First Book of the Year 2016

First Book of the Year 2016

Sheila at Book Journey shares an awesome collage of what readers are choosing for the First Book of the Year 2016. Click the banner above to check them out! My first book of the year 2016 is Cinnamon Toasted by Gail Oust. I received an ARC to read for review, and I’m excited to start the year off with a cozy mystery!

First Book of the Year 2016Cinnamon Toasted by Gail Oust
Spice Shop Mystery #3

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Case in point: Piper Prescott’s former mother-in-law Melly. Beneath her twin sets and pearls beats the heart of a geek—a geek whose programming changes for the point-of-sale software in Piper’s shop have the owners of the program ready to make her an offer she can’t refuse. “Trusty” Rusty Tulley and Chip Balboa swing by Brandywine Creek—just in time for the town’s annual Oktoberfest, which has cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom flying off Piper’s shelves in record numbers. News spreads faster than a text message, and Melly is the toast of the town.

But it isn’t long before Melly’s status changes to public enemy number one when Chip’s body is found at the foot of her basement stairs. Questions start to pile up when handsome police chief Wyatt McBride arrives on the scene and the coroner sets the time of death for the previous evening. McBride wants to know why it took Melly so long to report the incident—especially after she admits to arguing with Chip about the contract he wanted her to sign. Piper knows Melly would never hurt a fly, so she enlists the help of her BFF Reba Mae to clear her name—but can they find the real killer before Melly gets sent away for good?

A mouth-watering entry in Gail Oust’s delicious Spice Shop series, Cinnamon Toasted is sure to delight cozy fans of all stripes.

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So, what’s the First Book of the Year 2016 that you are reading? Let me know in the comments. 🙂


21 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Hau’oli Makahiki Hou. I read book one of this series some time ago. You’ve reminded me of it. I liked the banter between the spice shop owner and the cop.

  2. Happy reading to you in 2016!! I hope you enjoy reading your 1st book of the year. It looks like a cozy mystery novel and I am a huge fan of reading cozy mystery novels. I’ll have to check out Cinnamon Toasted.

    1. Hi Lisa! It’s a cozy – I’m a cozy fan, too. I’m hoping to read more of them in 2016 than I did in 2015, so I’m getting a good start with Cinnamon Toasted. Thank you for stopping by – happy reading to you as well!

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