Battle Royal gave me everything I could want – giggles, slow-burn steam, a cat and cakes along with a bit of ugly crying because it broke my heart just a little but the ending more than made up for that.
The Rocky Road to Ruin is the first in a new cozy, culinary series by Meri Allen, a pseudonym for Shari Randall.
Deadly Delights, the second book in the A Bookish Baker Mystery by Laura Jensen Walker, is a solid entry. Mystery writer, cancer survivor, and dog mom Teddie St. John enters her small town’s baking contest. Only to have the head judge turn up dead – bludgeoned with Teddie’s heirloom rolling pin.
Bestselling author Dana Mentink debuts a new culinary cozy series, the Ice Cream Shop Mystery with Pint of No Return. This has all of the delicious elements for a fun series.
Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala is a fast-paced debut cozy mystery that will make you laugh, cringe, and salivate simultaneously.
For Batter or Worse is the 13th enter in Jenn McKinlay’s oh so bingeable cozy Cupcake Bakery Mystery series. The cupcake crew has a lot on their plate – Angie and Tate have a baby on the way, Mel and Joe are just days away from getting married, and Oz is settling into his job as the pastry chef at an exclusive resort while planning the cupcakes for Mel and Joe’s wedding reception.
A Tale of Two Cookies is the third Cookie House Mystery by Eve Calder. A charming cast of characters and a lovely setting make this series a sweet read.
Fresh Brewed Murder is the first book in a new culinary mystery series. Set in Portland, featuring coffee culture with an engaging amateur sleuth, Fresh Brewed Murder is an exciting modern cozy.
Murder at the Beacon Bakeshop is the first book in a new cozy mystery series by Darci Hannah. It has all of the ingredients needed to get a new cozy mystery series off to a great start.