Everything is falling apart in Melody Note’s world. Her stable job at Hope Community Hospital is threatened by a egomaniacal doctor. The handsome marketing consultant Brandon, gives guy-shy Melody a case of clumsiness every time he comes by the nursing unit. Then Gwendolyn, the 93 year old neighbor asks Melody to solve an odd theft of vintage cookbooks. When Melody begins to investigate, a murder occurs. Soon the crisis forces Melody up against a wall, leaving her to grapple with questions of what really matters when life falls apart.
Baking a batch of cookies can solve most any problem, especially at Christmas time. That’s the mantra Melody Note has followed for years along with her three friends in the Chocolate Croissant Cooking Club. Now her theory is falling apart, along with her holiday plans and everything else.
Can baking cookies truly solve problems? What really matters during the holidays? Who would steal cookbooks? And why does Brandon continue to show up nearly everywhere Melody does?
Christmas is a few weeks away and Melody’s plate is overflowing. In between her own doubts and unconventional approaches, Melody dives in to what the season brings her, as one hysterical calamity after another ensues. Join with Melody and her friends as they bake and blunder their way through the season’s mysteries.
Can the Chocolate Croissant Club give Melody the advice and support she needs to make it through the season, solve the mystery of the missing cookbooks and discover the murderer? Will Melody be able to solve her personal crisis and figure out what Brandon’s intentions towards her are?
Between now and Christmas, the new cozy mystery, A Cookbook Thief at Christmas, is on sale for $0.99. You can buy it here on Amazon.
It will soon be released on Barnes & Noble and Kobo.
It will also be available in print form in the next few weeks (although I don’t think it will be out before Christmas.)