Cupcakes, Butterflies & Dead Guys: Gianna Mancini Mysteries book #3

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From USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Fischetto comes another laugh-out-loud Gianna Mancini Mystery...

 

When Gianna Mancini, reluctant ghost whisperer and plus-sized shoeista, attends a bridal shower for a family friend, she doesn’t expect to see her favorite movie star, Raina Stone in attendance. Too bad Gianna's gift of communicating with the dead doesn’t give her the ability to predict the future. If it did, she'd have known she was about to stumble on Raina’s dead body.

 

The police rule it as an accident, but something feels off to Gianna. With the help of her dead Aunt Stella and a grumpy ghost named Freezer Dude, Gianna discovers that the celebrity was harboring secrets from her past. Secrets that may have contributed to her death. Between spying on suspects with Aunt Stella to having to rescue her favorite boots from Raina’s quirky manager, Gianna has her work cut out for her.

 

The closer Gianna gets to the truth, the more danger seems to find her, and if she’s not careful, she may just end up crossing to the other side.

 

Gianna Mancini Mysteries:

Lipstick, Lies & Dead Guys (book #1)

Miniskirts, Mai Tais & Dead Guys (book #2)

Christmas, Spies & Dead Guys (holiday short story)

Cupcakes, Butterflies & Dead Guys

 

What critics are saying about the Gianna Mancini Mysteries:

 

"Quirky but oh so fun cozy mystery. If you like your cozy mysteries on the humorous side, then look no further!"

Fresh Fiction

 

"Jennifer Fishetto serves up a delicious cozy mystery with this fun ghost story. If you are a fan of the genre this is a fun read that will leave you with a smile."

Night Owl Reviews

 

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About the author

Jennifer Fischetto is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamie Bond Mysteries. Unbreakable Bond, her adult debut novel, has received a National Reader's Choice award nomination. She writes dead bodies for ages 13 to six-feet-under. When not writing, she enjoys reading, cooking, singing (off-key), and watching an obscene amount of TV. She also adores trees, thunderstorms, and horror movies—the scarier the better. She lives in Western Mass with her family and is currently working on her next project.
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Publisher
Gemma Halliday Publishing
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Published on
Feb 24, 2017
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Pages
210
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ISBN
9781943587780
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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From USA Today bestselling author Gin Jones...

 

Helen Binney is frustrated with the challenges of her lupus and is desperate to hit something—anything! So what better place to go than a martial arts studio owned by a friend? Only her frustrations remain when she finds herself in a minor car accident, a female martial arts competitor mocks her physical limitations, and the studio owner won't let her engage in any satisfyingly high-impact exercise.

 

But when the rude competitor is found dead in the locker room, Helen is distracted from her personal problems. She learns that the woman owned a Bed & Breakfast, and wasn't very good at making friends. Murder suspects abound, with several ex-boyfriends, mistreated employees at her B&B, a competing B&B operator, and a romantic rival. And the murder isn't the only mystery in Helen's life. Her handsome ex-lawyer Tate seems to be withdrawing from their newly personal relationship, and she can't get him to tell her what's wrong. Can Helen keep Tate from giving up on their relationship and defend herself against a killer who was able to overpower a highly skilled martial artist? Or will this be one fight she doesn't limp away from?

Helen Binney Mysteries:

A Dose of Death – book #1

A Denial of Death – book #2

A (Gingerbread) Diorama of Death – holiday short story

A Draw of Death – book #3

A Dawn of Death – book #4

A Darling of Death – book #5

A Display of Death – book #6 

"Lethally clever! Gin Jones's Helen Binney Mysteries will have you laughing, smiling, and on the edge of your seat wondering whodunit. I can't wait for more from these characters!"
~ Gemma Halliday, New York Times bestselling author  


From USA Today bestselling authors Janel Gradowski & Elizabeth Ashby comes a deliciously deadly surprise!

