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Product Details

  • Series: Donut Shop Mysteries (Book 5)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books; Original edition (August 30, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312541090
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312541095
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,959 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for the Donut Shop Mysteries by Jessica Beck

 

 

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

 

“A tribute to comfort food and to the comfort of small town life. With great donut recipes!”—Joanna Carl, author of The Chocolate Cupid Killings

 

“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

 

“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

 

“A yummy new treat in the culinary mystery genre. Skillfully weaving donut recipes throughout a well-plotted story, the author proves that life after divorce can be sweet; all you need are good friends, your own business, and comfort food. Delicious!”—Tamar Myers, author of Death of a Rug Lord and The Cane Mutiny

“A clever plotted cozy mystery with a wonderful small Southern town…Fatally Frosted is a great follow-up to Glazed Murder. Suzanne is a great heroine, Ms. Beck has a sure-fire winner!”—Fresh Fiction

 

“A sugary concoction that provides readers a glimpse through the donut hole of living in a small town.”—Harriet Klausner, Genre Go Round Reviews

 

 

 

From the Back Cover

WELCOME BACK TO DONUT HEARTS—where the coffee is hot, the donuts are fresh, and the toppings are criminally good…

Donut shop owner Suzanne Hart sees customers come and go all day long. But when one of them up-and-disappears, the police start asking questions. It seems Suzanne is the last person to have seen Emily Hargraves, who runs the local newsstand. Suzanne has nothing to report about their encounter. But when Emily doesn’t turn up, no news is bad news…

“A tribute to comfort food and to the comfort of small town life.”—Joanna Carl

Suzanne has to admit that Emily’s last request was a little odd—a blueberry donut made to order, with chocolate icing, sprinkles, stars, and a chewy sour gummy worm coiled on top. Odder still: Suzanne’s ex-husband Max also appears to be missing. But what really takes the cake? The corpse Suzanne finds hanging from a tree in the park. Who knew donut-making could turn out to be such dangerous business…

“This delicious series will give readers some serious cravings.”—Publishers Weekly

 

 

 


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

Customer Reviews

I love the story & characters.
M. B. Mullenholz
The Donut Shop Mysteries are great; very enjoyable and easy reading.
Dee
Kept me guessing til the very end.
Hanna Hach

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By swissmiss on September 9, 2011
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Many times I want a book to read that is just very easy reading, but still holds my attention and Jessica Beck's books always meet that criteria. If you have not tried her books and want just an easy read, try this one and her other "donut shop" books.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Francine D Crocker on March 16, 2013
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I have come to really love this series. Great recipes!! I enjoy the relationship between the 2 friends and the whole small town vibe
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sharon on June 24, 2012
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This was the first book I read by this author, but will definitely read more. I like the humor and the mystery.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sarah J. Carlin VINE VOICE on November 1, 2011
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The Donut Shop Mystery series is about Suzanne Hart who owns a donut shop called Donut Hearts. This is the fifth installment in the series.
1. Glazed murder
2. Fatally frosted
3. Sinister sprinkles
4. Evil eclairs
5. Tragic toppings

In previous books, Suzanne has investigated some of murders that have occurred in her small town with the help of her friends- Grace, retired cop George, and her boyfriend, state police investigator Jake. Tragic Toppings begins with Suzanne investigating the disappearance of Emily, a local newsstand owner. She is able to quickly crack the case, but later that night she finds a dead body hanging in the park. It's Tim, a local handyman who was well liked by all. Of course Suzanne starts digging into the case and this time, Jake is not on a job somewhere and is able to help. They quickly discover that Tim was quite a ladies' man, so the suspects are plenty.

Tragic Toppings is another good book in this series. The characters are their usual quirky selves and the mystery has lots of twists and turns. I would like to see more drama in their personal lives, just to have an interesting back story. I am eager to read the next one!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrea VINE VOICE on July 28, 2013
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"Tragic Toppings" by Jessica Beck. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these books. They, to me, are fun and fluffy and cozy and comfortable. However, they are not for everybody.

I love the small town of April Springs, NC. I have never been to North Carolina, except a plane stopover, it that counts. I have, however, lived in the South all my life, so I can relate to that dimension of it. I love Suzanne, the main character, and I also love Emma, her assistant, and also Grace, her best friend. But most of all, I love Momma, Dorothy. She is the sweetest, most loving person and mother ever. Suzanne is so lucky to have her as a mother.

I also love Napoli's, an Italian restaurant in the next town over. The owner, Angelica, is Suzanne's personal friend, and Angelica and her three daughters make homemade pasta. I want to eat there!!!!

I love Donut Hearts, the donut shop owned by Suzanne. Even though I don't eat donuts any more for a couple of different reasons, it is still a cozy situation.

I also love George. He is a very good person and a friend of Suzanne's. He is loyal and awesome. If Suzanne and Jake don't work out, I wonder if Suzanne and George will get together.

I love this book, and all the books in this series. To me, it is a soft, lovely, fun, cozy, warm, comfortable, fluffy mystery series.

Now, on to the review of this particular book:

There is a murder (because this is a murder mystery), and Suzanne and Grace find the body. They are determined to find the killer. Jake and George help them find the killer. George walks with a cane because he had an accident in the last book. He is a retired police officer, so he loves opportunities to help out investigating. The foursome split up and talk to people.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Heather B. James on March 24, 2013
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Enjoyable,but lacked a little something.the stories are starting to sound all the same...no big red herrings or unexpected change in the story line..but, like a good donut..I will try another one (book,that is)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Fiona Cat on March 18, 2013
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The characters and the small Southern town make this adult "Nancy Drew' irresistible entertainment. Interesting characters and plots with recipes for donuts yet!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 20, 2013
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I love this series, they are very entertaining and I can't wait until the next book comes out. I loves these.
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