Icing on the Casket

· Cookies & Chance Mysteries Book 9 · Gemma Halliday Publishing
2 reviews

About this ebook

From USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns comes the next humorous romantic Cookies & Chance mystery!

Full-time baker and sometime sleuth Sally Muccio finally has everything she’s always wanted—a beautiful baby, loving husband, and a thriving business. Now that she’s a mother, Sal has vowed she’ll stay out of future murder investigations. But when her eccentric father’s friend, mortician Eddie Phibbins, is found dead in one of his own caskets, Sal's father begs her to help find the killer.


With their famous coffins cookies in hand, Sal and her best friend Josie “undertake” the process of questioning mourners and employees at the funeral home, hoping for a lead to Eddie’s killer. Between a recently fired hearse driver, resentful family members and a wacky, love-struck makeup artist there’s no shortage of suspects. Once again, Sal’s snooping has attracted the attention of a killer, and her good intentions may have only succeeded in digging herself an early grave… 

*Recipes Included!*

The Cookies & Chance Mysteries:

Tastes Like Murder (book #1)

A Spot of Murder (short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection)

Baked to Death (book #2)

Burned to a Crisp (book #3)

Frosted With Revenge (book #4)

Silenced by Sugar (book #5)

A Drizzle Before Dying  (short story in the "Pushing Up Daisies" collection)

Crumbled to Pieces (book #6)

Sprinkled in Malice (book #7)

Ginger Snapped to Death (book #8)

Icing on the Casket (book #9)

What critics are saying:

"A fantastic cozy mystery!"

—InD'Tale Magazine


"I want to visit more with all of the quirky characters just to see what crazy and outrageous things they will do next!"

—Fresh Fiction

"The Cookies and Chance Mystery series is more than just a series....it's a family !! Once you read the first book, you are hooked and feel like a member of the crazy Muccio family."

—Cozy Mystery Book Reviews

Ratings and reviews

2 reviews
Bernadette Cinkoske
May 6, 2020
Icing on the Casket is a wonderful mix of mystery, family, and humor. I love the Cookies & Chance mysteries. What happens after the murder is solved is absolutely perfect for this crazy family. The characters are so well done that they have become like family for me. Sally's dad is insisting she help with the case of his missing friend - despite Sally's promise to Mike to stay out of things. There are lots of clues and several suspects in this well paced mystery. I could not put it down.
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Kirsten Huskić
May 5, 2020
When her father's friend, mortician Eddie Phibbins, goes missing and is later found dead, Sally's father enlists her help to solve the case. Sally, who has a newborn and is suffering with sleep deprivation, has marital issues and has her own business to run, very reluctantly agrees to help. How can she say no to family? This was another fun addition to the series, with all the usual characters - a few more quirky than others! A great read!
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About the author

USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns lives in Upstate New York with a male dominated household that consists of her very patient husband, three sons, and assorted cats and dogs. She has wanted to be a writer since the age of eight when she wrote her own version of Cinderella (fortunately Disney never sued). Catherine holds a B.A. in English and is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.

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