A Day in the Life with Molly Tyler by Karoline Barrett

Bun For Your LifeBefore our town’s only murder, that I can remember at least, my life was rather ordinary. At times, downright boring. I’m Molly Tyler by the way. My best friend, Olivia Williams, and I own Bread and Batter Bakery in Destiny, N.Y. It’s a small upstate town on Destiny Lake surrounded by apple orchards and wineries. The kind of town where everyone knows everyone, which can be great, or can just grate on your nerves! My days were spent with Olivia baking and mingling with customers. My nights were spent . . . Well, since my divorce from funeral home owner, Brian Addair, my nights were mostly spent alone except for the random girls’ night out, dates that didn’t work, and my book club meetings with the Destiny Women’s Book Club. No need to yawn, I did warn you!

“What about the murder?” I hear all of you asking. The murder involved prominent apple orchard owner, Calista Danforth Brody. I still spent my days at the bakery after Calista’s murder, but since Olivia and I were suspects because a Bread and Batter Bakery t-shirt was found at the murder scene, my life got a little more interesting. I was personally invested in helping find Calista’s killer because I’d had a tiff with her the day of the Apple Harvest Fair, overheard by Destiny’s newest resident, Detective Sean Corsino, which in his chocolatey brown dreamy eyes, made me a little more suspicious than Olivia

Not only was Detective Corsino investigating Calista’s murder, he was also my new neighbor. We both rented apartments in a lovely Victorian house in town, owned by Dorothy Rose Brand. Dottie as we know her. Even though I won Detective Corsino at a bachelor auction designed to help fund the Destiny Library expansion, he didn’t seem very interested in romance with me. Nor was he interested in the facts I’d painstakingly gathered on the two main suspects in Calista’s murder—Trey Hamilton and Blake Ellsworth—which I was more than willing to share with him on our bachelor auction date.

My bet was on Trey Hamilton. A rival orchard owner and the one who found her dead. You see, Calista had recently found a new variety of apple growing on her land, and had named it the Calista Sugar Pink. Trey claimed it was land that had belonged to his ancestors that Calista’s family had stolen; therefore, the apple was his. What made this more bizarre was, until recently, Calista and Trey had been a romantic item. Since they were genetically disposed to dislike each other that was a mystery in itself! Now, about Blake. He dated Calista after her fallout with Trey (another “What’s up with that?”). Blake was a mechanic. Nothing wrong with that, but he and Calista didn’t run in the same circles. He told her he wanted to add to his collection of classic cars and asked for money. Calista turned him down. Was that a reason to kill her?

When someone starts leaving threatening notes for me, Detective Corsino asks me out for an actual date, psychic teenagers want to connect with Calista’s ghost at the bakery, someone hurts Dottie, and I almost end up as dead as Calista, my life becomes anything but ordinary. It’s a wonder I have time to bake at all!


You can read more about Molly in Bun For Your Life, the first book in the NEW “Bread and Batter” mystery series, published by Penguin/InterMix.

Bun For Your Life

Two bakery owners get mixed up with murder in the first adventure in the all-new Bread and Batter Mystery series. . .

As the co-owners of Bread and Batter Bakery in Destiny, New York, Molly Tyler and Olivia Williams have plenty on their plates. Molly is recently divorced and looking for a place to live, but they’re also both preparing for Destiny’s annual Apple Harvest Fair. The bakery has a booth where they’ll be selling not only delicious cupcakes and cider doughnuts, but also tote bags and t-shirts emblazoned with the bakery’s logo.

Tensions rise at the fair when local orchard owner Calista Danforth discovers organizers have assigned her usual booth to Bread and Batter. Although a heated argument ensues between her and Molly, the bakery manages to rake in lots of dough. But when Calista is found strangled to death with one of their t-shirts, Molly is named the prime suspect. Now these two friends must whip up some answers quickly before the future of their business crumbles. . .

