Bagels and Blackmail: A Maple Lane Cozy Mystery (Maple Lane Mysteries)

Bagels and Blackmail: A Maple Lane Cozy Mystery (Maple Lane Mysteries)
: C. A. Phipps
: Cheryl Phipps
: 268
: Fiction : Mystery
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How do you have your bagels?

Big Red is missing! Madeline Flynn’s Maine Coon cat is more than a pet… much more, and now, just when her bakery is
taking off, and life in the small town of Maple Falls settling down, someone’s stolen him, along with several other pets.

When ransom letters start appearing all over town, with a slice of blackmail thrown in, handsome Sheriff Ethan Tanner is doing what he can to solve the crimes, but Maddie cannot sit by and watch, while Big Red is missing. Going against Ethan’s, and her darling Gran’s wishes, she once again decides to do her own sleuthing, with a little help from her friends.

The Maple Lane Mysteries are light cozy mysteries featuring a quirky cat-loving bakery owner who discovers she’s a talented amateur sleuth.

You can catch up with Maddie’s earlier exploits in Book 1: Apple Pie and Arsenic, and Book 3: Cookies and Chaos is now available for pre-order.
No swearing, gore, or graphic scenes

5* Review by Alisha
Bagels and Blackmail is the second book in the Maple Lane Cozy Series and it’s another great story.
Madeline has decided to bring on extra help in the bakery, she’s decided to try making bagels as another baked good to sell at the bakery, and pets have started disappearing in Maple Falls. Unfortunately, Big Red Maddie’s 11-year-old Maine Coon cat is one of the animals that’s disappeared. Will Maddie see Big Red again?

5* Review by Bernadette
The Maple Lane cozy mystery series continues with this story about the disappearance of several pets - including Bid Red! Add in blackmail and murder for an exciting story with Maddie, Gran, the Girlz, and Ethan. The characters are well developed. The plot will keep you engrossed until the last page.

5* by Robin
I really liked this book. It’s the second in the series. This is a feel-good mystery. All of the town's pets have gone missing including Maddie’s cat big red. I will definitely be continuing with the series.

Cheryl is a USA Today bestselling author from beautiful Auckland, New Zealand with two alter egos: C.A. Phipps who writes cozy mysteries and chick lit, and Cheryl Phipps who writes contemporary romance.

She loves stories filled with feisty heroines, suave heroes, and wonderful small towns, and crafting her own heart-warming tales of strong family ties, mixed in with a little romance, humor, and delicious baking!
With a wonderful husband whom she married the moment she left school (yes, they were high school sweethearts) by her side, she is devoted to her children and grandchildren and loves animals of all kinds, especially bossy cats! Her favorite things are family times, baking, and travel, in that order :)

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