By Jessica Beck
Donut store proprietor Suzanne Hart is aware the best way to deal with her buyers. yet occasionally lifestyles can get a piece sticky. while a spat she has with an area blacksmith―one that may were solved with a handshake and a combined dozen―ends together with his homicide, Suzanne is stuck useless in her tracks. unexpectedly every person in April Springs has their eyes on her. And they're hungry with suspicion.
Left with little selection yet to seize the killer herself, Suzanne begins lining up suspects. yet her case is stuffed with holes. How did the killer strike in the midst of the day with out a unmarried witness to the crime? Who knew that the standard blacksmith was once really an inheritor to a kin fortune? the warmth is on as Suzanne attempts to unravel the case and store her company. Can she have her cake-donut and consume it too?
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