Bagels and Blackmail by C. A. Phipps

Book 2 in the Maple Lane Mysteries series

Madeline Flynn’s Maine Coon cat is more than a pet… much more, and now, just when her bakery is taking off, and life in the small town of Maple Falls settling down, someone’s stolen him, along with several other pets.

When ransom letters start appearing all over town, with a slice of blackmail thrown in, handsome Sheriff Ethan Tanner is doing what he can to solve the crimes, but Maddie cannot sit by and watch, while Big Red is missing. Going against Ethan’s, and her darling Gran’s wishes, she once again decides to do her own sleuthing, with a little help from her friends.

The Maple Lane Mysteries are light cozy mysteries featuring a quirky cat-loving bakery owner who discovers she’s a talented amateur sleuth.

Bagels and Blackmail is the second book in the Maple Lane Cozy Series, and it’s another great story.
Madeline has decided to bring on extra help in the bakery, she’s decided to try making bagels as another baked good to sell at the bakery, and pets have started disappearing in Maple Falls. Unfortunately, Big Red Maddie’s 11-year-old Maine Coon cat is one of the animals that’s disappeared. Will Maddie see Big Red again? – Alisha