A Day in the Life with Herr Georg Wolfsburger as told to B.B. Haywood

Town In A Cinnamon ToastProprietor, Black Forest Bakery
Cape Willington, Maine

Hallo! Wie geht’s? My name is Georg Wolfsburger. You may have heard of me. I own the Black Forest Bakery in the quaint seaside village of Cape Willington, Maine, located on the rocky Down East coast. Many of you I have met around town, and I’m sure some of you have been into my shop, where I bake the most delectable cakes and German pastries in New England. But the sticky mess in which I currently find myself has nothing to do with my bakery.

In just two day’s time, I will be marrying the love of my life and apple to my strudel, the lovely and energetic Maggie Tremont. I can’t even begin to describe my happiness to you! I’m looking forward to the wedding more than anything else in the world. There’s just one minor problem at the moment. Last evening, at our wedding rehearsal dinner, our best man, Julius Seabury, went missing. Much to my surprise and regret, he was later found dead and—dare I say?—possibly murdered! A friend of mine, blueberry farmer Candy Holliday, discovered his body at the English Point Lighthouse and Museum, in the second-floor archives, which is full of musty old books and documents. Needless to say, it was a great shock for us all.

As if that isn’t tragic enough, it appears that Julius was killed by a knock on the head with one of the bottles of champagne I personally ordered for our upcoming wedding celebration! Talk about popping a cork! The police might even think I did it! Gott in Himmel! Can you imagine?

With the loss of Julius, my best friend and best man, and with my upcoming wedding just two days away, and with a possible murderer running around town, and with ongoing preparations to open the bakery for the summer season in a few weeks’ time, I have so much on my mind that it’s just spinning like a top! Not to mention the fact that I have a wedding cake to bake for my own wedding! But before I can do that, I need to find out who took that bottle of champagne from its case without anyone’s knowledge, and why it was taken to the museum and used to strike down my best man.

If you know me, then you know I’m normally a reserved, stay-out-of-trouble man, but in this case I feel that I need to take immediate action. I have to find out what happened to Julius in order to save my wedding. Thankfully, I have Candy Holliday to help me solve this mystery. As you might know, she has quite a bit of experience with this sort of thing. It’s a case we’ll try to solve together.

The clues, as expected, are mysterious. Why was there sand on the bottoms of Julius’s shoes? What was he looking at through his binoculars? Why did he seem so distressed in his final days? Was someone after him? Did it have anything to do with the town’s founding families, like the Sykes and the Pruitt families? And, most important, what the heck is this thing called Foul Mouth?

It will take all our combined efforts to get to the bottom of this mystery. I admit that I’ll never be the sleuth Candy has become, but I will do my best to sharpen my investigative skills! I’ll don my green felt Tyrolean hat (complete with feather) and get out there to solve this crime. Only then will I have peace of mind. Then the beautiful wedding I’ve planned with my darling Maggie can take place, so we can both live happily ever after.


Town in a Cinnamon Toast is the seventh book in the “Candy Holliday” mystery series, published by Berkley Prime Crime, February 2016.

The author of Town in a Sweet Pickle brings back Candy Holliday, a blueberry farmer with a green thumb for sleuthing.

The much-anticipated wedding of local resident Maggie Tremont and popular baker Herr Georg has stirred up the usually quiet coastal town of Cape Willington. To make sure the wedding of the year goes off without a hitch, the participants gather at a pre-wedding dinner—everyone, that is, except the best man.

Worried, Candy, the maid of honor, goes looking for him, finally tracking him down to the upstairs archive rooms at the English Point Lighthouse and Museum. There’s only one problem: he’s dead, struck over the head with a bottle of champagne, the same exclusive brand that was ordered for the dinner. Before the wedding plans fall flat, Candy rushes to find the murderer, unearthing a conspiracy that could spill over into the whole town.

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All comments are welcomed.

