Thursday, July 9, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway: Dead Men Don't Eat Cookies by Virginia Lowell


From the publisher: Olivia’s mom, Ellie, is always cooking up new schemes, but her latest idea has Livie and Maddie especially excited. Ellie’s converting an old boarding house into an arts and crafts school—one that, of course, houses a kitchen for those interested in baking. But right as renovations start, the workers discover a pile of bones buried within the boarding house’s walls, evidence of a long forgotten crime.

A silver necklace with a cookie cutter charm is found within the remains, convincing one of the workers that the bones are the remains of her father, who’s been missing for over five years. Of course, Livie and Maddie can’t resist the allure of investigating. But they’re about to discover that digging up the secrets of the past can be deadly dangerous…


Virginia Lowell's Cookie Cutter Shop mystery series is one of those cozies that instantly makes you feel like you're catching up with old friends the moment you start reading. I sit back and imagine sharing a cup of coffee and plate of cookies with Livie and Maddie while we catch up on Chatterley Heights gossip.

In this sixth book in the series, a pile of bones is found in the walls of the old boarding house Olivia's mom is renovating. A silver necklace with a cookie cutter charm is found with the bones, leading Alicia, a teenager working on site, to believe it's her missing father. The police put the renovation project on hold while they investigate, so Livie and Maddie decide to do a little sleuthing of their own. Before long another shocking discovery is made which leads the ladies even further into Chatterley Heights history involving a collection of very valuable antique cookie cutters. With blogger Binnie causing trouble at every turn, and an elderly actress determined to turn the mystery into a play, Livie and Maddie soon find themselves up to their elbows in cookie dough and trouble!

Grab some coffee and cookies and settle in with a charming mystery that will have you guessing until the very end!

Giveaway: Leave a comment by noon eastern on Friday, July 17th for your chance to win a paperback copy of Dead Men Don't Eat Cookies. (US entries only, please.)

37 comments:

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Oh no, looks like another good set of books I need!
We are keeping you close to our hearts.
XOXO

Tammy Yenalavitch said...

Would love to win this book.

Jen Scott said...

I adore the Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery series, and I am looking forward to Dead Men Don't Eat Cookies. Sounds like a awesome book. :) Thank you for the review and the chance to win.
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Anonymous said...

Looks like a great book.
We're thinking of you <3 Soft Pawkisses <3

dot kel said...

Looking forward to reading this one.

Lisa said...

Looks like a great book and series. Adding it to my list to check out. Thanks for the chance to win. poohwine1217@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Sounds like another incredibly cute read! Sending hugs............thinking of you...........

Sammy and Mom Pam

skkorman said...

I would love to read this book—thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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holdenj said...

Looks like a great mystery--bones in the wall and a charm! Thanks!
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bookwomen said...

I love this series. Looking forword to this new one.

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kiki w said...

Love the cover on this book. Looks like a great cozy mystery.

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Lisa Brown said...

Love the title; looks great, thank you for the chance to win :)
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Alicia said...

I'm not sure how I missed this series.... I'd love to win this one and check it out! Thank you!
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Robin Coxon said...

I've read several in this series and each one has been a great read. What a great mystery this will be to find out how it all ends,. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy. robeader53@yahoo.com

NoraA said...

I love the series (I own the first 4 books) and would be thrilled if I could win Dead Men for my own.

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Penny Marks said...

Can't say enough good about this series. Looking forward to read this book:) Thank you for review and giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Melissa. I've not read this series but I'm certainly interested, now. Sending caring thoughts your way. patucker54 (at aol dot com)

Fur Everywhere said...

Sounds like an interesting read! I wonder whose bones those are...

Debbie S said...

I have heard many good things about this series and after reading this I had better get started, it looks like I'm a little behind.
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BeadedTail said...

This sounds like a wonderful series to read! Great review and cute photo of angel Truffles! We love her wings in the header too. She truly is an angel. Hugs and purrs to you. beadedtail at yahoo dot com

Rita said...

Sounds like a great read.

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ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Sounds like a great read.
Love the little angel wings on Truffles in your Header.
Thinking of you.

petite said...

Thanks for this lovely book feature and giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

traveler said...

A delightful book which I would enjoy greatly. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Dolly theDoxie said...

Just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you today. Love Dolly

Lynn Delage said...

I haven't read the series but I think I would like it. Anything with food gets my attention. Ladyvyvian@hotmail.com

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

This sounds like a wonderful series to read!
The angel wings you put o Truffles in the header are really cute <3

XOXO

Anonymous said...

Gweat weview sweet Truffles did.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Sounds like a good book. I love this photo of Truffles and I love her angel wings you added. ((Hugs))

Daniel Scott said...

Right now my wife is reading a series of books about a baker and there are recipes in the books. I'm sure she would like this series too.

Julie Dixon said...

This looks like a great read! Thanks for the opportunity!
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Lola The Rescued Cat said...

We just love your reviews! You find the best books to read.

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

We just love your reviews! You find the best books to read.

Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard said...

I haven't tried this series yet but it sounds delightful! Can one jump in at any point, or is it better to start at the beginning?

Still sending you warm thoughts and virtual hugs, Melissa.

Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard said...

Forgot my email: lark AT bookwyrmshoard DOT com

Kaye Killgore said...

I love this series. Sending more hugs your way.

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