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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.

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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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Penne Dreadful (Italian Che...

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"JEOPARDY IN HIGH HEELS, the twelfth book in the High Heels Mystery series, is co-written by Gemma Halliday and Catherine Bruns. While I’ve read several books in this hysterically funny mystery series, I haven’t read them all… much to my chagrin and I" Read more of this review »
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"I received an advanced copy of this book from Net Galley and the publisher in return for an honest review. The release date for this book is 28 July 2020

I just fell in love with this cozy little mystery. It has wonderful characters and the story is v" Read more of this review »
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It Cannoli Be Murder by Catherine Bruns
"Just like spaghetti is always better the next day, this second installment in the Italian Chef Mysteries is even better than the first!

Author Catherine Bruns knows how to write a tale that keeps you turning the pages. Seriously, I couldn’t put down," Read more of this review »
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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”
Catherine Bruns, Tastes Like Murder

“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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