Murder hits a little too close to home for bakery owner Lexy Baker when a grim discovery is made in her homicide detective husband, Jack's, basement. With Jack as the main suspect, Lexy has to turn up the heat and find the real killer while still trying to whip up the perfect meringue cookie recipe for the Brook Ridge Falls Desserts Contest. Normally, she would enlist the aid of her amateur detective grandmother, Nans. Except ... Nans has a secret and is uncustomarily disinterested in investigating. Not to be daunted, Lexy turns to her iPad-toting posse of grandma sleuths who help her sift through the clues in an investigation that keeps dishing up the most unlikely suspects. When a surprising twist causes Lexy to suspect those closest to her, it makes her wonder if some things from the past aren't better left alone.
How far will the Islanders go protect one of their own? When the body of an 'outsider' is found stuffed in the crab boil pot right before the opening of Mooseamuck Island's annual Crab Festival, the islanders aren't too worried. After all, outsider business is none of their concern. They just don't want something as inconvenient as a murder to put a damper on their festival. But when the victim's real reasons for being on the island are revealed, suspicions fall on several of the long time island residents. Claire and Dom find themselves in the unenviable position of having to team up to prove the innocence of their friends ... too bad each of them have a different idea of who is innocent. Will Dom and Claire be able to put their differences aside long enough to nail the real killer even when the investigation threatens to expose a deeply hidden secret of one of Mooseamuck Island's most beloved residents?
When millionaire Regis Banks drops dead at his own party, everyone assumes it was from natural causes - after all, the man was celebrating his one-hundredth birthday. ... Everyone except Lexy Baker’s amateur sleuth grandmother, Nans, and her three friends, that is. When it turns out that Regis’ death might have been caused by more than just old age, Nans refuses to let the trail grow cold - especially after a local reporter trying to get a scoop threatens to write an article blaming the death on Lexy. It doesn’t take long before Nans and Lexy are up to their eyeballs in suspects. And when those suspects start dropping like flies, Lexy and Nans have to step up their game before the killer claims their next victim.
Why would someone kill Olive Pendleton and hide the body? When bakery owner Lexy Baker and her posse of iPad toting grandmas witness a murder remotely through the camera of a drone, they go straight to Lexy's homicide detective husband, Jack, to report the crime. But with no body and no crime reported, Jack can't do a thing, leaving Lexy and her grandmother no alternative than to solve the murder themselves. Armed with nothing but their gigantic patent leather purses and a dogged determination to see justice done, the ladies dodge a pack of overzealous Pekeapoos, nosey neighbors and an ornery husband in order to flush out Olive's killer before he kills again.
When Lexy Baker temporarily fills in for the pastry chef at a lakeside resort it seems like a great way to combine business and pleasure. ... until the head chef ends up with a knife through his chest and Lexy is found bending over the body. Suddenly, she finds herself in a race against time and battling a quirky dessert devouring detective to find the real killer in a long line of suspects. Was it the extravagant spouse? The suspiciously acting sous-chef? The mysterious motorcycle gang? Luckily Lexy’s iPad toting grandma and three octogenarian friends have turned their cottage into a crime lab in order to help her sift through the sea of suspects. Will Lexy be able to find the real killer and clear her name or will she find that she’s up the creek without a paddle?
Lexy Baker is finally tying the knot with hunky homicide detective Jack Perillo. She’s planned the perfect wedding right down to her custom designed gown. Nothing can go wrong. ... Until Lexy stumbles across a double murder and one of the victims is a Bridezilla that Lexy had a major fight with just hours before. This time Jack can’t help her because he’s been taken off the case and the gum chewing ditzy rookie that’s replaced him has put Lexy at the top of the suspect list. Lexy calls on her amateur detective grandmother to help her find the real killer while she’s juggling wedding plans, trying to run her bakery and entertaining her parents who are in town for the wedding. Will Lexy end up with handcuffs slapped on her wrist instead of a wedding ring slid on her finger?
Brook Ridge Falls favorite bakery owner, Lexy Baker, has everything she ever wanted. A new husband she adores. A thriving bakery business. Everything is going great. ... Until a new bakery springs up across the street and tries every trick in the book to put her out of business! Lexy smells something rotten about the bakery and it isn’t just their stale brownies. When her own bakery is broken into she knows who did it ... but what she can’t figure out is why. Could the new baker be after her great-grandmothers prize winning scone recipe, or is there another more sinister reason? Meanwhile ... A grizzly discovery in the sewer system sends her and her gang of iPad toting grandmas off to solve a decades old crime under the streets of brook ridge falls. Could a seventy year old crime be related to the new bakery?
When bakery owner Lexy Baker and her posse of iPad-toting grandmas find a dead body under Ruth’s late model Oldsmobile, it opens an investigation into a decades-old crime. It seems Ruth’s reformed crime-boss boyfriend stashed something of immense value away before he died. Too bad word is out in the criminal underworld and a dangerous killer has come to town to find it. Armed with only their iPads, gigantic patent leather purses and a box of baked goods, the ladies must use their wit and cunning to unmask the killer before he hits too close to home.
Things are going great for Lexy Baker. She's finally opened her dream bakery, gotten rid of her cheating boyfriend and settled into her grandmothers house with her perky dog Sprinkles at her side. But her blissful life doesn't last long. When her ex boyfriend is found poisoned with cupcakes from her bakery, Lexy finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation headed up by her hunky neighbor detective Jack Perillo. With the help of a gang of iPad toting, would-be detective grandmothers, Lexy decides to take it upon herself to find the real murderer in order to clear her name and get her bakery back in business. As things heat up on the murder trail, in the kitchen and between Lexy and the hunky detective, it's a race against time to put the real murderer behind bars and get back to baking. Will Lexy get her man? >> Includes the recipe for Lexy's famous cupcake tops! (This is book 1 in the Lexy Baker Cozy Mystery Series, but you don't have to read them in order if you don't want too!)
