Sundaes and Suspicion Mini Box

A Book & a Bath Mini Box

We can’t be the only ones who daydream about opening up a fun retail establishment. For Bronwyn, that dream means taking her MBA and creativity and revamping her family’s ice cream parlor.  But a complete renovation of the shop, to include a view of the town’s famous waterfall, and her grandmother’s no-fail recipes are no match for a freak snow storm on opening day.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, that same night, a man who tried to destroy her family’s business years before turns up dead behind the shop. All fingers are pointing toward Bronwyn’s father, but she just can’t believe it’s true.

With some assistance from her grandpa and a pair of quirky friends, she’ll work to uncover the truth while trying to build her business, one scoop and  flavor at a time.

  • Ice cream…need we say more?
  • Hilarious friends and situations
  • Small town vibes
  • Did we mention ice cream?
  • Small biz dreams
  • A smart protagonist with a can-do attitude
  • Cozy mysteries
  • Small town fiction
  • Family drama
  • Sophia Kelly, Bailey Cates, & Juliet Blackwell


What's Inside This Box?

The Book

Recent MBA grad Bronwyn Crewse has just taken over her family’s ice cream shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and she’s going back to basics. Win, as she is know to her family and friends, is renovating Crewse Creamery to restore its former glory, and filling the menu with delicious, homemade ice cream flavors—many from her grandmother’s original recipes. But unexpected construction delays mean she misses the summer season, and the shop has a literal cold opening: the day she opens her doors an early first snow descends on the village and keeps the customers away.

To make matters worse, that evening, Win finds a body in the snow, and it turns out the dead man was a grifter with an old feud with the Crewse family. Soon, Win’s father is implicated in his death. It’s not easy to juggle a new-to-her business while solving a crime, but Win is determined to do it. With the help of her quirky best friends and her tight-knit family, she’ll catch the ice cold killer before she has a meltdown…

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Published: May 2020

The Goodies

Death by Death by Chocolate Candle

This candle is everything we love about chocolate…without the calories! And while our sincerest hope is that we all live a long, long life, given the choice of how we want to go…death by death by chocolate sounds pretty good.

Strawberry & Raspberry Bath Salts

This fun scent was inspired by two different ice cream desserts mentioned in the book and has us daydreaming about summer…and ice cream, of course!

Banana Split Lip Balm

This lip balm takes us right back to our childhood. Can’t you just see it, the banana piled high with ice cream, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and a cherry? Pucker up and be warned. This sweet flavor might have you searching for a local ice cream parlor.

The Good Cause

We will donate a portion of the profits of this box to Forward Cities, a non-profit working to equip communities and regions to grow and sustain more equitable entrepreneurial ecosystems. 

Forward Cities is committed to authenticity, trust, equity, and inclusion, humility, growth, joy, and building a legacy that removes barriers to entrepreneurship for current and future generations.

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