Jealousy Filled Donuts (Deputy Donut Mystery #3)
When a firecracker becomes a murder weapon, Emily Westhill pursues a killer with a short fuse ... It is a truth universally acknowledged--cops and donuts go together. Exhibit A: Deputy Donut Caf�, owned and operated by detective's widow Emily Westhill and her father-in-law, the retired police chief of Fallingbrook, Wisconsin. Named after Emily's adored and adorable tabby, the donut shop is a favorite among cops, firemen, and EMTs, as well as tourists and townspeople. So when Fallingbrook needs donuts for their Fourth of July picnic, Emily's shop gets deputized.But a twisted killer has found another use for Emily's treats. At the picnic, a firecracker is hidden in a stack of raspberry-filled donuts and aimed at the unwitting queen of the festivities. When it explodes, she is killed. Having her jelly donuts involved puts Emily in a sticky situation, and when a shady shutterbug tries to frame her with incriminating photos, she finds herself in quite a jam. To preserve her freedom and her shop's reputation, Emily needs to solve this case--before the fuse-lighting felon goes off again ...Praise for Goodbye Cruller World"Food scenes tantalize with description of single-origin coffee as well as classic and trendy donuts--solid recipes included." --Publishers Weekly

Jealousy Filled Donuts (Deputy Donut Mystery #3) Details

TitleJealousy Filled Donuts (Deputy Donut Mystery #3)
Author
ReleaseAug 27th, 2019
PublisherKensington Publishing Corporation
ISBN-139781496711915
Rating
GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery

Jealousy Filled Donuts (Deputy Donut Mystery #3) Review

  • Linda
    January 1, 1970
    Book 3 of the Deputy Donut series features a strong, steady, and original plot. At the Fabulous Fourth Festivities, fireworks start exploding and someone’s life flatlines. Co-owner of the delicious donut shop, Emily Westhill, witnesses the horrific crime scene and vows to help Detective Brent Fyne catch the culprit. The author deftly scatters crumbs around to throw readers off in guessing whodunnit! A great addition to an already excellent cozy mystery series!I reviewed a digital arc provided by Book 3 of the Deputy Donut series features a strong, steady, and original plot. At the Fabulous Fourth Festivities, fireworks start exploding and someone’s life flatlines. Co-owner of the delicious donut shop, Emily Westhill, witnesses the horrific crime scene and vows to help Detective Brent Fyne catch the culprit. The author deftly scatters crumbs around to throw readers off in guessing whodunnit! A great addition to an already excellent cozy mystery series!I reviewed a digital arc provided by NetGalley and Kensington. Thank you.
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  • Betty
    January 1, 1970
    The third book in the Deputy Donuts series find. Emily Westhill and friends celebrating the 4th of July. Emily will drive Deputy Donuts' car the parade.She drives to the starting point to pick of the Royal couple. The Queen is late and refuses to ride in the DD car she must be seen in her car. That evening Emily sees someone places a bag of donuts in the back of a chair the queen is sitting. There is a loud explosion and the confusion is sorted the QUeen is dead. What and who killed the Queen? E The third book in the Deputy Donuts series find. Emily Westhill and friends celebrating the 4th of July. Emily will drive Deputy Donuts' car the parade.She drives to the starting point to pick of the Royal couple. The Queen is late and refuses to ride in the DD car she must be seen in her car. That evening Emily sees someone places a bag of donuts in the back of a chair the queen is sitting. There is a loud explosion and the confusion is sorted the QUeen is dead. What and who killed the Queen? Emily needs to find before she joins the Queen in death. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND SERIES.Donut Recipes are included.Disclosure: Thanks to Kensington Books for a copy through NetGalley.The opinions expressed are my own.
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  • Carole Jarvis
    January 1, 1970
    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2PhhUB9From the realistically accurate title to the creative use of donuts as a murder weapon, Jealousy Filled Donuts by Ginger Bolton thoroughly entertains. It’s well written and clean, with good characterization and a vivid sense of place. While this third book in the Deputy Donut series easily stands alone, there’s some interesting character development that makes the whole series compelling reading.The Deputy Donut series started out very good a Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2PhhUB9From the realistically accurate title to the creative use of donuts as a murder weapon, Jealousy Filled Donuts by Ginger Bolton thoroughly entertains. It’s well written and clean, with good characterization and a vivid sense of place. While this third book in the Deputy Donut series easily stands alone, there’s some interesting character development that makes the whole series compelling reading.The Deputy Donut series started out very good and keeps getting better … Maybe because I’m enjoying the character development of both major and secondary characters, but the murder theme in this story resonated with me also. I loved returning to the quaint town of Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, especially the Deputy Donut Café co-owned by Emily Westhill and her father-in-law. And how could I ever forget the “star” of this series, Emily’s tabby cat, Deputy Donut himself (aka Dep). Their connection is precious and believable. Emily talks to her cat, expressing her feelings; I talk to my cat. Enough said.The murder mystery plot is well crafted and not easy to solve, at least for me. Emily, the donut shop, and her friends all played important parts in the story. Even their past experiences as teenagers exploring the hiking trails around the falls came into play. The Fourth of July theme was refreshing, making this a great summertime read, or for any time of the year. However, I doubt that I’ll ever look at patriotic celebrations and parades the same again. Just sayin’…But my absolutely favorite part? The gradually building relationship between Emily and Detective Brent Fyne. This storyline tugs at the heartstrings, because Emily’s beloved husband and Brent’s partner was killed on the job a few years previously. Initially drawn together over their shared heartbreak, a subtle attraction has been steadily building while Emily is understandably hesitant about giving her heart to another police officer. But slow and steady wins the race, as the saying goes, and I hope that’s what happens here. And did I mention that Dep is crazy about Brent, and vice versa?! I’ll just say that the ending is very satisfying.I thoroughly enjoyed Jealousy Filled Donuts and hope for many more stories in this series. Recommended to cozy mystery fans everywhere. I received a copy of this book through the Review Crew. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
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  • Jerri Cachero
    January 1, 1970
