Posted in 4 paws, Blog tour, Cozy, mystery on May 1, 2014

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Meet Melina Cameron. Baker extraordinaire and killer crouton maker.

When Franklin Seever, the father of Melina’s best friend BettyJo, is poisoned from eating Melina’s fresh baked croutons at a dinner party, a police investigation once again targets Melina.

But Melina has learned her lesson after finding her landlady lying in a pool of blood, and with a crusty piece of bread protruding from her mouth, just a few months ago. If there is one thing Melina is aware of, it’s that you never really know people until you break bread with them.

BettyJo’s dad, a wealthy banker, already disliked Melina before the crouton calamity. What’s he going to think of her now that his life is hanging in the balance? Out of the bread pan and into the fire for Melina as she tries to keep BettyJo from freaking out about her dad, and engages in keeping her safe from a weirdo stalker.

And wouldn’t you know it? Just when Melina’s life couldn’t get more twisted than a loaf of braided bread, the sexy Scotsman, Aidan Sinclair once again arrives on her doorstep with a smile on his face and an offer that could change Melina’s life forever.




This was a good follow up to A Crusty Murder. It is a shorter book/novella so there aren’t a ton of characters that could be the murderer and the author gives you some good clues to figure out the killer, but I didn’t think there was anything that screamed character X did it!  It will be interesting to see what happens in the next book A Focaccia Fatality that is due out the end of May.

I did learn that one of the characters, Vinnie Esposito, has her own mystery series and I think there are 5 books. Will have to check those out!

I give this book 4 paws and it is a fun cozy series to check out.


About the Author

JM GriffinJ.M. Griffin/Dana Stone grew up in rural Maine. She relocated to Rhode Island and lives in the north western part of the state with her husband and two cats. J.M.’s first published novel For Love of Livvy, began a series of humorous mysteries featuring Lavinia “Vinnie” Esposito. J.M. has also written a romance under the pseudonym Dana Stone.

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