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Burned to a Crisp by Catherine Bruns

Burned to a Crisp by Catherine Bruns

A Cookies & Chance Mystery #3
Gemma Halliday Publishing
October 11, 2016

From USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns comes the next sinfully delicious Cookies & Chance Mystery…

Just when things appear to be going well for baker and sometime sleuth, Sally Muccio, life turns up the heat again.

It’s summertime, and the living is easy for the Muccio clan. Sal’s wedding to her beloved fiancé is rapidly approaching, Mom’s won a beauty contest, and sister Gianna is now a licensed public defender. But when the bakery Sal’s worked so hard for goes up in smoke—along with her dreams!—she’s not sure how much more she can stand. Even worse, the man found dead in the bakery’s back room is none other than Gianna’s latest client, Bernardo Napoli.

The dough really hits the fan for Sal and Josie when they’re forced to temporarily relocate their bakery to the crazy Muccio home. Trouble is quickly stirred up as the best friend team must now contend with Sal’s father and his new mortuary business “undertakings,” a middle aged mother parading around customers in bikinis, and an Italian family hell bent on revenge. For Sal, several questions demand answers. Where has Gianna disappeared to? What role did she play in Bernardo’s death? What secret is Sal’s fiancé hiding from her? Sal is determined to find answers…before she gets burned once again!

**Recipes Included!**

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Excerpt

Mrs. Gavelli wagged a finger in my face. “What you say? You no make no more fortune cookies? You give me one now.”

“We don’t have any right now,” I said. “There was a little accident.”

She moved closer toward me. “Let me tell you something, missy. You better keep those cookies, or I not gonna be happy. I need them. They important.”

I glanced at her, puzzled. “Why?”

Her face reddened. “You ask too many questions. You keep making cookies, or I tell everyone they no come here.”

“Nicoletta,” my grandmother growled. “You had better not make trouble for my granddaughter. I know things, remember.”

Mrs. Gavelli’s face clouded over. She said something in Italian that sounded way too similar to a swear word, turned on her Birkenstock heel, and flounced out the screen door.

“I will go talk to her,” Grandma Rosa said. “She is a bit of a fluke sometimes.”

I had to think about that one for a minute. “Do you mean flake?”

“That is good too.”

About Catherine Bruns

Catherine is the USA Today best selling author of the Cookies & Chance mysteries. She lives in Upstate New York with a male dominated household that consists of her very patient husband, three sons and an assortment of cats and dogs. She holds a B.A. in English and is a former newspaper reporter and press release writer. Catherine also writes the Cindy York Mysteries and coming in January 2017, the Aloha Lagoon (Carrie Jorgenson) mysteries.

The fourth book in the Cookies & Chance mystery series, Frosted with Revenge, will be out in May.

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