Today’s Author Spotlight is Catherine Bruns, author of two cozy series. One series is A Cookies and Chance Mystery and the other is A Cindy York Mysteries. Check them out for yourself and see how good they are.
About The Author:
Catherine is the #1 best-selling cozy mystery author of Tastes Like Murder. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. Catherine writes the Cookies & Chance and the Cindy York mysteries for Gemma Halliday Publishing. Her next book, Burned to a Crisp, releases in October 2016. (Amazon)
Catherine lives in Upstate New York with a male dominated household that consists of her very patient husband, three sons, and an assortment of cats and dogs. She holds a B.A. and dual major in English and Performing Arts and is a former newspaper reporter and press release writer. She writes both the Cookies & Chance and the Cindy York Mysteries for Gemma Halliday Publishing. (Goodreads)
A Cookies & Chance Mystery Series
Sally Muccio’s had her crosses to bear: a cheating ex-boyfriend, crazy Italian parents, and an unfaithful husband, just to name a few. After her divorce, she returns to her hometown to start a novelty cookie shop whose specialties include original fortune cookies, served with a sprinkle of foreshadowing. But there’s no warning when her ex-husband’s mistress drops dead on Sal’s porch, and police confirm it’s a homicide. Determined to stop her life from becoming a recipe for disaster, Sal takes matters into her own hands. With two very different men vying for her affection, dead bodies piling up, and a reputation hanging by an apron string, Sal finds herself in a race against time to save both her business and life—before the last cookie crumbles. (Goodreads)
From #1 bestselling culinary cozy mystery author Catherine Bruns comes the next delightfully delicious Cookies & Chance Mystery…
Baker turned reluctant amateur sleuth, Sally Muccio’s, finally found the happiness that’s eluded her for years. She’s in love with a great guy, her bakery is thriving, and now she and her best friend Josie Sullivan are gearing up to appear on the popular reality baking show, Cookie Crusades. But a visit from Sal’s greedy ex-husband Colin, who’s looking to cash in on the bakery’s dough, changes everything. Within a few hours Sal’s world—like the shop’s original fortune cookies—is broken apart when Colin turns up dead, and her boyfriend’s arrested for the crime. Now Sal’s mixing it up with vengeful ex-inlaws, a suspicious new employee, slippery baking competitors, and a greasy mobster who’ll stop at nothing to collect on Colin’s unpaid debt. Can Sal prove her man is innocent in time? Or is she about to get baked herself?
**Recipes Included!** (Goodreads)
A Cindy York Mystery Series
From #1 bestselling cozy mystery author Catherine Bruns comes a brand new series… Real estate deals can be murder. All struggling real estate agent Cindy York wants is the home listing that was promised to her. But her deceitful co-worker, Tiffany Roberts, has other ideas, and she always manages to get what she wants. Tired of being manipulated, Cindy tells her to back off-or else! But when Cindy stumbles upon Tiffany’s lifeless body, she suddenly finds herself front and center in a deadly investigation. Now everyone from her kids’ classmates to her monstrous mother-in-law is sold on the idea that Cindy’s guilty. Determined to find out who’s trying to frame her, Cindy enlists the help of her best buddy, Jacques, to negotiate a slew of suspects, a host of clues, and an office full of cutthroat agents…before the next contract is out on her! “Lock up your house before you begin Killer Transaction. You’ll want no interruptions once you start this fast-paced tale of murder, family issues, and competitive real estate sales. A quick, enjoyable read!” -Nancy J. Cohen, bestselling author of the Bad Hair Day Mysteries “Catherine Bruns closes the deal with this fantastic cozy. I loved everything about this story from the characters to the plot, the setting and the pace. I cannot wait to see what adventures Cindy gets up to next. If you enjoy your cozy with strong heroines and interesting circumstances this is a must read.” -Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick! “Killer Transaction is killer fun! With a heroine I couldn’t help routing for and a plot that kept me guessing until the end, Catherine Bruns has penned another winner!” -Gemma Halliday, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author (Goodreads)
Some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried forever.
Real estate agent and super sleuth, Cindy York, has always been haunted by thoughts of her childhood friend, Paul Steadman, who committed suicide 25 years ago. A high school reunion and the prospective sale of his former home—where Cindy was the one to discover his lifeless body—bring the memories back in full force. New boss and best friend, Jacques Forte, pleads with her to accept the listing as their agency is going through some rough financial times.
But Cindy gets more than she negotiated for when new information comes to light that convinces her Paul’s death was anything but self-inflicted. Vowing justice for her friend, Cindy’s meddling only leads to further complications with the Steadman family as she quickly uncovers hot details to a very cold case. Cindy needs to close the deal and find a killer—before she too winds up six feet under! (Goodreads)