When a prominent member of the community is murdered, the list of suspects is longer than the lines during a free donut giveaway. Odd couple Suzanne and her stepfather, Phillip, dig into the case together to unmask the killer, and in the course of their investigation, the two amateur sleuths become embroiled in some of the worst aspects of small town life as they struggle to find the murderer.
When Emily Hargraves’ stuffed animals are kidnapped and ransomed, the police treat it as a joke, but when the apparent abductor ends up on the wrong end of a knife, things turn deadly serious in April Springs as Suzanne and Jake do their best to solve the murder before the killer has a chance to strike again.
All of the Jessica Beck books listed on my website (Donut Mysteries 10-35, the Cast Iron Cooking Mysteries, the Classic Diner Mysteries, and both Ghost Cat Mysteries) are now available to be ordered as ebooks from your local library.
If you’d like to see these ebooks offered by your local system, please be sure to ask your local librarian to order them from OverDrive, the source for library ebooks throughout the country!
When Suzanne and Jake leave town to attend a party with friends, they never dream that they are about to become involved in another murder. The stakes continue to rise as an ice storm knocks out the power in the penthouse where they are staying, locking them in with a dead body and a killer until law and order—as well as the power—can be restored.
It’s Fright Week in April Springs, a time filled with special events leading up to Halloween, but the celebration is in jeopardy when a body is found in the middle of the night on the platform of the dunking booth under the town clock. Suzanne and her mother decide to investigate, and soon secrets from the past resurface and threaten the present in a very real way.
It’s finally time for Barton Gleason’s pop-up bistro, but the grand opening is marred when a fellow chef and rival from culinary school is murdered nearby in one of the staging areas. Suzanne stumbles across the body, and while Jake is away dealing with his own family issues, she and Grace tackle the job of tracking down the real killer before someone else’s goose gets cooked!
Just published, Donut Mystery #32, Boston Cream Bribery!
When head town councilman Van Rayburn is attacked at his home and left for dead, Suzanne and Jake struggle to prove that their friend, Mayor George Morris, is innocent of committing the assault. The only problem is that there is evidence left at the scene that implicates the mayor, and Van can’t seem to remember the attack at all!