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Jealousy Filled Donuts

(Deputy Donut Mystery #3)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  348 ratings  ·  119 reviews
When a firecracker becomes a murder weapon, Emily Westhill pursues a killer with a short fuse ...

It is a truth universally acknowledged--cops and donuts go together. Exhibit A: Deputy Donut Caf�, owned and operated by detective's widow Emily Westhill and her father-in-law, the retired police chief of Fallingbrook, Wisconsin. Named after Emily's adored and adorabl
Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 27th 2019 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Book 3 of the Deputy Donut series features a strong, steady, and original plot. At the Fabulous Fourth Festivities, fireworks start exploding and someone’s life flatlines. Co-owner of the delicious donut shop, Emily Westhill, witnesses the horrific crime scene and vows to help Detective Brent Fyne catch the culprit. The author deftly scatters crumbs around to throw readers off in guessing whodunnit! A great addition to an already excellent cozy mystery series!

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Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Review coming soon.
This series is getting better and better! I just couldn't resist finishing the ARC a week early. I fell in love with these characters in the first book and have been waiting a little impatiently for this book to come out. My own copy will come on release day--the cover is so awesome that I just had to order the paperback of it. I could tell right away that Emily and Brent's friendship was growing, because I didn't notice one of my favorite lines that he always kinda mumbled, "Mmph", when he was ...more
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the third installment in the Deputy Donuts Mystery Series. In this installment, it is time for the Fabulous Fourth of July Festivities and Queen Taylor is killed during the fireworks display by a firework placed in a stack of donuts. Emily is accused of the crime so she has to set out to prove that she did not kill Queen Taylor. This was another entertaining installment in the Deputy Donut series. This one grabbed my attention from the very beginning till the end. The author introduced s ...more
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The third book in the Deputy Donuts series find. Emily Westhill and friends celebrating the 4th of July. Emily will drive Deputy Donuts' car the parade.She drives to the starting point to pick of the Royal couple. The Queen is late and refuses to ride in the DD car she must be seen in her car. That evening Emily sees someone places a bag of donuts in the back of a chair the queen is sitting. There is a loud explosion and the confusion is sorted the QUeen is dead. What and who killed the Queen? E ...more
Nov 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Deputy Donut cafe owned by a detective widow, Emily is getting ready for the 4th of July parade and fireworks. Emily makes a doughnut ‘cake’ for a boy and later she sees it at the fireworks with a fuse sticking out of it. Before she can warn anyone it goes off killing the 4th of July Queen. Emily finds out that there had been a feud between the Queen and another teen girl.There is also a photographer who is doctoring pictures to make it look like Emily was the killer. The book just didn’t seem t ...more
Carole Jarvis
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-cozy
Reviewed at The Power of Words:

From the realistically accurate title to the creative use of donuts as a murder weapon, Jealousy Filled Donuts by Ginger Bolton thoroughly entertains. It’s well written and clean, with good characterization and a vivid sense of place. While this third book in the Deputy Donut series easily stands alone, there’s some interesting character development that makes the whole series compelling reading.

The Deputy Donut series started out very good a
Jerri Cachero
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What goes good with a great cozy......donuts!! Jealousy Filled Donuts delivers in both mystery and deliciousness!

Emily, owner of Deputy Donuts (along with her father-in-law, Tom) , tackles the mystery of why a beauty queen was murdered during a Fourth of July celebration and what connection an annoying photographer has to Jocelyn, her newest employee. Emily's donuts are used in the murder (in a unique way) and she becomes a suspect and the subject of photos that implicate her in the crime. She d
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In this next book of the series Emily is excited about being a part of the town's 4th of July parade. She will be driving the shops 1950's police cruiser that sports a donut on top as well as carting around a couple of Fallingbrook Highs elected court. During the evening's fireworks display someone uses one of Emily's donut towers in a very unlikely manner. They turned it into a bomb and injured one person and killed another. The young woman that was killed had several enemies but also had peopl ...more
Peggy R
Jealousy Filled Donuts is the third book in what I find to be a fun-filled series. I always finish one of these books feeling entertained and this addition to the series continues that feeling for me. Emily is a very sympathetic and likable protagonist. She has a terrific personality and her character is very engaging. She is surrounded by a very likable secondary cast of characters whose friendship is one of the things I really enjoy in these stories. I don't often say this (because I am one of ...more
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2019
Dollycas’s Thoughts

Independence Day means, parades, carnivals, fireworks, and food! In Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, the food means donuts from the Deputy Donut Café owned by Emily Westhill and her father-in-law and retired police chief Tom. Emily also drove the Deputy Donut Café’s delivery vehicle, a vintage police car with a donut on top in the parade carrying part of the day’s Royal Court.

