How the Murder Crumbles by Debra Sennefelder

How the Murder Crumbles by Debra SennefelderHow the Murder Crumbles by Debra Sennefelder
Series: Cookie Shop Mystery #1
Published by Crooked Lane Books on June 20, 2023
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

About How the Murder Crumbles

HOW THE MURDER CRUMBLES is a delicious cozy mystery set in a bakery in a small town. Mallory recently inherited her aunt’s bakery. She’s hit a rough patch with her two opposites don’t attract employees always bickering. Then she catches her boyfriend cheating. But things go from tough to terrible when local queen bee and food blogger, Beatrice, accuses Mallory of using a stolen cookie recipe. The two have a very public argument in the bakery in front of several people. Which makes Mallory a prime suspect when Beatrice is murdered. Mal needs to clear her name and save the bakery asap.

My thoughts about How the Murder Crumbles

Mallory’s a relatable MC – putting everything into her passion and dream – owning The Cookie Shop. After her breakup, she’s so determined to hang onto her bakery dream and not let anything take it away. I admired her determination to keep investigating despite continuous deadends and obstacles. 

To keep things interesting, you also get drama with Mallory’s cousin. The setting is pure cozy mystery – a quaint small town with lots of quirky characters – perfect for exploring more in future books.

In closing

How the Murder Crumbles, a tasty quick read, is the first book in a new mystery series with a cozy, small-town feel.

For fans of Eve Calder, Maddie Day, and Sarah Fox.

Thank you Crooked Lane Books for the ARC.

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About Debra Sennefelder

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. 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, she now lives and Connecticut with her family. She’s worked in pre-hospital care, retail and publishing. Her writing companion is her adorable and slightly spoiled Shih-Tzu, Connie.

She is a member of Sisters in Crime and Romance Writers of America.

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