by Gail Oust
I loved my visit to Brandywine Creek…the mystery starts right at the beginning; the characters are easy to like; the setting is somewhere you would like to visit…
With a great plot and subplots that work Oust has gives us an upbeat story cozy readers will truly enjoy.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
CINNAMON TOASTED is a truly delightful, very Southern, cozy mystery, with an empowered female protagonist.
~Mallory Heart Reviews
In reading Cinnamon Toasted and the previous books in the series, I noticed how richly developed the characters are — not just Piper, but all of them.
Gail Oust has really created a fun cozy Southern Mystery series.
~A Chick Who Reads
Blending just the right combination of the ingredients mystery, action, and humor, author Oust has created a cozy that is to be savored. CINNAMON TOASTED had me at page one.
~Lisa K’s Book Reviews
I loved the writing in this cozy, and I feel like I know the characters personally.
~Melina’s Book Tour
Things get heated as you start this book and you will be hooked until the end
~Shelley’s Book Case
I was kept in suspense right up to the last part of the book which for me makes a good mystery.
Cinnamon Toasted: A Spice Shop Mystery
(Spice Shop Mystery Series)
3rd in Series
Minotaur Books (December 15, 2015)
Hardcover: 320 pages
E-Book ASIN: B00Y7S5222
Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Case in point: Piper Prescott’s former mother-in-law Melly. Beneath her twin sets and pearls beats the heart of a geek—a geek whose programming changes for the point-of-sale software in Piper’s shop have the owners of the program ready to make her an offer she can’t refuse. “Trusty” Rusty Tulley and Chip Balboa swing by Brandywine Creek—just in time for the town’s annual Oktoberfest, which has cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom flying off Piper’s shelves in record numbers. News spreads faster than a text message, and Melly is the toast of the town.
But it isn’t long before Melly’s status changes to public enemy number one when Chip’s body is found at the foot of her basement stairs. Questions start to pile up when handsome police chief Wyatt McBride arrives on the scene and the coroner sets the time of death for the previous evening. McBride wants to know why it took Melly so long to report the incident—especially after she admits to arguing with Chip about the contract he wanted her to sign. Piper knows Melly would never hurt a fly, so she enlists the help of her BFF Reba Mae to clear her name—but can they find the real killer before Melly gets sent away for good? A mouth-watering entry in Gail Oust’s delicious Spice Shop series, Cinnamon Toasted is sure to delight cozy fans of all stripes.
About The Author
Friends often accuse Gail Oust of flunking retirement. While working as a nurse/vascular technologist, Gail penned nine historical romances under the pseudonym Elizabeth Turner for Avon, Pocket, Berkley, and Kensington. It wasn’t until she and her husband retired to South Carolina that inspiration struck for a mystery. Hearing the words, “maybe it’s a dead body,” while golfing with friends fired her imagination for the Bunco Babe Mystery series originally published by NAL. In conjunction with Beyond the Page Publishing, the Bunco Babe series has been republished in digital format as the Kate McCall Mysteries complete with new titles and a whole new look. Gail is currently writing the Spice Shop Mysteries for Minotaur/St. Martin’s. When she isn’t reading, writing, or sleeping, she can usually be found on the golf course or hanging out with friends.
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