Passion Fruit Punch Murder + Pecan Nut Crunch Murder (Donut Hole Mystery #34 + 35)

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Heather finds herself with another mystery on her hands when Col is arrested for a murder that he didn’t commit. She doesn’t believe that he had anything to do with his neighbour’s untimely demise. She’s determined to clear his name as the evidence is just not adding up at all for her. Col also leans heavily on Heather as he is determined to not be blamed for a murder he didn’t commit.

I’m starting to really like this series again. Heather is starting to really get into the groove of being a real PI. She is starting to investigate better and smarter. She works a lot more with Ryan in this book than previous. They worked together to figure out 2 mysteries in this book. We also get a little more background with the Owens. We get to see how the donut delight is working with the other businesses in town.

Overall I am still liking this series.

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When Eva is late for her daily stop at Donut Delight. She is shocked when Ryan tells her that she was at a scene of a murder and though she was rattled she is fine. When they find out that the newest librarian was just killed by the aid of a bookshelf full of books, there are many questions that arise. The main problem is how can some topple a sturdy bookshelf that is full. Heather on the case but she seems to have stumbled onto something that may have lead to the victims’ demise.

Oh… hello Kate… I had almost forgotten that you were in this story, so sad that you’ve returned. Given that the books are focusing on the shop again, I guess that it’s only natural that Kate would make an appearance in this book. I, however, do not have to like it. I was enjoying the joint venture between Col and Heather. They have a nice chemistry together, but since Kate has decided to throw a wrench in it, I can’t wait to see how Heather puts her in her place.

This murder definitely puts a damper on love, which is not new in murder mysteries. Also, it plays with the traditional love triangle that we have all become accustomed to in romantic comedies. I had a hunch of who did it before Heather did, but then again I’ve read far too many mysteries.

I  did enjoy the focus on the donut shop this book, it was quite refreshing. I hope Gillard continues to incorporate the shop into the stories because I love the characters that work at the store.


Lavender Grape Dust Murder + Neapolitan Delight Murder (Donut Hole Mystery #32 + #33)
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