Dessert is the Bomb

· Cookies & Chance Mysteries Book 11 · Gemma Halliday Publishing
2 reviews

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From USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns comes a hauntingly hilarious Halloween Cookies & Chance mystery!

Baker turned sometimes-sleuth Sally Muccio has always loved Halloween, but this year she has more on her mind than ghosts and goblins. In addition to catering a party at her wacky father’s funeral home, a competing bakery has just moved in across the street from Sally’s Samples. The new owner, Celeste Delgado, seems intent on burying Sal’s novelty cookie shop into the ground with her sensational smash cake bombs. Suddenly, the homemade fortune cookies that Sal and her best friend Josie create with loving care are predicting an ominous future for their business.

Before Sal can discover what’s behind Celeste’s grudge, the woman is killed by an explosion. To take the cake, Josie was heard threatening Celeste shortly before her death. A night in the slammer, another deadly explosion, and dangerous family secrets all add to Sal’s growing list of concerns. Like an oven timer, precious minutes of her life are ticking away. Can she find Celeste’s killer before everything blows up in her face?     

*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)

Knee Deep in Dough (book #10)

Dessert is the Bomb (book #11)

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'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

2 reviews
Kirsten Huskić
September 28, 2021
This is a series that I can pick up and know I'll enjoy each book. The characters are relatable and also funny (and a little exasperating, in the case of one or two people) and I always like seeing what drama occurs in the town to draw Sally in. Sally was personally involved in the case, even more than usual this time, and trying to solve this mystery took both Sally and Josie's best sleuthing efforts. Relationships were a big focus too, with many becoming strained in this story. Another great addition to the series.
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Bernadette Cinkoske
September 28, 2021
Dessert is the Bomb is another delight in this great series. I love Sally, her friends and her zany family. This time Halloween is being complicated by a competing bakery. This well written book has explosions, Josie as a suspect, family secrets, red herrings and twists galore. Will Sally finally meet a mystery she cannot solve? I could not put the book down.
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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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