Catherine Bruns

Biography

USA Today bestselling author Catherine lives in Upstate New York with a male dominated household that consists of her very patient husband, three sons, and assorted cats and dogs. She has wanted to be a writer since the age of eight when she wrote her own version of Cinderella (fortunately Disney never sued). Catherine holds a B.A. in English and is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.

Where to find Catherine Bruns online

Series

Aloha Lagoon Mysteries
There's trouble in paradise... Welcome to Aloha Lagoon, one of Hawaii's hidden treasures. A little bit of tropical paradise nestled along the coast of Kauai, this resort town boasts luxurious accommodation, friendly island atmosphere...and only a slightly higher than normal murder rate. While mysterious circumstances may be the norm on our corner of the island, we're certain that our staff and Lagoon natives will make your stay in Aloha Lagoon one you will never forget! visit us at alohalagoonmysteries.com
Ukulele Murder
Price: $4.99 USD.
Deadly Wipeout
Price: $4.99 USD.
Mele Kalikimaka Murder
Price: $4.99 USD.
Death of the Big Kahuna
Price: $4.99 USD.
Cookies & Chance Mysteries
Sally Muccio returns to her hometown to start a novelty cookie shop whose specialties include original fortune cookies, served with a sprinkle of foreshadowing.
Tastes Like Murder
Price: $2.99 USD.
Baked to Death
Price: $5.99 USD.
Burned to a Crisp
Price: $5.99 USD.
Frosted With Revenge
Price: $5.99 USD.
Silenced by Sugar
Price: $5.99 USD.
Crumbled to Pieces
Price: $5.99 USD.

