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Book #2 in the Oh! Fudge Cozy Mystery Series, Candy Corn Crime is now available! Find the book on Amazon right here -> http://amzn.to/2djucSw
Welcome to Cider Island – a town where anyone who’s anyone knows something about someone. It’s just that kind of place. And things get a whole lot stickier for the residents when a businessman visiting the island ends up smothered at the local sugar bush.
With maple syrup season in full swing, Ida Noe’s fudge shop is busier than a centipede at a toe counting contest – especially when she’s invited to showcase her world famous Maple Bacon Fudge at Sweeney’s Sugar Bush. All is sweet until some poor sap kicks the bucket in the sugarhouse and all fingers point to Ida’s best friend Maura Sweeney.
With the help of her lumpy black Lab and origami loving friend, Ida is determined to “tap” the real killer and prove that maple can indeed be murder.
Previously published as Maple Can Be Murder.
My thoughts: First, the disclaimer. "I purchased a copy of this book when it was offered free. All opinions are my own." That done, I was definitely intrigued by the premise of MAPLE SYRUP MYSTERY enough so that I took a chance on a new-t0-me author. Of course, it was free when I did so that sweetened the deal.
The story could've benefited from some basic editing (and the author could use a crash course on comma-usage) but it was a quick read, rather hokey in spots, but funny. As the author no doubt intended, I laughed out loud several places, so it is a great comedy cozy mystery. You know it will be funny when the main character has the name Ida Noe. (If you don't get it, say it fast.) And I will admit that even though I know the basic formula for cozies, I did NOT guess who the villain was, though it was so obvious when it was revealed.
There was no faith message, but it was sweet, clean, and cozy, with nothing to complain about. And it was short, only 61 pages, so a quick read for a quiet hour. I would read more by this author and might check out the Candy Corn Crime mentioned at the top of the page.
If you like cozy mysteries, check out MAPLE SYRUP MYSTERY