Review of Forever Fudge

Forever Fudge

Candy-Coated Mysteries, Book #6

Nancy CoCo

5 Stars


“Memorable characters, a charming locale, and a satisfying mystery.”–Barbara Allan

When a film crew comes to Mackinac Island, the last thing fudge shop owner Allie McMurphy expects to find is a murder victim . . .


It’s Labor Day weekend, the official end of tourist season, and the beginning of a whole batch of trouble. First, the island is invaded by a TV crew filming a murder mystery pilot, and handsome Hollywood heartthrob Dirk Benjamin needs Allie’s help to prep for his role as local cop Rex Manning. Then, Allie’s bichonpoo Mal sniffs out a real murder in the alley behind the Historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop, a man shot in the head–with a note challenging amateur sleuth Allie to catch the culprit. Like it or not, the fudge maker has to square off against a crazy killer–but this time she may have bitten off more than she can chew . . .

Praise for Nancy Coco and the Candy-Coated Mysteries

“It’s probably best not to read this while you’re too hungry, as the assorted fudge recipes may send you right to the kitchen.” 

The Oakland Tribune 

“The characters are fun and well-developed, the setting is quaint and beautiful.”

RT Book Reviews

“I really enjoyed this cozy mystery and look forward to reading more in this series.”

Fresh Fiction (Goodreads)


The characters are well developed and well rounded.  I always enjoy the time I spend with Allie and her friend Jenn, they are funny and you can tell how much they care about each other.  They always have each other’s backs, and they would do anything for each other.  Allie continues to have two love interests, Trent and Rex, and it is getting a little old to me.  I feel she needs to make a decision and move forward or let them both go.  That is only my opinion and other readers may not agree with me.

The writing style flows smoothly and it defines the characters very clearly through their actions and words.    Mackinac Island, Michigan,  came to life in my mind’s eye and I could picture all of the action taking place and hear conversations going on around me.  The mystery is well plotted and moved along at a steady pace.  There were enough suspects to consider and clues to sift through.  I was fooled by who the killer was, and that made me happy.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  I am looking forward to the next book in this series and I hope the resolution of the triangle.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.