Wednesday, December 18, 2019

It's Christmas time and that means many things.
Today it means COOKIES!

Catherine Bruns 
is the author of the 

The newest book in her series is
and is available now. 

From USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns comes a hilarious holiday whodunit!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Unless you’re Sally Muccio.

The full-time baker and sometime sleuth is ready to burst into song. She and her husband are expecting a bundle of joy, her sister’s wedding is just around the corner, and it’s Christmas, her favorite time of year. But when Sal’s the victim of a carjacking by Santa himself and a forgotten item links her to a murder, she doesn’t feel like ho-ho-hoing anymore.

Damian Ruger was a drug user, womanizer and first-class jerk. And unfortunately for Sal, she once had a connection to him in high school. The dough really hits the fan when her bakery's gingerbread cookies are found next to his dead body, and Sal's cake server is used as a murder weapon. Someone is trying to frame the expectant mother, but why? Sal has no choice but to try to clear her name...before she and the baby are singing Christmas carols in prison!

*Recipes Included!*

Do you love all those recipes 
that come in cozy mysteries? I know I do!
How would you like to have one of your own recipes in Catherine's upcoming 2020 book and have your name in the acknowledgements?
Here's your chance!

I've featured a lot of Christmas cookies in this post because of the time of year. Please keep in mind when you submit your recipe that the book it will go into is coming out in Spring.

In the comments section, share your favorite cookie recipe. Catherine will choose a winner, and that reader's cookie recipe will be featured in her newest Cookies & Chance Mystery due out in April or May, along with an acknowledgement!

It's that simple!

The only rule is, the recipe must be your own,
 or handed down to you.
(Please, no recipes that have been found online or from other publications. 
Catherine can only use recipes that she has permission to use. 
We don't want her to get in trouble.)

You can submit your recipes until 
Sunday, December 22nd, 11:59 pm


Once again, just leave your recipe in the comments sections (if it's easier for you, you can send your recipes to 

Your recipes will not be publicly displayed. Catherine and I will be the only ones to see them. 
The winning recipe will be included in Catherine's new Cookies & Chance book.

(Once the winner has been announced, if any of you would like to share your recipe, I'd love to post it on an upcoming blog post.)

What are you waiting for?
Start submitting those recipes!
One entry per reader please.

About Catherine

About Catherine Bruns

Catherine is the USA Today bestselling author of the Cookies & Chance mysteries. She lives in New York with her very patient husband, three sons, and several spoiled pets. Catherine has a B.A. in English and is a former newspaper reporter and press release writer. Her latest release, Penne Dreadful, is the first book in the new Italian Chef Mysteries. She also writes the Cindy York real estate and Carrie Jorgenson (Aloha Lagoon) culinary series. Her book, For Sale by Killer, won the 2019 Daphne du Maurier award for Mainstream Mystery/Suspense.

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