    What goes good with a great cozy......donuts!! Jealousy Filled Donuts delivers in both mystery and deliciousness!Emily, owner of Deputy Donuts (along with her father-in-law, Tom) , tackles the mystery of why a beauty queen was murdered during a Fourth of July celebration and what connection an annoying photographer has to Jocelyn, her newest employee. Emily's donuts are used in the murder (in a unique way) and she becomes a suspect and the subject of photos that implicate her in the crime. She d What goes good with a great cozy......donuts!! Jealousy Filled Donuts delivers in both mystery and deliciousness!Emily, owner of Deputy Donuts (along with her father-in-law, Tom) , tackles the mystery of why a beauty queen was murdered during a Fourth of July celebration and what connection an annoying photographer has to Jocelyn, her newest employee. Emily's donuts are used in the murder (in a unique way) and she becomes a suspect and the subject of photos that implicate her in the crime. She decides to solve the mystery to protect herself and her employee. It's always a fun read to visit the donut shop! Emily is not a "rush headfirst into danger" character - a trait I like in main characters. I love the relationship between Emily and her father-in-law and friends. Misty, Samantha, Scott and Hooligan all have interesting storylines in the book. I enjoyed the way the friend's adventures, when they were growing up, helped Emily in a dangerous situation. The relationship between Brent (Emily's husband's partner) and Emily is slowly evolving. Emily is slowly and carefully rebuilding her life after the death of her police officer husband. The fact that she has the support of her former in-laws is heartwarming.A review is not complete without mentioning the mischievous and smart Dep, Emily's lovable feline and namesake for the shop! The descriptions of Dep's antics and her "home away from home" were charming!This is one of the series that I read non-stop, if life doesn't get in the way! I'm impatiently waiting for the next visit to the donut shop and more recipes!!I received an ARC from NetGalley for a fair and honest review of this book.
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  • Tari
    January 1, 1970
    This series is getting better and better! I just couldn't resist finishing the ARC a week early. I fell in love with these characters in the first book and have been waiting a little impatiently for this book to come out. My own copy will come on release day--the cover is so awesome that I just had to order the paperback of it. I could tell right away that Emily and Brent's friendship was growing, because I didn't notice one of my favorite lines that he always kinda mumbled, "Mmph", when he was This series is getting better and better! I just couldn't resist finishing the ARC a week early. I fell in love with these characters in the first book and have been waiting a little impatiently for this book to come out. My own copy will come on release day--the cover is so awesome that I just had to order the paperback of it. I could tell right away that Emily and Brent's friendship was growing, because I didn't notice one of my favorite lines that he always kinda mumbled, "Mmph", when he was deep in thought or didn't want to talk about a case. He was definitely more willing to share with her and accept her help on this case. It was a crazy and fun one too with a side mystery that involved a stalker of Emily and Tom's new employee, Jocelyn. I hope we see more of Jocelyn, and that she stays working at Deputy Donut. She was the perfect addition to give Tom and Emily a much-needed break during the week.I didn't guess the killer, but I knew who I didn't want it to be. I loved how the book ended with a complete explanation of everything that had been going on, then Emily's parents who liked to RV around the country, returned home for a marshmallow roast at their home campground. It's fun to wind a mystery down with some normal downtime for the characters, and this ending was just right! I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher via NetGalley, and my opinions are my own.
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  • Peggy R
    January 1, 1970
    Jealousy Filled Donuts is the third book in what I find to be a fun-filled series. I always finish one of these books feeling entertained and this addition to the series continues that feeling for me. Emily is a very sympathetic and likable protagonist. She has a terrific personality and her character is very engaging. She is surrounded by a very likable secondary cast of characters whose friendship is one of the things I really enjoy in these stories. I don't often say this (because I am one of Jealousy Filled Donuts is the third book in what I find to be a fun-filled series. I always finish one of these books feeling entertained and this addition to the series continues that feeling for me. Emily is a very sympathetic and likable protagonist. She has a terrific personality and her character is very engaging. She is surrounded by a very likable secondary cast of characters whose friendship is one of the things I really enjoy in these stories. I don't often say this (because I am one of those people who have to read a series in order), but I feel like the books in this series could be read out of order (at least to this point) without the reading feeling lost or like they missed something.The mystery kept me engaged trying to figure out who was behind the murder. The author had several viable suspects with motives that could have led them to commit murder. The reveal was not a surprise in terms of the killer's identity but did have drama and danger.I find this to be a well-written series, with likable characters and good solid mysteries. I will definitely be continuing with this series. I voluntarily read a digital ARC provided to me by the publisher through Netgalley.
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  • Taryn
    January 1, 1970
    In this next book of the series Emily is excited about being a part of the town's 4th of July parade. She will be driving the shops 1950's police cruiser that sports a donut on top as well as carting around a couple of Fallingbrook Highs elected court. During the evening's fireworks display someone uses one of Emily's donut towers in a very unlikely manner. They turned it into a bomb and injured one person and killed another. The young woman that was killed had several enemies but also had peopl In this next book of the series Emily is excited about being a part of the town's 4th of July parade. She will be driving the shops 1950's police cruiser that sports a donut on top as well as carting around a couple of Fallingbrook Highs elected court. During the evening's fireworks display someone uses one of Emily's donut towers in a very unlikely manner. They turned it into a bomb and injured one person and killed another. The young woman that was killed had several enemies but also had people who praised the hard worker she was. Emily knows that she must investigate because the police are looking at her as being the culprit, especially since all the evidence seems to point her way. She decides to start with who bought the donuts that were used and work her way back from there. Follow along as she works her way through a mine field of clues and suspects in an attempt to clear her name. This was an exciting read filled with wonderful characters as well as being an intriguing whodunit, I can't wait to see where the author takes series to next!I received an ARC of this book, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
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  • Melina
    January 1, 1970
    This is the third installment in the Deputy Donuts Mystery Series. In this installment, it is time for the Fabulous Fourth of July Festivities and Queen Taylor is killed during the fireworks display by a firework placed in a stack of donuts. Emily is accused of the crime so she has to set out to prove that she did not kill Queen Taylor. This was another entertaining installment in the Deputy Donut series. This one grabbed my attention from the very beginning till the end. The author introduced s This is the third installment in the Deputy Donuts Mystery Series. In this installment, it is time for the Fabulous Fourth of July Festivities and Queen Taylor is killed during the fireworks display by a firework placed in a stack of donuts. Emily is accused of the crime so she has to set out to prove that she did not kill Queen Taylor. This was another entertaining installment in the Deputy Donut series. This one grabbed my attention from the very beginning till the end. The author introduced some new characters and of course the old familiar characters were also present. I liked the setting of this series and I enjoyed that it was set during the Fourth of July. Emily is a great protagonist who is a strong independent woman. I thought the story was well written and the plot was well thought out. I liked how the author tied in al the loose ends and questions in the story. I look forward to more in this series. I received a complimentary copy of this book.