After they close the café for the day Emily bakes up a batch of donuts to share with her friends while they wa
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

This is the third installment in the Deputy Donuts mystery series and I can happily say it is now one of my favorite series!
Emily runs a donut shopped called Deputy Donuts and when a stack of her donuts were involved in a local murder, she cannot help but start asking questions around town. As a police widow and with so many first responder friends, it's not surprising that she wants to get to the bottom of the mystery and often knows who not to trust and what questions to ask.
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K.A. Davis
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
JEALOUSY FILLED DONUTS is the third book in the Deputy Donut Mysteries by Ginger Bolton and is another great addition to a charming series! What could be better than a fun, loveable protagonist, an adorable cat, and a donut shop owned by Emily, a former 9-1-1 dispatcher and her father-in-law, formerly the Chief of Police? Needless to say, it’s the favorite hangout for police officers and emergency responders, along with the senior citizens’ group, the Knitpickers. Ms. Bolton crams her book full ...more
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another fun cozy mystery in the Deputy Donut series. Fun book to read and well written. It’s entertaining with interesting characters, storyline, and a little of romance. I love the relationship between Emily and her father-in-law and all her friends. The mystery kept me engaged and guessing until the very end. I love the idea of the author adding a few donut recipes at the end of the book. I enjoyed it "The Deputy Donut mysteries" so much that it’s a “must read series".
JoAnne McMaster (Any Good Book)
Aug 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mysteries, cozy
Emily Westhill is the young widow of a cop who was killed in the line of duty. She now runs a donut shop along with her father-in-law, Tom, and is fairly happy with the life she's created for herself in the last five years since his death. Right now she's creating donuts to sell at the Fourth of July picnic, and also gets to drive her "donut car," -- an old 1950s police car that has a giant donut on top -- in the parade while escorting the king and queen of the Fabulous Fourth Festivities. But w ...more
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I've read by Ginger Bolton but third in the Deputy Donuts Mystery Series. Despite not having the background from the first two books in the series, I was able to dive right into all the characters in the story pretty easily. Main character Emily is a young widow who co-owns a donut shop with her father-in-law, Tom. She has a habit of getting involved with police investigations (whether the police like it or not!). In this story, Emily is framed for the murder of Fourth of ...more
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“Jealousy Filled Donuts”, the third story in the Deputy Donut mystery series, finds Emily Westhill, donut maker extraordinaire, participating in the Fallingbrook Fabulous Fourth celebration. During the town picnic, Emily makes a skyrocket birthday cake out of donuts for a small boy. Later, during the fireworks presentation, a homemade firecracker inside the donut cake explodes, killing Taylor, the Queen of the festivities. Since Emily was close to the explosion (and her donuts were involved in t ...more
Jul 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book!

I've been a fan of this series since the first book, so I'm glad to get to read another in the series. This is the third book, but it can easily be read on it's own as well. The characters seem to be breaking off into couples too, which is nice because this series is very much a friendship based one, with Emily, Samantha and Misty being life long friends. I do worry a little with Emily though, because we aren't really give
Lisa Morin
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I must admit that I wasn't very impressed with the first book in this series. However, Jealousy Filled Donuts has definitely changed my mind.
Sometimes I struggle with the first book in a new series, so I will always try to read another one to see if it will change my mind.
I'm so glad I gave this book a try, it's an exciting story, filled with likable characters who will quickly steak your heart.
This story takes place during the fourth of July and is a perfect read for the end of summer.
Thank you
Abby Fabian
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Never having read any of the previous books in this series, I found it to be incredibly easy to latch onto all of the characters and the background information.

