September 23, 2018

Forever Fudge! by Nancy Coco - Review

Book details
Series: A Candy-coated Mystery (Book 6)
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Kensington; Reissue edition (September 25, 2018)
ISBN-13: 978-1496716064

Book description
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 . .

Meet the author - Nancy Coco
Nancy Coco is the byline chosen by popular author Nancy J. Parra for use exclusively with the Candy-Coated Mysteries series. With degrees in engineering, journalism and a MA in Writing Popular Fiction, Nancy has published in cozy mystery, romantic suspense, and sweet western historical romances. An Air Force veteran who rose to the rank of sergeant, Nancy is a member of an on-line group of female veterans who are authors—“Military Women Who Have Turned Sword to Pen.” The group’s website is Nancy is also a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. She has given workshops on a number of writing topics and enjoys doing author panels at fan conferences such as Malice Domestic and Bouchercon. She lives in Oregon with her dog—a bichonpoo affectionately known as Little Dog on Nancy’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.


My thoughts
This has been a fun series to read and I was happy to get the chance to read this latest installment.  I enjoy the author's writing style as she makes the words just flow off the page. You never know what Allie and her pup are going to be up to next. I liked how in this one the actual murder resembled the show they were filming in Allie's town. You thought you were just going to hear about the show and the next thing you know Mal has sniffed out a murder victim. Then you are led on a series of twists and turns while Allie is trying to solve the case. Just when you think it is all solved her comes another twist. I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to more by this author.

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