Dough or Die, Book 5

Dough or Die
ISBN-13: 978-1496724410
Publisher: Kensington (August 25, 2020)
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Known for its mouthwatering traditional breads, the Yeast of Eden bakery has gained fame across Northern California’s coast. Now the shop is bound for Reality TV—but a murder may kill its reputation . . .
People come to the beach town of Santa Sofia as much for the healing properties of Yeast of Eden’s breads as for a vacation getaway. And now a cable food channel has selected the bakery as a featured culinary delight for a new show. Baking apprentice Ivy Culpepper is excited as the crew arrives, ready to capture all the ins and outs of the renowned bread shop. But instead they capture something much harder to stomach: the attempted murdered of the show’s cameraman just outside Yeast of Eden . . .

With no motive and no clues, and the town craving answers, it will be up to Ivy to sift through the evidence to find the truth. But she’ll have to move quickly before someone else is targeted or the wrong person gets the heat—and the business collapses like a deflated soufflé, right before her eyes.

“Like a patron tearing into one of Olaya’s olive-and-rosemary loaves, [Ivy] shows nothing but enthusiasm for the hunt…cozy fare in an artisanal wrapper.” ~Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Dough or Die 

“Like a patron tearing into one of Olaya’s olive-and-rosemary loaves, [Ivy] shows nothing but enthusiasm for the hunt…cozy fare in an artisanal wrapper.” ~Kirkus Reviews

“This fifth in the series continues to highlight not just the enviable setting of Northern California, but also the healing power of food.”                                           ~King Rivers Life

This is a well told mystery that has plenty of clues, suspects, and red herrings to keep you guessing. What I really loved about it though were the people in the story.
~The Book’s the Thing

Winnie Archer has written another book that pulls you into the story until you can feel yourself right there in the midst of the action!
~A Wytch’s Book Review Blog

It may be a murder mystery, but DOUGH OR DIE is a feel good novel that intelligently looks at today’s society. It’s also a complex mystery that I thoroughly enjoyed, even though it left me craving a loaf of Olaya’s rosemary bread.
~Cozy Up with Kathy

Dough or Die is a bread lover’s delight, and you’ll find yourself drooling over the delicious recipes that are whipped up at Yeast of Eden & by Ivy’s chef boyfriend.
~Reading is My SuperPower

. . . a fascinating cozy that is full of good food and friends working together to solve the mystery. A pleasant read for fans of the genre. I really liked it . . .
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

I’ve enjoyed this series and I think I can safely say this one was my favorite . . . Winnie Archer does a great job of developing characters and describing them. Even the lesser characters that are only in a few scenes are well developed.
~My Reading Journeys