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Goodbye Cruller World

(Deputy Donut Mystery #2)

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Named after her beloved tabby, Deputy Donut, Emily Westhill's donut shop in small-town Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, is doing so well, she's expanding into catering weddings. But a killer is about to crash the reception . . .

Normally, Emily's eyes tend to glaze over when prospective brides go on about their wedding plans. But when the owner of the clothing shop, Dres
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Paperback, 295 pages
Published August 28th 2018 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Carrie
Jul 21, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Goodbye Cruller World by Ginger Bolton is the second installment of the cozy Deputy Donut Mystery series. In the first book of this series we met Emily Westhill who co-owns the Deputy Donut donut shop named after her tabby cat. Emily used to work as a 911 dispatcher until the day her husband who was a police officer was killed so now she and her retired police chief father-in-law sell donuts instead.

Business is going well at the donut shop and Emily has agreed to take on a catering job for the l
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LORI (Dollycas) CASWELL
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2018
Dollycas’s Thoughts

Weddings and donuts, that is a new tradition I would love! Emily and her father-in-law, Tom, create a donut wall for the wedding of Jenn, the owner of Dressed to Kill. The bride’s favorite donuts on one side and the groom’s favorites on the other. It is a big hit with the guests and the groom makes a regular pig of himself eating one after another. That is until he ends up dead on the floor. Seems someone has added their own secret ingredient to some of the pastries. An item t
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Sabine
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Goodbye Cruller World is the second book in the Deputy Donut Mystery series. Even though I did not like it quite as much as the first installment I enjoyed it is a very good cozy mystery. The biggest downfall in my opinion was that at times there was a lot of speculating going on without any investigating or actions to confirm those suspicions.

I very much like Emily and her police and emergency responder friends. It wasn't far fetched that Emily got involved into the murder case.

At no time I su
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Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After I read, GOODBYE CRULLER WORLD, I had to go back and get the first book! I loved everything about it. A fabulous mystery, great cast of characters, and yummy food . . . how could it get an better? A big Brava to author Ginger Bolton!
Linda 📚
As the story begins, Emily and Tom, co-owners Of Deputy Donut Cafe, are preparing a donut wall for the wedding reception of the business owner next door, Jenn. After the “I Do’s”, Roger, the groom, stuffs himself with crullers and keels over dead. Tox reports point to poison. Tough and gruff outsider, Detective Passenmath, would enjoy pinning the murder on Emily and Tom and be done with it; however, they have friends with the local police department, and that’s not going to happen.

The story move
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Patty
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Goodbye Cruller World by Ginger Bolton is the 2nd book in the Deputy Donut Mystery series, and another great book. Emily Westhill and her retied chief of police father- in- law opened up a donut shop, Deputy Donut, in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin. Deputy Donut was hired to make a donut wall for a wedding reception. When the groom is found dead with donuts in his mouth, Emily starts to investigate, and clear their reputation. I really liked this book, and can't wait to read the next one in the series. ...more
Mary Brown
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Synopsis:

Named after her beloved tabby, Deputy Donut, Emily Westhill's donut shop in small-town Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, is doing so well, she's expanding into catering weddings. But a killer is about to crash the reception . . .

Normally, Emily's eyes tend to glaze over when prospective brides go on about their wedding plans. But when the owner of the clothing shop, Dressed to Kill, asks Emily to design a donut wall for her reception, she's immediately sweet on the idea. With the help of her fa
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Laura
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
In the second installment of the Deputy Donut Mystery, Emily Westhill and her father-in-law/business partner, Tom, are providing late night snacks for a wedding. Emily's friend, Jenn is getting married and requests donuts. But when the groom ends up dead, it's up to Emily to find out whodunit, no matter where the trail leads her.

The author had me at donut wall. The minute I read about a whole wall of sugary treats I wanted to be at that wedding, helping myself to the treats.

I really enjoyed the
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Mystereity Reviews
I have to confess, I read this awhile ago but then had events in my life that left a lot of reviews unfinished.

