Desserts Can Be Deadly

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Desserts Can Be Deadly by K.T. Roberts book cover

If there’s one thing the residents of St. Helena know, it’s never a good idea to screw with any member of the DeLuca family! Nonna ChiChi Ryo, DeLuca matriarch, is not one to sit idle when someone is trying to frame her family for murder.

Two recent fatalities are determined to be death by poison. Both had one thing in common—a sweet confection prepared by Lexi & Nico DeLuca. Now, the whole town finds itself quarantined for the next seventy-two hours to allow the Center for Poison Control to analyze the pantries in all the eateries, and DeLuca is a dirty word among them. Nonna ChiChi won’t take this sitting down and resurrects the Secret Woman’s Society, she’s calling the Crime Buster’s Unit, namely the grannies, Priscilla, Lucinda and of course, Mr. Puffins who plays an important role in the scheme of things.

The heat kicks up as Nico fills in for the hot new owner of The Doggie Bone, Juliana Marino. But when Juliana herself ends up falling victim and being poisoned, Nico is back under the microscope, finding himself arrested for a crime he didn’t commit. Time is running out on the quarantine and Nico’s freedom. Can the Crime Buster Unit clear his name so he can get back to romancing Juliana, or will the real culprits get away?

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