St. Valentine’s Day Cookie Massacre #Valentine’sDay #ElisabethCrabtree

Do you know how hard it is to find a good book that is specifically for St. Valentine’s Day!? As many book as are written for Christmas, one would think that this would be a breeze. If they are out there, please let me know because I have searched high and low and the pickings are slim, to say the least. Luckily for me, I found this little gem hiding in the FREE Kindle books on Amazon.


Kat has moved back to her hometown of Hatter’s Cove and is now working for her local paper. She’s finding it to be a let-down after years of crime reporting. Now, she has been relegated to covering the society pages, specially being the ace food critic, a job that has led to multiple bouts of food poisoning as well a death threats. Apparently her restaurants reviews are similar to my book reviews. 🙂  When she receives an invitation to the grand opening of the newest Cookie Shop, she is reluctant to go but knows she has to attend. After all, the owner is her mother’s best friend. Later that evening, Kat receives an anonymous call beckoning her back to the cookie shop. The caller tells her that they have a big tip regarding an old murder. When Kat arrives, she discovers a dead body holding a bag full of cookies from the shop. The owner, her mother’s friend, is promptly arrested despite everyone’s protests. Kat knows she has to do whatever it takes to find the real killer – to save her mother’s friend and possibly her own life.

If you’ve read cosy mysteries, and I’m sure most of you have, then you know that sometimes they are just too adorable for words and the characters are sooo sweet but the substance of the mystery is, well, lacking. If there is too much crime and violence then the book is no longer a “cosy” so it’s a tightrope to walk for authors. Thankfully for us, as readers, Crabtree knows exactly how to tread that tightrope perfectly. There is plenty of humor, the characters are quirky and funny but they still have plenty of depth and, most importantly, the crime itself is plausible, within reason of course. If you like a lite read, a mystery without gore, then you will find The St. Valentine’s Day Cookie Massacre absolutely perfect and it’s a great seasonal read too – who could ask for more?

6 thoughts on “St. Valentine’s Day Cookie Massacre #Valentine’sDay #ElisabethCrabtree

    1. Thanks so much! I’m finding myself moving away from mysteries. I realized today, in fact, that my reading habits go in circles. I keep trying to read thrillers and they just aren’t working for me anymore. But I do like cute cosy reads in between heavier reads just to clear my mind. Unfortunately, I don’t have kiddos around to read to or I would read a LOT of children’s books to do that trick!! Hmmm… maybe I should do that anyway. 😉

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      1. Lol! I know exactly what you mean. I was thinking just the other day…I wonder if I’ll still read children’s books when the kids are grown. It is so enjoyable and a nice break. 😉♥️

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      2. The answer is “yes!” You’ve seen my reviews – LOL! In fact, I’m so excited about a book signing that I’ll be attending tomorrow here in Pendleton. There is an Indiana native who writes children’s books and then has extremely talented high school artists create the illustrations for them. It’s a way for them to get a head start on their portfolios for university. The illustrator for tomorrow’s event is from Pendleton. I simply cannot wait!


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