Cinnamon Rolls and Corpses

(22 customer reviews)

Bethany Lights never expected to be accused of murder.

Determined to start life anew in the beautiful and snowy state of Alaska after the death of her abusive husband, Bethany dreams of healing and reliving her happy childhood memories as she opens up a cozy and quiet coffee shop.

But after a man arrives to threaten her – and suspiciously turns up dead shortly after – Bethany is thrust head-first into a murder investigation… and all eyes are on her. Fighting to prove her innocence only becomes more difficult when a second death shakes the small town of Snow Falls.

Caught up in a whirlwind of accusations and clues, Bethany is faced with the seemingly impossible task of rooting out the cold-blooded killer who is trying so hard to frame her. Surrounded by suspicious townsfolk and unsure who she can trust, Bethany and her newfound friend Sarah must outwit the murderer and clear her name if she ever hopes to live a quiet life again.

Can Bethany expose the real culprit behind the murders? Or will her new chance at life end before it can even begin?

22 reviews for Cinnamon Rolls and Corpses

  1. Angel43

    Captivating Mystery!!

    This book was absolutely phenomenal with mystery and witty characters that are strong, independent, intriguing, realistic, and more. Their journey is enthralling with a cinnamon roll and corpses theme. If you love or do not mystery and humor I recommend reading this book by an extraordinary author that knows how to captivate her reader’s attention and hearts with mystery and sweets. I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review via BookSprout.

  2. Indie

    starting over…

    loved it !!! a great start/spin-off for a new series… love Bethany… this is her story… a fast paced murder mystery… Bethany is starting over after her cheating husband and his girlfriend die in a car accident… she goes to the happy place she remembers as a child.. Snow Falls ,Alaska… she gets a cabin and buys a small coffee shop… a nice and quiet life… until, she gets yelled at and he comes up dead… now, she is suspect number one !!! then, another dead body… someone really wants her in prison … why ? she has to clear her name….I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  3. Pam Robello

    Great spin off from the Snow Falls series

    This is a new beginning for Bethany. She has purchased Sarah’s coffee shop in Snow Falls and is looking forward to her new life. Sadly there are forces that are against not only her being there but her running the coffee shop. She teams up with Sarah, Amanda, Conrad and the rest of the Snow Falls team to solve the murders that are all pointing to her being the murderer.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  4. Barbara Harrison

    Snowman Alert

    Allow much of a day for this fast-paced cozy set in Snow Falls, Alaska starting in mid-November and ending on Christmas Eve with Sarah Garland Spencer and Amanda Hardcastle making two new friends.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  5. debbie

    Love this cozy mystery

    I just loved this cozy mystery. Imagine escaping an abusive husband cause he died and moving away to heal and start over only to be followed by more death and strange circumstances, well that’s what’s happens to Bethany our female mc. She is so strong and determined to start her new life but finds herself thrust headline in to a murder mystery. It’s intense, it’s intriguing and it has twists and turns galore and I absolutely found myself lost in the story hook, line and sinker.

  6. Wannee

    Starting Anew in Snow Falls, Alaska!!!

    Bethany Lights moves to Snow Falls, Alaska to start her new life after her abusive husband and his mistress died in a car accident. She bought a cabin and a coffee shop and determine to fulfill her dreams of peaceful happy path. When a man who came into her coffee shop to threaten her is murdered, Bethany becomes the prime suspect, then there is another death, who is the murderer, who wants to frame her and why??? Bethany need to investigate to find the killer to prove her innocence before her new life end up in jail.This book is a great start to a new series, it’s a fast-paced, fun read full of suspense, action and wonderful characters, a real page turner. I really enjoy it and I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  7. buzymomof2

    Cinnamon Rolls and Corpses

    Wendy does a fantastic job with her story telling that you’re swept up in the pages without even realizing it. The story captivates you from page one with great characters who are well developed making them easy to get to know. You’re glued to the pages and sitting on the edge of your seat with mystery, suspense and intrigue that’s woven throughout the pages.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  8. embam

    read this book today

    Love visiting Snow Falls. Wendy Meadow’s has a gift for telling stories that I love to read. This book was truly fun to read and keeps your attention to the last page. Try this book today you will be glad you did.

