Published July 1st 2014 by Berkley
Paperback, 304 pages
Series: A Cookie Cutter Shop MysteryGenre: Cozy-Mystery
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You know when you sometimes read a book with a specific theme that you wouldn't really paid mind to other time and then you find yourself hopping on over to the internet just to google your curiosity? Well that's what this book did to me.
Cookies and Scream is a 5th book in the A Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery. I haven't read the previous installments in this series but had no problem just jumping into Olivia Greyson's life and picking up the pieces along the way. Olivia owns a cookie store called The Gingerbread House (how cute is that name?) along with her best friend Maddie, who is also her sidekick and helps her around the kitchen. When they get offered to sell a stunning prized antique cookie cutter collection, they get more then they bargained for when it's owned turned up dead. Now they jump head first into trying to prove that Greta was actually murdered, as they dig into her old life and world filled with mysteries, glamor and some painful past.
Fun story. I enjoyed all the buildup that the author did before the murder. Seriously, it took like over 100 pages before the murder and the story was well done leading up to it and the aftermath as well. I liked Olivia and Maddie, they make a great due. Where Olivia lacks, Maddie picks it up. A bit more open, spunky and a quick thinker.
The cookie cutters was the thing that had me browsing the internet with curiosity. I didn't know how many different antique cookie cutters there can be out there and how some very rare ones have been sold for a lot of money. It was fascinating the thing that interests some people and collectors. I love finding stuff like this that I wouldn't have otherwise if I haven't had read the book.
Lowell is great at storytelling and she has build a world of very enjoyable characters. especially with such a fun duo of Olivia and Maddie. I enjoyed following them around as they stumbled through trying to crack the secrets and what really happened to Greta that night.