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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Beyond a Reasonable Donut (Deputy Donut Mystery #5) by Ginger Bolton


Beyond a Reasonable Donut

(Deputy Donut Mystery #5)

by Ginger Bolton 

Kindle Edition

Expected publication: May 25th 2021


Selling her corn fritters at a carnival, Deputy Donut Café owner Emily Westhill faces off against a murderer who doesn’t play fair . . .

Emily and her assistant, Nina, are looking forward to manning the Deputy Donut tent at the Faker’s Dozen Carnival in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin—a festival held on Friday the thirteenth to celebrate good and bad luck. But Emily has barely dropped the corn fritters in oil when bad luck boils up. First, their bucket of confectioner’s sugar disappears—and then while a mime creates a distraction, a magician robs their cash register.

After the carnival, their misfortune continues. Emily discovers that someone has broken into artist Nina’s loft and vandalized a large painting in progress with the bucket of stolen sugar, which is now on the head of the mime, who seems to have been suffocated. Emily would bet Nina was the intended victim, but the cops think Nina silenced the mime. Now Emily must catch the killer white-handed—before someone else kicks the bucket .


4.5 stars

This is the 5th book in the Deputy Donut series by Ginger Bolton.

Emily and her assistant, Nina are at the Faker's Dozen Carnival manning their Deputy Donut vending booth. The book starts out with the annoying lady taking money at the front gate won't let them drive down to their booth to unload supplies. Then a mine distracts them while a magician steals a was of cash from their cash drawer.... Plus one of their big buckets of confectioners sugar goes missing. It is not turning out to be a good day.

Then after driving Nina to the supermarket, she backtracks after she realizes Nina has left her wallet in the van. Here is where she discovers the mime dead at the foot of Nina's paimting.

This book had me questioning Nina big time and the likelihood she might have killed the mime. All roads seem to point to her and This becomes the story to prove Nina innocent.

This story really keeps your attention since Nina is the main suspect plus she acts uber suspicious for her putting her in the police's cross hairs. I liked how the story was resolved and how all these new insights made Nina a much richer character. This book definitely kept me on my ties.

Definitely pick this up if you are a cozy mystery lover.

I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title. Opinions are completely my own.

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