  9. JLH

    Fun Mystery

    Bethany is a new resident in Snow Falls Alaska after her abusive husband and his mistress were killed in an auto accident. She meets Sarah and Amanda and buys a coffee shop and cabin. Soon she is threatened by a man, who she pulls a gun on in self defense. He leaves but is shot in his office shortly after, making her a suspect. Now she needs all the help she can get from her new friends to figure out who the real killer is and to keep herself out of jail. The characters are terrific, with great backstories and great interactions. The storyline keeps you on the edge as clues go to Bethany. The killer is a surprise and the townspeople are a great group. Nice closing ending and can not wait for the next book. This is going to be another great series.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  10. Barbara Kelley

    Great story!

    by Barbara KelleyI am glad that Wendy Meadows has brought a sequel to the Alaska Cozy Mysteries. Bethany is a wonderful character, and so is Rascal, the raccoon. However, there was something in the first series that was not in the sequel. In the last book of the Alaska Cozy mystery series, Sarah and Conrad had twins, one boy and one girl. However, only Little Sarah is mentioned. I cannot believe they named their little girl Sarah (I guess, Sarah, Juniorette)! The baby boy was never mentioned. Did this little guy die and now there is only the little girl left? Anyway, I still gave the book 5 stars because it was well-written. However. I would appreciate it to be mentioned in the next book. I am sure all of Wendy Meadows’s readers would appreciate it, too!

  11. DianaRaven

    Another Great New Series by Wendy Meadows

    CINNAMON ROLLS AND CORPSES by Wendy Meadows is the first installment in her new series Snow Falls Alaska. This is a spin-off and  continuation of the Alaska Cozy Mystery series that star Sarah and Amanda. This new series  has all our old friends, plus the new series stars, Bethany Lights and Julie Walsh.Sarah retired from law enforcement to be with her new daughter and with Amanda purchased O’Malley’s. The new face in town is Bethany Lights, a fairly recent widow starting a new life in Alaska. Her first move is to purchase a cabin and Sarah’s coffee shop. What she did not plan for was becoming a murder suspect. Bodies are dropping and all evidence points to Bethany. It’s doesn’t take long before Sarah, Amanda, and Amanda’s cousin Julie are giving all the support they can to their new friend. It was easy to jump right into the story and get to know these well developed characters. The twisted mind of the killer, the intrigue, and suspense made this a good page-turning mystery.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  12. Sly9377

    Fun read!

    Bethany is starting over after her cheating husband and his girlfriend die in a car accident. The only person who knew what she was dealing with was her father who took her to small town Alaska as a kid. She finds herself a cabin, buys herself a coffee Ans now is suspected of murder! Great read peppered with some other friends from another series!I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  13. Shannon Molloy

    The Start of a New Life

    After becoming a widow, Bethany Lights moves to Snow Falls, Alaska to start a new life. I love Bethany’s strength and determination and I absolutely love the characters/residents of Snow Falls. What I didn’t realize when I first started reading is that those characters/residents of Snow Falls can be found in the author’s Alaska cozy mystery series. However, I honestly didn’t feel like I missed out on anything by not reading that series but I do plan to go back and read it. I thoroughly enjoyed this book with its twists and turns and I am truly looking forward to reading the next one when it comes out in April. I highly recommend this book and all of Wendy Meadows’ series. Happy Reading!I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  14. C.Lee

    A Snow Falls Book

    Bethany’s story has plenty of hopefulness for her fresh start, then someone tries to frame her for murder. Cna she get her fresh start and clear her name? Maybe with the help of some old friends. This one has plenty of mystery to keep you guessing till the end.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  15. J. Martin

    Cinnamon Rolls and Corpses

    Bethany moves to Alaska after the death of her abusive husband and buys the coffee shop from Sarah. On the day she signs the papers the realtor is found dead and she was the last person to see him alive. No one believes she killed him but it soon becomes obvious that she is the focus of someone’s vendetta and it will take her, Sarah, Amanda, Chief Andrew, Detective Conrad all to figure out what is going on. All this while Sarah and Amanda are the new owners of O’Mally’s Department Store and Christmas is any day.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  16. razee

