My Musing ~ Dying for a Donut by Cindy Sample

Dying For A DonutDying for a Donut by Cindy Sample is the fifth book in the “Laurel McKay” mystery series. October 2015

To Laurel McKay, there’s nothing better than spending an autumn afternoon in the Apple Hill area, munching on caramel apples and cinnamon donuts. It’s a good thing daughter Jenna’s landed a seasonal job at Apple Tree Farm and Bakery.

Then Laurel stumbles over the bakery owner’s body, coated in powdered sugar. Axel Thorson was a well-respected member of the community. Who would want 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.

What a fun read this book is from beginning to end. Laurel is a hoot especially when she is dealing with family members, and in particular her lovable grandmother. I love how this light and humorous tale flows from scene to scene keeping me engaged in all facets of this mystery, from Jenna going to jail, to Gran deciding on a name for their detective agency and to Laurel’s dogged pursuit that a killer is still roaming the neighborhood. 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.

11 responses to “My Musing ~ Dying for a Donut by Cindy Sample

  1. Thank you for introducing me to a new author. Dying For A Donut sounds like a fun mystery! Thank you for the chance to win.

  2. I’m getting hungry just thinking about reading this book! And donuts, why not?!

  3. Although this is not a comment giveaway, I still want to comment!

    This sounds like a delightful cozy and I can’t wait to get a chance to read it!

  4. This sounds so interesting to read can’t wait to get a copy.

  5. I’ve read all the books and love them. This is my favorite so far. Page turning and makes me laugh and feel like I am enjoying time with old friends. Perfect for the holidays. I give them to my mom and sister as gifts. This year I think I’ll add a donut to the package. 🙂 I’ll have to sample a lot first. For the team. (This book keeps on giving!)

  6. Such a fun read! I definitely recommend this series.

  7. Cynthia E. Blain

    Sounds cute.

  8. LOVE, love, love Cindy Sample’s Laurel–a klutzy, lovable, smart sleuth, usually by accident. Nice review!

  9. Thanks so much for the awesome review, Dru Ann. Laurel and I are off to celebrate!

  10. Peg Partington

    All Laurel needs is a wrinkled old overcoat, an unlit cigar, and a worn out car with a long eared dog hanging out the window and she’d be the 21st century Columbo! What a fun read of “WHO DONUT”!

  11. Della Williamson

    Dying for a Donut? Gives new meaning to the phrase “I’m dying for …” Have heard it used often. Grateful to dru for introducing me to many new authors. My TBR list has grown dramatically