Murder at the Beacon Bakeshop has all of the elements you expect in a cozy.
Recent breakup? Check!
A heroine moving to a small town to escape her problems? Check!
Delicious recipes in the back? Check!
I love how an author can take all of those elements and make a story completely their own. Darci Hannah has done that with the start of this new series. Lindsey is finally realizing her dream of opening a bakery. Her renovations of an old lighthouse ruffle local feathers, and on the day of her grand opening her ex shows up with this new girlfriend who ends up dead. Lindsey has a great group of new friends that help her investigate, and I loved the sense of camaraderie. - John
And Then There Were Crumbs combines all the elements of a great beach read and a cozy mystery.
A rare set of Jane Austen first editions are stolen from a library housed in a lighthouse in By Book or By Crook.