Dying for a Donut (Laurel McKay Mysteries) (Volume 5)

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9781518633744: Dying for a Donut (Laurel McKay Mysteries) (Volume 5)

2016 LEFTY AWARD FINALIST BEST HUMOROUS MYSTERYTo Laurel McKay, there is nothing better than spending an autumn afternoon munching on caramel apples and cinnamon donuts. It's a good thing her daughter Jenna has landed a seasonal job at Apple Tree Farm and Bakery.

Then Laurel stumbles over the bakery owner coated in powdered sugar. Axel Thorson was a well-respected member of the community. Who wanted to sweeten him up?

When the police arrest the heartthrob grandson of the bakery manager, Jenna decides to help him by solving the case herself, a move that lands her in jail. With Laurel's detective honey in another state, and her octogenarian grandmother threatening to chase down the culprit, what's a soccer mom with a sweet tooth to do but go undercover.

Detecting among donuts should be a piece of cake, but not if Laurel discovers first-hand that sugar can kill you.

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"Don't miss the Laurel McKay books. Like me, you'll be 'dying' to read the next one."
-Brenda Novak, NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

"Fans of the Laurel McKay Mysteries series will be more than satisfied by Sample's sweet wit and cruller-like twists. A fun and entertaining read, this is an excellent addition to the series."
-Donna Soluri, RT Book Reviews

"An absolute delight, DYING FOR A DONUT, is a fast-paced, intriguing tale that will keep you guessing. Packed with murder, danger, intrigue, humor, suspects galore, romance, interesting, well-developed characters as well as a few hilarious one-liners, this whodunit is a must read for cozy mystery fans or anyone seeking a lighthearted mystery."
-Dottie Jones, Romance Junkies Reviewer

"Cindy Sample has cooked up another delicious mystery starring Laurel McKay, soccer mom extraordinaire. Dying for a Donut offers romance, intrigue and fun set in California's scenic Gold Country. If you're hungry for a 5-star cozy mystery, you'll be glad Dying for a Donut heads the menu."
-Mary Beth Magee, National Reviewer, Examiner.com

"Once again Sample presents a very entertaining mystery featuring a relatable and likable heroine. The family interactions with the McKay woman are a delight, as their love for one another always overrides their frustrations. The characters are the reason readers will return to this series, and the twisty plot surprises and fun dialogue will engage new fans. Delicious apple recipes and descriptions of donut making are the perfect topping for this lighthearted, very funny mystery."
-Cynthia Chow, Kings River Life Magazine

"I love how this light and humorous tale flows from scene to scene keeping me engaged in all facets of this mystery. The author did a great job in putting the killer in plain sight, because I didn't see it until that one pivotal clue and it was fun to watch how it all played out when the killer was revealed. A great read and I love the ending and I can't wait for the next book in this delightfully entertaining series." -Dru's Book Musings

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About the Author:

Cindy Sample is a former CEO who decided plotting murder was more entertaining than plodding through paperwork. She retired to follow her lifelong dream of becoming a mystery author. Her experiences with online dating sites fueled the concept for Dying for a Date, the first in her national bestselling Laurel McKay mysteries. The sequel, Dying for a Dance, winner of the 2011 NCPA Fiction Award, is based on her adventures in the glamorous world of ballroom dancing. Cindy thought her protagonist, Laurel McKay, needed a vacation in Hawaii, which resulted in Dying for a Daiquiri, a finalist for the 2014 Silver Falchion Award for Best Traditional Mystery. Laurel returned to Placerville for her wildest ride yet in Dying for a Dude. The West will never be the same. Dying for a Dude was also a 2014 Next Generation Indie Award Finalist in both mystery and humor. Then on to Dying for a Donut, the tastiest mystery of them all. Cindy is a three-time finalist for the LEFTY Award for best humorous mystery and a past president of the Sacramento chapter of Sisters in Crime. She has served on the boards of the Sacramento Opera and YWCA. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Romance Writers of America. Cindy has two wonderful adult children who live too far away. She loves chatting with readers so feel free to contact her on any forum. Sign up for her newsletter to find out about upcoming events and contests. http://cindysamplebooks.com/contact/ Connect with Cindy on Facebook and Twitter http://facebook.com/cindysampleauthor http://twitter.com/cindysample1 Email Cindy at cindy@cindysamplebooks.com

Review:

"Don't miss the Laurel McKay books. Like me, you'll be 'dying' to read the next one."
-Brenda Novak, NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author 
 
"Fans of the Laurel McKay Mysteries series will be more than satisfied by Sample's sweet wit and cruller-like twists. A fun and entertaining read, this is an excellent addition to the series."
 -Donna Soluri, RT Book Reviews
 
"An absolute delight, DYING FOR A DONUT is a fast-paced, intriguing tale that will keep you guessing. Packed with murder, danger, intrigue, humor, suspects galore, romance, interesting, well-developed characters as well as a few hilarious one-liners, this whodunit is a must read for cozy mystery fans or anyone seeking a lighthearted mystery."
 -Dottie Jones, Romance Junkies Reviewer
 
"I love how this light and humorous tale flows from scene to scene keeping me engaged in all facets of this mystery. The author did a great job in putting the killer in plain sight, because I didn't see it until that one pivotal clue and it was fun to watch how it all played out when the killer was revealed. A great read and I love the ending and I can't wait for the next book in this delightfully entertaining series."
 -Dru Ann Love, Dru's Book Musings  

"Dying for a Donut is a riveting story with snappy dialog, a stellar plot, entertaining characters, and a first-rate mystery. It doesn't get any better than that! Cindy Sample writes a wonderful murder mystery!
-Heather Haven, IPPY Award-Winning Author
 
"Cindy Sample has cooked up another delicious mystery starring Laurel McKay, soccer mom extraordinaire. Dying for a Donut offers romance, intrigue and fun set in California's scenic Gold Country. If you're hungry for a 5-star cozy mystery, you'll be glad Dying for a Donut heads the menu."
-Mary Beth Magee, National Reviewer, Examiner.com
 
"Once again Sample presents a very entertaining mystery featuring a relatable and likable heroine.The family interactions with the McKay woman are a delight, as their love for one another always overrides their frustrations. The characters are the reason readers will return to this series, and the twisty plot surprises and fun dialogue will engage new fans. Delicious apple recipes and descriptions of donut making are the perfect topping for this lighthearted, very funny mystery."
-Cynthia Chow, Kings River Life Magazine
 
 

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