Wednesday, November 10, 2021

And Then There were Crumbs

 This is the first book in a new series by Eve Calder.  The Cookie House series is set in Southern FL in a resort town but is written with the lead protagonist in the process of relocating to the town.  Katie quickly realizes there is a very different and charming side to the town and locals that you don't pick up on while at the resorts and beaches.  There are dynamics at play between the developers who wish to convert the area into a playground for the wealthy with little regard for the people who reside there and those permanent residents.  Katie discovers this quickly when her new boss, Sam, is accused of murdering one of those developers.  There are plenty of twists and some fun family moments in this story which make it very endearing.  Plus what's not to love about a dog that seems to have adopted Kate

The cast of characters and detectives is wide since the local book group is investigating to help prove their friend innocent.  The ensemble detective approach reminds me a bit of the Real Murders Club found in the Aurora Teagarden series/shows.  

And Then There Were CrumbsAnd Then There Were Crumbs by Eve Calder
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this cozy. I appreciated the strong independent female characters. There was quite a bit of irony built into the storyline that was fun to discover. I enjoyed reading about the bakery and the bread and cookies. It was a nice development of the relationship between Katie and Maxi and I look forward to reading about their friendship as the series progresses.

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Challenge Prompts

The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:  

  1. Library Love  #LibraryLoveChallenge  Book #120
  2. Virtual Mount TBR #VirtualMountTBR2021   Book #130
  3. Back List Reader  #Backlistreader  Book #144
  4. Cruisin thru Cozies  Free choice #87
  5. Cloak & Dagger  #CloakDaggerChal  Book #124
  6. Craving for Cozies  Book #105
  7. Pick your Poison #9-2 A book about taking in a stranger 
  8. Monthly Motif #MonthlyMotifGXO  In the Library with the candlestick
  9. Beyond the Bookends  blue cover
  10. Medical Examiner Challenge 2 Toe Tags
  11. Beachcomber Challenge  
    • Crime Scenes 
      • Row 3
        • Taxi or bus (limo)
      • Row 5
        • Home or business office
    • Weapons
      • Row 5
        • Medicine or drugs x 2
    • Detectives- Kate/Maxi
    • Victims- Muriel/ Stewart Lord
  12. Six Shooter Challenge  Target #77  Shot #1

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