Review of Ginger Snapped To Death

Ginger Snapped To Death
The Cookies Chance Mystery Series
Catherine Bruns
5 Stars

47788446. sx318 Synopsis:

From USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns comes a hilarious holiday whodunit!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…Unless you’re Sally Muccio.
The full-time baker and sometime sleuth is ready to burst into song. She and her husband are expecting a bundle of joy, her sister’s wedding is just around the corner, and it’s Christmas, her favorite time of year. But when Sal’s the victim of a carjacking by Santa himself and a forgotten item links her to a murder, she doesn’t feel like ho-ho-hoing anymore.
Damian Ruger was a drug user, womanizer and first-class jerk. And unfortunately for Sal, she once had a connection to him in high school. The dough really hits the fan when her bakery’s gingerbread cookies are found next to his dead body, and Sal’s cake server is used as a murder weapon. Someone is trying to frame the expectant mother, but why? Sal has no choice but to try to clear her name…before she and the baby are singing Christmas carols in prison!

*Recipes Included!*

The Cookies Chance Mysteries:
Tastes Like Murder (book #1)
A Spot of Murder (short story in the “Killer Beach Reads” collection)
Baked to Death (book #2)
Burned to a Crisp (book #3)
Frosted With Revenge (book #4)
Silenced by Sugar (book #5)
A Drizzle Before Dying (short story in the “Pushing Up Daisies” collection)
Crumbled to Pieces (book #6)
Sprinkled in Malice (book #7)
Ginger Snapped to Death (book #8)

What critics are saying:

“A fantastic cozy mystery!”
—InD’Tale Magazine

“I want to visit more with all of the quirky characters just to see what crazy and outrageous things they will do next!”
—Fresh Fiction

“The Cookies and Chance Mystery series is more than just a series….it’s a family !! Once you read the first book, you are hooked and feel like a member of the crazy Muccio family.”
—Cozy Mystery Book Reviews (less)


The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning. Through much of the book I felt like I was right there, watching all the action taking place and listening to conversations. The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.

The characters are well developed and well rounded. Whenever I read a book from this series, I feel like I am visiting old friends. I really enjoy spending time with them and catching up on their lives. Sally’s grandmother is so sweet and she loves her granddaughters so much. Sally’s parents are crazy and they bring humor to the story. Josie is the bestest of best friends her and Sally get into all kinds of trouble.

There were a couple of mysteries in this book: who the killer was and who the Jolly-less Santas were. The mysteries were carried out well throughout the book and were not easily solved. That is the way I like my mysteries.

I would recommend this book (and series) to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. If you like great characters and lots of humor, this is a must read series.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book and provided my honest review.


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