Food Blogger Mysteries


Book One in the Food Blogger Mystery series

“This new series is a great choice for fans of Joanne Fluke’s Hannah Swensen series and/or Peg Cochran’s Farmer’s Daughter’s Mysteries.” RT Book Reviews, 4 stars

“Wow – where do I begin? This is a fantastic start to a new series I hope will offer many future books. This series has all the wonderful elements cozy readers look forward to.” Laura’s Interests

“Wow, home run for this new series!” The Montana Bookaholic

Leaving behind a failed career as a magazine editor and an embarrassing stint on a reality baking show, newly divorced lifestyle entrepreneur Hope Early thought things were finally on the upswing–until she comes face-to-face with a murderer . .

Hope’s schedule is already jam packed with recipe testing and shameless plugs for her food blog as she rushes off to attend a spring garden tour in the charming town of Jefferson, Connecticut. Unfortunately, it isn’t the perfectly arranged potted plants that grab her attention–it’s the bloody body of reviled real estate agent Peaches McCoy . . .

One of the tour guests committed murder, and all eyes are on Hope’s younger sister, Claire Dixon–who, at best, saw Peaches as a professional rival. And suspicions really heat up when another murder occurs the following night. Now, with two messy murders shaking Jefferson and all evidence pointing to Claire, Hope must set aside her burgeoning brand to prove her sister’s innocence. But the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she gets to a killer intent on making sure her life goes permanently out of style . . .

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Book Two in the Food Blogger Mystery series

“Sennefelder takes a well-worn formula and pushes it to the edge. Readers may well be tempted to side with the police in their assessment of the heroine’s detective prowess.” Kirkus Reviews

“The Hidden Corpse is a fantastic cozy mystery! I devoured this book in a day because I didn’t want to stop reading it.” Elle G. Reads

“The author does a great job of describing the setting of this story, I actually felt like I was there. There were twists and turns that left me guessing.” Melina’s Book Blog


Former reality TV baking show contestant and recent divorcée Hope Early is trying to find her recipe for success as a food blogger—but murder keeps getting in the mix . . .

When Hope’s elderly neighbor perishes in a home fire, she can’t help but feel somewhat responsible. Only the day before, Peggy Olson had called her over, having burned a pot on the stove while she was sleeping and filling the house with smoke. In fact, she couldn’t even remember cooking. Clearly, it was dangerous for the woman to live alone.

But it turns out she wasn’t alone. When a second body is discovered in the basement of the burned house, suddenly what appeared to be a tragic accident is beginning to look like premeditated murder. As rumors spread like wildfire, Hope is determined to sort out the facts and smoke out a killer, but she might be jumping from the frying pan straight into the fire . . .

Includes Recipes from Hope’s Kitchen!

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Book three in the Food Blogger Mystery series.

The whodunit was really top notch & kept me guessing.”  Goodreads review.

“Debra Sennefelder has done it again, her small town has a big heart and a bigger murder problem!” ~A Wytch’s Book Review Blog

“A great addition to a fantastic cozy series . . . a thrilling culinary-themed cozy that makes for a great read.” ~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

“Emotionally charged and full of shady connections, this is a book about moving forward and dealing with life’s difficult situations head-on . . . You may want to read this book while waiting for a few of the delicious recipes included to bake up.” ~Laura’s Interests

Food blogger Hope Early finds one item not on her scavenger hunt list—a dead husband . . .

Between developing her food blog, Hope at Home, and choosing low-cal recipes for a feature in Cooking Now! magazine, Hope has a full plate. Still, she’s never too busy to compete in a Jefferson, Connecticut, tradition—the town’s annual scavenger hunt.

But as she races with her team to check off the next item, Hope discovers a grisly surprise—the body of shady real estate developer Lionel Whitcomb, shot in a parking lot. His wife Elaine, who’s also in the hunt, gasps and nearly faints. But two other women on the scene cry out that their husband is dead.

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Book four in the Food Blogger Mystery series.

“Ms. Sennefelder does an excellent job of blending some intense situations with some lighthearted moments to keep the story well in the cozy realm . . . All the clues were cleverly placed and the big reveal was a total surprise.”                  

Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

“Great characters and lots of twists and red herrings as well as plenty of family and friendship. An excellent cozy!” Goodreads review.

“With all the elements one desires in an amateur sleuth mystery, this story also has a knife sharp edge . . . The book is also filled with friends and food, making me long for dinners with extended family.”

Laura’s Interests

Food blogger Hope Early takes on a cold case that’s heating up fast . . .

Building on her recipe for success with her food blog, Hope at Home, Hope is teaching her first blogging class at the local library in Jefferson, Connecticut. She’s also learning about podcasts, including a true-crime one called Search for the Missing, hosted by Hope’s childhood friend, Devon Markham. Twenty years ago on Valentine’s Day, right here in Jefferson, Devon’s mom disappeared and was never found. Finally Devon has returned to solve the mystery of what happened to her mother—and she asks Hope to help.

The next day Hope discovers Devon’s apartment has been ransacked. Her laptop with the research on her mother’s cold case is missing, and Devon is nowhere to be found. When her friend’s body is later discovered in a car wreck, Hope is convinced it’s no accident. Clearly, Devon was too close to the truth, and the cold-blooded killer is still at large in Jefferson. Now it’s up to Hope to find the guilty party—before the food blogger herself becomes the next subject of another true-crime podcast . . .

Includes Recipes from Hope’s Kitchen!

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Book Five in The Food Blogger Mystery Series.

“I was totally gob smacked when the killer was actually revealed. I was holding my breath throughout the entire scene and still couldn’t believe what I was reading leading me to read it again and again. Wow, the author got me good.”

~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

“The Corpse in the Gazebo by Debra Sennefelder is such a great book that I couldn’t figure out whodunit until the MC figured it out.” 

~Baroness’ Book Trove

. . . a fabulous read as the clues play out keeping you guessing while also providing plenty of entertainment. Sennefelder really has a writing style that pulls you into the story making for a delightful read sure to please fans of cozy mysteries. I totally loved it so I give it 5/5 stars.

~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Food blogging is turning Hope Early into a household name. But the dead body down the block makes her a #1 suspect . . .

It seems everyone loves Hope’s blog these days, and she’s busier than ever volunteering to help other women create their own paths to success. So she’s shocked when a neighbor petitions to run Hope right out of her small Connecticut town! Set in her ways, apparently Birdie Donovan doesn’t like the chaos Hope’s sleuthing creates, the police activity and crime scenes, and it’s happening way too often lately. Eager to make amends, Hope bakes Birdie a batch of her best muffins. The delicious treats might have smoothed things over—until Hope discovers Birdie dead in her gazebo the very next day . . .

Now instead of worrying about holding on to her beloved home, Hope is trying to stay out of jail. Because suddenly she’s the lead suspect in the case. Not even her boyfriend, Police Chief Ethan Cahill, is promising he can clear her name, much less discuss the investigation with her. It’s up to Hope to get to bake new ground on the case before the lifestyle brand she’s created—and her whole life—crumbles . . .

Includes Recipes from Hope’s Kitchen!

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Hope Early has to contend with ghosts, a fatal curse, and a decades-old family secret to catch a killer in the new Food Blogger Mystery . . .

When her best friend’s Aunt Issy falls ill, food blogger Hope Early agrees to help him hand out Halloween candy at his aunt’s house, which is rumored to be cursed. A murder-suicide took place there a century ago, and legend has it that a woman has died there every twenty years since—on Halloween. Hope doesn’t really believe in curses or ghosts, but when all the trick-or-treaters are gone and she discovers a woman’s dead body on the front lawn, she wonders if the curse might be real after all.

Then Hope and her friend discover a cache of love letters linking the dead woman to Aunt Issy’s husband years ago, and Hope is certain they’ve uncovered the motive for murder—and the police are certain Aunt Issy is their main suspect. Determined to prove Issy’s innocence and nab the real culprit, Hope starts shaking other branches of the family tree. But she forgets that Halloween isn’t the only day people hide behind masks, and if she’s not careful, Hope will come face-to-face with a ghoulish fiend who’s not afraid to kill again . . .

Recipes included!