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  • LORI CASWELL
    January 1, 1970
    Dollycas’s ThoughtsIndependence Day means, parades, carnivals, fireworks, and food! In Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, the food means donuts from the Deputy Donut Café owned by Emily Westhill and her father-in-law and retired police chief Tom. Emily also drove the Deputy Donut Café’s delivery vehicle, a vintage police car with a donut on top in the parade carrying part of the day’s Royal Court.After they close the café for the day Emily bakes up a batch of donuts to share with her friends while they wa Dollycas’s ThoughtsIndependence Day means, parades, carnivals, fireworks, and food! In Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, the food means donuts from the Deputy Donut Café owned by Emily Westhill and her father-in-law and retired police chief Tom. Emily also drove the Deputy Donut Café’s delivery vehicle, a vintage police car with a donut on top in the parade carrying part of the day’s Royal Court.After they close the café for the day Emily bakes up a batch of donuts to share with her friends while they watch the fireworks. Her friends are on duty as EMTs, firefighters, or police, but they throw out a blanket by their vehicles to relax and enjoy the show.Then Emily notices a flame by a nearby couple, she rushes forward but it too late. The flame was on a fuse of a firecracker hidden inside of tower of Deputy Donut donuts. The firecracker goes off and was aimed right at the queen of the festivities and she is killed.Chaos breaks out but Emily’s friends are immediately on the scene. Things get sticky when a photographer tells Emily he has pictures of her lighting the fuse. She knows that is impossible but knows she needs to be proactive and solve the crime to clear her name. Fireworks are really going to fly when she catches that killer!I devoured this book! Seriously it is impossible to have too many donuts and with these fabulous characters and excellent mystery, I just couldn’t get enough.Former 911 dispatcher Emily lost her police officer husband when he was killed while out on a call. She had to quit her job and opening Deputy Donut Café was just what she needed. Her father-in-law is a perfect business partner and best of all her cat Dep can go to work with her every day because the shop office is a place set up just for him. Dep is a special cat and he has completely stolen my heart.Emily is surrounded by a great group of friends and loyal customers. Emily has hired a new employee and Jocelyn has fitted right in. All the characters are engaging and have a purpose. They also continue to evolve nicely as the series continues. Emily’s family added a few pins and needles throughout the story too.A death that takes place with a park full of people is a tough solve. Seriously there could be hundreds of suspects. Someone with a score to settle with the victim or someone who just wanted to cause trouble. Thankfully, it was soon clear the queen was targeted by someone she knew which brought the suspects down to a reasonable number. The author has filled this story with some great twists and turns and Brent was open to Emily’s help. I was happy to follow their lead.The ending of this story was so exciting and fantastically written. Ms. Bolton’s words takes readers right there, on the scene, like a fly on Emily’s shoulder. Living in Wisconsin I knew immediately the kind of place the series of events was playing out. It was totally realistic and riveting to read. Like in Goodbye Cruller World, I was on the edge of my seat as the drama played out.This was an excellent story! A marvelous addition to this series! So much so it will have a place on my Best Reads of 2019. I am craving the next book in this series already!
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  • Rebecca
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 starsThis is the third installment in the Deputy Donuts mystery series and I can happily say it is now one of my favorite series!_Emily runs a donut shopped called Deputy Donuts and when a stack of her donuts were involved in a local murder, she cannot help but start asking questions around town. As a police widow and with so many first responder friends, it's not surprising that she wants to get to the bottom of the mystery and often knows who not to trust and what questions to ask._Emily i 4.5 starsThis is the third installment in the Deputy Donuts mystery series and I can happily say it is now one of my favorite series!_Emily runs a donut shopped called Deputy Donuts and when a stack of her donuts were involved in a local murder, she cannot help but start asking questions around town. As a police widow and with so many first responder friends, it's not surprising that she wants to get to the bottom of the mystery and often knows who not to trust and what questions to ask._Emily is such a strong and intelligent entrepreneur and I loved reading this story from her POV. She has had her share of tragedy with losing her husband in a shooting while he was on the force. Though she definitely still feels grief, she has an amazing group of friends to surround her and bring her comfort, love and laughter. They were such a great contrast to some of the less appealing characters who happen to also be suspects._I loved following the series of events and watching Emily look at the murder from so many scenarios. Even when she is considered as a suspect, she is able to confidently defend herself and pose alternate theories. Her passion for her donut shop and her kitty Dep really shined through and endeared her even more to me. I enjoyed the glimpses of romance and am hoping there will be more development in the future. I would gladly visit this shop and be friends with Emily and her crew._The writing was fantastic and the story moved along as a great pace that I didn't want to put this book down. The descriptions of the town, and the camping ground especially were so vivid and really added to the story. The ending was dramatic and had me on the edge of my seat. I absolutely did not see it coming and was shocked by the identity of the culprit. I love a mystery where I am stumped and cannot wait to read more from this series!_Thank you to the publisher for a free copy of this book. I was happy to give my honest thoughts.
