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Greetings, potential readers! Breakfast at Madeline's was previously published by Signet and received the Malice Domestic Award. The Library Journal called Breakfast at Madeline's "the perfect antidote for a rainy day."


Jacob Burns - husband, father, and frustrated writer - has finally sold a screenplay. To a major Hollywood studio, no less. But success isn't all it's cracked up to be. Now he has writer's block and spends his days drinking coffee at his favorite cafe, Madeline's. That is, until one warm autumn morning when Donald Penn, an eccentric Madeline's regular, hands Jacob a key and drops dead at his feet. Soon Jacob's home is burglarized and his family threatened, and he becomes involved in a puzzling mystery that exposes him to some of the finest families in Saratoga Springs, New York - and some of the worst in human behavior.

Praise for Breakfast at Madeline's, Winner of the Malice Domestic Award:

"A breezy narrative filled with excitement and wit. The perfect antidote for a rainy day." - Library Journal

"Witten delights with his charming characters, especially Burns himself." - Publishers Weekly

"A success. Fast... lighthearted... Witten presents his characters and plot twists in a straightforward and believable manner." - Albany Times-Union

"Interesting characters, a substantial plot, and a subtle sense of humor." - The Mystery News

"Charming, witty and moving... an irresistible read. Jacob Burns is a welcome addition to crime fiction." - Don Winslow, author of Savages

"Mystery fans are going to love this guy." - Laura Lippman, author of The Most Dangerous Thing

"Jacob Burns is a wise-cracking, write-at-home dad with a nose for trouble... Matt Witten is an up-and-coming comic genius in the amateur sleuth game. Watch this guy, but don't spill your coffee!" -- Sujata Massey, Agatha Award-winning author of the Rei Shimura mysteries

"A breezy, funny whodunit. The plot is fun, but it takes a backseat to the loopy, charming Jacob Burns." - Tom Savage, author of Valentine

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  • Publication Date: November 29, 2012
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Print Length: 256 Pages
  • File Size: 595 KB

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