Donut shop owner Suzanne Hart is busy preparing for her
beignet-making demonstration for the upcoming kitchen homes
tour. She's prepped and ready to go; the only thorn in her
side is charity organizer Peg Masterson, who makes it clear
she feels Suzanne's lack of formal training makes her less-
qualified to participate in the tour. The rest of April
Springs, North Carolina, doesn't share Peg's opinion, and
Suzanne's demonstration gets off to a great startâ€”until a
body is discovered in the back yard with one of Suzanne's
lemon-filled confections clutched in her cold hand. Someone
in April Springs knew of Peg's weakness for the sweet treat
and used that knowledge to kill her.
Chief Martin puts Suzanne at the top of his suspect list.
When the police investigation threatens to interfere with
her budding romance with state police inspector Jake
Bishop, Suzanne decides to do some investigating of her
own. Peg wasn't popular in the small town, despite all her
work with many local charities. Suzanne, her best friend
Grace, and retired police officer George soon discover Peg
lived by the motto "charity begins in the home," a practice
giving many in the town motive for murder. With the
murderer's sights dead-set on her, Suzanne must discover
the killer's identity before she becomes the next victim!
Jessica Beck's FATALLY FROSTED is the second of the
Donut Shop mystery series and is a great follow-up to
GLAZED MURDER. Suzanne is a great heroine, smart and loyal
and a little bit mouthy when the situation calls for it.
The story is infused with a wonderful small Southern town
vibe in its collection of supporting characters. The
mystery is cleverly plotted, revealing enough to keep the
reader guessing without giving the whole thing away before
the end. Add to that some yummy donut recipes and Ms. Beck
has a sure-fire winner in FATALLY FROSTED!
A local busy body has dropped dead after eating one of
Suzanneâ€™s famous treats. A forensic team is soon swarming
through the Donut Hearts kitchen, dusting for clues, sifting
through sugar, and suspecting the worst of Suzanne. But with
the help of police inspector Jake Bishop and her ex-husband
Max, Suzanne hopes to clear her good nameâ€”before another bad
donut is fatally frostedâ€¦