    Cinnamon Rolls and Corpses

    Definitely a good mystery. Bethany lived with an abusive husband until he was killed in an accident along with his mistress. He not only abused her but betrayed her in the worst way. The only person who knew what she was dealing with was her father and since he passed away, she decided to move to a small town in Alaska where she had visited with her father and found it to be where she had her best memories. Now that she thinks she has found her future by buying a cabin and a coffee shop, Bethany ends up being threatened and then being framed for murder. When she thinks she is all alone, she finds she has some great friendships that formed quickly and that they would support and help her prove her innocence.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  17. Emily Pennington

    A Killer Has a Dire Plan

    Bethany Lights became a widow when her abusive husband and his mistress died in a car an accident. With no other reason to stick around, Bethany decided to move to a small town in Alaska to start over. Her dad had taken her there and she had good memories. She purchases a cabin from Sarah Spencer and is purchasing the coffee shop which will keep her busy. However, when an angry Greg Cranmore came into her coffee shop, threatening her and warning her to stay away from Sarah Spencer and Amanda Hardcastle, she holds her Glock on him and orders him out of her coffee shop. She reports him to the police after he leaves.When Greg Cranmore walked back into his office, someone was waiting for him. A shadowy figure raised a gun with a silencer. As Greg turned and ran, four bullets slammed into his back. The murderer was already setting a plan in motion to have Bethany thrown into prison for murder.It’s difficult being new in town. So when Bethany is being framed for murder, she feels like she is alone in this. But she has already made some friends, and they gather round to help her find the real murderer. Bethany’s life is also in danger. Can they track down the killer’s identity before more innocent people die?I enjoyed reading this cozy mystery book, with plenty of interaction among the characters. The story line is intriguing, entertaining, and the mystery of who might be framing Bethany keeps the reader on edge and involved to the last page. Grab your copy and see “who-done-it”!

  18. Renee Lewis

    Raccoon and cinnamon rolls

    The bodies keep showing up. The raccoon also makes the story. The story is interesting and will keep you guessing.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  19. Valerie B

    Awesome Spin-off!!

    This is the beginning of another awesome series with some old friends thrown in. I’m so glad we are visiting Snow Falls again with Sarah and Amanda.Bethany Lights just relocated to Snow Falls to start a new life after her abusive husband and his mistress die in a car crash. Her spirit is so low and she has no friends. She left her family to do this, to find some peace and herself. Lucky for her she meets Sarah and Amanda when she buys Sarah’s coffee shop. Sarah recognizes a beaten and bruised soul.Bethany couldn’t understand why the real estate man was threatening her. Next he is found dead and she is under suspicion. But when another body is discovered she knows she needs to figure out who is setting her up for murder. Now her new life is turning into a nightmare. But she will discover something she’s never had, friends who care for her and will do everything to clear her name.This was a powerful, intense and intriguing book. Bethany is stronger than she thinks she is and proves that. I loved this book and I’m excited that some old friends will be joining us for these books. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for book two.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  20. Stacey B

    Wonderful New Series

    Bethany Lights becomes a widow after her husband is killed in a car accident with his mistress. Bethany decides to move to Alaska to start a new life. She buys a cabin, a coffee shop and gets framed for a murder she didn’t commit. I love Snow Falls and it’s residents. They are fun and quirky. The story is a relaxing easy to follow read. Perfect for a cozy mystery. I will definitely be reading each and every new book that comes out.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  21. Dawn

    love the raccoon

    Quick read although the premise of multiple murderers out to get Bethany is not believable. I did fall in love with the little town of Snow Falls even though I don’t like snow or the cold. The raccoon was a nice touch although in reality they are dangerous animals that I won’t go near. The characters create a nice little community and I like the fact they believe in God. I have already preordered the next book. One of the characters referred to the group of women as sisters. It is more like a family when you include their husbands and a few extra police officers.

  22. Bev

    A new resident finds she can’t outrun her past

    Bethany Lights moved to Snow Falls to start a new life for herself. She buys the coffee shop from Sarah. Her and Sarah become fast friends as Sarah sees a lot of herself in Bethany. But Bethany soon finds out you can’t outrun your past even in Alaska. Can she find the peace her heart is searching for? I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.

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