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Jealousy Filled Donuts

(Deputy Donut Mystery #3)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  110 ratings  ·  68 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 Café, 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 adorable tabby, the
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Published August 27th 2019 by Kensington
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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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Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Carole Jarvis
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  ·  review of another edition
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 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
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 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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
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".
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
“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  ·  review of another edition
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
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  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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
Erin Addington
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was so excited to read this third book in the Deputy Donut Mystery series, and it did not disappoint! Ginger Bolton has once again written a book that was delightful and fun to read - along with making me hungry for a donut or two (or more!!!). I did not see the ending to this one coming. I will say that I had a completely different killer in mind, so it was quite the surprise to see that I was wrong! The cast of characters in this series are always so much fun to visit, and I don't want to gi ...more
Gayle B
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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
Rosemary K
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Emily Westhill is co-owner of Deputy Donut Cafe with her father-in-law. Their donuts are popular with everyone which is why she is supplying them for the 4th of July picnic. Who knew they would turn into a murder weapon? Emily is being accused of murder by a creepy photographer. Why is he doing that? The guy was scary. He put me on edge. Emily is a strong woman. She's rebounded from the death of her husband. I admired her for her tenacity. Plus I loved her cute tabby. Dep has a strong personalit ...more
Andra Weis
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: completed-cozies
Jealousy Filled Donuts by Ginger Bolton is the third book in the Deputy Donut Mystery series. In addition, it is the second book that I have read by this author.

As with the second book in the series, Goodbye Cruller World, I found the story easy to read as well as follow, though I must admit that it took me a good long while to figure out whodunit. Which in all honesty, is just the way I like my cozy mysteries.

Ms. Bolton’s writing made this reader want to continue reading on and on until I had
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this cozy mystery by Ginger Bolton. This is the third novel in the Deputy Donut series. A young girl is murdered on the Fourth of July and the whole town is set on edge during the hunt for the killer.

One aspect that I enjoyed about the novel is a small one, however very relatable. The entire town gathered together in one place to watch the fireworks. This is similar to my small town!

I also liked that the premise of the novel was centered around donuts! I find cozies that cente
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. It was a very easy read with great characters that were easy to relate with. I even enjoyed the little bit of matchmaking in it as well.
The only reason I didn't give this book 5 stars is because the back of the book and the bindings print didn't stay on very well. It started to flake off when I was only about half way through the book. I wouldn't mind so much, maybe, if it was an older book that was well used, but it being a new book was really annoying. The back is
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: obs
I truly enjoyed Deputy Donut - kitty, cafe, and proprietors! Deputy Donut is the cat belonging to Emily, one of the partners, and her late husband, a detective killed in the line of duty. Emily is a charming, hard-working young widow who opened Deputy Donut - the cafe - with her father-in-law, Tom, a retired police chief. It is very popular in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, and they are active in the town social events.

Take today, for example, the 4th of July. A king, queen, duke, and duchess are elec
Karen Hollins-Stallman
“Jealousy Filled Donuts” is the third instalment in the “Deputy Donut mystery” series by Ginger Bolton. This was the first book I had read in the series and could easily follow along. I must admit I did have trouble getting into the story, I found myself starting and stopping often. This could just of been me this past month and nothing to do with the story itself.

When a firecracker becomes a murder weapon, Emily Westhill pursues a killer with a short fuse …

It is a truth universally acknowledg
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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.

Other books in the series

Deputy Donut Mystery (3 books)
  • Survival of the Fritters (Deputy Donut Mystery #1)
  • Goodbye Cruller World (Deputy Donut Mystery #2)