising ways. Essays analyze cozy mysteries to argue that Agatha Christie is actually not a cozy writer; that Columbo fits the mold of the cozy detective; and that the stories' portrayals of settings like the quaint English village reveal a more complicated society than meets the eye.

Muffin But the Truth

Muffin But the Truth
Author: Ellie Alexander
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2022-12-27
ISBN: 1250854245
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muffin But the Truth Book Excerpt:

In Muffin But the Truth, Torte's pastry chef and amateur sleuth Juliet Capshaw finds herself in deep water... in another delicious installment in the Bakeshop Series from author Ellie Alexander, set in Ashland, Oregon! Ashland is known for its Elizabethan charm and touches of Shakespeare around every corner, but the surrounding Rogue Valley draws adventure enthusiasts to its outdoor wonderland of high alpine lakes, mountain ranges, and pristine rivers. Jules Capshaw and the team at Torte have been hired to cater a weekend getaway on the mighty Rogue River. Jules is going to have to put her culinary skills to the test while baking gooey chocolate chip skillet cookies over an open flame and preparing extravagant feasts under a canopy of stars. The executive team at a big city firm will be rafting the Rogue’s rapids and gathering around the campfire for spooky stories, but their dysfunction quickly begins to show. Between constant bickering and heavy drinking, Jules wonders how the team can accomplish anything. She’s happy for a brief reprieve when they zip up their lifejackets and head out in their boats, but the serenity of the scene quickly vanishes when Jules discovers one of the execs floating face down in the water. She’s going to have to uncover the truth before she gets pulled under.

Hold on for Beer Life

Hold on for Beer Life
Author: Ellie Alexander
Publsiher: Sweet Lemon Press LLC
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2022-05-03
ISBN: 1737391546
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hold on for Beer Life Book Excerpt:

Amateur sleuth and craft brewer Sloan Krause returns in Hold on for Beer Life, a new cozy mystery novella from author Ellie Alexander. Includes recipes! Spring has given way to early summer in the Bavarian village of Leavenworth, Washington, where Sloan Krause and her brewing partner in crime Garrett Strong are taking off for a weekend adventure. They've been invited to Confluence Brewing in nearby Wenatchee for the brewery's soft opening. Confluence is taking beer tourism to the next level with farm-to-table dinners in their lush apple orchard, hop field tours, overnight accommodations complete with beer-themed breakfasts, and of course, plenty of tastings. The trip is part work and part pleasure. Sloan is looking forward to a weekend away with Garrett and getting a chance to learn more about Confluence. There's no doubt that the nanobrewery is a perfect escape for any craft beer lover. Sloan is immediately captivated by the rustic barn, turned tasting room, and the expansive orchards that stretch as far as her eye can see. Dinner under the stars is nothing short of magical. Maybe it's the organic food and beer pairings, or perhaps it's the company. Either way, she's happy to be finally stepping outside of herself and figuring out what's next for her. However, the blissful moment is short-lived. Sinister things are brewing at Confluence. When Sloan discovers one of the brewery's young interns knocked out in the middle of the orchard, she realizes she and Garrett are in for more than sampling summer IPAs. If they can't get to the bottom of what's really going on at the new start-up, they just might end up at the bottom of the barrel.

Cozy Case Files A Cozy Mystery Sampler Volume 11

Cozy Case Files  A Cozy Mystery Sampler  Volume 11
Author: Vivien Chien,Ellie Alexander,Elizabeth Penney,Diane Kelly,Paige Shelton,Mariah Fredericks
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2021-01-26
ISBN: 1250814855
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cozy Case Files A Cozy Mystery Sampler Volume 11 Book Excerpt:

Looking for a new cozy series? In the new edition of Cozy Case Files, Minotaur Books compiles the beginnings of six charming cozy mysteries publishing in Winter 2021 for free for easy sampling. The eleventh edition of Cozy Case Files features the latest cozies by the following authors: Ellie Alexander, Vivien Chien, Mariah Fredericks, Diane Kelly, Elizabeth Penney, and Paige Shelton. It’s 1914 New York, and a killer is stalking Broadway in Death of a Showman. A treasure hunt through Edinburgh gives way to a search for a villain terrorizing the city in Deadly Editions. It’s the end of a beautiful Maine summer in Bodies and Bows, and apron shop owner Iris Buckley must track down a killer before her best friend is arrested for murder and everything unravels. In Murder with a View, the body of a popular country music singer turns up in Nashville carpenter Whitney Whitaker’s latest real estate investment. Oregon’s favorite bakery Torte’s newest venture - a pop-up ice cream shop - is swirling into a nightmare in Chilled to the Cone. And in Fatal Fried Rice, a delectable cozy set in Cleveland, Ohio, Lana Lee may be next on the chopping block when her cooking class turns deadly and Lana is forced to investigate to clear her name.

