Meet Suzanne Hart, owner and operator of Donut Hearts coffee shop in April Springs, North Carolina. After her divorce from Max, an out-of-work actor she’s dubbed “The Great Impersonator,” Suzanne decided to pursue her one true passion in life: donuts. So she cashed in her settlement and opened up shop in the heart of her beloved hometown.
But when a dead body is dumped on...more
The premise of this book sounded like fun. Unfortunately, it was horrendously disappointing. In fact, this book is so bad that I had to double check to ...more
As I read it, I kept thinking that the author had never before read an actual mystery. It was as though she read an essay about how to write a mystery and then proceeded to write her book. She covered the main elements:
• Dead body/mystery to be solved,
• Sleuth (Suzanne Hart),
• Setting (Donut shop in North Carolina), and
• Gimmick (Donut shop mystery complete ...more
Suzanne Hart, the owner of a doughnut shop witnessed a dead body being dumped out of a car's window right in front of her shop in the wee hours of the night and the victim turned out to be her favorite customer and a good friend. Par for the course, she starts her own investigation to find out the killer was. Overall, there was not much that stands out of the rest ...more
To start with the characters were too willing to jump into a murder investigation, especially Suzanne's best friend, Grace. In other series authors ...more
I love me a good cozy mystery now and again. I picked up this one for cheap online as it is a series first and I am always looking for new series to dive into. In this case I am glad I did! Glazed Murder centers around a woman named Suzanne who owns a donut shop. Not long after returning to work one morning Suzanne is surprised and horrified to find that a dear friend of hers lay dead outside her shop. Not wanting to be the next victim Suzanne quickly becomes ...more
This is a cute cozy with a spunky new character, Suzanne Hart (owner of Donut Hearts). I found myself really rooting for her as she tries to solve the mystery of who dumped a body in front of her donut shop, despite all the warnings for her not to do so.
I do wish that the author had gone a little further with her new love interest, as it would have added a little something to this story, but from the looks of it (from the excerpt), she'll be developing that relationship more in her next book ...more
The doughnut recipes were obnoxious. How many people REALLY make honest to goodness real, deep fried doughnuts at home? It felt ...more
The problem with small towns is that everyone knows everything. When people learn that the shop had been a crime scene, everyone ...more
The book was enjoyable even if the heroine was a bit unbelievable in her reasons and passion for finding the killer. She really was aiming for TSTL status. The supporting characters were interesting, especially her best friend.
The recipes sound good, but I'm not one for frying donuts so I don't know if I will actually try any.
It doesn't make sense that a donut shop owner would endanger her life to discover the killer of one of her customers (with whom she shares no apparent personal relationship) when there ...more
Suzanne Hart moved back home with her "momma" after her divorce. With the divorce settlement she bought a donut shop. Then one morning, arriving about 2 am to start her day a body is dumped in front of her shop. When she finds out it is one of her customers and friend she decides to find the killer herself because the police ...more
Jessica Beck is the penname of an author who has been nominated for the Agatha Award and named an Independent Mystery Booksellers Association national bestseller nearly a dozen times.
Jessica Beck loves donuts, and has the figure to prove it. It's amazing what people can convince themselves is all in the name of research! For each recipe featured in the ...more