As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles (A Food Lovers’ Village Mystery) by Leslie Budewitz

As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles (A Food Lovers’ Village Mystery)
by Leslie Budewitz

The characters in this series are some of the most realistic I have ever read. It is very easy to get invested in their lives.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

I love the characters and the setting in this series – the story was well thought-out and I couldn’t help but root for Erin, trying to get ready for her wedding and catch a murderer at the same time!
~The Book’s the Thing

A heartfelt series cozy mystery, AS THE CHRISTMAS COOKIE CRUMBLES strums emotions deeply while providing a convoluted mystery and the themes of opportunity, second chances, and forgiveness.
~Mallory Heart’s Cozies

I found the authors conversational writing style to be pleasing. I was drawn into the story and my attention was held throughout.
~The Avid Reader

I have loved this series from the beginning. How could I not immediately be drawn to it? A story set in a small Montana town? Just like home! But this series is more than just a great backdrop in a beautiful location…this series has amazingly crafted characters with robust relationships.
~The Montana Bookaholic

I really liked the setting of Jewel Bay, Montana, and it would be a place I would like to visit. It has a typical small town feel and everyone knows everybody else’s business.
~MJB Reviewers

The action and intrigue in the story are fast paced and I really enjoyed trying to figure out who the killer was.
~Texas Book-aholic

There are twists and little surprises that add to the spicy fun of a well-plotted storyline . . . Get your copy and chill this summer!
~Rosepoint Publishing

. . . the story progressed with lots of little clues, holiday whimsy, a touch of romance, and more. I especially liked the ending.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles is an excellent cozy mystery that goes on my favorites list – well written, charming small-town setting, character depth, and well-plotted mystery.
~The Power of Words

I enjoyed this latest installment in the Food Lovers’ Village mysteries. It’s always fun to return to Jewel Bay and visit the characters there and this book was no exception!
~Valerie’s Musings

I absolutely loved this story.

Cute, Christmasy and cozy, As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles is entertaining and heartwarming.
~Reading Is My SuperPower

It was nice to get to connect with the characters again. I like how the author gives you just enough clues to make you think you know who murdered Merrily.
~A. Holland Reads

The plot is clever and I found I really loved all the characters in this series.
~A Chick Who Reads

I love the way the author has the mystery woven into a tapestry of suspense and blended with cozy elements. Readers are paced through the perfect set up for a murder and mystery.
~Bibliophile Reviews

Jam packed with spicy twist and turns, this is a delicious addition to an excellent series.
~Laura’s Interests

This book was very well written with great dialogue and banter between the characters.
~Melina’s Book Blog

About the Book

As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles (A Food Lovers’ Village Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Midnight Ink (June 8, 2018)
Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0738752419
Digital ASIN: B075W25FNF

Erin is one smart cookie, but can she keep the holiday spirit—and herself—alive till Christmas?

In Jewel Bay, all is merry and bright. At Murphy’s Mercantile, AKA the Merc, manager Erin Murphy is ringing in the holiday season with food, drink, and a new friend: Merrily Thornton. A local girl gone wrong, Merrily has turned her life around. But her parents have publicly shunned her, and they nurse a bitterness that chills Erin.

When Merrily goes missing and her boss discovers he’s been robbed, fingers point to Merrily—until she’s found dead, a string of lights around her neck. The clues and danger snowball from there. Can Erin nab the killer—and keep herself in one piece—in time for a special Christmas Eve?

Includes delicious recipes!

About the Author

Leslie Budewitz is the author of the Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries and the Spice Shop Mysteries—and the first author to win Agatha Awards for both fiction and nonfiction. She lives in northwest Montana with her husband, a musician, and doctor of natural medicine, and their cat Ruff, a cover model, and avid bird-watcher.

Connect with her on her website,, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

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