Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery Series

*Although it’s recommended to read books in series order, they can be read out of order and do not give away the plots in the other volumes. That said, once you get to Pumpkin Roll (Book Six) it gets a little trickier :0)

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Domestic, feisty, loyal, and kind are a few words that describe amateur sleuth Sadie Hoffmiller. However, there are some other descriptions that Sadie herself might not appreciate but are true nonetheless: busybody, stubborn, funny, and full of surprises. It’s not as if it’s her fault she keeps finding herself in the middle of a murder mysteries, it just seems to . . . happen, and it only makes sense to figure it out, right?

Join Sadie as she stumbles over a dead body or two, finds a few skeletons in the closet, and brilliantly bumbles her way into one murder mystery after another, after another . . . and another. While she’s hunting for clues and sniffing out villains, she’s also cooking up her favorite dishes along the way and includes the recipes as she goes.

Recipes from each book are available for download through their individual page.

Lemon Tart

Lemon TartCooking afectionado-turned-amateur detective, Sadie Hoffmiller, tries to solve the murder of Anne Lemmon, her beautiful young neighbor-a single mother who was mysteriously killed while a lemon tart was baking in her oven. At the heart of Sadie’s search is Anne’s missing two-year-old son,Trevor. Whoever took the child must be the murderer, but Sadie is certain that the police are looking at all the wrong suspects-including her!

Armed with a handful of her very best culinary masterpieces, Sadie is determined to bake her way to proving her innocence, rescuing Trevor, and finding out exactly who had a motive for murder.

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English Trifle

English TrifleSadie Hoffmiller calls her new-found sleuthing ability a gift. Her daughter Breanna, however, calls it a disease—detectivitis, to be exact.

But when Sadie Hoffmiller finds a dead man impaled by a fireplace poker in an English Estate belonging to the family of her daughter’s boyfriend, and that same body then comes up missing; she feels she has no choice but to take the case. Stranded at the estate until police clear her and Breanna to leave, Sadie seems to encounter one dead end after another and begins to wonder if anyone is telling the truth—or are these the dead ends she thought they were?

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Devil’s Food Cake

Devils Food CakeIt’s been years since author Thom Mortenson has been back to Garrison,Colorado. As part of the library fundraising committee, who invited him to speak, Sadie Hoffmiller wants everything to be perfect—right down to the homemade Devil’s Food Cake she made herself. When Thom’s manager ends up dead on stage, Sadie does what any woman with a history of solving murders does–jumps right in to offer her guidance and expertise. The police, however, are not very appreciative. In fact, they’d rather she just go home. But can Sadie help it if she keeps stumbling over information? Can she help it if the people intricately woven into the deception keep crossing her path? The more she learns, the broader the spectrum becomes and when the police refuse to take her seriously, Sadie has no choice but to sidestep them altogether in the pursuit of justice.

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Key Lime Pie

Key Lime PieWhen Sadie Hoffmiller’s new friend, Eric Burton, receives word that his missing daughter’s body may have been found in Florida, he immediately packs his bags, but Sadie is determined to stay home and prove to everyone that she is not a busybody. But when she senses Eric is hiding something, Sadie is compelled to take action. Before she knows it, she’s in the heart of Miami, trying to piece together a trail littered with broken relationships, mysterious strangers,and forged documents that might just provide Eric the answers he’s been desperately searching for—or reveal a truth he may not be ready to face.

 

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Blackberry Crumble

Blackberry CrumbleThe word is out about Sadie Hoffmiller’s amateur detective work, but it’s not the kind of publicity Sadie wants. When Jane’s article threatens Sadie’s reputation in the community, she accepts her first investigation-for-hire and travels to Portland, Oregon—if only to give herself some space from her whispering neighbors. And from Pete, who is sending her mixed signals about their budding relationship. Sadie hopes the Portland air will clear her head, and she is eager to get to work for May Sanderson, who has suspicions about her father’s untimely death.Putting her detective skills to the test, Sadie delves into a complicated past that includes a business partnership that didn’t end well, several unsavory family secrets, and more than a few motives for murder.

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Pumpkin Roll

Pumpkin Roll

Sadie Hoffmiller is looking forward to spending her favorite baking season of the year making delicious New England recipes in Boston, Massachusetts, with her favorite leading man, Pete Cunningham, as they babysit his three young grandsons. But when the boys insist that Mrs. Wapple, the woman who lives across the street, is a witch, Sadie and Pete are anxious to distract the boys from such Halloween-induced ideas. However, as the unexplained occurrences escalate, Sadie finds herself embroiled in yet another mystery with life-or-death consequences. Can Sadie discover whoever—or whatever—is behind the mystery before anyone else gets hurt?

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Banana Split

A tropical paradise seems like the ideal place for amateur detective Sadie Hofmiller to relax and unwind from the panic attacks that have begun to control her life. But when Sadie accepts the offer to stay at a friend’s condo on the island of K’auai, her perfect vacation turns into a nightmare. On a snorkeling trip with the Blue Muumuus, a community group of adventurous older women, Sadie finds herself entangled, quite literally, with the dead body of Noelani Pouha, a local drug addict. The police are convinced they know exactly what happened to Noelani. Reeling from the shock of her own near-drowning, Sadie has no interest in looking for any other possible answers until Noelani’s son appears on her doorstep, presenting her with a reason to gather her inner strength, rally her investigative powers, and use what she’s learned from her past cases to try and find closure . . . for both of them.

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Tres Leches Cupcakes

For Sadie Hoffmiller, going undercover as an informant for the Bureau of Land Management on an archeological site in Santa Fe, New Mexico, seems like the perfect way to stay safe and busy while a threat against her life remains unresolved. But when recent burials are found on an ancient site, Sadie finds herself in the middle of an unexpected—and unwanted—investigation. The more she digs for the truth, the more secrets she uncovers—secrets that people would kill to keep hidden.

 

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Baked Alaska

Sadie plans to spend time relaxing with her two grown children, Breanna and Shawn, and her boyfriend, Pete, while enjoying the luxury and cuisine of an elegant cruise ship and helping to plan her daughter’s upcoming wedding. But even as the crew prepares to leave port, Sadie has suspicions about the voyage ahead and the relationship between her normally easygoing son and a mysterious female passenger he obviously knows but refuses to discuss. Over the last few years, Sadie has developed an extreme dislike for secrets—and it would seem her son is keeping one from her.

 

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Rocky Road

It was supposed to be a girls’ weekend in scenic St. George, Utah that would include shopping, trying out the local cuisine, and participating in a breast cancer fundraiser. The fact that one of the organizers of the fundraising event, a local doctor, disappeared two months ago was not supposed to be Sadie’s problem. But then she meets the ex-wife of the missing doctor. How could she not ask a few questions . . . that lead to a few more questions . . . that lead to a small town and yet even more questions.

 

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Fortune Cookie

With her wedding day just three weeks away, Sadie is busily adding the final touches until the arrival of a mysterious letter from San Francisco changes everything. The only person Sadie knows in San Francisco is her older sister, Wendy, whom she hasn’t seen since their mother’s funeral nearly fifteen years ago. Sadie soon discovers that the letter is just the beginning when Wendy’s world turns out to be a place of unanswered questions, twisted truths, and more than one person with a motive for murder.

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