All I Want For Christmas Is Fudge
Candy-Coated Mystery Series, Book #3.5
This Christmas, event planner Jenn Christensen has come back to the winter wonderland of Mackinac Island, Michigan, to race for charity in the Santa Fun Run, rekindle her love for CSI tech Shane Carpenter, and indulge in her BFF Allie McMurphy’s fabulous fudge. But there’s one event she didn’t plan—chasing down a killer. After finding a deceased Santa in a snowbank, she’s shocked to discover the police suspect her of murder. It’s up to Jenn, Allie, and a helpful golden retriever named Marley to catch the killer and find out who’s at the top of the naughty list. (Goodreads)
The characters are well developed and well rounded. I enjoyed spending more time with Jenn and Allie, finding out what they have been up to. Mal, Allie’s little dog, did not have anything to do with this mystery (as she has in the other books) but we still have a dog play an important role. Marley was an adorable addition to this book.
The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through much of this book, I felt like I was right there, watching the activity take place all around me. The mystery is well plotted and had enough suspects and twists and turns to keep me guessing.
I would recommend this cozy novella to anyone who enjoys a well crafted mystery. If you are a fan of this series, it is a great quick addition. If you have not read this series, what are you waiting for? All of the books in this series have been great.