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Oh Say Can You Fudge: A Candy-Coated Mystery with Recipes #3

Nancy Coco

ISBN 9780758287144
Publish Date 4/28/2015
Format Paperback
Categories Cozy, Kensington, Candy-Coated Mystery
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“Fun characters, quaint setting, mouth-watering recipes.” —RT Book Reviews

Allie McMurphy is busy making yummy fudge for the summer holiday—until murder gives her something else to chew on…

Red, White, And Boom

It’s not Fourth of July on Mackinac Island without fireworks and fudge. The Historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop is supplying the treats—and Allie has hired Rodney Rivers, the biggest name in aerial displays, to create an unforgettable spectacle. Unfortunately, Allie finds him dead, covered with screaming chicken fireworks, just before the entire warehouse of pyrotechnics goes up in smoke. Is it arson or is it murder? Allie and her bichonpoo, Mal, must sift through the suspects until the killer is caught and the island can enjoy a star-spangled celebration.

Praise for All Fudged Up

“Fun, lively.”—JoAnna Carl

"You won’t have to 'fudge' your enthusiasm for this entertaining series debut." —Miranda James

“A sweet treat with memorable characters, a charming locale, and satisfying mystery.” —Barbara Allan

About Nancy Coco:

Nancy Coco is the acclaimed author of the Candy-Coated Mysteries, the Oregon Honeycomb Mystery series, a number of romantic suspense novels, Western historical romances, and four additional mystery series written under the name Nancy J. Parra. An Air Force veteran who rose to the rank of sergeant, Nancy is a member of an online group of female veterans called RomVets: Military Women Who Have Turned Sword to Pen (RomVets.com). She is also a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. Nancy lives in Oregon with a Bichonpoo affectionately known as “Little Dog” on Facebook and Twitter. Visit her online at NancyJCoco.com.

The author will donate a portion of her earnings from this book to the ASPCA®.

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Average Customer Review

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Customer Review

“A Fudge-Coated Flaming Spectacular” (Thursday, June 25, 2015)
Reviewer: Nancy Narma

Back at Macinac Island, Michigan, everyone is getting ready for a Star-Spangled Fourth of July. Local hotel and fudge shop owner, Allie McMurphy is on the Events Committee, concentrating on the three fireworks displays, which, of course, have to be fabulous. The Committee has hired well-known pyro-technician, Rodney Rivers to create the sparkling displays. Along with all of the last minute details contained in such a holiday extravaganza, Allie receives mysterious messages on her cell phone stating someone has tampered with the entire back row of fireworks! Who could have done such a thing--and why? The fireworks are stored in a locked warehouse—who could have gained entry in there other than Rodney? Allie decides to go and check things out for herself. Maybe it’s just some prankster, trying to set off alarms throughout the Committee? As transportation by foot, carriage, or bicycle are the only methods allowed within the island, Allie pedals out to the warehouse where it looks like she’s not the only one there. Maybe the messages weren’t a rouse after all. She enters the unlocked building and calls out—no one answers. But Allie is determined to find out what’s going on and shocked when she discovers a lifeless male body lying face up with multiple strands of “Paper Chicken” type fireworks draped over him. She calls her friend, super-sexy police officer Rex Manning and lets him know what she has discovered. Rex, worried for Allie’s safety, but also knowing how stubborn she is, warns her to get out of the building. When the chickens start to explode, she quickly calls the fire dept. which notifies the bomb squad as well, and they happen upon the worst disaster Macinac Island has ever seen! This is a huge story for the “Town Crier Newspaper” and a larger dilemma for Allie since all of the fireworks have been destroyed just days before the Fourth.
Will there be enough time to secure replacements? And if so, where does she find another pyro-tech? What a tall order to fill—and she needs to keep Chairperson Amerson

