Hard Dough Homicide: A Spice Isle Bakery Mystery (Spice Isle Bakery Mysteries #2) (Mass Market)

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Hard Dough Homicide: A Spice Isle Bakery Mystery (Spice Isle Bakery Mysteries #2) (Mass Market)


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This is book number 2 in the Spice Isle Bakery Mysteries series.

Someone in Brooklyn’s Little Caribbean neighborhood has an appetite for murder in Olivia Matthews' Hard Dough Homicide.

Spice Isle Bakery owner Lyndsay Murray is always looking for new ways to grow her family’s business. But she already regrets agreeing to host the retirement dinner for local high school principal Emily Smith. The tyrant used to be her mother's boss and they did not get along. Six guests arrive for the celebration, but only five survive. Emily starts convulsing—right after eating the curry chicken—and dies soon after. It’s not long before the police are knocking on Spice Isle’s door, bringing the Murray family back into the heart of another murder investigation—driving away customers in the process. Lyndsay can't help but wonder if this is the end of the bakery, even though it's just begun. She must put aside her reservations about investigating another crime, because the Murrays refuse to go down without a fight.

OLIVIA MATTHEWS, pen name for romance author Patricia Sargeant, is a national bestselling and award-winning author. The Spice Isle Bakery mysteries are inspired by the author’s family history and the history of her birth place. As Olivia Matthews she is also the author of the Sister Lou mysteries and Peach Coast Library mysteries, and writes romance as Patricia Sargeant and Regina Hart.
Product Details ISBN: 9781250839060
ISBN-10: 1250839068
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2023
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Spice Isle Bakery Mysteries

Praise for Hard Dough Homicide

One of Aunt Agatha's Best Cozy Mysteries of the Year

“Laugh-out-loud moments and eerie dangers abound in this fun whodunnit!” –Woman’s World

“The mystery plot is well thought out with enough twists and turns to keep the avid reader engaged. . . Matthews kept me guessing until the very end.” –Romance in Color

“I am partial to a protagonist that has a strong personality and willingness to protect in spite of their fears. Lindsay Murray delivers this in spades.” –Aunt Agatha’s

“Definitely a favorite series … Don’t miss this, Cozy Fans! Olivia Matthews’ writing style is very entertaining. I greatly enjoyed the references to the West Indies culture, the close family dynamic, and a healthy mix of romantic angst.” –Kings River Life

Praise for Against the Currant

“Matthews has a new recipe for what should be a long-running series with Against the Currant.” –South Florida Sun-Sentinel

“[An] engagingly delicious cozy.” –Kings River Life

“Cozy mystery fans will devour the fast-paced and exciting Against the Currant.” –BookPage

“I can’t decide what I love more: the tantalizing descriptions of the Spice Isle Bakery’s offerings, the love and warmth the Murray family radiates, or watching Lyndsay’s confidence grow…” —Mia P. Manansala

“The perfect recipe for sleuthing." —Raquel V. Reyes

"A welcome addition to culinary cozy fans!" —Amanda Flower