As promised, more Summer Prescott books! It looks like this series was written in between the Frosted Love books, and there are 8 in the set. A few characters cross over from other series, notably “creepy neighbor” Tim.
Of course the plots center around murder and Key Lime pie (one of my favorite pie flavors). The books are fun to read, and fill the daily cozy requirement. As usual, I like Summer’s books and recommend them, especially if you are 1.) a murder mystery fan, 2.) a cozy fan, or 3.) a pie fan.
I used to live in Newburg, Oregon. I’m LDS/Mormon, and while I was there I met Donna Gustainis Fuller at church. I remember Donna mostly for her sweet personality and dazzling smile (plus I think I remember some cookies). I haven’t seen her in years, but we are Facebook friends, so we can keep track of each other. I had NOidea she could write, so it came as a complete surprise when I saw her posting about her first book, A Strand of Doubt. Well, of course I bought it and read it – it’s a policy of mine to read books written by and watch movies with friends/family in them.
I was surprised again when it turned out to be an excellent book! When people find out I write and publish books myself, they have a tendency to try to get me to read their books, which I usually do, and most of them are, shall I say, not all that good? I find myself looking for an adjective that satisfies them without hurting their feelings (“Your book/concept was so unusual/interesting”). A few of my friends are really good writers, and Donna is one of them. I just read her second novel, Code Name Scorpion, and I like it even more than the first one, which is saying a lot. I basically picked it up and couldn’t stop reading.
In describing this book, only superlatives come to mind: fascinating, amazing, affecting, wonderful, fabulous, incredible, beautiful, etc. You won’t truly understand, however, unless you read it yourself. The book is based on the true story of teenager Pino Lella, an Italian youth who comes of age in World War II Italy. It is the tale of a real forgotten hero.
Believe it or not (after that last post about the 32-book series), Summer Prescott has produced yet another cozy mystery series. Chasand Missyand the gang continue their adventures in Calgon at the inn and cupcake shop in this 15 or 16 book series, depending on whether a 12th book shows up. The first book is Irish Creme Killer. Characters from the Frosted Love series appear in this series also, so if you’re a fan of Spencer(my personal fave), Izzy, Tim, Echo, or the others, you’ll get to read more about them, too.
I love reading series, I love cozy mysteries, and I love reading about things I seldom eat but wish I could eat more of. I mean, I’d weigh a ton if I ate cupcakes every day, but reading about people baking cupcakes costs me no calories, right? This series has everything… food, romance, plus an inn. Inns are excuses to have all kinds of unsavory guests and serve lots of fattening food, with endless possibilities for plot variations, and endless cupcake flavors.
This series has 32 books! Yes, now you can binge-read big time. For a long, long time. In these books, Missy Gladstone and Detective Chas Beckett team up to solve a murder in the tiny town of Calgon. The first book in the series is Murder Moist Fowl.