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Food blogging is turning Hope Early into a household name. But the dead body down the block makes her a #1 suspect…
It seems everyone loves Hope’s blog these days, and she’s busier than ever volunteering to help other women create their own paths to success. So she’s shocked when a neighbor petitions to run Hope right out of her small Connecticut town! Set in her ways, apparently Birdie Donovan doesn’t like the chaos Hope’s sleuthing creates, the police activity and crime scenes, and it’s happening way too often lately. Eager to make amends, Hope bakes Birdie a batch of her best muffins. The delicious treats might have smoothed things over—until Hope discovers Birdie dead in her gazebo the very next day . . .
Now instead of worrying about holding on to her beloved home, Hope is trying to stay out of jail. Because suddenly she’s the lead suspect in the case. Not even her boyfriend, Police Chief Ethan Cahill, is promising he can clear her name, much less discuss the investigation with her. It’s up to Hope to get to bake new ground on the case before the lifestyle brand she’s created—and her whole life—crumbles . . .
Includes Recipes from Hope’s Kitchen!
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup canola oil
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter or almond butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line an 8″x8″ pan with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Whisk together.
In a separate bowl, combine all wet ingredients. Whisk together until thoroughly mixed.
Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix until a cookie dough consistency is formed. Then fold in the chocolate chips.
Spread the batter into the pan. Bake for 32-35 minutes. Then allow the bars to cool completely before slicing and serving.
About the Author
Debra Sennefelder is an avid reader who reads across a range of genres, but mystery fiction is her obsession. Her interest in people and relationships is channeled into her novels against a backdrop of crime and mystery.
Her first novel, THE UNINVITED CORPSE (A Food Blogger mystery) was published in 2018.In addition to writing the Food Blogger mystery series, she writes the Resale Boutique Mystery series. When she’s not reading, she enjoys cooking and baking and as a former food blogger, she is constantly taking photographs of her food. Yeah, she’s that person.
Born and raised in New York City, where she majored in her hobby of fashion buying, she now lives and writes in Connecticut with her family. She’s worked in retail and publishing before becoming a full-time author. Her writing companion is her adorable and slightly spoiled Shih Tzu, Connie.
FACEBOOK AUTHOR PAGE: http://bit.ly/2qjwHyT