Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Book Review: ALL FUDGED UP (A Candy-Coated Mystery with Recipes) by Nancy Coco


Welcome to the Historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop--where life is sweet, revenge is sweeter, and murder is here to to stay…

You Can't Fudge An Alibi

Allie McMurphy is up to her neck in renovations at the grand old hotel that's been in her family for generations. With its quaint Victorian charm--and world-famous fudge shop--the place is one of Mackinac Island's most beloved landmarks.

Sure, every family has a skeleton or two in the closet. But Allie didn't expect to find an actual corpse inside hers, especially one Joe Jessup, who had a long-running feud with her dear departed grandfather. Which makes Allie the number-one suspect.

Can she sniff out the culprit before another victim checks in?


Allie returns to the historic hotel and fudge shop that had been run by her grandfather for years and has definitely seen better days.  As she tries to spruce up the place, she finds the dead body of her grandfather's arch rival. As the one who found the body and the family feud, Allie is sure to be a suspect. With the inevitable conflict with the detective in charge of the case, Allie tries to figure out the murderer.  The story continues with the many quirky individuals so often found in small communities and mystery stories.  Her dog, Mal, is a character as well.  

This is an easy read for the summer TBR pile with more in the series promised. A plus is the collection of various different fudges for those of you like me who realllly like fudge!  (I suspect the secret ingredient of the McMurphy fudge is not revealed though!).  The sequel, TO FUDGE OR NOT TO FUDGE, is scheduled for September 2014.

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