Wednesday, June 24, 2015

You Never Know What You’ll Find….

by Olivia (Livie) Greyson and Maddie Briggs
From THE COOKIE CUTTER SHOP MYSTERIES, by Virginia Lowell.

You can visit Livie and Maddie in Dead Men Don’t Eat Cookies, their latest sleuthing adventure, coming July 7. Leave a comment plus an email address by midnight, June 24, for a chance to win a free copy of Dead Men Don’t Eat Cookies!

Maddie Briggs, cookie creator extraordinaire, traced a thin line of fuchsia royal icing around the edge of a hammer-shaped cutout cookie. “Livie, what if your mom finds hidden treasure in that old boarding house? You know, like a sack of money from a stagecoach robbery, or—”

Olivia Greyson looked up from her pile of receipts. “That old building only dates back to the Great Depression. Besides, Chatterley Heights is in Maryland, not the Wild West. Mom is more likely to find little mouse villages when she tears downs those old walls.”

“Dreamer crusher.” Maddie set the decorated cookie aside to dry. “Anyway, I’m really excited about setting up the new kitchen for Ellie’s arts and crafts school. I can’t wait to bake some cookies in a real state-of-the-art oven. Livie, couldn’t we—?”

“Not a chance,” Olivia said. “I have a whopping loan to pay off for The Gingerbread House. Besides, you bake perfect cookies every time here in the store oven, so why spend the money for a new one?”

“Maybe I should burn a few batches,” Maddie muttered under her breath. “Or rig this old oven to explode.”

“What was that?” Olivia arched an eyebrow at her best friend since age ten.

Maddie’s emerald eyes widened to convey innocence. “I was just saying how amazing it is that Ellie and Calliope are getting along so well during the building reconstruction. I figured they’d have killed each other by now.”

Olivia chuckled. “Well, Calliope is managing the construction and footing the bill for everything, so there’s that. Still, I do think she and Mom really are growing on each other. I just hope everything keeps going smoothly.”

The oven timer dinged, and Maddie removed a pan of perfectly done cookies shaped like screwdrivers. With a smirk, she said, “Oh, Livie, something will go wrong. You can count on it.”

SUBMITTED BY VIRGINIA LOWELL

Virginia Lowell is the author of COOKIE DOUGH OR DIE, A COOKIE BEFORE DYING, WHEN THE COOKIE CRUMBLES, ONE DEAD COOKIE, COOKIES AND SCREAM, and DEAD MEN DON’T EAT COOKIES. Visit Virginia at: www.virginialowell.com

25 comments:

  1. I love cookies. The excerpt is intriguing. Thanks for the chance
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  2. I adore the Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery series, and I am looking forward to finding out what adventures Olivia and Maddie are experiencing. The cover is gorgeous! Thank you for the giveaway.
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  3. My love of cookies goes way back to the 40s - when I was told our elderly neighbors called me Cookie. I don't remember but I still love cookies and love this series!
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  4. I should get my youngest daughter a nice collection of cookie cutters. She's the one who does all the cookie baking in the family. I also love the series and own the first 4 in the series. I would be thrilled to add this one to my collection.

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  5. Cookies when I was young were a source of delight. Thanks for this great feature and giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. Great excerpt. Love this books and cookies. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I love cozy mysteries. Add a featured pet, like Spunky, and I'm hooked. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. patucker54 (at aol dot com)

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  8. I do love cookies. Thank you for the chance to win. dmskrug3 at hotmail dot com

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  9. I LOVE this series! Thanks for the chance to win!!!!!
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  10. Dead men not eating cookies means there are more for the rest of us!
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  11. Who doesn't love cookies. Looks like great cozy mystery.

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  12. This is a great series, glad to see a new entry!

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  13. This is a great series. Glad to see a new entry! So who is Virginia Lowell?
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  14. So what will go wrong.....

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  15. Well, if dead men don't eat cookies, that leaves more for us! And I love the shape of those cookies!
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  16. this sounds great i love these books mdarjam67@gmail.com

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  17. Vera Wilson said

    Love those mystery books that has animals in them. Thanks for the chance.

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  18. Sounds like a fun book. cnapper67@comcast.net

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  19. Love the cover. Sounds like a good read. Thanks for the chance to win.
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  20. Sharon Baker. slpetera@yahoo.comJune 24, 2015 at 11:32 PM

    Love a good mystery. Can't wait to read. Thank you for the opportunity to win.
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  21. I love this series

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  22. This has quickly become one of my favorite cozy series. The characters are fun & I just love how Livie's little dog gets innocently involved to find clues. I want cookies every time I read it! bpwoodfield@gmail.com

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  23. I have heard great things about this series and I would love to read it.
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  24. Of course something will go wrong! This is such a fun series. Thanks for the contest.
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  25. Great cozy mystery series - glad to see this new adventure, thanks! Melissa.friedrich123 at gmail dot com

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