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Title: Hard Dough Homicide
Series: Spice Isle Bakery Mysteries #2
Author: Olivia Matthews
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: May 23, 2023
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Someone in Brooklyn’s Little Caribbean neighborhood has an appetite for murder in Olivia Matthews’ Hard Dough Homicide.
Spice Isle Bakery owner Lyndsay Murray is always looking for new ways to grow her family’s business. But she already regrets agreeing to host the retirement dinner for local high school principal Emily Smith. The tyrant used to be her mother’s boss and they did not get along. Six guests arrive for the celebration, but only five survive. Emily starts convulsing—right after eating the curry chicken—and dies soon after. It’s not long before the police are knocking on Spice Isle’s door, bringing the Murray family back into the heart of another murder investigation—driving away customers in the process. Lyndsay can’t help but wonder if this is the end of the bakery, even though it’s just begun. She must put aside her reservations about investigating another crime, because the Murrays refuse to go down without a fight.
Cozy mystery? Check. Food-related? Check. Sign me up! Olivia Matthews is a new author to me, and I can’t wait to jump into this series. I’ll be reviewing sometime near to release day, so keep an eye out to see what I think about it!