Janel Gradowski

Biography

Janel Gradowski lives in a land that looks like a cold weather fashion accessory, the mitten-shaped state of Michigan. She is a wife and mom to two kids and one Golden Retriever. Her journey to becoming an author is littered with odd jobs like renting apartments to college students and programming commercials for an AM radio station. Somewhere along the way she also became a beadwork designer and teacher. She enjoys cooking recipes found in her formidable cookbook and culinary fiction collection. Searching for unique treasures at art fairs, flea markets and thrift stores is also a favorite pastime. Coffee is an essential part of her life.

Where to find Janel Gradowski online


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Books

Banana Muffins & Mayhem
Series: Culinary Competition Mysteries, Book 5. Pre-release—available June 14, 2016. Price: $0.99 USD. Language: English. Published by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Culinary competitor Amy Ridley is as excited as anyone in Kellerton, Michigan to have DIY Home Improvement star, Phoebe Plymouth, come to town for the first annual Cabin Fever Cure event. However the TV personality's sour attitude quickly curdles people's opinion of her. When she's found dead, at the business owned by Amy's husband, the heat is on to catch the killer!
Killer Fun: Cozy Mystery Charity Collection
Pre-release—available May 17, 2016. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 691,950. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
10 romantic cozy mystery novels by New York Times, USA Today, and National Bestselling authors! Mystery, murder, laughs, romance, and tons of fun! **A portion of proceeds from the sale of this collection will be donated to a charity of readers' choosing! To nominate your favorite charity to receive the funds, visit gemmahallidaypublishing dot com.**
Fudge Brownies & Murder
Series: Culinary Competition Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,290. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Amy Ridley busy planning a baby shower for her best friend, Carla...but when restaurant owner is murdered at a blogging conference, Amy finds herself not only baking endless pans of brownies to quench Carla's pregnancy cravings, but also racing to catch a killer before the baby is born.
Culinary Competition Mysteries Boxed Set (Books 1-3)
Series: Culinary Competition Mysteries. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 211,030. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
From bestselling cozy mystery author Janel Gradowski comes a boxed set of three deliciously deadly mysteries! This boxed set includes the first three, full length novels—and yummy recipes!—in the Culinary Competition Mysteries series, including: Pies & Peril (book #1), Chicken Soup & Homicide (book #2), and Doughnuts & Deadly Schemes (book #3)
Deadly Delicious (Culinary Mystery Boxed Set)
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 195,060. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
From bestselling culinary mystery authors Janel Gradowski, Jennifer L. Hart, and A. Gardner comes a box set of three cozy mysteries featuring decadent deserts, savory samplings, and lots of laugh-out-loud hijinks. Murder at its most delicious! **Recipes included** Titles include: PIES & PERIL by Janel Gradowski, MURDER AL DENTE by Jennifer L. Hart, SOUTHERN PEACH PIE AND A DEAD GUY by A. Gardner
Killer Beach Reads (short story collection)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 321,150. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
22 summer themed short stories by 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!**
Doughnuts & Deadly Schemes (Culinary Competition Mysteries book #3)
Series: Culinary Competition Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,890. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Amy Ridley’s best friend, Carla, is getting married, and Amy is delighted to be recruited as the head wedding planner—even if Carla's demands are less than conventional. Case in point: Carla insists on a tower of doughnuts in place of a wedding cake. But navigating the world of nuptials becomes the least of Amy's problems when the owner of a menswear shop is found dead.
Christmas Canapés & Sabotage
Series: Culinary Competition Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,150. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Amy Ridley is excited to be participating in the Holiday Celebrations Competition to kick off her Christmas season in Kellerton, Michigan. Local cooks are set to compete for prizes then serve their best party dishes to holiday revelers. Amy has her eye on a special prize, but she has a difficult time concentrating on creating a perfect party buffet when a plague of problems begins to whirl around.
Chicken Soup & Homicide (Culinary Compeition Mysteries book #2)
Series: Culinary Competition Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,640. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Amy Ridley has perfected her chicken soup recipe, and the winter-weary residents of Kellerton, Michigan can't wait to watch her compete in the Chicken Soup Showdown. But the charity event starts out with a bang, literally, when one of the rival chefs falls dead out of a freezer and onto Amy. Can Amy figure out who killed the celebrity chef? **Recipes included!**
Pies & Peril
Series: Culinary Competition Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,150. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
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When Amy Ridley decided to compete in the Kellerton Summer Festival Pie Contest, the last thing she expected was to find the reigning pie queen, Mandy Jo, dead! It turns out Mandy Jo accumulated more enemies than baking trophies. But when Amy receives a threat her own life, she does some investigating herself. Now if Amy doesn't find out who wanted the pie queen dead, her own goose may be cooked!

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