Genre: Cozy Mystery
Subject: murder, framing
Setting: April Springs, NC USA
Main Characters: Suzanne Hart, Marge Rankin, Grace Gauge, Jake Bishop
Series: yes, #2 Donut Shop Mysteries
Dates Read: July 31 - August 1
Number of pages: 320
Off the Shelf (pre-2012)? Source?: yes, Nook stockpile
Category for 12 in 12 challenge: Home Economics
Suzanne Hart, owner and operator of Donut Hearts, has been prevailed upon by Marge Rankin to demonstrate donut making in Marge's remodeled kitchen which is part of April Springs kitchen tour. But problems arise when the Chairman of the event, Peg Masterson is found dead in Marge's garden apparently poisoned by a donut from Suzanne's shop.
Since this could be a problem for business, Suzanne decides that she needs to find out who really did kill Peg and starts her own investigation. It doesn't help when her boyfriend, Jake Bishop of the state police, is called away for family emergency and leaves Suzanne on her own.
The characters are fun and the description of the bake goods are s0 good that you can almost smell them cooking. A definitely fun series.