Monday, October 23, 2023

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Spoon to be Dead by Dana Mentink

Book: Spoon to Be Dead

Author: Dana Mentink

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Release Date: October 31, 2023

A murder for the holidays is about to shake things up!

Trinidad Jones is starting the festive season with sugary confections and a heaping scoop of worry as her shake shop enters its first Oregon winter. With snow abound and tourists trickling through, she’ll do anything to keep her milkshake dreams afloat, even if it means catering a holiday steamboat party for some new arrivals in town.

But when her good-for-nothing ex crashes through her shop’s door claiming he’s being charged with murder, things go sideways. With clues piling up like whipped cream on a sundae and motives abound, Trinidad and her fellow ex-wives must solve this murder before she’s finally thrown for a scoop.

The third book in the Shake Shop Mysteries following Trinidad Jones who makes sweet confections and solves sticky situations in her small town!


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Dana Mentink has become one of my favorite authors. I have read quite a few of her books. Spoon to be Dead is Book 3 in her Shake Shop series.

This book takes us back to the town of Sprocket and Trinidad Jones Ice Cream Shop. Trinidad is worried about her upcoming first year of business with an Oregon Winter. She realizes that Winter time can mean slow business for a Shake Shop. She decides to offer Catering for Holiday Parties. Life gets turned upside down when her Ex-husband comes into the shop claiming he is being charged with Murder. Trinidad enlists the help of her fellow ex-wives,  Bonnie and Juliette, to try to solve this mystery that her ex has created. Will the 3 women solve the mystery and discover who murdered someone? Will the Shake Shop survive the first winter in Oregon?  

WHOA, this book is a definite page turner! Trinidad is such a wonderful character and I LOVE that she enjoys running the Shake Shop and is determined to not let sales slump! Bonnie and Juliette are amazing characters and I LOVE who all 3 ex-wives of the same man get along so well. The Characters of this book are "family" more then friends.  I thought I knew the outcome of the book, but I didn't figure it out correctly. The author does a great job at keeping the reader intrigued and on the edge of the seat reading. I really enjoyed this book and I am sad that this is the last book in the series! I HIGHLY recommend this entire series, Books 1 through 3!  COZY book and GREAT BOOK!

Dana Mentink is a USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author as well as a two-time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, and the recipient of a Holt Medallion for excellence in mystery/suspense. She was honored to receive the Author of the Year award from West Coast Christian Writers. A California native, she’s written over fifty titles for the general and Christian markets in the suspense, lighthearted romance, and mystery genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense and Poisoned Pen Press. You can connect with Dana via her website at if you’d like to learn more.


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It seems like just yesterday that I was dreaming up decadent freakshake recipes for book one in the Ice Cream Shop mysteries and here we are in book three! It’s Christmas time in Upper Sprocket and there’s a wedding in the works, but most surprising of all is the appearance of Gabe Bigley, the cheating ex of Trinidad and her two besties. You can imagine there is going to be a hefty helping of murder, mayhem and merriment in this next installment in the series. Hope you love book three as much as I do!

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To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

(If the winner is outside the U.S., then he or she will receive an eBook.)

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Michael Law said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm excited to read this novel. Thanks for hosting this giveaway today.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Always great when a really good mystery has likeable characters :) , looking forward to reading it!

- Madie

Roxanne C. said... Best Blogger Tips

This will be even more fun to read knowing that it won’t be easy to figure out who the murderer is.

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