Jun 192015

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Cheesecake, Love, and Murder!

It’s the Grand Opening for Holly Hart’s new business, Just Cheesecake. When footprints in the frosting lead to a body facedown in one of her cheesecakes, Holly becomes a prime suspect.

With her opening day delayed, Holly deals with a nosy no-good reporter and the local cop, the handsome Officer Trinket, as she puts her sleuthing skills to the test to save her business and her name. With the help of her dog, Muffins, she needs to find the real murderer, before the killer looks to frost someone else.



About the Author

Laura Pauling writes about spies, murder and mystery. She’s the author of the young adult Circle of Spies Series, the Prom Impossible Series, the time travel mysteries, Heist and A Royal Heist, and the Holly Hart Cozy Mystery Series: Footprints in the Frosting and Deadly Independence with more coming.

She lives the cover of a suburban mom/author perfectly, from the minivan to the home-baked snickerdoodles, while hiding her secret missions and covert operations. But shh. Don’t tell anyone. And she may or may not actually bake cookies. You decide.

Visit Laura at http://laurapauling.com to sign up for her newsletter and receive a free Holly Hart cozy mystery novella.

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Footprints in the Frosting
: Holly Hart Cozy Mystery 1
Deadly Independence: Holly Hart Cozy Mystery 2

My Review:

I really enjoyed Footprints in the Frosting – in fact I read it in an afternoon.  Holly Hart has moved away from her family to a small town to open her own business.  She is all excited about her Grand Opening of Just Cheesecake, but when she awakes on the morning of the grand opening something doesn’t feel right.  The first thing she notices is her dog is missing – how would he have gotten out?  She goes out to look for him in her pajamas and ends up finding a body in her store face down in cheese cake filling.  How did the body get there?  Who is it?  Why would someone murder someone in her store?  She has no friends or enemy’s in town.  You will want to read Footprints in the Frosting to find out.  I can’t wait for the next book in the Holly Hart Cozy Mystery series!


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I received a Copy of this book from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for the review, and the review is honest

  13 Responses to “Footprints in the Frosting Review and Giveaway”

  1. Yummmm, cheesecake. Except for the body face down in it!

  2. Love the pun; before the killer looks to frost someone else. So funny 🙂

  3. This sound like a cute series.


  5. How many books do you think will be in this series?

  6. I don’t normally like cheesecake, but I would probably like this cheesecake 😀

  7. I do tweet but Twitter won’t let me follow anyone else. 🙁

  8. I’m looking forward to reading this.

  9. I wonder how it would taste to find a body face down in cheese cake filling, lol

  10. I love when women are the crime solvers.

  11. I’m running out of things to say, lol. Ok, here’s a question, about how long does it take you to write a book?

  12. Where do you get most of your ideas for writing a book? Do many of your ideas come from real life scenarios?

  13. I wish you well on all your endeavors 🙂

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