Tuesday, January 14, 2014

All Fudged Up: A Candy-Coated Mystery by Nancy Coco

Allie is refurbishing the old hotel that has been in her family for years.  She's also coming up with some fudge recipes; they're for folks over 21.  They have booze in them.

Kensington Books sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It's been published and you can buy a copy now at your local bookstore.

Allie has plenty to do to get ready for grand opening and she sure didn't need to find a body in her janitor's closet.  She also doesn't like being considered a suspect.  The worst part is that this isn't the only body that's found...

This is a cozy mystery set around hotel lore, good fudge, and girlfriends.  Allie wants to prove she's innocent and find the killer before more people die.  However, she needs to know the motivation and it increasingly looks like it's tied to her hotel.  She didn't know her grandfather all that well.  Could he have been involved in illegal activity?  How far back does this trail go?

I enjoyed the flow of the story, the flavor of the story and the witty comments on all sides.  It takes all her friends to find out who the killer is and you end the story with a smile on your face.  I'm looking forward to seeing Allie in the next story to see if her love life improves and how many more fudge recipes she creates.  By the way, there are a few non-alcoholic recipes included.  There's something for everybody in this story.

Happy reading.

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