Welcome! Today, I’m hosting a spot on the Great Escapes Virtual Tour for Beyond a Reasonable Donut by Ginger Bolton. I really enjoy this series and this newest installment didn’t disappoint!
About the Book
Beyond a Reasonable Donut (A Deputy Donut Mystery)
5th in Series
Publisher: Kensington (May 25, 2021)
Paperback: 256 pages
Digital ASIN: B08GY9Z1PD
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 . . .
Review – 5 out of 5 stars
I really like this series and this installment didn’t disappoint at all! From the disappearance of the confectioner’s sugar at the beginning to the revealing of the villain at the end, the action and fun were non-stop!
I love the characters in this series, which for me is the most important part. I can put up with a mediocre plot (which this was not!) if I love the characters, but even the best mystery cannot keep my interest if I don’t love the characters. These characters are well-rounded, deep characters. They have ups and downs, they make mistakes and they’re just so REAL. I always look forward to what Emily and Dep and the rest of the group are up to!
As I said above, this was NOT a mediocre plot. This book rocked it out! Plenty of secrets and red herrings and clues. I did not figure out the villain before hand, which made me happy. I like when I’m stumped.
All in all a great book! If you’re going to start the series, I highly recommend starting with the first book, Survival of the Fritters, but you CAN read this one first and not be too confused with the continuing back stories. I cannot wait for the next book!!
About the Author
Ginger Bolton writes the Deputy Donut mystery series—coffee, donuts, cops, danger, and one curious cat. The first four books in the series are SURVIVAL OF THE FRITTERS, GOODBYE CRULLER WORLD, JEALOUSY FILLED DONUTS, and the latest, BOSTON SCREAM MURDER. JEALOUSY FILLED DONUTS was chosen as the Woman’s World Best New Cozy Mystery of the week and was named as one of Dollycas’s Best Reads of 2019. BEYOND A REASONABLE DONUT will be on store shelves May 25, 2021. When Ginger isn’t writing or reading, she’s crocheting, knitting, sewing, or generally causing trouble. She’s also fond of donuts and coffee. As Janet Bolin, Ginger wrote the Threadville Mysteries—murder and mayhem in a village of crafty shops.
Website – https://gingerbolton.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/AuthorGingerBolton
Twitter – https://twitter.com/ginger_bolton
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