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  • K.A. Davis
    January 1, 1970
    JEALOUSY FILLED DONUTS is the third book in the Deputy Donut Mysteries by Ginger Bolton and is another great addition to a charming series! What could be better than a fun, loveable protagonist, an adorable cat, and a donut shop owned by Emily, a former 9-1-1 dispatcher and her father-in-law, formerly the Chief of Police? Needless to say, it’s the favorite hangout for police officers and emergency responders, along with the senior citizens’ group, the Knitpickers. Ms. Bolton crams her book full JEALOUSY FILLED DONUTS is the third book in the Deputy Donut Mysteries by Ginger Bolton and is another great addition to a charming series! What could be better than a fun, loveable protagonist, an adorable cat, and a donut shop owned by Emily, a former 9-1-1 dispatcher and her father-in-law, formerly the Chief of Police? Needless to say, it’s the favorite hangout for police officers and emergency responders, along with the senior citizens’ group, the Knitpickers. Ms. Bolton crams her book full of memorable characters while weaving a tight tale of death by donuts and firecrackers during a 4th of July extravaganza. There were twists and turns that kept me turning pages and a subplot that kept me guessing how it was related to the central murder of the festival queen. I liked that Emily wasn’t an in-your-face type of amateur sleuth. Instead, she hunted down answers by sweetening up her intended targets with donuts and smiles.Ms. Bolton’s strong descriptive voice paints a vivid picture of the settings, from the donut shop, to the cool vintage car Emily drives (love the donut on top!) to the wilderness area that hosts an exciting, edge-of-your-seat reveal. She expertly weaves each scene into the other, creating a seamless story. While JEALOUSY FILLED DONUTS can be read as a standalone, I’ve enjoyed watching the characters develop and grow, especially Emily. The widow of the town’s detective, Emily has struggled to get over her grief, even after several years. It’s been heartwarming to see her blossom with her close friendship with her deceased husband’s friend (who’s also a detective) and hope that a romance might develop for her. It gives the book an emotional level without detracting from the mystery. There are several mentions of yummy donuts and treats in the book that it was hard to not drool. The author provides two donut recipes at the back of the book.I was provided an advance copy via Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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  • Margret
    January 1, 1970
    Another fun cozy mystery in the Deputy Donut series. Fun book to read and well written. It’s entertaining with interesting characters, storyline, and a little of romance. I love the relationship between Emily and her father-in-law and all her friends. The mystery kept me engaged and guessing until the very end. I love the idea of the author adding a few donut recipes at the end of the book. I enjoyed it "The Deputy Donut mysteries" so much that it’s a “must read series".
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  • Judi
    January 1, 1970
    This is the first book I've read by Ginger Bolton but third in the Deputy Donuts Mystery Series. Despite not having the background from the first two books in the series, I was able to dive right into all the characters in the story pretty easily. Main character Emily is a young widow who co-owns a donut shop with her father-in-law, Tom. She has a habit of getting involved with police investigations (whether the police like it or not!). In this story, Emily is framed for the murder of Fourth of This is the first book I've read by Ginger Bolton but third in the Deputy Donuts Mystery Series. Despite not having the background from the first two books in the series, I was able to dive right into all the characters in the story pretty easily. Main character Emily is a young widow who co-owns a donut shop with her father-in-law, Tom. She has a habit of getting involved with police investigations (whether the police like it or not!). In this story, Emily is framed for the murder of Fourth of July Queen Taylor during the annual fireworks show. It is clear early on that a creepy photographer has it out for Emily but it is not made too clear why until nearly the end of the book. Emily has a great support system in her friends and handles the scrutiny of law enforcement well. I really liked how she really fought for her innocence based on information gathered during her investigation and it all paid off in the end! Also, the little touches of possible romance with police detective, Brent, kept me on the edge of my seat. I kept hoping he would just kiss her already!! ;)Emily's cat, Dep (short for Deputy Donut), is wonderful. I loved how Emily had her office at work designed to be a comfortable place for Dep (and modeled after Dep's favorite sunroom at home). Even though it is never said that Dep has any paranormal powers, she sure is in tune with what is going on around her and seems to steer Emily in the right direction often. The descriptions of donuts made in Emily and Tom's shop were great and I look forward to trying the recipes Ginger included at the end - especially the maple cheddar donuts! Overall, I very much enjoyed reading this book (and did so in less than 24 hours - it was hard to put down!). I plan to go back and read the first two books and look forward to future books in the series. I was given a free copy of this book in the hope that I would review it. I am happy to do so.
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  • Autumn
    January 1, 1970
    “Jealousy Filled Donuts”, the third story in the Deputy Donut mystery series, finds Emily Westhill, donut maker extraordinaire, participating in the Fallingbrook Fabulous Fourth celebration. During the town picnic, Emily makes a skyrocket birthday cake out of donuts for a small boy. Later, during the fireworks presentation, a homemade firecracker inside the donut cake explodes, killing Taylor, the Queen of the festivities. Since Emily was close to the explosion (and her donuts were involved in t “Jealousy Filled Donuts”, the third story in the Deputy Donut mystery series, finds Emily Westhill, donut maker extraordinaire, participating in the Fallingbrook Fabulous Fourth celebration. During the town picnic, Emily makes a skyrocket birthday cake out of donuts for a small boy. Later, during the fireworks presentation, a homemade firecracker inside the donut cake explodes, killing Taylor, the Queen of the festivities. Since Emily was close to the explosion (and her donuts were involved in the murder), she naturally gets pulled into the investigation. This third outing is a lot of fun. The summer mood infuses the story, and made me want to visit Fallingbrook. Emily and Tom make blueberry and raspberry jelly filled donuts for the July Fourth picnic, and happily there is a recipe for those donuts in the back of the book. A new character, Jocelyn, has been hired as an assistant at the donut shop and is quite intriguing. And of course Dep the cat steals the show (as always). I really enjoy the author’s descriptions of Dep’s antics - it’s very easy to picture her and to want to meet her. In fact, all of Ginger Bolton’s descriptions are very vivid and make me feel like I am present in the scene. It’s one of my favorite things about this series.The mystery itself is well plotted and there are plenty of suspects for Emily to investigate and red herrings for her to work around. The reveal of the killer is a surprise, and also makes perfect sense.Best of all, fun details about Misty, Samantha, and Emily’s friendships are revealed, and one of their childhood games plays a rather significant role in the reveal of the killer and the subsequent, nail-biting chase. I was very glad to see more of the Misty/Samantha/Emily trio in this book. And speaking of other characters, I wish that author Ginger Bolton would feature the Knitpickers a bit more in future installments. I would enjoy getting to know them a bit more.All in all, this is a solid continuation of a delightful mystery series. I hope there are more to come, since I very much enjoy spending time with Emily and her friends at Fallingbrook Falls. I’m thinking the next outing could take place at Christmas - I’d love to read about Christmas flavored donuts.