 

Maura Monroe came to Danger Cove, Washington to forget the past and start over. Her newly-found spontaneous side thinks buying the Cinnamon Sugar Bakery is the perfect way to both indulge her passion for baking and gain a fresh start. But her practical, business-savvy side isn’t sure it’s the safest move—for her heart or her pocketbook! While her two sides duke it out, Maura decides to rent a short-term cottage to feel out the quaint little town.

Only things are anything but quaint when her search for a temporary home uncovers a dead body instead of the perfect rental. And when fingers start to point at Maura’s handsome new landlord, she finds herself smack in the middle of a small town mystery. The more Maura digs, the more she realizes that secrets abound in this sleepy coastal burg…and someone is willing to kill to keep them buried. Can Maura get to the truth before the killer strikes again? Or will the next body in Danger Cove be hers?

 

The Danger Cove books:

Secret of the Painted Lady (a Danger Cove Renovation Mystery)

Murder and Mai Tais (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)

Death by Scones (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)

Four-Patch of Trouble (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)

Deadly Dye and a Soy Chai (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)

Killer Closet Case (a Danger Cove B&B Mystery)

Tree of Life and Death (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)

A Killing in the Market (a Danger Cove Farmers' Market short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection)

Killer Colada (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)

Passion, Poison & Puppy Dogs (a Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery)

A Novel Death (a Danger Cove Bookshop Mystery)

Robbing Peter to Kill Paul (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)

Sinister Snickerdoodles (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)

 

 

About Danger Cove:

Danger Cove is a sleepy little town in the Pacific Northwest and home to renowned mystery novelist, Elizabeth Ashby. While Elizabeth swears the stories she writes are fiction, you can find the inspiration for her murderous tales all over Danger Cove...from the intriguing cast of local characters to the places to eat, play, and explore in Danger Cove. Don't let our name fool you—we're the friendliest (even if deadliest) town in the Pacific Northwest! Visit us at dangercovemysteries.com

 From USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns comes another to-die-for culinary mystery...

 Full-time baker and sometime-sleuth Sally Muccio is enjoying life as a new bride and only wishes that sales in her bakery would pick up. So when popular TV host Donna Dooley invites her and best friend, Josie, to be guests on Someone's in the Kitchen with Donna, it’s the answer to their prayers. The pair is excited about the opportunity until they discover Donna's new assistant is none other than Josie's former nemesis from culinary school, Kelly Thompson.

Like cookies in a hot oven, temperatures rise, and their animosity escalates into a food fight during the taping—which then goes viral! But when a dead body is then discovered on the set, fingers immediately point to Josie, and Sal's usual sassy partner is at a loss of how to defend herself. Sal's world is once again plunged into chaos as she attempts to keep her friend out of jail, control a blast from the past that threatens to harm her marriage, and keep her crazy parents at bay as they film a commercial for a funeral home. Already knee deep in dough, Sal discovers a possible link between the current murder and an unsolved one from the past. But she’ll have to work fast because a killer is on her trail and determined to silence Sal...forever.

**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)


What critics are saying:

"Catherine Bruns has whipped up another delicious treat with this delightful cozy. If you like your mysteries to taste sweet this one is a good choice."

—Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick!

 

"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

From USA Today bestselling author, Leslie Langtry comes another Merry Wrath Mystery that will leave you laughing 'til it hurts—scout's honor!


Ex-CIA agent turned suburban scout leader, Merry Wrath, is just trying to live a normal, quiet life.  But all that goes out the window when a convicted traitor (who’s inconveniently not in his prison cell) dies on her doorstep, and an obese cat, who bears a disturbing resemblance to Hitler, decides to move in.

 

To make things worse, it’s time for the annual troop cookie sale, her new boyfriend’s old college flame shows up to win him back, and someone’s shooting at Merry in the frozen foods section of the grocery store. Is the assassin after her or the cat? Is Riley, her hot former CIA handler, hitting on her? Is Rex, her boyfriend, going to dump her? Will she sell enough cookies to take her troop to Winter Sniper Camp? If Merry doesn't find answer to these questions soon, it may be too late!

