From the start, with a recipe for caramel apple pie fudge,
I knew this adventure would be mouthwateringly decadent.
Third in the Candy-Coated lively crime series,
amateur sleuth Allie McMurphy and Mackinac Island, OH SAY
CAN YOU FUDGE loses no time in involving us.
The lake island serves as a getaway for folks from Chicago
and Detroit, and fudge maker Allie is called to help with
fireworks. The man supervising the Fourth of July
preparations has found a disturbed scene at the firework
warehouse, and by the time Allie arrives, worse has
occurred. Rodney Rivers was the pyro technician but she
finds him slumped over a desk in the warehouse office. Her
police officer friend quickly arrives and warns her to get
out in case of a trigger to explode. Who could have done
such a thing? And why does trouble always find Allie?
I find the island community interesting as only emergency
vehicles are allowed to be driven. Everyone gets around in
more sedate fashion. There's a bridge, and boats, but a
lady pilot is in demand to bring holidaymakers. When the
loudest explosion heard outside a war zone occurs, and a
wildfire threatens, Allie and pilot Sophie are concerned
for the nearby airstrip and plane. The island may have a
killer and arsonist to cope with, at the height of the
summer tourist season.
Allie has a good man for a boyfriend, plus a Bichon Frise
crossed with a poodle, and she inherited a guesthouse
she's trying to drag into the twenty-first century, though
other islanders believe guests come to relax and should
unplug from the internet. Allie makes fudge recipes for
shop. White chocolate blueberry cream pie fudge... sorry,
back to the story. Allie needs to replace the fireworks
display, make red, white and blue fudge and help the
discover who is the mysterious arsonist before more harm
done. After all, her own premises could be next.
There's much work for the first responders, danger,
arsonist profiling and fire study in this top-notch
mystery. As well as key lime fudge made with cream cheese,
no heat required. I'm in awe of the research behind this
seemingly cosy mystery, and I can't wait to make some of
the easy-cook recipes. OH SAY CAN YOU FUDGE by Nancy Coco
is going to the top of my 2015 favourite mystery list.
Allie McMurphy is busy making yummy fudge for the
summer holiday—until murder
gives her something else to chew on. . .
Red, White, And Boom
It's not Fourth of July on Mackinac Island without
fireworks and fudge. The
Historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop is supplying the
treats—and Allie has hired
Rodney Rivers, the biggest name in aerial displays, to
create an unforgettable
spectacle. Unfortunately, Allie finds him dead, covered
with screaming chicken
fireworks, just before the entire warehouse of
pyrotechnics goes up in smoke. Is it
arson or is it murder? Allie and her bichonpoo, Mal, must
sift through the suspects
until the killer is caught and the island can enjoy a