COOKIE DOUGH OR DIE
Here’s a dough-licious debut for the new Cookie Cutter Shop mysteries featuring Olivia Greyson, a recent divorcee who has used her settlement to open her own cookie shop in the quaint village of Chatterley Heights. Olivia is a charming lead and Chatterley Heights will entice cozy readers who like the drama and close-knit relationships in small towns. A great start to a new series.
Olivia Greyson is saddened when her friend Clarisse Chamberlain is found dead at her home, from what looks like an accidental overdose. At the reading of her will, Olivia learns Clarisse left her a large sum of money and her valuable antique cookie cutters. Unfortunately, this casts suspicion on Olivia and places her on uneasy ground with Clarisse’s sons, Edward and Hugh. Furthermore, the mailman becomes ill after eating cookies from Olivia’s shop. In order to clear her name, Olivia must uncover the truth behind Clarisse’s death. (PRIME CRIME, Apr., 304 pp., $7.99)