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TWO PARTS SUGAR, ONE PART MURDER Book Tour | Recipe and $25 Amazon GC #Giveaway | GREAT ESCAPES TOURS Presents Cozy Mystery

TWO PARTS SUGAR, ONE PART MURDER (A Baker Street Mystery) by Valerie Burns is on virtual book tour with Great Escapes Book Tours. The tour ...

TWO PARTS SUGAR, ONE PART MURDER (A Baker Street Mystery) by Valerie Burns is on virtual book tour with Great Escapes Book Tours. The tour stops at Readeropolis with a recipe for lemon zucchini bread and a giveaway. Enjoy!

 About Two Parts Sugar, One Part Murder

Two Parts Sugar, One Part Murder (A Baker Street Mystery) 

Cozy Mystery 1st in Series 

Setting - Michigan 

Kensington Cozies (August 30, 2022) 

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 272 pages 

ISBN-10: ‎ 1496738225 

ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1496738226 

Digital ASIN: ‎ B09MZTN6YC


In this delectable new cozy mystery series, social media maven Maddy Montgomery’s perfectly ’grammable life has come undone, and she’s #StartingOver in a tiny town with one giant problem—a killer on the loose . . .

When Maddy Montgomery’s groom is a no-show to their livestream wedding, it’s a disaster that no amount of filtering can fix. But a surprise inheritance offers a chance to regroup and rebrand—as long as Maddy is willing to live in her late, great-aunt Octavia’s house in New Bison, Michigan, for a year, running her bakery and caring for a 250-pound English mastiff named Baby.

Maddy doesn’t bake, and her Louboutins aren’t made for walking giant dogs around Lake Michigan, but the locals are friendly and the scenery is beautiful. With help from her aunt’s loyal friends, aka the Baker Street Irregulars, Maddy feels ready to tackle any challenge, including Octavia’s award-winning cake recipes. That is, until New Bison’s mayor is fatally stabbed, and Maddy’s fingerprints are found on the knife . . .

Something strange is going on in New Bison. It seems Aunt Octavia had her suspicions, too. But Maddy’s going to need a whole lot more than a trending hashtag to save her reputation—and her life.


About Valerie Burns

Valerie (V. M.) Burns is the author of the Mystery Bookshop Mystery series. Her first book, The Plot is Murder, was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Debut Novel. She is the author of the Dog Club Mystery Series, the RJ Franklin Mysteries, a three-time finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, and an Edgar Award-nominated short story. Her newest series, Baker Street Mysteries, will release later this year, and her Pet Detective Mystery series will release in 2023. Valerie is on the board of Sisters in Crime and the Southeastern Chapter of Mystery Writers of America. She is also a member of Dog Writers of America, Crime Writers of Color, and International Thriller Writers. She is a manager for a Fortune 100 company and a mentor in the Writing Popular Fiction Program at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA. Born and raised in northwestern Indiana, Valerie currently lives in the southeastern United States with her two poodles. Readers can visit her website at

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  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cups sugar
  • 1 finely shredded unpeeled zucchini (don’t squeeze or dry)
  • ¼ cup cooking oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon zest

GLAZE (Optional, but why wouldn’t you?)

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest


  1. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl and set aside.
  2. Combine sugar, zucchini, cooking oil, egg, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
  3. Add dry ingredients to zucchini mixture and stir until just combined.
  4. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Cool in a pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes, and then remove from pan and cool completely.


      7. Combine ingredients for glaze and drizzle over bread. If the bread isn’t cool, the glaze will               soak into the bread and be even more lemony.

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