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The author of Bun for Your Life returns to Destiny, New York, where bakery owners and amateur sleuths Molly Tyler and Olivia Williams never crumble under pressure…

While the rest of Destiny is focused on the arrival of an upper crust perfume mogul, Molly is more concerned about what’s on the front page of the newspaper: her mother. Library director Anne Tyler was photographed at the most romantic restaurant in town having a cozy dinner with library advisory board member Philip Baldelli. But there’s more for Molly to worry about after Philip is found dead a few days later.

When Detective Sean Corsino zeroes in on Anne as a person of interest in the case, it turns down the heat on his budding romance with Molly. But after he’s injured during the course of his investigation, Molly and Olivia must step in to sift through the clues and clear Anne’s name.

Q: Thanks for stopping by, Karoline! Tell us about your protagonist, Molly (and of course I must congratulate you on your excellent name choice)

A: Molly owns Bread and Batter Bakery with her best friend, Olivia. She’s lived in Destiny her entire life. She’s divorced, and has a new man in her life, a certain detective who’s new in town. She adores dogs, drives a Prius, and doesn’t eat meat.

Q: How much of you is in your protagonist? How would you feel about Molly if you met her in real life?

A: Molly and I both have a sense of humor. We’re both from upstate New York and we’re both Nancy Drew fans. I think as friends, we’d be great. Especially, since she owns a bakery; free cupcakes, you know.

Q: Do your characters change and evolve throughout consecutive books in the series?

A: In the first book of my series, Molly is still harboring feelings for her ex-husband, but as she and Detective Corsino get closer, she moves on.

Q: Have you ever thought of killing someone that you know in real life–on the pages of a murder mystery, I mean?

A: What a great question, I’ve never been asked that before! I’ve actually thought of making people I’m not fond of the killer, but not the “killee.”

Q: How realistic is your setting? Do you take liberties, or are you true to life?

A: Definitely liberties! Destiny, N.Y. is based on towns I’m familiar with in the Finger Lakes area of upstate New York, where my family is from. It’s a beautiful area and it’s the only place I considered for this series. There are apple orchards and wineries up there, so that part is true to life, but Destiny is a product of my imagination.

Q: When the movie or TV series is made, who plays the major parts?

A: For Molly I like Anna Paquin. I can see Christina Ricci as Olivia, and for Detective Corsino, I like Christopher Meloni from Law & Order in his much younger days!

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Q: What’s the worst and best advice you’ve heard or received as an author?

A: The best advice I’ve heard is always be true to your voice. The worst advice was that I should first write everything in longhand, in a notebook! Yikes! I’d still be writing if I did that.

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I live in a small Connecticut town with my husband. When I’m not writing, I’m either reading, spending time by the water, taking pictures, traveling, indulging in social media, accompanying above-mentioned husband to New York Yankees games, or doing anything that does not involve math…

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