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  • Kirsti
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book!I've been a fan of this series since the first book, so I'm glad to get to read another in the series. This is the third book, but it can easily be read on it's own as well. The characters seem to be breaking off into couples too, which is nice because this series is very much a friendship based one, with Emily, Samantha and Misty being life long friends. I do worry a little with Emily though, because we aren't really give Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book!I've been a fan of this series since the first book, so I'm glad to get to read another in the series. This is the third book, but it can easily be read on it's own as well. The characters seem to be breaking off into couples too, which is nice because this series is very much a friendship based one, with Emily, Samantha and Misty being life long friends. I do worry a little with Emily though, because we aren't really given anything clear on her feelings for Brent (because she doesn't know herself) but I hope they can work things out.The mystery in this one probably wasn't as good as the previous two books. It doesn't appear to have as strong a motive and gets a little lost at times as things kind of get rehashed. I did still like it, but it could have been stronger.Hopefully though the next book picks up more with yet another mystery to solve. Four stars this time around!
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  • Lisa Morin
    January 1, 1970
    I must admit that I wasn't very impressed with the first book in this series. However, Jealousy Filled Donuts has definitely changed my mind.Sometimes I struggle with the first book in a new series, so I will always try to read another one to see if it will change my mind.I'm so glad I gave this book a try, it's an exciting story, filled with likable characters who will quickly steak your heart.This story takes place during the fourth of July and is a perfect read for the end of summer.Thank you I must admit that I wasn't very impressed with the first book in this series. However, Jealousy Filled Donuts has definitely changed my mind.Sometimes I struggle with the first book in a new series, so I will always try to read another one to see if it will change my mind.I'm so glad I gave this book a try, it's an exciting story, filled with likable characters who will quickly steak your heart.This story takes place during the fourth of July and is a perfect read for the end of summer.Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for approving me to read this book.
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  • Abby Fabian
    January 1, 1970
    Never having read any of the previous books in this series, I found it to be incredibly easy to latch onto all of the characters and the background information. Emily's methods of looking into the mystery were perfect. She wasn't incessantly poking into things and interfering with the investigation; however, she was certainly looking into it. This allowed the reader to follow along and enjoy it. Emily is an extremely likeable character. Plus, it's clear she adores donuts and ice cream so you kn Never having read any of the previous books in this series, I found it to be incredibly easy to latch onto all of the characters and the background information. Emily's methods of looking into the mystery were perfect. She wasn't incessantly poking into things and interfering with the investigation; however, she was certainly looking into it. This allowed the reader to follow along and enjoy it. Emily is an extremely likeable character. Plus, it's clear she adores donuts and ice cream so you know she can be trusted! She had respect for the investigators and never withheld information. Because her deceased husband was a detective and her father-in-law is the town's retired chief of police, she is friends with many police officers and first responders. This gives her an additional way of gleaning information about the investigation. And if that wasn't enough, she owns a donut shop with her father-in-law. What better way to pry information out of people is there than bribing them with fresh donuts? Deputy Donut Cafe is the place to go if you're looking for a mean donut! The descriptions of them putting together their confections were fun and had me craving a freshly fried donut of my own. I loved the relationship between her and her father-in-law. I especially enjoyed her interactions with their new employee Jocelyn. The Fourth of July theme was understated yet still present. It made it a read that could be enjoyed in the summer or on a chilly winter day. The dynamic between Emily and her friends is a lot of fun. Whether they are having a barbecue or watching the fireworks, they are laughing and enjoying each other's company. Plus, they are enjoying donuts. Can't forget about those!There was one scene where the main character was talking about men with her best friends. Their conversation sounded slightly juvenile. Not in an extremely off putting way ( you could still tell they were grown women), but it was noticeable. However, whenever similar conversations again took place, they didn't strike me the same way. Perhaps it was only my perception of that particular scene. Emily seems to have a slightly complicated relationship with Brent, a detective and her late husband's best friend. There seems to be an attraction between the two of them and Emily is starting to acknowledge her feelings for him. From the sound of it, I believe this is a story line that has been progressing since the beginning of the series. Emily's pain from her husband's death is still very strong, but you can tell that she is healing. I loved reading the parts where she deals with her grief. It shows that she is one tough cooki-- donut!The mystery was an interesting one for sure. Death by donut? Definitely not the ideal way to go! It surely had Emily puzzled. What was even more puzzling was the fact that someone was trying to frame her. Albeit, they were doing a relatively poor job. I must say, I enjoyed the big killer-reveal scene. Often authors all follow the same format that gets as stale as a three day-old donut after a while. It's always exciting when an author shakes things up and keeps readers on their toes! There was also a sub-plot to the mystery that may or may not be involved with the murder. This added yet another fun story line. I received an ARC of this book. I am voluntarily leaving a review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.
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  • Patty
    January 1, 1970
    Jealousy Filled Donuts by Ginger Bolton is the 3rd book in the Deputy Donut Mystery series, and another great book. Emily Westhill, a widow, and her retied chief of police father- in- law run a donut shop, Deputy Donut, in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin. In this exciting adventure, Deputy Donut shop is busy making donuts for the town's 4th of July picnic. When someone uses a stack of jelly donuts to hide a deadly firecracker in, and one girl dies, Emily starts to investigate. I really liked this book, Jealousy Filled Donuts by Ginger Bolton is the 3rd book in the Deputy Donut Mystery series, and another great book. Emily Westhill, a widow, and her retied chief of police father- in- law run a donut shop, Deputy Donut, in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin. In this exciting adventure, Deputy Donut shop is busy making donuts for the town's 4th of July picnic. When someone uses a stack of jelly donuts to hide a deadly firecracker in, and one girl dies, Emily starts to investigate. I really liked this book, and can't wait to read the next one in the series. I enjoyed the characters, which are well written. If you love cozy mysteries, I strongly recommend this book/series.I reviewed a digital arc provided by NetGalley and Kensington Publishing. Thank you.
