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And Then There Were Crumbs

Welcome to the Cookie House of Coral Cay, Florida, where the lemonade is ice cold, the cookies are warm, and baker Kate McGuire is hot on the trail of a killer …


After losing her job and her catching her fiancé with his hand in the cookie jar, Manhattan pastry chef Kate McGuire packs everything into her car and takes off for Coral Cay, Florida.  The island town with its quirky residents and sun-shiny days seems like the perfect remedy for a broken heart.  


There’s only one problem: Kate needs a job – and fast -- if she’s to make her home here.  When she comes across cranky Sam Hepplewhite—whose bakery is sorely lacking in the sweets department—Kate knows she can use her talents to boost his business and snag a job.  But everything goes awry when greedy developer Stewart Lord is found dead after binging on Cookie House treats. 


Lord had dollar signs in his eyes when he set his sights on tearing down the heart of Coral Cay for a beach resort development. And the Cookie House was first on his list for the wrecking ball. 


With Lord dead, all signs point to Sam as the culprit. Now it’s up to Kate, a stray puppy named Oliver, and the residents of Coral Cay to find the real killer before time runs out.


          Out now from St. Martin's Press!


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Sugar and Vice

Things are heating up at the Cookie House when star pastry chef and amateur sleuth Kate McGuire finds herself in the midst of a shocking murder mystery.

               

Kate McGuire has a lot on her dessert plate. She’s launching a cookie-of-the-day challenge in the heart of Coral Cay, providing sweet treats for the reception of the town’s handsome new veterinarian—not to mention dealing with tourists in town for a pirate festival and the surprise arrival of her former fiancé, Evan, who seems determined to win her back.

               

And if that’s not enough, a skeleton has been discovered—in the backyard behind her best friend Maxi’s floral shop. Could the remains belong to Sir George Bly, the legendary pirate founder of Coral Cay? Or is something more sinister afoot? This time, Kate will need every trick in her recipe book to help Maxi find the truth, before the last of the cookies crumble …

            

     Coming April 28, 2020!