About the Book
Book: Pint of No Return
Author: Dana Mentink
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Release date: May 25, 2021
The first in new dessert cozy mystery series! A murder in town is bound to shake things up…
After her divorce from her thrice-married embezzler husband, Trinidad Jones is finally ready for a fresh start. So when she’s left one of ex’s businesses in Upper Sprocket, Oregon, she decides to pack up her dog, cash in her settlement, and open her dream business: the Shimmy and Shake Shop, introducing the world to her monster milkshakes. And even with a couple sticky situations underway, namely that the other two ex-wives also call Sprocket home, Trinidad’s life seems to be churning along smoothly.
That is, until she discovers her neighbor, the Popcorn King, head down in his giant popcorn kettle. When one of Trinidad’s fellow ex-wives is accused of the murder and Upper Sprocket descends into mayhem, it’s going to take a supersized scoop of courage to flush out the killer.
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About the Author
Dana Mentink is a two time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award and a Holt Medallion winner. She is the Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of over forty titles in the suspense and lighthearted romance genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Harvest House, and Poisoned Pen Press. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, teen bear cubs affectionately nicknamed Yogi and Boo Boo, Junie, the nutty terrier, and a chubby box turtle. You can connect with Dana via her website at danamentink.com, on Facebook, YouTube (Author Dana Mentink) and Instagram (dana_mentink.)
More from Dana
Freakshakes. The name says it all, right? Allow me to explain. A freakshake is a milkshake festooned with so many extras (sprinkles, cookies, candy, donuts, cake, slabs of pie) that it is hardly liftable. It is the stuff my sugar fantasy dreams are made of! Now picture a freakshake shop called the Shimmy and Shake in the quaint and quirky town of Upper Sprocket in Eastern Oregon. Known as the “Swiss Alps” of Oregon, this fictional place is the new home to a woman named Trinidad Jones, a lady starting out on the second phase of her life after her husband’s betrayal. Sprinkle in a dose of Papa Luis, her darling Cuban grandfather (inspired by my own Cuban grandfather) who drives a classic Buick, and a devoted service dog flunk out named Noodles. You know what’s missing? A murder, of course! That happens shortly after Trinidad opens her new shop, and from there on out it’s a sticky, spine tingling, sweet and satisfying and slightly funny adventure in mystery land. I had an absolute blast writing the first installment in this series, and I’m knee deep in the second as I write this. Thank you for coming along on the adventure and I hope it’s as satisfying as a monster milkshake!
Pint of No Return is written by the talented Dana Mentink. This is a cozy mystery and a fun easy read. Dana Mentink is one of my favorite authors and I have been fortunate enough to read her releases from the last 4 years. She is not only a great writer, but she is super reader friendly and her Facebook reader group she is always posting fun videos.
Pint of No Return is the first book in the Ice Cream Mystery Shop. We meet Trinidad. She is recently divorced and as part of her settlement gets a business in Upper Sprocket, Oregon. She packs her life up and moves to sell some monster shakes. (Side note, I had to make a milkshake while I was reading this book). Sprocket seems like a super fun small town. However, her ex's other previous wives live there also. Which, could prove awkward. This is the type of town that everyone seems to know everyone.
Trinidad stumbles upon Kevin the Popcorn King. One of the ex wives are accused. Trinidad wants to prove that she is innocent and sets out to prove that others may have wanted Kevin dead. Why would someone want a popcorn king dead? There are a lot of characters to be suspicious of. You will have to pay attention to the clues that the author leaves.
The author has created a fun lighthearted cozy mystery. The characters are fun and quirky and my most favorite character was Trinidad's dog, Noodle. The author always creates great mysteries.
I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit Blogging Program, All thoughts are my own.
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To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away the grand prize of a a signed copy of Pint of No Return, an ice cream bowl and spoon set, and a $30 Amazon gift card!!
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