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  • Toni
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 StarsThis is the third book in the Deputy Donut Mystery series by Ginger Bolton.This is my first perusal into the Deputy Donut universe and I have to say that I really liked it!We sort of had a dual storyline going on in this one. One plot was the entire mystery behind who killed the Queen of the fourth of July festivities by putting a dangerous firecracker in a 6-stack of Deputy Donuts. The other was the will they/won’t they between Emily Westhill and her late husband’s partner, Brent Fyne. 4.5 StarsThis is the third book in the Deputy Donut Mystery series by Ginger Bolton.This is my first perusal into the Deputy Donut universe and I have to say that I really liked it!We sort of had a dual storyline going on in this one. One plot was the entire mystery behind who killed the Queen of the fourth of July festivities by putting a dangerous firecracker in a 6-stack of Deputy Donuts. The other was the will they/won’t they between Emily Westhill and her late husband’s partner, Brent Fyne.Emily used to be a 911 operator but after the death of her husband and her perceived part in it, she gave up that career and opened Deputy Donuts with her father-in-law Tom who had previously been the Fallingbrook chief of police, now retired. Because of her perceived part in her husband’s death, she fears moving forward, especially with anyone in the police department. She hasn’t even been able to visit her husband’s old office or drive on the road where the accident occurred. This gives the mystery a complex and fearful aspect. It is the feeling of waiting for the other shoe to drop. This angst was pulled out longer than I thought necessary but sometimes I want conflict resolved early and that inner need doesn’t always jive with a plot like this.The community in this book was great. I like getting to see and know people you most likely will see in other books. Another blogger I follow, Dru’s Book Musings, sent out an email featuring this book and a Day in Life of Misty Ossler who is one of Emily’s good friends and a cop on the police force. Misty wasn’t featured a ton in this book and I applaud when a blogger can pull so much detail about a character and write it up on the page.Reading this book and reveling in the complete ending of the two dual storylines gave me a happy feeling in my heart and made me want to delve into the previous two books in this series. I need a two book marathon and I need it right now!Definitely check this book out if you love a great cozy mystery. You won’t be disappointed.I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.
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  • Angela (Kentuckybooklover) Brocato-Skaggs
    January 1, 1970
    The ending is so romantic and swoon-worthy for a cozy mystery. I LOVE the fact that there is not a romantic triangle for Emily. I am already jonesing for the next book in the series!I admit the first book in the series was not a home run for me but the second was good and this one is REALLY good. How can you not like a cozy mystery set in a donut shop with the most adorable cat ever written? I am not a big donut eater but this series is making me rethink that. I am ready to try the maple cheddar The ending is so romantic and swoon-worthy for a cozy mystery. I LOVE the fact that there is not a romantic triangle for Emily. I am already jonesing for the next book in the series!I admit the first book in the series was not a home run for me but the second was good and this one is REALLY good. How can you not like a cozy mystery set in a donut shop with the most adorable cat ever written? I am not a big donut eater but this series is making me rethink that. I am ready to try the maple cheddar donut with some bacon. Emily is the friend we all wish we had and were to others. Sincere, caring and joyful to be around. I like the addition of Jocelyn and hope to see more of her.I suggest reading the series in order just so you get the full effect of the ending of this book. This series is clean in the romance department and language. Murder, of course, occurs but I wouldn't say it is gory. A good series to start reading cozy mysteries if you haven't read them before.I received a complimentary copy from the author. Any and all opinions expressed in the above review are entirely my own. !
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  • Erin Addington
    January 1, 1970
    I was so excited to read this third book in the Deputy Donut Mystery series, and it did not disappoint! Ginger Bolton has once again written a book that was delightful and fun to read - along with making me hungry for a donut or two (or more!!!). I did not see the ending to this one coming. I will say that I had a completely different killer in mind, so it was quite the surprise to see that I was wrong! The cast of characters in this series are always so much fun to visit, and I don't want to gi I was so excited to read this third book in the Deputy Donut Mystery series, and it did not disappoint! Ginger Bolton has once again written a book that was delightful and fun to read - along with making me hungry for a donut or two (or more!!!). I did not see the ending to this one coming. I will say that I had a completely different killer in mind, so it was quite the surprise to see that I was wrong! The cast of characters in this series are always so much fun to visit, and I don't want to give anything away, so I'll just say that I was so happy with the way things were going at the end of this book. I am really looking forward to the next in the series so I can see what happens with Emily! Thank you, Ginger Bolton, for writing a fantastic series - keep them coming, along with more yummy donut recipes - maybe something like a cafe mocha donut, or an earl grey and lavender one (hint, hint! - I certainly can't come up with recipes, but they sound good to me!)
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  • Gayle B
    January 1, 1970
    Such a good book! 4th of July in the seemingly quiet small town of Fallingbrook, Wisconsin. The scene is set as the annual 4th of July proceeds, with Emily driving the king and queen of the festivities in the Deputy Donut car. The queen has a bit of an attitude...Later that evening during the fireworks, someone is killed. The death is suspicious and Emily proceeds to help piece together what really happened. At the same time as the investigation, there is a photographer that appears to be stalki Such a good book! 4th of July in the seemingly quiet small town of Fallingbrook, Wisconsin. The scene is set as the annual 4th of July proceeds, with Emily driving the king and queen of the festivities in the Deputy Donut car. The queen has a bit of an attitude...Later that evening during the fireworks, someone is killed. The death is suspicious and Emily proceeds to help piece together what really happened. At the same time as the investigation, there is a photographer that appears to be stalking Emily's new employee, Jocelyn. Jocelyn practically runs and hides whenever he shows up at the donut shop. He also seems to be taking pictures or Emily. Emily becomes a suspect and needs to find out who committed the murder. There is a lot of suspense toward the end as Emily is targeted out at the campgrounds. Exciting description of Emily trying to move through the woods and around the river to find Jocelyn, who has disappeared, while being followed. Then there is a possible romance interest for Emily. This book really was a page turner and I really liked the possible romance story. And don't forget Dep, the cat, who watches over the Donut shop. (I wish I could get my cats to walk on a leash.) Lots of likeable characters and donut recipes at the back.I received an ARC and voluntarily provided this review.
