Glazed Murder (Donut Shop Mystery #1)
Meet Suzanne Hart, owner and operator of Donut Hearts coffee shop in April Springs, North Carolina. After her divorce from Max, an out-of-work actor she’s dubbed “The Great Impersonator,” Suzanne decided to pursue her one true passion in life: donuts. So she cashed in her settlement and opened up shop in the heart of her beloved hometown.
But when a dead body is dumped o
The premise of this book sounded like fun. Unfortunately, it was horrendously disappointing. In fact, this book is so bad that I had to double check to mak...more
As I read it, I kept thinking that the author had never before read an actual mystery. It was as though she read an essay about how to write a mystery and then proceeded to write her book. She covered the main elements:
• Dead body/mystery to be solved,
• Sleuth (Suzanne Hart),
• Setting (Donut shop in North Carolina), and
• Gimmick (Donut shop mystery complete...more
The book was enjoyable even if the heroine was a bit unbelievable in her reasons and passion for finding the killer. She really was aiming for TSTL status. The supporting characters were interesting, especially her best friend.
The recipes sound good, but I'm not one for frying donuts so I don't know if I will actually try any.
Suzanne Harts launches Donut Hearts in a small town in North Carolina, after she divorces and moves back in with her mother. Shortly after opening the donut shop, the dead body of a good friend, Patrick...more
Donut Hearts is a cozy little donut shop nestled in a small North Carolina town. For its owner, Suzanne Hart, the little shop is all about new beginnings and a happier future - Until a body is dumped on its doorsteps.
As I’ve already mentioned, I believe there are 4 major ingredients to any culinary cozy. So let’s go ahead and break this one down...more
The problem with small towns is that everyone knows everything. When people learn that the shop had been a crime scene, everyone w...more
The bad: It made me want donuts. The main character does irritate me slightly. I get really tired of everyone telling the amateur sleuth how dangerous it is only to get a response of, "but I HAVE to!" No. You don't. Especially in this case, there really was no rea...more
The recipes sound good. Although, I confess, I'd rather jus...more
Glazed Murder is no exception... which is a pity, as I love donuts and I liked the cover. But.
I did not see any justification for Suzanne to start her own investigation... only her being scared, but then, I hated how she kept emphasising that the police did not do enough, when it was only one or two days after the murder, and she should have known that they are working, just...more
Anyway I picked it up and read it last night and was really surprised, I will admit i flipped quickly past the donut recipes, which were plentiful, so anyone who does want to mak...more
The protagonist refuses to forgive her ex-husband. She also has little love for the truth since she lies constantly.There is no mention of God when her life is in danger(please, 90% of people are praying when their lives are at stake)So I obviously didn't think much of Glazed Murder
I enjoyed the book for the most part. I did find it a bit odd that both the police chief and the state detective both allowed the main character to continue to put her nose into police work and interfere with both of their investigations. In fact the state detective laughed about it at times.
Other than that, it was a nice quick read. It was a fun theme being centered around a donut shop and the recipes that were talked about/eaten in the story were included which was a nice touch. It's nice to...more
Jessica Beck is the penname of an author who has been nominated for the Agatha Award and named an Independent Mystery Booksellers Association national bestseller nearly a dozen times.
Jessica Beck loves donuts, and has the figure to prove it. It's amazing what people can convince themselves is all in the name of research! For each recipe featured in the...more