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My Love Of Bakeries by Lynn Cahoon

Or this blog could be called my love of baked goods. Either way, I’m pretty sure it started at Buttery’s Food and Drug. It was a regional grocery chain in the northwestern United States when I was a kid. And they baked cookies in the store. Better yet, every child got one free cookie every visit.

I loved their butter spritz cookies. Oh, so sweet and melt in your mouth.

My school lunch program continued this love of baked goods by providing fresh baked bread every day for afternoon snack with a glass of orange juice. The school was probably part of some federal government study on the affect of carbs and sugar on kids, but I didn’t care. The bread was amazing.

In high school, I found my love of baking. A recipe always turned out the same way IF you followed the directions exactly. Veer from the recipe?  Your cookies might be too dense and not melt right. Or, worse, melt down into a crisp onto the cookie sheet.

When I was a young mother, Albertsons, another regional shop did fresh baked French bread from 4-6 every day. I’d stop in the store, buy two loaves on my way home from work, and eat one during the 20-minute drive. Now, I get worried if I eat a hamburger bun or two during the day.

Sometimes, even on a low carb, low sugar diet like the one I’m working, you have to break bread.  I love that term, breaking bread with others. Like a fellow writer who I have dinner with monthly. We chat and eat and plot and plan our careers over the Cheddar biscuits or sweet dinner rolls provided at some of our favorite places.

Some of my best memories are around food. That’s why in my books, the characters eat. A lot. It gives them something to do while they’re discussing the latest Aspen Hills murder. And with Shauna’s amazing cooking, it let’s me pretend I’m eating those free cookies again.

Lynn

 

Cat Latimer pursues a scone-cold killer who iced a top chef in a local bakery . . .

Cat has a full plate at her Aspen Hills Warm Springs Resort, as a group of aspiring cozy mystery authors arrives for a writers retreat. So when baker Dee Dee Meyer stirs up trouble by filing a false complaint with the health inspector against the B&B—all because she insists Cat’s best friend Shauna stole her recipes—Cat marches into the shop to confront her.

But Dee Dee’s about to have her own batch of trouble. Greyson Finn—a celebrity chef and, until today, one of Denver’s most eligible bachelors—has been found dead in her bakery. Cat’s uncle Pete, who happens to be the chief of police, warns her not to engage in any half-baked sleuthing. But as her curiosity rises, Cat’s determined to discover who served the chef his just desserts—before the killer takes a powder . . .

 

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Lynn Cahoon is the award-winning author of several NYT and USA Today best-selling cozy mystery series. The Tourist Trap series is set in central coastal California with six holiday novellas releasing in 2018-2019. She also pens the Cat Latimer series available in mass market paperback. Her newest series, the Farm to Fork mystery series, released in 2018. She lives in a small town like the ones she loves to write about with her husband and two fur babies. Sign up for her newsletter at www.lynncahoon.com

 

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Cat Latimer pursues a scone-cold killer who iced a top chef in a local bakery . . .

Cat has a full plate at her Aspen Hills Warm Springs Resort, as a group of aspiring cozy mystery authors arrives for a writers retreat. So when baker Dee Dee Meyer stirs up trouble by filing a false complaint with the health inspector against the B&B—all because she insists Cat’s best friend Shauna stole her recipes—Cat marches

into the shop to confront her. But Dee Dee’s about to have her own batch of trouble. Greyson Finn—a celebrity chef and, until today, one of Denver’s most eligible bachelors—has been found dead in her bakery. Cat’s uncle Pete, who happens to be the chief of police, warns her not to engage in any half-baked sleuthing. But as her curiosity rises, Cat’s determined to discover who served the chef his just desserts—before the killer takes a powder . . .

Praise for Lynn Cahoon

“Better get your flashlight handy, A Story to Kill will keep you reading all night.” —Laura Bradford, author of the Amish Mysteries

“Lynn Cahoon has created an absorbing, good fun mystery in Mission to Murder.” —Fresh Fiction

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