Emily's methods of looking into the mystery were perfect. She wasn't incessantly poking into things and interfering with the investigation; however, she was certainly looking into it. This allowed the reader to follow along and enjoy it. Emily is an extremely likeable character. Plus, it's clear she adores donuts and ice cream so you kn
Aug 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Jealousy Filled Donuts by Ginger Bolton is the 3rd book in the Deputy Donut Mystery series, and another great book. Emily Westhill, a widow, and her retied chief of police father- in- law run a donut shop, Deputy Donut, in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin. In this exciting adventure, Deputy Donut shop is busy making donuts for the town's 4th of July picnic. When someone uses a stack of jelly donuts to hide a deadly firecracker in, and one girl dies, Emily starts to investigate. I really liked this book, ...more
Jessica Wilhoite
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was so good! I CAN'T WAIT to see where the relationship goes between Emily and Brent! I'm also looking forward to getting a peek into what Emily's parents are like, since they show up at the end of the story.

I was totally baffled by this mystery - I had no idea that (insert murderer's name here) was responsible; there was also another interesting character following Emily and her assistant around, but I wish we got to hear a little more about his story - unless he was supposed to be a
Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

This is the third book in the Deputy Donut Mystery series by Ginger Bolton.

This is my first perusal into the Deputy Donut universe and I have to say that I really liked it!

We sort of had a dual storyline going on in this one. One plot was the entire mystery behind who killed the Queen of the fourth of July festivities by putting a dangerous firecracker in a 6-stack of Deputy Donuts. The other was the will they/won’t they between Emily Westhill and her late husband’s partner, Brent Fyne.
Missi Martin (Stockwell)
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jealousy Filled Donuts by Ginger Bolton is the third book in her Deputy Donut Mystery series and the first book in the series that I have had the pleasure of reading. And even though I was reading the third book Bolton writes it like it feels like you are reading the first book or even a stand-alone book. You catch on to everything going on immediately, she gives you enough back history so that you can be caught up to things that happened previously, and you are instantly in love with Emily, her ...more
Nov 15, 2019 rated it liked it
It is July 5 and the town of Fallingbrook, Wisconsin is holding a parade. The royal entourage consists of 4 obnoxious teenagers. Taylor, the queen, refuses to ride in the Deputy Donut police car with the revolving donut on top.

That evening at the fireworks Emily spots a lit fuse set in a stack of donuts and tries to warn the king and queen, but she is too late and the fireworks explodes, killing Taylor. A photographer tells the police that he saw Emily planting the explosives and he has pictures
Angela (Kentuckybooklover) Brocato-Skaggs
The ending is so romantic and swoon-worthy for a cozy mystery. I LOVE the fact that there is not a romantic triangle for Emily. I am already jonesing for the next book in the series!

I admit the first book in the series was not a home run for me but the second was good and this one is REALLY good. How can you not like a cozy mystery set in a donut shop with the most adorable cat ever written? I am not a big donut eater but this series is making me rethink that. I am ready to try the maple cheddar
Gayle B
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a good book! 4th of July in the seemingly quiet small town of Fallingbrook, Wisconsin. The scene is set as the annual 4th of July proceeds, with Emily driving the king and queen of the festivities in the Deputy Donut car. The queen has a bit of an attitude...Later that evening during the fireworks, someone is killed. The death is suspicious and Emily proceeds to help piece together what really happened. At the same time as the investigation, there is a photographer that appears to be stalki ...more
Sep 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I discovered the first two books in this series at the end of last year. I was excited to read this newest installment. While I didn’t love it quite as much as the first two, this story was still very well crafted. I loved the premise of it set around the 4th of July and the murder weapon was definitely one of the most unusual I have come across! The mystery kept me guessing and I enjoyed the conclusion and the killer’s unmasking-talk about an exciting scene! This DEFINITELY a series I will happ ...more
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
An absolutely delightful read. Perfect for a summer reading escape. Em and friends are people you all ready know. Murder, yummy donuts, stalking and a touch of romance make Jealousy Filled Donuts a perfect summer escape. And there are recipes too. Jealousy Filled Donuts is the third installment of The Deputy Donut series, but it stands perfectly on its own. I enjoyed the friendships, the romance, the suspense and the surprising ending. I highly recommend Jealously Filled Donuts to everyone but e ...more
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
I liked this book. I've read a previous book in the series and this one has many of the same characters in it. I liked that it feels more like a group effort and that Emily isn't investigating all alone. I was surprised by who the killer was, I had no idea that's who it was. #JealousyFilledDonuts #NetGalley
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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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