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GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment by 12 a.m. eastern on November 24 for your chance to win a Kindle edition of BUN FOR YOUR LIFE. (Open to all) Good luck everyone!

Meet the author
After having several short stories published, Karoline decided to tackle novel writing. She recently signed with Penguin/InterMix for her new “Bread and Batter” cozy mystery series. Bun For Your Life was released in November and Raisin The Dead will be out on 04.19.2016. Karoline lives in a small Connecticut town with her husband. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, spending time by the water, traveling, indulging in social media, accompanying above-mentioned husband to New York Yankees games, or doing anything that does not involve math.  Visit Karoline at www.karolinebarrett.com.

46 responses to “A Day in the Life with Molly Tyler by Karoline Barrett

  1. Sounds like a book that is fast paced and fun! Thanks for the chance!

  2. This is a must read for sure. Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. Yes please Dru… This looks like a great new series and I’d love to win it and give it a good home in my private library.

  4. Nancy Roessner

    This sounds like a fun book and series, Dru! That’s a beauty of a cover, too!

  5. Bun For Your Life sounds like a fun mystery! Thank you for the giveaway.
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  6. Sounds really good and I love the excerpt telling us about her life. Please enter me and thanks for the contest..
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  7. Sounds really good!

  8. Sounds like a fun new read

  9. Thanks for having Molly visit, Dru! She had a wonderful time.

  10. Bun For Your Life sounds like a fun mystery. Thank you for this chance.

  11. Looks like great cozy mystery.

  12. I love bakeries as book settings! Thank you for a chance to enter.

  13. sounds like a good one!

  14. Love to read this book. Thank you for the chance. 🙂

  15. Sounds good to me.

  16. Barbara Hackel

    Another new author! At least I will be getting in on the beginning of the series this time! 🙂 Thanks Dru and Karoline for the opportunity to win a copy!

  17. Intricate story. Sounds like fun. Good to get in on the first book of a series. thanks.

  18. Looks like a fun,interesting book. I love the cover on the book with the little begging dog.

  19. I love new authors and new series. Sounds intriguing!

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  21. The cover sold me right away. Thanks for the review and fingers are crossed that I’m the luck one that wins this. robeader53@yahoo.com

  22. Sounds like a new cozy that I would love to read, gl 2 all

  23. Sounds good to me! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  24. Another good series for me to read and get involved in. Characters sound like fun to get to know. Thanks for the posting and opportunity. Love the cover.

  25. As if some one would be stupid enough to kill using a shirt with their logo on it. Please. Give me a break, cops.

  26. MaryAnn Forbes

    This sounds like a great new series that I know I would enjoy reading .
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.📖📚

  27. This book sounds fun and intriguing can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  28. Sounds like a fun read!

  29. Sounds like my kind of cozy, thanks for the chance to win.

  30. Molly and I wish everyone good luck! Happy reading!

  31. Kathy Gonzales

    I love the title , and ebooks are so much easier for me to read ! Thanks for the giveaway !

  32. This one should be good!

  33. I love to start at the beginning of a series so I would like to win your contest for this book by an author that is all new to me.
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  34. So …. I want this one, too. Please!

  35. This sounds like a great story. I would love to read it.

  36. Sounds like a great book and I love the cover

  37. Well, that sounds like an interesting series of events! Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. What a wonderful sounding cozy. While I’m all for a mystery, lately I looking for a little romance. This sounds like just the ticket.

  39. New book and author to me, sounds like a good read.

  40. I love the idea of a new series based on a bakery and a book club.

  41. Becky Wilhoite

    This sounds great and I love the Bassett Hound on the cover!

  42. Sounds like just my kind of cozy and it has been recommended by an author I respect.

  43. A Culinary and Biblio Cozy, two of my favorites. Can’t wait to read this one

  44. Jill Broussard

    This is a book I’d really like to read! Thankyou for the opportunity!

  45. A new-to-me author…
    Thanx for the intro & giveaway….

  46. contest is closed.