When the Cookie Crumbles
By Virginia Lowell
(Berkley, Mass Market Paperback, 9780425251485, 304pp.)
Publication Date: August 7, 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Olivia Greyson is the proud owner of The Gingerbread House--a quaint shop that specializes in all things cookie--and her best friend, Maddie, is her sidekick, baking up scrumptious treats for their parties. But the real-life version of their magnificent gingerbread house is about to crumble to pieces...
Tensions are running high as Chatterley Heights' 250th birthday celebration approaches, and Olivia and Maddie are working feverishly to finish a gingerbread house modeled after the famous Chatterley Mansion. When Paine Chatterley, presumed to be dead, shows up to claim his father's house, the town gossips are driven into a tizzy. And when he refuses to allow visitors to tour the mansion during the celebration, all the preparations seem for naught.
Then Paine is found lifeless in the bathtub, his wife hysterical and their precious heirlooms destroyed. The hidden lives of the prestigious Chatterley family members begin to surface, and Olivia must unravel their dark past. As it turns out, the town's history isn't all that sweet...
"It's always a joy to find a new series that...contains such promise."—CA Reviews
"Olivia is a charming lead and Chatterley Heights will entice cozy readers who like the drama and close-knit relationships in small towns."—RT Book Reviews
"Fans of Joanne Fluke or of Jenn McKinlay's Cupcake Bakery mysteries will enjoy this new culinary mystery series."—The Season for Romance
"Follow this author! You will not be disappointed."—Sherry Ladig, Irish Music and Dance Association magazine