Thursday, May 6, 2021

Book Spotlight: Pint of No Return by Dana Mentink

About the Book

Book: Pint of No Return

Author: Dana Mentink

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Release date: May 25, 2021

The first in new dessert cozy mystery series! A murder in town is bound to shake things up…

After her divorce from her thrice-married embezzler husband, Trinidad Jones is finally ready for a fresh start. So when she’s left one of ex’s businesses in Upper Sprocket, Oregon, she decides to pack up her dog, cash in her settlement, and open her dream business: the Shimmy and Shake Shop, introducing the world to her monster milkshakes. And even with a couple sticky situations underway, namely that the other two ex-wives also call Sprocket home, Trinidad’s life seems to be churning along smoothly.

That is, until she discovers her neighbor, the Popcorn King, head down in his giant popcorn kettle. When one of Trinidad’s fellow ex-wives is accused of the murder and Upper Sprocket descends into mayhem, it’s going to take a supersized scoop of courage to flush out the killer.


“Point taken,” Trinidad said. “I’ll bake them when I get back from my errands and freeze them for the opening. I have to run to the storage unit and finally pick up a few final things, go ahead and lock up the shop if I’m not back when you finish for today, okay?” She knew Carlos had afternoon football practice and they’d chatted about doing some additional odd jobs around town in their effort to bankroll a used Plymouth while they were both studying up for their driving permits. She eyed the fresh coat of pink paint the boys had been applying to the walls. “Looks like you’re almost done.”

Diego pointed to the longest wall. “We calculated the volume of paint just right, considering we had to apply a third coat. Freaky how your husband’s name keeps showing through. Reminds me of a horror movie I watched, like he’s rematerializing in town again since all his ex-wives are living here now…” Carlos broke off as his brother elbowed him in the ribs.

“Ex-husband,” she said, “and that would be a good trick for him to rematerialize himself out of jail.” She swallowed down a lick of something that was part shame, part anger as she considered the spot where ‘Gabe’s Hot Dogs’ once was emblazoned in blocky letters.

mayhem, it’s going to take a supersized scoop of courage to flush out the killer.

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About the Author

Dana Mentink is a two time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award and a Holt Medallion winner. She is the Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of over forty titles in the suspense and lighthearted romance genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Harvest House, and Poisoned Pen Press.

Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, teen bear cubs affectionately nicknamed Yogi and Boo Boo, Junie, the nutty terrier, and a chubby box turtle.

You can connect with Dana via her website at, on Facebook, YouTube (Author Dana Mentink) and Instagram (dana_mentink.)

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