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

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: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!)
Baked to Death
Price: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!)
Burned to a Crisp
Price: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!)
Frosted With Revenge
Price: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!)
Silenced by Sugar
Price: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!)
Crumbled to Pieces
Price: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!)
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
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Murder on the Aloha Express
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Deadly Wipeout
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Deadly Bubbles in the Wine
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Mele Kalikimaka Murder
Price: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!)
Death of the Big Kahuna
Price: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!)
Cindy York Mysteries
All struggling real estate agent Cindy York wants is the home listing that was promised to her. What she finds instead is murder!
Killer Transaction
Price: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!)
Priced to Kill
Price: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!)
For Sale By Killer
Price: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!)
Cindy York Mysteries Boxed Set (Books 1-3)
Price: $6.99 $3.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!)

Books

Icing on the Casket
Series: Cookies & Chance Mysteries, Book 9. Price: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 67,860. 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: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!) 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 $5.00 USD. (50% off until July 31!) 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)
Cindy York Mysteries Boxed Set (Books 1-3)
Series: Cindy York Mysteries. Price: $6.99 $3.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 200,340. Language: English. Published: April 16, 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 three full-length mysteries set in the high stakes world of real estate featuring amateur sleuth Cindy York! This boxed set includes the first three novels from the bestselling cozy mystery series, including: Killer Transaction (book #1), Priced to Kill (book #2), For Sale By Killer (book #3)
Sprinkled in Malice
Series: Cookies & Chance Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!) 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 $3.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 207,250. 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: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!) 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?
Aloha Lagoon Mysteries Boxed Set Vol. III (Books 7-9)
Series: Aloha Lagoon Mysteries. Price: $6.99 $3.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 204,850. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2018 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Palm tress, warm sand, and a "killer" vacation resort! Welcome to Aloha Lagoon, the deadliest little spot in the Hawaiian islands, with this boxed set of three, full-length cozy mystery novels in the Aloha Lagoon Mysteries series by USA Today bestselling authors, including: Ukulele Deadly, Bikinis & Bloodshed, and Death of the Kona Man
For Sale By Killer
Series: Cindy York Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 67,260. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2018 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When struggling real estate agent Cindy York lists a quaint mansion, she can hardly believe her luck...that is until she finds out the owner has just served 20 years for murdering his wife. But before Cindy can axe the deal, she stumbles over another dead body inside the house and is swept up in family drama, resentment, and decade old secrets that someone will kill to keep.
Aloha Lagoon Mysteries Boxed Set Vol. II (Books 4-6)
Series: Aloha Lagoon Mysteries. Price: $6.99 $3.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 204,210. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2018 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
Take a vacation to the most "killer" resort in Hawaii—Aloha Lagoon! Enjoy this beach-read boxed set of three, full-length cozy mystery novels in the Aloha Lagoon Mysteries series by USA Today bestselling authors, including: Deadly Bubbles in the Wine, Mele Kalikimaka Murder, and Death of the Big Kahuna
Silenced by Sugar
Series: Cookies & Chance Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!) 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!
Pushing Up Daisies (a short story collection)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 116,930. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Spring into fun with these spring themed short stories by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award winning authors! Enjoy a little mystery, a hint of romance, and a lot of laughter with these shorts from some of Gemma Halliday Publishing's bestselling series.
Death of the Kona Man
Series: Aloha Lagoon Mysteries, Book 9. Price: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!) 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 $3.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 215,150. 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: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!) 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 $2.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 73,440. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2017 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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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: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!) 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.
Priced to Kill
Series: Cindy York Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 70,650. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2016 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Real estate agent and super sleuth, Cindy York, has always been haunted by thoughts of her childhood friend, Paul Steadman, who committed suicide 25 years ago. But Cindy gets more than she negotiated for when new information comes to light that convinces her Paul’s death was anything but self-inflicted.
Baked to Death
Series: Cookies & Chance Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!) 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.
Killer Transaction
Series: Cindy York Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 70,300. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2015 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
All struggling real estate agent Cindy York wants is the home listing that was promised to her. But her deceitful co-worker, Tiffany Roberts, has other ideas, and she always manages to get what she wants. Tired of being manipulated, Cindy tells her to back off—or else! But when Cindy stumbles upon Tiffany’s lifeless body, she suddenly finds herself front and center in a deadly investigation.
Tastes Like Murder
Series: Cookies & Chance Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!) 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!
Killer Beach Reads (Short Story Collection)
Price: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 144,560. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Summer themed short stories by USA Today bestselling mystery and romance authors! Enjoy mystery, romance, and lots of laughter under the sun with shorts from some of your favorite series. The perfect quick reads for vacation lounging or sipping frosty drinks poolside! **Recipes included!**