Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Fatal Festivities

by Emily from Jealousy Filled Donuts by Ginger Bolton

The Fourth of July celebrations in my town, Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, were supposed to be fun and fabulous. And they were--mostly--until the grande finale at the fireworks.

That was five days ago, and the murderer has not been caught.

I own Deputy Donut with Tom, Fallingbrook's former police chief. Our donut and coffee shop is a great place to hear rumors and catch  a clue or two about who might have committed the crime.

I have a few suspects in mind. Every one of them could have been jealous, in one way or another, of the victim.

Of course I'll leave the investigating to the police, but I'm feeling threatened.

Also, I'm worried about our summer assistant, Jocelyn, who is only nineteen. She's one of Wisconsin's top gymnasts. In addition to being athletic, she's cheerful, enthusiastic and competent, and our customers love her. I'm not old enough to be her mother, and Tom's not old enough to be her grandfather, but both of us want to protect her. She's trying to hide it, but I can tell that someone is frightening her.

I don't want Jocelyn to be harmed or to quit working at Deputy Donut, so I can't sit around doing nothing. The murderer might strike again.

I'm cautiously asking a few innocent questions around town, and I'm learning a lot. Not enough, so far, though . . .

Don't worry, I don't plan to do anything dangerous.

Jealousy Filled Donuts will be on store shelves August 27th, but you can preorder it now.Grab yourself a donut and a copy of this page turner!-- Connie Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, moderncat magazine

It's the third book in the Deputy Donut Mystery Series, after Survival of the Fritters and Goodbye Cruller World. Three more Deputy Donut Mysteries are in the works.

Today, July 9th, Emily is in the midst of an investigation. Feel free to give her some advice in the comments below. One commenter will be chosen at random to receive a signed copy of Goodbye Cruller World.

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Ginger also wrote the Threadville Mysteries by Janet Bolin.


  1. Just be careful that you don't get in the murderer's way.

  2. I'm sure you'll be helping the police investigate! Asking all those questions could get you into trouble, be careful!

  3. Don't worry, I don't plan to do anything dangerous. - famous last words, right? Well, since it's a cozy you have to throw caution to the wind and investigate. This is your town, your business and Jocelyn might need some help. Sounds like another fun story, and I love these titles. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Keep your head down and try to appear uninvolved!

    libbydodd at comcast dot net

  5. I've eaten donuts covered with or filled with almost everything you can think of. Never had one filled with Jealousy. It must be extremely bitter.

    Aside from that, I'd love to win a copy of the book so I can find out what all the hullabaloo is about. LOL

  6. Be careful with your questions - the murderer may be listening

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com.

  7. This looks really good! Legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com

  8. Be careful Emily, hard to know who Jocelyn may know. Thanks!

  9. Ask a lot of questions but be careful who you ask and always verify everything.
    Love this series. One of my favorites!

  10. Ask questions and be careful. Keep your eyes open. Thanks for the chance.
    ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

  11. I am a fan of this series! Love this book cover!!
    Always keep your eyes open!! lindaherold999(at)gmail.com

  12. My advice to Emily is be careful who you talk to. You don't want the murderer thinking you're a threat! mbradeen [at] yahoo [dot] com

  13. I agree, all care must be taken.


  14. Don't trust anyone. 1cow0993(at)gmail(dot)com

  15. Listen more than you speak. cheers (at) MarjimManor (dot) com

  16. It will be too difficult to resist getting involved, so just jump in without delay.
    I have wanted to try this series because I love doughnuts!
    browninggloria(at)hotmail(dot) com

  17. Ears are everywhere! anajs95 at gmail dot com

  18. Thank you everyone for your advice and comments. Emily needs to be more careful!

    The random number generator chose Linda Herold to win a signed copy of Goodbye Cruller World. I'll be in touch, Linda. Congratulations!