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Murder with a Cherry on Top

(2018)
(The first book in the Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shoppe Mystery series)
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Kate McKay had doubts about swapping her high-powered life in Manhattan for Wolfert’s Roost, the quaint Hudson Valley village where she grew up. But her ailing grandmother needs her, so Kate decides to start fresh and indulge her dream of running an ice cream shop. All goes smoothly—until she’s reunited with old acquaintances nuttier than a vat of rocky road . . .
 
Kate should be thrilled about opening Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shoppe. Instead her spirits melt like soft serve in the summer when she learns that her childhood frenemy, Ashley Winthrop, has started selling frozen treats in the bakery across the street. Turns out, Ashley hasn’t sweetened since high school. And, once again, she’s game for some very unfriendly competition . . .
 
But before Ashley can kill Kate’s new business, someone kills Ashley—stabbing her inside the bakery. Worse, the murder occurs right after the two rivals drew crowds with a heated argument, leaving half of Wolfert’s Roost speculating that Kate was finally pushed over the edge. With her reputation in serious trouble, Kate is determined to get the real scoop—even if it means joining forces with a former flame. But she’ll need far more than a sprinkle of wit if she wants to expose the killer and live to see another sundae . . .
 
“Decadent, deadly, and delightful! Murder with a Cherry on Top is a charmer of a cozy mystery. A delicious read that left me hungry for more.”
—Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author
 
Includes mouthwatering ice cream recipes from the Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shoppe!



Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

"Murder with a Cherry on Top is a sweet treat. I loved everything about the Hudson Valley setting, from the small-town ice cream shop to the organic cows. Cynthia Baxter's characters feel real enough to touch and her descriptions are mouthwatering. This book is best read with a spoon and a tub of ice cream nearby." - Laurien Berenson

"Ice cream lovers and mystery fans alike will gobble up this charming cozy featuring ice cream store owner and aficionado, Kate McKay. Chock full of mouthwatering ice cream treats, a clever plot twist, and a dollop of romance, Murder with a Cherry on Top is an absolutely yummy read!" - Laura Levine

"Decadent, deadly, and delightful! Murder with a Cherry on Top is a charmer of a cozy mystery. A delicious read that left me hungry for more." - Jenn McKinlay

"Wake up, Rip Van Winkle! Katy McKay's returned to the Hudson Valley and is mixing up sweet ice cream treats, rekindling an old romance, and solving a sticky murder. Cynthia Baxter's Murder with a Cherry on Top is every bit as delicious as a hot fudge sundae, and I can't wait for a second helping!" - Leslie Meier


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Used availability for Cynthia Baxter's Murder with a Cherry on Top

Hardback Editions

March 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Murder with a Cherry on Top (A Lickety Splits Mystery)
Author(s): Cynthia Baxter
ISBN: 1-4967-1412-1 / 978-1-4967-1412-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

December 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Murder with a Cherry on Top (A Lickety Splits Mystery)
Author(s): Cynthia Baxter
ISBN: 1-4967-1413-X / 978-1-4967-1413-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

March 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Murder with a Cherry on Top (Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shoppe Mystery)
Author(s): Cynthia Baxter
ISBN: 1-5200-9711-5 / 978-1-5200-9711-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


March 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Murder with a Cherry on Top (Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shoppe Mystery)
Author(s): Cynthia Baxter
ISBN: 1-5200-9715-8 / 978-1-5200-9715-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Murder with a Cherry on Top
Author(s): Cynthia Baxter
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon   


March 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Murder with a Cherry on Top
Author(s): Cynthia Baxter
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon AU   


March 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Murder with a Cherry on Top
Author(s): Cynthia Baxter
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Murder with a Cherry on Top
Author(s): Cynthia Baxter
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Murder with a Cherry on Top (A Lickety Splits Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Cynthia Baxter
Publisher: Kensington Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU