With Christmas coming, I decided that I would review Christmas mysteries and Christmas recipes! I know I am behind, and am sorry. December has barely started, and I’m already tied up. Happens every year.
Well to kick-off this Christmas-polooza, here we go with:
Sinister Sprinkles (A Donut Shop Mystery #3) by Jessica Beck
It’s Christmas time in April Springs, North Carolina. Suzanne is getting ready for the 19th Annual Winter Carnival, an even that occurs right before Christmas.
However, this year’s event falls flat as her ex-husband’s ex-mistress, Darlene is found dead.
What makes it even stranger, is that Darlene, a woman who inspires to be a Marilyn Monroe type girl, is found in another woman’s clothes; along with a wig to make her appear older.
Now Max is suspected of the murder, and Suzanne finds her life all mixed around.
Thoughts After Reading:
I did not like this book at all.
I was very disappointed as I enjoyed the last book, Fatally Frosted.
I thought the storyline was not that good, and once again the cop thinks Suzanne did it, until evidence shows she couldn’t. In every book he suspects her, but is wrong. You think he would realize his stupid mistakes and move on.
The mystery was lame and easily solvable.
And this mystery has a weird feeling to it. Almost as if it is the final episode in a series. Suzanne’s boyfriend dumps her in the most horrible and stupid way. They’ve been dating for like a year and he pops out of the blue telling her he’s not over his wife. Why didn’t he mention something earlier?
Grace, Suzanne’s best friend, gets offered a job in California, one too good to turn down;
And Suzanne starts to think that having a Donut Shop was a bad idea and she should do something different.
Weird to do on the third book, especially since I know there is more books coming after. But maybe the author was thinking of stopping this series and doing something else?
But of course in the end all is wrapped up with a shiny bow like a new present.
Lots of customers come which convinces Suzanne she is right with having the donut shop; Grace gets a promotion but gets to stay; and Jake comes back and begs forgiveness.
For me it is the end for a while. I was extremely disappointed with it and am taking a break from the series.
I will say there is something good about this book, there were a lot of recipes I’m thinking of trying.
For more Donut Shop Mysteries, go to Fatally Frosted
For more Christmas mysteries, go to Candy for Christmas
For more Winter Carnivals, go to Blueberry Muffin Murder
For more mysteries, go to Fudge Cupcake Murder