advised and calm. She tries to contact Rodney Rivers to no avail. Was it his body in the warehouse? If so, where is his partner, Henry Schulte? Did he have a hand in this dastardly deed? Is the usual serene Macinac Island under attack from some arsonist’s terror plot? Or is it all just coincidence? It may not be when situations happen a little to close for Allie. Her Boyfriend Trent worries that the happenings will threaten the lives of the residents and guests on the island. Will the terror include “The McMurphy”? You’ll thoroughly enjoy this fudge-covered cozy and be waiting impatiently for the next “Allie Adventure”. In case you missed the first book of this series, “All Fudged Up”, the Author has graciously included a taste to whet your appetite along with several fudge recipes, including “Caramel Apple Pie Fudge”, “White Chocolate Blueberry Cream Pie Fudge”, “Banana Cream Pie Fudge” and “Coconut Cream No-Bake Fudge”, just to name a few.
You do not have to start with the first book to enjoy the hi-jinx of Allie and frisky canine companion “Mal” (short for Marshmallow) and you will quickly become acquainted with her staff and friends. If you’re a cozy lover, be sure to check this series out. It will have you salivating for more!
Nancy Narma

“A Fudge-Coated Flaming Spectacular” (Thursday, June 25, 2015)
Reviewer: Nancy Narma

Back at Macinac Island, Michigan, everyone is getting ready for a Star-Spangled Fourth of July. Local hotel and fudge shop owner, Allie McMurphy is on the Events Committee, concentrating on the three fireworks displays, which, of course, have to be fabulous. The Committee has hired well-known pyro-technician, Rodney Rivers to create the sparkling displays. Along with all of the last minute details contained in such a holiday extravaganza, Allie receives mysterious messages on her cell phone stating someone has tampered with the entire back row of fireworks! Who could have done such a thing--and why? The fireworks are stored in a locked warehouse—who could have gained entry in there other than Rodney? Allie decides to go and check things out for herself. Maybe it’s just some prankster, trying to set off alarms throughout the Committee? As transportation by foot, carriage, or bicycle are the only methods allowed within the island, Allie pedals out to the warehouse where it looks like she’s not the only one there. Maybe the messages weren’t a rouse after all. She enters the unlocked building and calls out—no one answers. But Allie is determined to find out what’s going on and shocked when she discovers a lifeless male body lying face up with multiple strands of “Paper Chicken” type fireworks draped over him. She calls her friend, super-sexy police officer Rex Manning and lets him know what she has discovered. Rex, worried for Allie’s safety, but also knowing how stubborn she is, warns her to get out of the building. When the chickens start to explode, she quickly calls the fire dept. which notifies the bomb squad as well, and they happen upon the worst disaster Macinac Island has ever seen! This is a huge story for the “Town Crier Newspaper” and a larger dilemma for Allie since all of the fireworks have been destroyed just days before the Fourth.
Will there be enough time to secure replacements? And if so, where does she find another pyro-tech? What a tall order to fill—and she needs to keep Chairperson Amerson

advised and calm. She tries to contact Rodney Rivers to no avail. Was it his body in the warehouse? If so, where is his partner, Henry Schulte? Did he have a hand in this dastardly deed? Is the usual serene Macinac Island under attack from some arsonist’s terror plot? Or is it all just coincidence? It may not be when situations happen a little to close for Allie. Her Boyfriend Trent worries that the happenings will threaten the lives of the residents and guests on the island. Will the terror include “The McMurphy”? You’ll thoroughly enjoy this fudge-covered cozy and be waiting impatiently for the next “Allie Adventure”. In case you missed the first book of this series, “All Fudged Up”, the Author has graciously included a taste to whet your appetite along with several fudge recipes, including “Caramel Apple Pie Fudge”, “White Chocolate Blueberry Cream Pie Fudge”, “Banana Cream Pie Fudge” and “Coconut Cream No-Bake Fudge”, just to name a few.
You do not have to start with the first book to enjoy the hi-jinx of Allie and frisky canine companion “Mal” (short for Marshmallow) and you will quickly become acquainted with her staff and friends. If you’re a cozy lover, be sure to check this series out. It will have you salivating for more!
Nancy Narma


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