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Product Details

  • Series: Donut Shop Mysteries (Book 1)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks; ($4.99 Value Promotion edition) edition (November 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1250005396
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250005397
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 4.2 x 6.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #994,970 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

This delicious new mystery/recipe series will give readers some serious doughnut cravings. When a dead body is unceremoniously dumped in front of her smalltown doughnut shop in the wee hours of the morning, Suzanne Hart knows it's not going to be an ordinary day. The deceased is Patrick Blaine, a friend and loyal customer. Against advice from her overprotective mother and hunky state police investigator Jake Bishop, Suzanne decides to try to track down Patrick's killer, but her investigation makes her a target. Beck turns a somewhat predictable plot into a light, fun read filled with entertaining characters—Suzanne's two-timing ex-husband, her wacky best friend, and an ex-cop pal who gives her the inside scoop—who have the potential to transcend the cozy mystery formula in future volumes. (Apr.)
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“The perfect comfort read: a delicious murder, a likeable heroine, quirky Southern characters—and donut recipes!” —Rhys Bowen, Agatha and Anthony award–winning author of the Molly Murphy and Royal Spyness mysteries


“If you like donuts—and who doesn’t?—you’ll love this mystery. It’s like a trip to your favorite coffee shop, but without the calories!” —Leslie Meier, author of the Lucy Stone mysteries New Year’s Eve Murder and Wedding Day Murder

“Jessica Beck’s Glazed Murder is a delight. Suzanne Hart is a lovable amateur sleuth who has a hilariously protective mother and great doughnut recipes! Readers will have a blast with this book.” —Diane Mott Davidson, New York Times bestselling author of Fatally Flaky

More About the Author

Jessica Beck is the New York Times Bestselling Author of the Donut Shop Mysteries, the Classic Diner Mysteries and the Ghost Cat Mysteries. For more information, go to http://www.jessicabeckmysteries.net

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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By S. Young on April 14, 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book was soo good I really really enjoyed it. The setting was a nice town that I would like to visit if it were real. The heroine was very likable. Most of the characters were likable and all were believable. I liked the budding romance here too. This was a very satisfying read. Yummy yummy recipes had me running out for donuts lol. I would recommend this for anyone looking to start a new series as this is the first book in the series.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Mary Allen on May 16, 2010
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If you're in the mood for a light read, with mystery starting in the first paragraph, combined with humor and romance, GLAZED MURDER fits the bill. Suzanne Hart goes to work one morning and as she's opening her donut shop, someone dumps a dead body from their moving car. As she sees the disguised villian, he also sees her. Now it's a race to find out who the killer is before he decides she's a loose end which needs to be tied. The cast of characters include a helpful ex-cop, an overprotective mother, a best friend, an ex-husband who won't go away, and a possible new love interest. It's not heavy reading, but it's worth the time.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Sarah J. Carlin VINE VOICE on September 9, 2010
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Glazed Murder by Jessica Beck is the first in the Donut Shop Mystery series. Yes, just about every food establishment has a mystery series around it. I'm not sure what the appeal is, but I do like donuts.
This series follows the owner of Donut Hearts, Suzanne Hart. Suzanne bought the shop on a whim after her messy divorce from Max, an aspiring actor who is trying to win her back. Now she wakes up every morning around 1 a.m. to go to her shop and make donuts.
One early morning, she opens the shop, looks outside and sees a body being thrown from a vehicle. Turns out one of her regular customers was murdered and for some reason, the body was dumped on her doorstep. Unfortunately, Suzanne is now in danger because she is a witness to part of the crime. In an effort to protect herself and her shop, she sets out to investigate who might be involved. Along the way she meets Jake, a state police investigator, who offers her a romantic diversion.
Though this follows the standard cozy mystery formula, I really enjoyed the story and characters. however, everything wraps up very quickly at the end, and I would have liked to have more clues along the way. If you enjoy light mysteries and romance, this is a fun one to try!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Reacher Creature on May 16, 2010
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Overall, it wasn't a bad mystery. It will hold you attention and keep you guessing til the end.

Suzanne Heart owns a doughnut shop. Alls she wants to do is to make doughnuts for the small town she lives it and live a regular life. Well, one morning, that all changed. It seems that someone dumped a body on her doorstep (literally) and Suzanne finds herself drawn in the mystery. She feels that she has to solve the murder because the person that was killed was a friend of her and since the body was dumped on the doorstep, she feel's it's her job to solve it. A state trooper, Jake Bishop, is also on the case. Jake and Suzanne at times, team up to solve the case. The problem is that the killer is keeping close tabs on Suzanne and tries to warn her off. Suzanne doesn't listen and very soon, the killer has their eyes on Suzanne.

This book has some interesting cast of characters that we meet along the way. Beck has a pretty solid writing style that will keep the reader engaged. Not to many plot twists, maybe just one, even that one isn't really a plot twist, but this will hold the readers attention. Beck also has the ability to set a "hometown and small town" feeling in the settings of the story.

Glazed Murder also has some recipes that look really good!

Overall, it's a pretty good start to a promising series. I look forward to the next one.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By purrfectkim on November 24, 2011
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This was a great book. A couple of editing mistakes, but the overall story was fun and energetic. This book got me from page one. I love Diane Mott Davidson's Goldie books and this series seems to be very close in style. Keep on writing Jessica!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Judi L. Huseby on June 20, 2013
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This book tries to grab the success of other "culinary" mysteries but fails badly. I kept waiting for new twists and turns that never happened and was simply bored throughout. The books about cupcakes and cookie shops are better than this one in an already tired genre.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jill Bemis on September 11, 2011
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Author Jessica Beck's new "A Donut Shop Mystery" series introduces Suzanne Hart, owner of Donut Hearts Coffee Shop, her mother, town gossip Gabby, ex-husband Max, along with several other characters who work and play in the small town of April Springs, North Carolina. The book was mostly slow paced and easy to follow. It was hard to believe that the police chief and state police inspector would stand idle while Suzanne indiscreetly conducts her investigation. The action picked up noticeably in the last chapter which shows promise for future books in this "recipe" enriched mystery.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Andrea on March 13, 2011
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I'm just now finishing up the book (22 pages to go) and I have to say, I am a bit disappointed. Throughout the book, I've kept wondering if it gets better. It's not horrible by any means, and I did enjoy the story for the most part, but it was flat. Not a lot of excitement. None of the characters have much of a personality and Suzanne's motive for "having" to keep working at finding the killer was very weak. I don't think she asked around enough to get such a threatening phone call so early on and the people she did talk to opened up to being asked questions too easily. Too unrealistic even for fiction book.
A funny part was when she got into the arguement with her mother and went for a stroll int hepark...at night! That was beyond stupid. She got away?? That is even more stupid.
What is the deal with her ex-husband. he had no real role or part in this story. it's like he ws randomly thrown in. Oh well. ilove the small town and donut theme, so I will finish it.
The recipes look really good and I plan on trying a donut recipe next weekend.
Now back to reading to see if the book redeems itself at the end.
Bottom line, it is a light somewhat fun read, and I will probably read her next one at some point.
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