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And Then There Were Crumbs

And Then There Were Crumbs

A Cookie House Mystery

A Cookie House Mystery (Volume 1)

Eve Calder

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She’s a talented pastry chef—with a secret recipe for solving crimes…

Kate McGuire’s life was sweet in Manhattan before she lost her restaurant job and fiancé both. But sometimes that’s just the way the cookie crumbles, and soon she finds herself starting from scratch in the island town of Coral Cay, Florida. It has everything she’s looking for: sunny beaches, friendly locals, and a Help Wanted sign in the bakery shop window. Once she convinces the shop’s crusty owner Sam Hepplewhite to hire her, Kate can’t tie on her apron fast enough. Little does she know that trouble, like warm dough, is on the rise. . .

Stewart Lord is a real estate developer with a taste for a different type of dough: the green kind. He knows that he could make a killing by purchasing the Cookie House from Sam, who flat-out refuses to sell. But when Stewart turns up the heat on Sam—then turns up dead after eating a fresh batch of Sam’s cinnamon rolls—all eyes focus on the town’s beloved bakery. When the police arrest Sam for murder, Kate must somehow prove that her curmudgeonly boss is innocent. Enlisting the help of a team of lovable locals, Kate sets out to catch the real culprit with his hand in the cookie jar…before someone else gets burned.

"This delightful cozy has memorable characters...and a satisfying plot twist." - Booklist

Chapter 1

As Kate McGuire turned onto Coral Cay’s main drag, named—ironically—Main Street, she checked her watch for the third time in ten minutes. Her interview was in half an hour. And her creaky old Toyota was making some...

Praise for And Then There Were Crumbs

"This delightful cozy has memorable characters...and a satisfying plot twist." - Booklist

"Eve Calder does a marvelous job at both character development as well as capturing the charm of Coral Cay." - Fresh Fiction


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