Cooking the Books: A Sloane Templeton Mystery

| August 17, 2013


Cooking the Books: A Sloane Templeton Mystery

After her mother dies from a heart attack, Sloane Templeton goes from Cyber Crimes
Unit to bookstore owner before she can blink. She also “inherits” a half-batty store
manager; a strange bunch of little old people from the neighborhood who meet at the
store once a week, but never read books, called the Granny Oakleys Book Club; and
Aunt Verline, who fancies herself an Iron Chef when in reality you need a cast iron
stomach to partake of her culinary disasters. And with a group like this you should
never ask, “What else can go wrong?”

A lot! Sloane begins
to receive cyber threats. While Sloane uses her computer forensic skills to uncover
the source of the threats, it is discovered someone is out to kill her. Can her life
get more crazy?

“Bonnie Calhoun’s first Sloane
Templeton mystery, Cooking the Books, is one of the most
delightful new fiction voices I’ve read in years. My only complaint–waiting for the
sequel. If this book doesn’t have you ROFLOL, you’d better check your
pulse!”–Jeanette Windle

“Bonnie Calhoun’s debut novel,
Cooking the Books, is as fun and quirky as the author herself.
The cast of characters brims with unexpected humor and heart, and Sloane’s take on
the world around her keeps the reader eagerly turning pages to see what she’ll say
or do next. I look forward to more Sloane Templeton adventures.”   Sandra D.
Bricker, award-winning author of the Emma Rae Creation series that began with
Always the Baker, Never the Bride


“What do a gangsta ex-boyfriend, gunslinging grannies,
computer hacking, two very unusual books, and the world’s worst chef all have in
common? You’ll find them in Bonnie Calhoun’s debut novel, Cooking the
. It’s a one-of-a-kind a potboiler filled to the brim with plot
twists, romance, and humor. A tasty treat for romantic suspense
Acker, author of When the Devil Whistles and Dead Man’s Rule

“Bonnie S. Calhoun is a master weaver of snarky humor and
suspense. Cooking the Books is fast paced, laugh out loud funny
with enough suspense to make you shiver. Sloane is an oxymoron: tough as nails on
crime and injustice, yet her Aunt Verline and Fifi, her nutty store manager,
manipulate her. Novel Rocket and I give it a high recommendation. It’s a must read.”
-  Ane Mulligan, Sr. Editor Novel Rocket

“Bonnie S. Calhoun
pens a heroine with snap and pizzazz. Sloane Templeton wonders why an old book is
cause for bullets, and whether her refusal to sell her business justifies
harrassment. A fast-paced mystery full of colorful characters and a last minute
twist–what’s not to love?” ~ S. Dionne Moore, Author of Promise
, 2010 and 2011 Carol Award


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