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  • Bonnie
    January 1, 1970
    An absolutely delightful read. Perfect for a summer reading escape. Em and friends are people you all ready know. Murder, yummy donuts, stalking and a touch of romance make Jealousy Filled Donuts a perfect summer escape. And there are recipes too. Jealousy Filled Donuts is the third installment of The Deputy Donut series, but it stands perfectly on its own. I enjoyed the friendships, the romance, the suspense and the surprising ending. I highly recommend Jealously Filled Donuts to everyone but e An absolutely delightful read. Perfect for a summer reading escape. Em and friends are people you all ready know. Murder, yummy donuts, stalking and a touch of romance make Jealousy Filled Donuts a perfect summer escape. And there are recipes too. Jealousy Filled Donuts is the third installment of The Deputy Donut series, but it stands perfectly on its own. I enjoyed the friendships, the romance, the suspense and the surprising ending. I highly recommend Jealously Filled Donuts to everyone but especially those of us who have to take our vacations in our armchairs.
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  • Valerie
    January 1, 1970
    I liked this book. I've read a previous book in the series and this one has many of the same characters in it. I liked that it feels more like a group effort and that Emily isn't investigating all alone. I was surprised by who the killer was, I had no idea that's who it was. #JealousyFilledDonuts #NetGalley
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  • Rosemary K
    January 1, 1970
    Emily Westhill is co-owner of Deputy Donut Cafe with her father-in-law. Their donuts are popular with everyone which is why she is supplying them for the 4th of July picnic. Who knew they would turn into a murder weapon? Emily is being accused of murder by a creepy photographer. Why is he doing that? The guy was scary. He put me on edge. Emily is a strong woman. She's rebounded from the death of her husband. I admired her for her tenacity. Plus I loved her cute tabby. Dep has a strong personalit Emily Westhill is co-owner of Deputy Donut Cafe with her father-in-law. Their donuts are popular with everyone which is why she is supplying them for the 4th of July picnic. Who knew they would turn into a murder weapon? Emily is being accused of murder by a creepy photographer. Why is he doing that? The guy was scary. He put me on edge. Emily is a strong woman. She's rebounded from the death of her husband. I admired her for her tenacity. Plus I loved her cute tabby. Dep has a strong personality. When Emily starts investigating, she finds that Queen Taylor could be disagreeable. With the number of suspects growing, Emily is worried. She wants answers. I liked how everyone works together. The touch of romance added sweetness to this cozy mystery. I like the writing of Ginger Bolton. Her characters are lively and good hearted. It's easy to care for them. I couldn't put this book down. The action was nonstop. I liked visiting Fallingbrook and Deputy Donut Cafe. I would love a ride in the Donut Car. I can't wait to see what's ahead. I received a copy of this book which I voluntarily read and reviewed. My comments are my honest opinion.
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  • Andra Weis
    January 1, 1970
    Jealousy Filled Donuts by Ginger Bolton is the third book in the Deputy Donut Mystery series. In addition, it is the second book that I have read by this author. As with the second book in the series, Goodbye Cruller World, I found the story easy to read as well as follow, though I must admit that it took me a good long while to figure out whodunit. Which in all honesty, is just the way I like my cozy mysteries.Ms. Bolton’s writing made this reader want to continue reading on and on until I had Jealousy Filled Donuts by Ginger Bolton is the third book in the Deputy Donut Mystery series. In addition, it is the second book that I have read by this author. As with the second book in the series, Goodbye Cruller World, I found the story easy to read as well as follow, though I must admit that it took me a good long while to figure out whodunit. Which in all honesty, is just the way I like my cozy mysteries.Ms. Bolton’s writing made this reader want to continue reading on and on until I had consumed the entire book, regardless of time or the need for sleep. So…to describe why this happened I must indicate that I enjoyed getting to know the characters more, especially Emily, the owner of Deputy Donuts (along with her father in law Tom). As well - the story was well told and flowed easily.I found the events leading up to the actual murder quite funny. I say this because we have a parade and the queen of the parade is throwing a hissy fit of sorts and it just had me chuckling. Thought what does one expect from high school kids?Of note, the advancement of the relationship (of sorts) between Emily and Brett was noticeable. Brett was a bit more accepting of Emily and the help she provided on the case. And possibly is she melting a bit as well? I know it is difficult with Emily being a widow of a police officer, but she must move on and if she fancies another policeman, so be it. Time will tell!The addition to the staff at Deputy Donuts of Jocelyn was good, after all, Emily and Tom need a reprieve from the donut shop once in awhile - don’t they. I do hope Jocelyn remains in the picture for a few more books to come. Needless to say, I definitely enjoyed the cover art. Though I am a sucker for a cute kitty. So hopefully the wait for the next installment of the Deputy Donut Mystery series is not too far off in the future as I have come to enjoy this series.