 

Merry Wrath Mysteries:

Merit Badge Murder – book #1

Mint Cookie Murder – book #2

Scout Camp Mystery – short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection

Marshmallow S'More Murder – book #3

Movie Night Murder – book #4

Mud Run Murder – book #5

Fishing Badge Murder – short story in the "Pushing Up Daisies" collection

Motto for Murder – book #6

Map Skills Murder – book #7

Mean Girl Murder – book #8

Marriage Vow Murder – book #9

Mystery Night Murder – book #10

 

What critics are saying about Leslie Langtry's books:

 

"Darkly funny and wildly over the top, this mystery answers the burning question, 'Do assassin skills and Girl Scout merit badges mix…"

~ RT BOOKreviews

 

"Mixing a deadly sense of humor and plenty of sexy sizzle, Leslie Langtry creates a brilliantly original, laughter-rich mix of contemporary romance and suspense."

~ Chicago Tribune

 

"Langtry gets the fun started from page one with a myriad of clever details."

~ Publisher's Weekly

 

From USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns comes the next dangerously delicious Cookies & Chance Mystery...

 

Sally Muccio’s walk down the aisle might be her last.

The some-time amateur sleuth and full-time bakery owner is finally marrying the man of her dreams. But during a last minute taste testing of their wedding cake, Sally and her fiancé are witnesses—and almost victims!—of a random shooting. At least they think it’s random, until an original fortune cookie message proves otherwise. Is someone after Sally? And why does the mysterious shooter want to ice the baker? Sal tries to proceed with caution, but when someone close to her is attacked, all bets are off. She'll do whatever it takes to bring this monster to justice, even if it means sacrificing herself in the process.

Can Sal make it to the church on time…and alive?

 

**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)

 

What critics are saying:

 

"Catherine Bruns has whipped up another delicious treat with this delightful cozy. If you like your mysteries to taste sweet this one is a good choice."

—Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick!

 

"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 delightful whodunit kept me guessing until the end, and the tasty treats had my mouthwatering from start to finish! A fantastic culinary mystery in the vein of Joanne Fluke and Diane Mott Davidson!"

—Gemma Halliday, New York Times & USA Today bestselling mystery author

 

"Catherine Bruns has found a winning recipe for an exciting mystery mixed with a dash of humor and a heap of danger. Add in a little romance for spice, and you get one sweet reading treat."

—Mary Marks, bestselling author of the Quilting Mystery series.


From National Bestselling author Jennifer Fischetto comes a hauntingly humorous new series...

 Gianna Mancini has chatted with ghosts most of her life. It's never affected her much. Until now.

The latest ghost in Gianna's family-centric, boy-complicated, job-depleted world is Emma Tinsdale, a woman Gianna despises. Wanting Emma out of her apartment and her orbit, Gianna chooses to help her move on, but she doesn't expect to come across poisonous jam, a vengeful cop, or a group of friendly clowns.

When a relative is framed for Emma's death, Gianna must dig deeper and faster to find out what really happened that fatal night on the beach. With help from her sister, her cop brother, and her ex-boyfriend, Julian, she gets close to figuring out the truth. But when the killer closes in, Gianna better watch her step unless she wants to become the latest member of the dearly departed.

 Note: This work was previously published under the title One Garish Ghost & Blueberry Peach Jam.

Gianna Mancini Mysteries:
Lipstick, Lies & Dead Guys (book #1)
Miniskirts, Mai Tais & Dead Guys (book #2)
Christmas, Spies & Dead Guys (holiday short story)
Cupcakes, Butterflies & Dead Guys (book #3)

 What critics are saying about Jennifer's books:

 "It grabbed me by the hand and pulled me in, not letting go until the very last page. Highly recommended."

  ~ Melody's Bookshelf on "Unbreakable Bond"

 "Weaves mystery with laughs (and a few tears). This delightful tale is a definite read! I would read it again as well as the rest of the series."

