OH, FUDGE! is book five in Nancy Coco's Candy-Coated
cozy mystery series featuring hotelier and fudge maker Allie
McMurphy. Although this book is part of a series, readers
new to the series should still be able to enjoy OH, FUDGE!.
This book includes a family feud that Allie didn't even
know she was involved in. Allie had no idea her cousin Tori
was a little miffed that Allie solely inherited the McMurphy
hotel and fudge shop. This newly discovered polite animosity
makes trying to clear Tori from suspicion of murder a little
difficult. It doesn't help that Tori was found at the
murder scene, covered in blood, and clutching the murder
weapon. Butterflies and burglaries play a part in the
tangled murder mystery that Allie tries to unravel.
Barbara Smart is a nightmare of a homicide victim for
investigators because so many people had a motive for
wanting her dead. The risk to Allie gets progressively worse
as she discovers more about the victim and asks probing
questions. Allie persists even when the police and her
cousin tell her to back off. There are numerous brainteasers
in OH, FUDGE! for readers to try to wrap their minds around.
Allie and the police investigating the murder are thrown a
bit off balance because this mystery could have multiple
villains working separately or together. Things get even
more personal for Allie when her love life works its way
into her investigation.
OH, FUDGE! is full of suspense and surprises, with fun
friendships to ease the tension. Nancy Coco details the bias
consistent with insular communities such as Mackinac Island.
No matter how rooted she is to the island, Allie is still
considered a "Fudgie" versus a true islander. Through
everything, Allie has her loyal dog Mal, BFF Jenn, intrepid
reporter Liz McElroy, and the bride and groom-to-be Frances
and Mr. Devaney for support and to assist in her sleuthing.
As a romance fan, I can't wait to see what twists Allie's
love life takes in future stories. I look forward to the
mystery by Nancy Coco.
Life is always sweet in Allie McMurphy’s delectable fudge
shop. But murder can make things unpleasantly sticky . . .
A DEADLY CONFECTION
After Allie inherited her family’s McMurphy Hotel and Fudge
Shop, cousin Tori moved off to California in a bitter huff,
and the two haven’t spoken since. So to have her cousin
reappear on Mackinac Island without warning is a big
surprise—but not as surprising as finding her standing over
a dead woman impaled with a garden spade in the Mackinac
Butterfly House. Butterflies may be free, but Tori won’t be
for much longer—unless the cousins can bury the hatchet and
work together to catch a killer who’s taken flight. Because
when it comes to family, blood is thicker than fudge . . .