The Cure for What Ales You

The Cure for What Ales You
Author: Ellie Alexander
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN: 1250781469
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cure for What Ales You Book Excerpt:

Amateur sleuth and brewer Sloan Krause contends with her past--and a murder related to it--in The Cure for What Ales You, another delightful mystery from cozy writer Ellie Alexander. After a long cold winter, spring is beginning to bloom in the alpine village of Leavenworth, Washington, where craft brewer Sloan Krause and her partner in crime Garrett Strong are putting the finishing touches on their bright and refreshing Lemon Kiss ale. They’ll be debuting their new line at the Maifest celebration, which will bring visitors from near and far to dance around the Maipole and shop at the outdoor flower markets. Despite the festive spirit in the air, Sloan is brewing over her past. She’s spent months following leads that have turned into dead ends. But when she spots a woman who strongly resembles Marianne—a long lost contact who may be her only connection to piecing together her story—she hopes that things might be taking a turn in her favor. That hope is quickly smashed when Marianne is involved in the murder of a local housekeeper. To make matters worse, Marianne issues a dire warning that Sloan and her entire family are in danger. If Sloan can’t figure out who the killer is and what happened in her past, she won’t find any hoppy endings.

Another One Bites the Crust

Another One Bites the Crust
Author: Ellie Alexander
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-01-02
ISBN: 1250159369
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Another One Bites the Crust Book Excerpt:

Torte—the beloved small-town bakeshop run by Jules Capshaw—is set to hit the stage. But who would have guessed that murder would makes a surprise appearance? It’s the role of a lifetime for Jules. The Shakespeare Festival has returned to Ashland, Oregon, for the season and Torte has been cast as the supplier of Elizabethan-era treats for the main event. But on the eve of opening night, a brawl between Jules’s friend Lance, the artistic director, and a strapping young thespian named Anthony almost brings down the house. . .and the next morning, Anthony is dead. Jules knows that Lance loves his drama—and his just desserts—but she also knows that murder is way off-script for him. Now it’s up to Jules to cut through a bevy of backstage betrayals and catty co-stars who all have their own secrets—before the curtain drops on someone else. . . The Bakeshop mysteries are: “Delectable.”—Portland Book Review “Delicious.”—RT Book Reviews “Marvelous.” —Fresh Fiction

Cozy Case Files Volume 15

Cozy Case Files  Volume 15
Author: Ellie Alexander,Meri Allen,Donna Andrews,Cate Conte,Jess Dylan,Leonard Goldberg,Carolyn Haines,Ashley Weaver
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2022-05-24
ISBN: 1250873460
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cozy Case Files Volume 15 Book Excerpt:

Looking for a new cozy series? In this edition of Cozy Case Files, Minotaur Books compiles the beginnings of eight charming cozy mysteries publishing in Spring/Summer 2022 for free for easy sampling. The fifteenth edition of Cozy Case Files features the latest cozies by the following authors: Ellie Alexander, Meri Allen, Donna Andrews, Cate Conte, Jess Dylan, Leonard Goldberg, Carolyn Haines, and Ashley Weaver. Something old, something new, something borrowed, someone murdered? It’s wedding season in Fatal Flowers, Round Up the Usual Peacocks, and Donut Disturb. An ice cream social gone wrong in Mint Chocolate Murder. A Halloween season of beguiling cult leaders, witchcraft, and potentially human sacrifice in Lady of Bones. A small community’s secrets need to be uncovered in Gone but Not Furgotten. For historicals, the daughter of Sherlock Holmes is back in The Blue Diamond. And A Key to Deceit is a delightful World War II mystery filled with spies, murder, romance, and wit.

Death on Tap

Death on Tap
Author: Ellie Alexander
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN: 1250108640
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death on Tap Book Excerpt:

From Ellie Alexander, beloved author of the Bakeshop Mysteries, comes the first in an intoxicating new series: Death on Tap. When Sloan Krause walks in on her husband, Mac, screwing the barmaid, she gives him the boot. Sloan has spent her life in Leavenworth, Washington becoming an expert in brewing craft beer, and she doesn’t have time to be held back by her soon-to-be ex-husband. She decides to strike out on her own, breaking away from the Krause family brewery, and goes to work for Nitro, the hip new nano-brewery in the Bavarian-themed town. Nitro’s owner, brewmaster Garrett Strong, has the brew-world abuzz with his newest recipe, “Pucker-Up IPA.” This place is the new cool place in town, and Mac can’t help but be green with envy at their success. But just as Sloan is settling in to her new gig, she finds one of Nitro’s competitors dead in the fermenting tub, clutching the secret recipe for the IPA. When Mac, is arrested, Sloan knows that her ex might be a cheater, but a murderer? No way. Danger is brewing in Beervaria and suddenly Sloan is on the case.