 ~ Should You Read This Book? Review Blog, on "Secret Bond"

  "The characters are always so well written.  They feel like they could pop off the page. I can’t wait for the next book in the series!"

 ~ Wakela's World on "Secret Bond"

 "I approached this book with the idea that it would be the light reading many of us look forward to enjoying in the summer. It turned out to be more than that and I couldn't put it down."

 ~ The Birch Bark on "Secret Bond" 

 

 From National Bestselling author Jennifer Fischetto comes the second installment in her hauntingly humorous Gianna Mancini Mysteries series...

Gianna Mancini does not have your average problems. Sure, her family is loud, her love life complicated, and her career still struggling to get off the ground. But Gianna has unique problems too...she sees dead people. And when a small explosion happens not far from her home, Gianna discovers the ghost of Thomas Sterling, son of the Sterling automotive empire. He refuses to move on to the afterlife until Gianna tells his fiancée, Serena, that he loves her. Not one to let the dead linger, Gianna locates the woman and passes on the message...but nothing is ever as simple as it seems.

 One message from the beyond turns into a warning to the very much alive, and Gianna suddenly find herself trying to keep Serena safe. Between her duties to the dead, auditioning for a singing gig, and trying to get rid of Freezer Dude, a pesky ghost from her past, Gianna has her hands more than full. With help from her boyfriend, Julian, and her cop brother, Enzo, Gianna needs to find the killer fast...before she end up on "the other side." 

Note: This work was previously published under the title Two Ghost & a Love Song.

Gianna Mancini Mysteries:
Lipstick, Lies & Dead Guys (book #1)
Miniskirts, Mai Tais & Dead Guys (book #2)
Christmas, Spies & Dead Guys (holiday short story)
Cupcakes, Butterflies & Dead Guys (book #3)

What critics are saying about Jennifer's books:

"It grabbed me by the hand and pulled me in, not letting go until the very last page. Highly recommended."

  ~ Melody's Bookshelf on "Unbreakable Bond"

"Weaves mystery with laughs (and a few tears). This delightful tale is a definite read! I would read it again as well as the rest of the series."

 ~ Should You Read This Book? Review Blog, on "Secret Bond"

"The characters are always so well written.  They feel like they could pop off the page. I can’t wait for the next book in the series!"

 ~ Wakela's World on "Secret Bond"

"I approached this book with the idea that it would be the light reading many of us look forward to enjoying in the summer. It turned out to be more than that and I couldn't put it down."

 ~ The Birch Bark on "Secret Bond" 


From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Gemma Halliday...

 

Her name is Bond. Jamie Bond. And her luck may have just run out.

P.I. Jamie Bond knows there's corruption in the Los Angeles County D.A.'s office. What she doesn't know is how far it runs and if her on-again, off-again love interest, A.D.A. Aiden Prince, is involved. Is he aware of the danger lurking in his halls of justice? Is he dating his exotic beauty of a co-chair? And why are drug dealers making middle of the night calls to the D.A.? Jamie is determined to find out. But between one case of an "open marriage" wife who fears her husband is secretly monogamous, an Elvis obsessed musician crushing on her employee, and an over-sexed baby-boomer father, Jamie has her hands full. Not to mention one hot photographer, Danny Flynn, who seems determined to take their relationship from "best friend" to "best night of her life." The boundaries between personal and professional blur in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, where no one can be trusted...and not everyone will make it out alive.

 

The Jamie Bond Mysteries:
Unbreakable Bond (book #1)
Secret Bond (book #2)

Lethal Bond (book #3)
Bond Bombshell (short story)

Here's what critics are saying about Gemma Halliday's books:

"A saucy combination of romance and suspense that is simply irresistible."
- Chicago Tribune

"Stylish... nonstop action...guaranteed to keep chick lit and mystery fans happy!"
- Publishers' Weekly, starred review

"Smart, funny and snappy… the perfect beach read!"
- Fresh Fiction


 

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