I did a quick re-read to refresh my memory and Oh yeah! Bridal Donut Wall! How awesome is that? Wish I could get one delivered! This was one of those stories where I cheered when the the groom got offed, it felt like justice. I enjoyed wading through the mystery (although I would've preferred to do it with a donut in my hand) and this was one of those books where you have a different su
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NicoleG
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another fun cozy mystery in the Deputy Donut series! The setting really sucked me in and a well planned mystery kept me engaged and guessing until the very end. The author went above and beyond adding several donut recipes at the end of the book!! I really enjoyed this second book in the series and hope to read more by this author.
Kristina
Aug 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Goodbye Cruller World by Ginger Bolton is the second tale in A Deputy Donut Mystery series. Emily Westhill and Tom Westhill co-own Deputy Donut in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin. Their shop has been commissioned by Jenn Zeeland, who owns Dressed to Kill, to provide a late night snack for her wedding guests at her wedding reception. They have constructed a donut wall (with dowels to hold the donuts) and Tom’s wife, Cindy added some decorative touches. At Little Lake Lodge, Emily puts out the fresh donut ...more
Tari
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Even though I was pretty sure I knew who the killer was (and for once I was right!) this was still another fun trip to Fallingbrook, Wisconsin and the Deputy Donut shop. I just love that little cat, Dep! She was even more talkative and cute in this book.

When the groom at a wedding that Tom and Emily were providing donuts for collapsed and died of poisoning, Emily was worried that DCI detective Yvonne Passenmath was focusing on her as being at fault. She was since Passenmath had a major grudge ag
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Kirsti
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book!

As with the first Deputy Donut mystery, I was hooked from the start with this unique and cute book! I adore the world Ginger Bolton has created here, and all the detail given to us from Deputy Donut the cat, to her friendship with Tom her Father-in-law, to the wonderful network of friends surrounding Emily. Every part of this book is cozy perfection; great small town attitude, police officers, food descriptions (yum!) and
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Carole Jarvis
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-cozy
Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2NtGJVe

Goodbye Cruller World – honestly, who comes up with these crazy titles? – is a delightful read that, for me, really hit the spot for a relaxing cozy mystery. This is book #2 in the Deputy Donut series, set in the quaint small town of Fallingbrook, Wisconsin. The setting is great, and the only thing I could ask for is descriptive passages that create a more vivid sense of place. I also enjoyed the previous book, Survival of the Fritters, and h
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Betty
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, cats, cozy, e-books
The second installment of Deputy Donut is a fun read. Emily Westhill and father-in-law, Tom are creating a donut wall for her Jenn Zeeland's, wedding. At the reception, the groom is found under the table unconscious and a white powder is on the table cover with a plate and under Emily's Deputy Donut hat appeared. Emily calls 911 for help and her good friend Bryant who tells her to get everyone out of the hotel. The groom died and the power turns out to white arsenic. Emily with Deputy Donut, her ...more
Sue Em
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Deputy Doughnut, Emily Westhills' doughnut shop is doing well. So well that she starts catering events with doughnuts. Except someone does at the wedding reception and her delicacies come under suspicion. Trying to clear her name and reputation, Emily dives into trying to solve the murder. Another fun read in this series!

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
Carla Johnson-Hicks
This is the second Deputy Donut mystery and I enjoyed this one as much as the first. Once again we take a trip to Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, where Emily and her father-in-law run Deputy Donuts. They have been hired to put together a donut wall at a wedding. When the groom at a wedding collapses and dies of poisoning, Emily is a suspect. DCI detective Yvonne Passenmath was focusing on her and the bride, Jenn. She seems blinded to all other clues and evidence as she tries to pin the murder on one of ...more
Taryn
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery
In this second book of the series Emily is catering a wedding and doing a special donut wall for the bride and groom. With the help of her father-in-law they come up with a splendid wall for the wedding and Emily can't wait to see what everyone thinks. When the groom ends up dead during the reception Emily is mortified to see that one of her donuts might have did him in. Seeing a suspicious bowl of powder by the wall she immediately thinks of poison and hopes that no one else got into the bowl. ...more
Linda
Jun 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: challenge, e-books
I'm really enjoying this series! I like Emily and the donuts at Deputy Donut sound so good! The mystery was good and kept me guessing right up to the reveal. Donut recipes are included at the end.
K.A. Davis
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
GOODBYE CRULLER WORLD, the second book in the Deputy Donut Mystery series by Ginger Bolton is a sweet read and will have you craving donuts throughout the entire book! I was captivated by the pun-y title and the inviting cover design pulled me into the story. An ex- 911 dispatcher, protagonist Emily Westhill owns the Deputy Donut Café with her father-in-law. This duo has a touching, heart-felt relationship that adds an emotional undercurrent to the story, especially since they lost a son and a h ...more
Kendrea Parsons
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Goodbye Cruller World is the second book in the Deputy Donut mystery series by Ginger Bolton. Once again Emily Westhill finds herself a suspect in a murder. This time it's because the victim was poisoned by a cruller from the donut wall she was hired to cater at a wedding reception. I really enjoyed getting to know some of the characters a little more. Emily is a very likeable character. I do wish we'd get to see her friends, Misty and Samantha, a bit more. I'd love to see those two characters f ...more
Andra Weis
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: completed-cozies
Goodbye Cruller World by Ginger Bolton is the second book in the Deputy Donut Mystery series. A thoroughly enjoyable read with all the components of a good cozy mystery. I am happy to report that not until very close to the end did I figure out ‘whodunit’ - just the way I like it. There were enough red herrings and suspects to keep me guessing.