Books

Seasoned with Murder
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 65,820. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2022 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
When full time baker and sometime sleuth Sally Muccio heads out on a fun-filled cruise, the last thing she expects to encounter is a dead body. And when a woman Sal knows is innocent is accused of the crime, it's up to Sal to find the real.killer...before she herself becomes a victim of high crime on the high seas!
Dessert is the Bomb
Series: Cookies & Chance Mysteries, Book 11. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,100. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2021 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
Baker Sally Muccio has always loved Halloween. But when the owner of a competing bakery suddenly ends up dead... right after having been threatened by Sally's business partner... Sal's got more than ghosts and goblins to worry about! Add in a deadly explosion, dangerous family secrets, and a party at a funeral home, and Sal suddenly has to find a killer before it all blows up in her face!
Cookies & Chance Mysteries Boxed Set Vol. III (Books 7-9)
Series: Cookies & Chance Mysteries. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 199,860. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2021 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
(5.00 from 1 review)
From USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns comes a boxed set of three exciting mysteries featuring baker turned sleuth Sally Muccio. This boxed set includes three full-length novels—and tasty recipes!—from the Cookies & Chance series, including: Sprinkled in Malice (book #7), Ginger Snapped to Death (book #8), Icing on the Casket (book #9)
High Heels Mysteries Boxed Set Vol. IV (Books 10-12)
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 214,630. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling series! High crime meets high fashion in this boxed set of three award winning High Heels Mystery novels featuring fashion designer turned amateur sleuth, Maddie Springer, including:Suspect in High Heels, Peril in High Heels, Jeopardy in High Heels
Knee Deep in Dough
Series: Cookies & Chance Mysteries, Book 10. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 68,240. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2021 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When baker Sally Muccio’s night out is interrupted by seeing an old friend with a gorgeous blonde who is not his newlywed wife, she's a little disturbed. But when the blonde is found dead, and her friend becomes the prime suspect, Sal goes from disturbed to determined to prove his innocence. With time running out and danger escalating, Sal might come out of this mess battered for life.
Jeopardy in High Heels
Series: High Heels Mysteries, Book 12. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,700. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
When fashion designer Maddie Springer's hairdresser-to-the-stars stepfather, Fernando, earns a spot on American's favorite game show, she's thrilled! But when one of the other contestants dies, and everyone's eyes are suddenly on Fernando, it's up to Maddie to catch a killer and protect her stepfather's biggest secret from the hungry media at all costs!
Icing on the Casket
Series: Cookies & Chance Mysteries, Book 9. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,290. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2020 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Full-time baker and sometime sleuth Sally Muccio is enjoying new motherhood. But when her eccentric father’s friend, mortician Eddie Phibbins, is found dead in one of his own caskets, Sal's father begs her to help find the killer. With their famous coffins cookies in hand, Sal and her best friend Josie “undertake” the investigation!
Ginger Snapped to Death
Series: Cookies & Chance Mysteries, Book 8. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 69,360. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2019 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…Unless you’re Sally Muccio. First, expectant mother Sal is the victim of a carjacking by Santa himself, and then her gingerbread cookies are found next to a dead body and her cake server is used as a murder weapon! Now Sal has no choice but to try to clear her name...before she and the baby are singing Christmas carols in prison!
Aloha Lagoon Mysteries Boxed Set (Books 6-10)
Series: Aloha Lagoon Mysteries. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 349,210. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2019 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Spend your next vacation at the most killer Hawaiian resort, Aloha Lagoon! This boxed set contains 5 full-length cozy mystery novels in the Aloha Lagoon Mysteries series by USA Today bestselling & award winning authors, including: Death of the Big Kahuna (book #6), Ukulele Deadly (book #7), Bikinis & Bloodshed (book #8), Death of the Kona Man (book #9), Lethal Tide (book #10)
Sprinkled in Malice
Series: Cookies & Chance Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 72,430. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2019 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
What Sally Muccio had hoped would be a special birthday dinner turns into something much more deadly when her husband and a friend get caught in the middle of an armed robbery...and only one will make it out alive. Now Sal must uncover the real reason for the robbery...and the killer's identity!
Cookies & Chance Mysteries Boxed Set Vol. II (Books 4-6)
Series: Cookies & Chance Mysteries. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 207,240. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2019 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
From USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns comes a boxed set of the next three exciting mysteries featuring baker turned sleuth Sally Muccio. This boxed set includes three full-length novels—and tasty recipes!—from the #1 bestselling Cookies & Chance series, including: Frosted With Revenge (book #4), Silenced by Sugar (book #5), Crumbled to Pieces (book #6)
Crumbled to Pieces
Series: Cookies & Chance Mysteries. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,530. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2018 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
In need of some quick dough, full-time baker and sometime sleuth Sally Muccio decides to rent the vacant apartment over the bakery to a friend of her grandmother’s. But when the elderly woman is mowed down in a hit and run, it quickly becomes obvious this was no accident. Grandma Rosa asks for Sal’s help to find the killer, but can she catch a murderer before her world crumbles around her?
Silenced by Sugar
Series: Cookies & Chance Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 72,460. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2018 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Full-time baker and sometime-sleuth Sally Muccio wishes that sales in her bakery would pick up. So when a popular TV show invites her and best friend, Josie, to be guests, it’s a dream come true. Only it quickly turned into a nightmare when a dead body is discovered on the set, and fingers immediately point to Josie. Now it's up to Sal to save her friend and tack down a killer!
Death of the Kona Man
Series: Aloha Lagoon Mysteries, Book 9. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,080. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2017 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When server Carrie Jorgenson delivers food to a guest at the Aloha Lagoon resort—who then drops dead!—she finds herself on the trail of a killer. Add in a jealous co-worker, thefts at the restaurant, and a hot maybe-boyfriend, and Carrie's life is anything but paradise!
Cookies & Chance Mysteries Boxed Set (Books 1-3)
Series: Cookies & Chance Mysteries. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 215,130. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2017 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
From USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns comes a boxed set of three full-length mysteries featuring baker turned sleuth Sally Muccio. This boxed set includes the first three novels—and tasty recipes!—from the #1 bestselling Cookies & Chance series, including: Tastes Like Murder, Baked to Death, and Burned to a Crisp
Frosted With Revenge
Series: Cookies & Chance Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,930. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2017 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The some-time amateur sleuth and full-time bakery owner is finally marrying the man of her dreams. But during a last minute taste testing of their wedding cake, Sally and her fiancé are witnesses—and almost victims!—of a random shooting. At least they think it’s random, until an original fortune cookie message proves otherwise. Can Sal make it to the church on time…and alive?
Death of the Big Kahuna
Series: Aloha Lagoon Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,440. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2017 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
New to both Hawaii and the Aloha Lagoon Resort, Carrie Jorgenson has big dreams of stardom. But while she awaits fame and fortune, she's forced to accept a job waitressing at the resort's The Loco Moco Café. It isn't long before she discovers the dish on her new boss—also known to many as "The Big Kahuna." Hale Akamu is rich, handsome, repulsive...and dead.
Burned to a Crisp
Series: Cookies & Chance Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 72,940. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2016 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Just when things appear to be going well for baker and sometime sleuth, Sally Muccio, life turns up the heat again. When the bakery Sal’s worked so hard for goes up in smoke—along with her dreams!—she’s not sure how much more she can stand. Even worse...a man is found dead in the bakery’s back room, and now it's up to Sal to find out why.
Baked to Death
Series: Cookies & Chance Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 74,980. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2016 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Baker turned reluctant amateur sleuth, Sally Muccio’s, finally found the happiness that’s eluded her for years. But when Sal’s ex-husband winds up dead and her new boyfriend is arrested for the crime, everything begins to crumble.
Tastes Like Murder
Series: Cookies & Chance Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,980. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2015 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Sally Muccio’s had her crosses to bear: a cheating ex-boyfriend, crazy Italian parents, and an unfaithful husband, just to name a few. After her divorce, she returns to her hometown to start a novelty cookie shop whose specialties include original fortune cookies, served with a sprinkle of foreshadowing. But there’s no warning when her ex-husband’s mistress drops dead on Sal's porch!