Beyond a Reasonable Stout

Beyond a Reasonable Stout
Author: Ellie Alexander
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN: 125020576X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond a Reasonable Stout Book Excerpt:

Amateur sleuth Sloan Krause delves into the murderous political world in another delightful mystery from popular cozy writer Ellie Alexander. It’s the dead season in Leavenworth, Washington. The throngs of Oktoberfest crowds have headed home, and the charming Bavarian streets are quiet and calm—momentarily. Villagers use the reprieve to drink in the crisp fall mountain air and prepare for the upcoming winter light festival. Soon the German-inspired shops and restaurants will be aglow with thousands of twinkling lights. Visitors will return to the northern Cascades to drink warm mulled cider and peruse the holiday markets. Brewer, Sloan Krause and her partner in crime Garrett Strong are using the slowdown to stock up on a new line of their signature craft beers at Nitro. They’re experimenting with a hoppy holiday pine and a chocolate hazelnut stout. The small brewery is alive with delicious scents and bubbling batches of brew. Sloan is in her element. She loves the creativity and lowkey atmosphere at Nitro. Only that is soon threatened by the incumbent city councilmember Kristopher Cooper. Kristopher is running for re-election on a platform of making Leavenworth dry. Everyone in beertopia is fuming. Leavenworth’s economy relies on keeping the kegs flowing. Kristopher wants to banish beer, a policy that might just bankrupt the entire village. However, Kristopher turns up dead days before election night. Sloan quickly realizes that his murder isn’t the work of a stranger. Friends, family, and every other business owner had a motive to kill him, including none other than April Ablin, Leavenworth’s self-described ambassador of all things German. Sloan finds herself defending April and trying to sleuth out a killer amongst a group of familiar faces.

Bake Borrow and Steal

Bake  Borrow  and Steal
Author: Ellie Alexander
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2021-12-28
ISBN: 1250789451
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bake Borrow and Steal Book Excerpt:

Ellie Alexander's Bake, Borrow, and Steal, the most delicious installment yet in the Bakeshop Series set in Ashland, Oregon! As the autumnal hues of November fall over the Shakespearean hamlet of Ashland, Oregon, Jules and her team at Torte are working on their biggest event ever. They’ve been invited to create chocolate showpieces for the gala opening of a new exhibit, Shakespeare’s Lost Pages at SOMA. The museum, located on the campus of Southern Oregon University, is getting ready to unveil the Bard’s lost manuscript, Double Falsehood, which is being touted as the greatest artistic discovery of modern times. In addition to molding luscious, silky chocolate into magnificent structures, Torte will be serving an authentic Elizabethan feast straight from the pages of a sixteenth century cookbook featuring Lardy cakes, Frangipane tarts, and jellies with chestnut cream. Jules has underestimated the amount of work required to pull off such a culinary feat. She finds herself in the strange position of feeling frazzled and stressed as the day of the gala approaches. However, her team rallies around her and once the massive works of chocolate art are safely installed at the museum, she can finally let out a sigh of relief and revel in the excitement of the grand celebration. But her relief is short-lived. Right before the unveiling, news quickly begins to spread that Shakespeare’s lost manuscript is missing. Not only that, but the security guard tasked with keeping the priceless artifact safe has been killed. Is this a case of a heist gone terribly wrong? Or could it be that a killer is lurking in the museum archives?

Trouble Is Brewing

Trouble Is Brewing
Author: Ellie Alexander
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN: 1250177642
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trouble Is Brewing Book Excerpt:

Introducing Sloan Krause—main character of Death on Tap, the first in a new cozy series from Ellie Alexander! Jules Capshaw, owner of the charming bakeshop Torte, meets Sloan Krause, who's in from out of town for the beer festival that has landed in Ashland, Oregon. Sloan is the brewmaster at the famed der Keller brewing company that operates out of Leavenworth, Washington, and she’s come to the festival to show off the newest spring brew. When Sloan drops in to Torte for a pistachio bar and a latte, she meets Jules, who is instantly smitten with the idea of incorporating beer into some baked goods. But when the two go off to sample some of der Keller’s brews, they realize that one of the kegs have gone missing. Is someone trying to steal the secret recipe? It’s up to Sloan and Jules to get to the bottom of this—and soon.

Donut Disturb

Donut Disturb
Author: Ellie Alexander
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2022-06-28
ISBN: 1250789478
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Donut Disturb Book Excerpt:

The filling is looking grim for pastry chef and amateur sleuth Juliet Capshaw in Donut Disturb, the next in Ellie Alexander's beloved Bakeshop Series. Love is in bloom in Ashland, Oregon. The Shakespearean hamlet is bursting with fresh spring energy. Fragrant lilacs and the sweet aroma of vanilla cake fill the air as everyone in town gathers at Lithia Park for the celebration of the year—Thomas and Kerry’s wedding. It’s a picture perfect day. Guests gather on picnic blankets in front of the bandshell to watch Kerry walk down the aisle and wed Ashland’s favorite detective in training, Thomas. Jules and her team at Torte have been tasked with catering the outdoor reception and everything is going according to plan, until a wedding crasher shows up. The uninvited guest isn’t just someone looking to score a free glass of champagne. It’s Kerry’s estranged father who is supposed to be behind bars. Kerry is distraught. Jules vows to do everything she can to make sure that there are no other surprises on her friend’s big day. But when the bassist for Heart Strings, the wedding band, is found stabbed with the blunt end of his instrument Jules’s promise takes on new meaning. Now she’ll have to slice through the five tiered cake and a bevy of potential suspects in order to track down a killer before they turn the knife on her.