From New York Times Bestseller Jessica Beck Donut Mystery 13, Deep Fried Homicide When Suzanne’s boyfriend, Jake, is shot in the line of duty, he comes to April Springs to recuperate. The only problem is the that the man Jake was trying to capture has a partner, a very bad man now intent on seeking revenge. Add another villain returning from Suzanne’s own past into the mix, and the donut shop owner’s normally tranquil world is suddenly turned upside down. Praise for the Donut Mysteries by New York Times Bestselling Author Jessica Beck “A delight. Suzanne Hart is a lovable amateur sleuth who has a hilariously protective mother and great donut recipes! Readers will have a blast with this book.” —Diane Mott Davidson, New York Times bestselling author of Fatally Flaky
There’s a serial killer on the loose. And Lexy Baker’s grandmother, Nans, could be the next victim. The bodies are piling up at the Brook Ridge Falls Retirement Center. Healthy people are dropping like flies. And yet no one believes a murderer is on the loose… except for Lexy Baker and the troupe of iPad-toting grandmothers who live at the center. When Lexy’s detective boyfriend, Jack, refuses to believe that foul play is involved, Lexy has no choice but to find the killer on her own. Along with Nans and her gang of iPad-toting, mystery-solving grandmas, they use everything from hypnosis to high-tech gadgets to track down the killer. Meanwhile, Jack is acting strange. People are snickering mysteriously behind Lexy’s back. And Lexy discovers eating all those sweets is finally catching up with her. Soon she finds herself in a race against time as she juggles dropping a few pounds, preparing for a surprise wedding, patching up her relationship with Jack, and finding the killer. Will Lexy uncover the killer's shocking identity before their next victim dies?
A Food Critic’s Review to Die For Everyone’s trying the food fair serrated knife, perfect for slicing, serving, and . . . murder? Hanna Denton has a lot to prove after taking over The Upper Crust, her grandmother’s California pie shop. And the Crystal Cove Food Fair is the perfect place to entice new customers. When local food critic Heath Barr serves up detestable reviews of Hanna’s pies—not to mention his burning comments about other vendors, too—she’s outraged, but she never imagined he’d be murdered. Now Hanna is drawing the worst kind of attention from police chief Sam Genovese, her former high school flame. Can she work through the doughy mess and discover the true killer, or will Hanna do all her future baking behind bars? Includes scrumptious recipes you’ll love, from Double Chocolate Cream Pie to Butterscotch Pecan Pie. Praise: "Foodies will eat up Culver's second Pie Shop mystery."—Publishers Weekly
When Lexy Baker makes it to the finale of America’s most prestigious bakery contest, Bakery Battles, she thinks her biggest dream has finally come true… Until she stumbles across the dead body of judge Amanda Scott-Saunders. What starts out as a bad day for Lexy becomes even worse when the police discover the judge was strangled with Lexy’s apron. Now Lexy’s sitting at the top of the suspect list with a motive, means and opportunity… but no solid alibi. Lexy soon finds herself in a race against time to find the real killer before she ends up disqualified from the contest, or worse, in jail. But that’s no easy task. There’s a bakery competition full of suspects who all hated the victim and have a $100,000 motive for murder. And then there’s the gorgeous, smart police detective who has mysterious ties to Lexy’s boyfriend and thinks Lexy is the killer. Luckily Lexy has a secret weapon -- her iPad-toting grandmother. As long as Lexy can lure Nans away from the slot machines, she and her gang of senior citizen amateur detectives can help Lexy sift through the clues to uncover the startling truth about the real killer. With a $100,000 grand prize at stake and the search for the killer heating up -- will Lexy clear her name in time to grab the prize… or will her dream turn into a nightmare? This is book 3 in the USA TODAY Best Selling Lexy Baker Bakery Cozy Mystery Series.
When a retired mobster ends up murdered and one of her grandmother’s best friends is the last one to see him alive, Lexy Baker can kiss her plans to spend an uneventful summer dreaming about her upcoming wedding to detective Jack Perillo good-bye. Lexy agrees to help her grandmother's octogenarian Ladies' Detective Club solve the murder. But she doesn't count on sneaking into crime scenes, interviewing kooky relatives, and following thugs around town. But while Lexy is busy juggling her bakery, her grandmother, and the hunky F.B.I. agent sent to investigate the murder, Jack seems to be spending a lot of time with his shapely, blonde ex-girlfriend who suddenly arrives in town. Will Lexy be able to catch the killers and discover the real secret about Jack's ex before it’s too late?
Murder can be bad for business... When Lexy Baker lands a high paying catering job that allows her to buy some much needed kitchen equipment, she's excited that things are going so well ... until she stumbles over the body of the bride-to-be. Suddenly Lexy finds herself in a race against time to find the killer. Aided by four iPad toting amateur detective grandma's, her best friend and her little dog Sprinkles, Lexy finds the suspect list growing at every turn. To make matters worse, the investigation is headed up by her hunky neighbor Detective Jack Perillo who she had been hot and heavy with - until he mysteriously stopped calling her several weeks earlier. Add a handsome, rich bachelor who is also a suspect and seems to have designs on Lexy to the mix, and Lexy soon finds that things are not what they seem. Will Lexy be able to catch the killer in time, or will she end up Dying for Danish? --Includes two recipes - one for homemade Danish from scratch and one for an easier version! This is book 2 in the Lexy Baker Cozy Mystery Series, but you don't have to read them in order if you don't want to! Show less