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  • Nikki
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this cozy mystery by Ginger Bolton. This is the third novel in the Deputy Donut series. A young girl is murdered on the Fourth of July and the whole town is set on edge during the hunt for the killer. One aspect that I enjoyed about the novel is a small one, however very relatable. The entire town gathered together in one place to watch the fireworks. This is similar to my small town! I also liked that the premise of the novel was centered around donuts! I find cozies that cente I really enjoyed this cozy mystery by Ginger Bolton. This is the third novel in the Deputy Donut series. A young girl is murdered on the Fourth of July and the whole town is set on edge during the hunt for the killer. One aspect that I enjoyed about the novel is a small one, however very relatable. The entire town gathered together in one place to watch the fireworks. This is similar to my small town! I also liked that the premise of the novel was centered around donuts! I find cozies that center around food to be very enjoyable. I had not read any cozies about donuts and I liked the fact that the donut shop was named after the cat! This told me that Emily’s cat is very dear to her. Overall, I really enjoyed this novel. This was the first book I have read by Ginger Bolton and I will certainly be reading other as well as the previous books in the series! I received an advance copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Jen
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this book. It was a very easy read with great characters that were easy to relate with. I even enjoyed the little bit of matchmaking in it as well. The only reason I didn't give this book 5 stars is because the back of the book and the bindings print didn't stay on very well. It started to flake off when I was only about half way through the book. I wouldn't mind so much, maybe, if it was an older book that was well used, but it being a new book was really annoying. The back is I really enjoyed this book. It was a very easy read with great characters that were easy to relate with. I even enjoyed the little bit of matchmaking in it as well. The only reason I didn't give this book 5 stars is because the back of the book and the bindings print didn't stay on very well. It started to flake off when I was only about half way through the book. I wouldn't mind so much, maybe, if it was an older book that was well used, but it being a new book was really annoying. The back is a red color and a lot of the times I would have red flakes all over my hands when I put the book down. Maybe I should have gone with a digital copy instead of the physical book.
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  • Jeanie
    January 1, 1970
    I truly enjoyed Deputy Donut - kitty, cafe, and proprietors! Deputy Donut is the cat belonging to Emily, one of the partners, and her late husband, a detective killed in the line of duty. Emily is a charming, hard-working young widow who opened Deputy Donut - the cafe - with her father-in-law, Tom, a retired police chief. It is very popular in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, and they are active in the town social events.Take today, for example, the 4th of July. A king, queen, duke, and duchess are elec I truly enjoyed Deputy Donut - kitty, cafe, and proprietors! Deputy Donut is the cat belonging to Emily, one of the partners, and her late husband, a detective killed in the line of duty. Emily is a charming, hard-working young widow who opened Deputy Donut - the cafe - with her father-in-law, Tom, a retired police chief. It is very popular in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, and they are active in the town social events.Take today, for example, the 4th of July. A king, queen, duke, and duchess are elected for the parade, usually young adults in their early 20's. King Ian and Queen Taylor had dated for several years, only recently having broken up. She is now dating Duke Nicholas, and the duchess is her best friend Gabrielle. Taylor is a very outspoken young woman, and doesn't care who hears what she has to say. Most folks put up with her personality, but not everyone. It has already been a crazy day. Some strange guy with a big camera was taking pictures of her and Jocelyn at cafe, and kept popping up as they lined up for the parade, and now as they share donuts with townspeople at the festival.Later that evening, Emily is at the fireworks show at the fairgrounds. Midway through, she went to her car for her sweater. After she returned, she saw a "cake" made out of a stack of donuts, like one they made for a boy earlier that day. It didn't have a birthday candle, though; it had a lit fuse!One of the "royals" was killed, as it seemed to be set up to aim at her. It had a homemade firework inside the donut stack. That, and some interesting photos presented by the guy with the big camera, and his claim that he saw Emily light the firework, put her on the suspect list of the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation.I like Emily and her friends, and am looking forward to visiting them again! It is especially refreshing to read about a place cool enough to require a sweater on a July evening when temperatures top 110 where I live. The mystery is plotted and executed well! Try as I did, I couldn't figure out whodunit, and my "possible suspects" just didn't seem to fit. I was quite surprised in more than one way at the end! I highly recommend this to those who love well-written cozy mysteries, mouth-watering donuts, police, fire department, and EMT first responders, and cats with personality plus!From a thankful heart: I received an early copy of this novel and this is my honest review.
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  • Karen Hollins-Stallman
    January 1, 1970
    “Jealousy Filled Donuts” is the third instalment in the “Deputy Donut mystery” series by Ginger Bolton. This was the first book I had read in the series and could easily follow along. I must admit I did have trouble getting into the story, I found myself starting and stopping often. This could just of been me this past month and nothing to do with the story itself. When a firecracker becomes a murder weapon, Emily Westhill pursues a killer with a short fuse … It is a truth universally acknowledg “Jealousy Filled Donuts” is the third instalment in the “Deputy Donut mystery” series by Ginger Bolton. This was the first book I had read in the series and could easily follow along. I must admit I did have trouble getting into the story, I found myself starting and stopping often. This could just of been me this past month and nothing to do with the story itself. When a firecracker becomes a murder weapon, Emily Westhill pursues a killer with a short fuse … It is a truth universally acknowledged—cops and donuts go together. Exhibit A: Deputy Donut Café, owned and operated by detective's widow Emily Westhill and her father-in-law, the retired police chief of Fallingbrook, Wisconsin. Named after Emily's adored and adorable tabby, the donut shop is a favorite among cops, firemen, and EMTs, as well as tourists and townspeople. So when Fallingbrook needs donuts for their Fourth of July picnic, Emily's shop gets deputized. But a twisted killer has found another use for Emily's treats. At the picnic, a firecracker is hidden in a stack of raspberry-filled donuts and aimed at the unwitting queen of the festivities. When it explodes, she is killed. Having her jelly donuts involved puts Emily in a sticky situation, and when a shady shutterbug tries to frame her with incriminating photos, she finds herself in quite a jam. To preserve her freedom and her shop's reputation, Emily needs to solve this case—before the fuse-lighting felon goes off again …The protagonist Emily is a retired 911 operator, who was recently widowed and makes for a strong, intelligent sleuth who doesn’t jump into things willy nilly. I liked the small town setting of Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, and I loved the characters which are well developed. I also loved the inclusion of the cat, Deputy Donut (named after its donut like markings) into the story.The mystery is interesting and well plotted, and there are plenty of twists and turns in this story.I requested and received an Advanced Readers Copy from Kensington Books and NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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