NOTE: Town in a Cinnamon Toast was published on Feb. 2, 2016, by Berkeley Prime Crime, and available in both print and as an ebook. Other titles in the New York Times bestselling series include Town in a Sweet Pickle, Town in a Strawberry Swirl, Town in a Pumpkin Bash, Town in a Wild Moose Chase, Town in a Lobster Stew, and Town in a Blueberry Jam. Large print editions of the books and an audiobook of Town in a Blueberry Jam are also available. For more information on the series, visit www.hollidaysblueberryacres.com.

Giveaway: Leave comment below for your chance to win a signed copy of Town in a Cinnamon Toast. US entries only, please. The giveaway will end February 16, 2016 at 12 AM EST. Good luck everyone!

42 responses to “A Day in the Life with Herr Georg Wolfsburger as told to B.B. Haywood

  1. Doward Wilson

    I love this series and can’t wait to read this one. One of the most unusual series of mysteries I have come across. Thanks for another interesting post and review. Also, thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Sounds like a good series to start. All the titles make me hungry! Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Love this series!

  4. This is a terrific series and I can’t wait to read the latest! Great giveaway – thanks.

  5. Just picked up a few books in this series back in Dec that I am waiting on to read. Thanks for a chance to get an other.

  6. I really enjoy this series and am happy to see they now come in large print.

  7. Please choose my name. This sounds fascinating.

  8. This is a great series….
    Thank you for the giveaway…..

  9. This is a fun series – i think this would be a fun town to visit and hang out. Thank you for sharing

  10. Barbara Jones

    This is a very enjoyable series and I love to win the newest entrant. Thanks for a chance to win a copy!

  11. Thanks for the chance to win!!! Sounds like a good book!!!

  12. Sounds like a cute book! Thanks for a chance to enter the contest.

  13. I love cinnamon toast, this book has to be a winner, lol.

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  14. Barbara Hackel

    Lieber Gott! Es ist nicht gut! I can not wait to read and learn what happened to Julius! Thanks Dru and B.B. for the opportunity to win a copy!
    Danke vielmals!

  15. I need to check out this series, looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. Peggy Hyndman

    Town in a Cinnamon Toast sounds like a great book. I haven’t read any of this series yet, but need to check it out. Thank you for this chance and the introduction to this series.

  17. Jennifer Wehrend

    Love the author and the series. Thank you for a chance to win.

  18. Elaine Roberson

    This would be a great title to add to my cozy challenge list. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

  19. Great series. Thanks for this feature and giveaway.

  20. I have read several of the books in this series and enjoyed them greatly. Thank you for featuring the review. robeader53@yahoo.com

  21. Enjoy this series! Looking forward to reading this one! Third on my to-do list! Thank you!

  22. The titles in this mystery series are fantastic. Town in a Cinnamon Toast sounds great. Thanks for the post!

  23. This is such a fun series to read. I am sure I will enjoy this book. Love the cover and title.

  24. Another series I have been missing, have to check out the 1st. sounds like a great series, ty

  25. Thanks for the review and giveaway! I’d love to win and read this book!

  26. Sorry about the best man, but was the champagne OK?

  27. Sounds like a great read.

  28. Would love to read this book!

  29. What a great sounding story! A baker for a groom, sounds delicious!

  30. Sounds like a sweet mystery! I’m not familiar with this series so I’l have to look for the other books.

  31. Another book for the list – thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  32. This is definitely one of my favorite cozy mystery series. I like the way Candy goes about solving the murders. I also love the Maine setting.

  33. Sounds like a great addition to this series. Love that it’s set in Maine and can’t wait to visit it again. Thanks for the chance to win.

  34. Vicki Highley

    This is a series I need to add to my TBR list.

  35. Seriously, how is this the first time I’m hearing of this series?! Where have I been?! The series sounds like a bushel full of fun to say the least! Thanks for the chance to win. I’m off to track book #1 down now!

  36. This sounds like a delightful cozy read! Thank you for the chance to win.

  37. Oh this sounds delightful. I adore the cover!

  38. Another new-to-me series! Can’t wait to sample it.

  39. Sounds like a great story! Thanks for the chance to win.

  40. This is sounds like a winner.

  41. I love this series ad the recipes