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Catherine is the USA Today best selling author of the Cookies & Chance mysteries. She lives in Upstate New York with her very patient husband, three sons and several spoiled cats and dogs. She holds a dual B.A. in English and Performing Arts and is a former newspaper reporter and press release writer. Catherine also writes the Italian Chef mysteries, Aloha Lagoon (Carrie Jorgenson) and the Cindy York mysteries. Her book, For Sale by Killer, was a 2019 Daphne du Maurier winner in the category of Mainstream Mystery/Suspense. ...more

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Catherine Bruns Hi Hilary, yes, there will be more! The next one is a Christmas cozy and will be released November 5. Thanks so much for asking! :)
Catherine Bruns Yes, they can be read as stand alones, although you might enjoy them more if you start from the beginning. I always provide some background informatio…moreYes, they can be read as stand alones, although you might enjoy them more if you start from the beginning. I always provide some background information in each book so that you can become familiar with the characters. Thanks for asking!(less)
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Burned to a Crisp (Cookies ...

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“Grandma Rosa's Ricotta Cheesecake   1 box of yellow cake mix 2 pounds ricotta cheese, drained (the whole milk kind works best) 4 eggs ¾ cup granulated sugar ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract   Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare the cake mix according to directions on the box, and pour into a 13x9 inch greased pan. Mix together all the other ingredients. Pour ricotta mixture over the cake mix, leaving the outside edge open. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and cut into cubes.       *”
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“Dear Lord," my grandmother muttered under her breath. "All you think about is death! It is like living with the Grim Reaper." Dad”
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“Josie watched him leave then turned to me. "I swear to God, if I had the money, you'd be the one making cookies while he slobbers all over you." "You're the one who said he was harmless." I reached under the counter to get a box ready for Ellen's order.”
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