Now coming in to the series on book two, I had a bit of trepidation. Luckily, the author provided enough back story that I was easily able to proceed and
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Maggie
Jul 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, cozy
Goodbye Cruller World is the second installment in the Deputy Donut mystery series by Ginger Bolton. Emily owns the Deputy Donut shop with her father-in-law, Tom (ex police chief). They have signed up to provide donuts at the wedding reception of one of Emily's acquaintances, Jenn, who owns the clothing store next door. When Jenn's new husband is murdered at the reception, with poison on the donuts provided by Emily, Emily works to clear not only her own name, but Jenn's as well.

I enjoyed this c
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Celia
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Goodbye Cruller World is such a fun book. I liked the idea of its main setting being Emily's Deputy Donut Donut Shop -- I mean, who doesn't love donuts? Add to that, a wedding reception with a donut wall, a belligerent groom, a bride with second thoughts, and you have the perfect formula for a murder mystery.

I really enjoyed every part of this very readable and engaging book. Ginger Bolton did a wonderful job of creating the atmosphere of the whole donut enterprise, from the police hats with a s
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Joan
Oct 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Pleasant but unremarkable.

Emily and her FIL, Tom, design a doughnut wall for Jenn, a neighbouring shopowner's wedding to a nasty, belligerent man named Roger. Her bossy sister, Suzanne, is opposed to the wedding. The evening is pretty much over and the guests are going home when Emily discovers the groom lying almost dead on the floor. Emily finds her hat covering a plate of suspicious white powder. Could it be poison?

Suspects include Chad, the ex-boyfriend who appears to now be an ex ex (he an
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Samantha Kelsay
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
*I received this book in trade for my honest review*

Goodbye Cruller World is a book that will have you reading until the very last page. I had many different people in mind for Roger’s death, and was eager to find out who truly did it. Bolton’s way of writing is cozy, so a “cozy mystery” really works to describe it. In the last 30 something pages my adrenaline was actually running so I was shaking. Most books do not do that to me because I can assume whether or not they’ll be injured. I couldn’t
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Rebecca
Aug 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Thanks to the publisher, via Netgalley, for an advance e-galley in exchange for an honest review!

What I'm enjoying about this series so far is the setting (I'm always in for a Wisconsin set book) and the delicious descriptions about dougnuts and the Deputy Donut shop. I think Emily is a charming main character, and her relationship with her in-laws is sweet and admirable. The language in this one had me rolling my eyes a few times as the dialogue can tend towards the ridiculously unbelieveable (
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Ann
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a cute cozy set around the small donut shop and book 2 in the Deputy Donut Mystery series. Emily, her father in law and pet cat Deputy Donut agree to cater a wedding where the bride isn't sure she wants to get married but her sister is so against the wedding she goes through with it. When the groom is found dead of poisoning after eating one of the deserts Emily works to find the killer and save her shops reputation. Good mystery but I enjoyed book one, Survivor of the Fritters a little ...more
Merry Chapman
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Emily Westhill and her father-in-law, Tom, a retired police chief have opened a donut shop named after her cat, Deputy Donut, Dep for short, after her detective husband met an untimely death. Asked by Jenn who owns the shop next door called Dressed to Kill, to make a donut wall for her wedding reception, which her sister Suzanne tried to talk her out of. Emily and Tom were thrilled to do the job and it is good advertising too. Jenn asked Emily to provide one side of the wall with her fiance Roge ...more
Valerie
I loved this book. I'm already totally in love with Emily, Tom, Dep, Brent, Misty, and the rest of the gang. I'm glad I didn't have to wait a whole year before the 2nd installment in the series came out!

5 stars isn't something that I give lightly, but this book really drew me in and kept me entranced. The characters are quirky, well-rounded, complex, and full of unplumbed hidden depths. The settings were great. The lodge was described quite well and it was easy to imagine the setting and how the
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Ginger Bolton writes the Deputy Donut mystery series--cops, crime, coffee, donuts and one curious cat. When Ginger isn't writing or reading, she's crocheting, knitting, walking her two rescue dogs and generally causing trouble.

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