A Midsummer Night’s Fudge
A Candy-Coated Mystery, Book #10
During the Midsummer Night’s Festival, Allie decides to take her bichonpoo, Mal, home to spare her furry little ears from the sounds of fireworks. But on her way back, Allie spots a body in the lake. Just minutes ago, Winona Higer was crowning the event’s Queen—could the competition have really been that deadly?
While she ponders the mystery the next morning, Allie prepares her favorite dark chocolate cherry fudge recipe. But she’s soon recruited to sub for the late Winona and serve as parade float judge, among other duties. As she hears rumors and gossip, and learns of mean pranks and threatening notes, her instincts kick in—despite her boyfriend the cop’s disapproval. Now, between managing a new hire and keeping the tourists filled with fudge, she’s dealing with a case that’s boiling over . . . (Goodreads)
The characters are well rounded and well developed. It was good to get to spend time with Allie, Jenn, Rex and Mal, Allie’s puppy. Again Allie stumbles across a dead body, the woman in charge of the festival that the citizens of Mackinac Island are enjoying. When a second person is murdered Allie feels she has to solve the murders. Her and Mal are on the case.
The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions kept me engaged throughout the entire book. The writing style flows smoothly and it helped to define the characters very clearly by their actions and words. The mystery was well plotted and it was very hard to solve.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. Check out Allie, Mal and the fudge making.
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate. (Goodreads)