Welcome to the Historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop—
where life is sweet, revenge is sweeter, and murder is here to to stay…
Allie McMurphy is up to her neck in renovations at the grand old hotel that’s been in her family for generations. With its quaint Victorian charm—and world famous fudge shop—the place is one of Mackinaw Island’s most beloved landmarks. Sure, every family has a skeleton or two in the closet. But Allie didn’t expect to find an actual corpse inside one, especially one Joe Jessup, who had a long-running feud with her dear departed father. Which makes Allie the number-one suspect. Cooking up an alibi is one thing her degree in hotel management and candy making didn’t prepare her for. Maybe she can sweet-talk the police—namely the deliciously handsome Officer Rex Manning—into letting her carry on the family business without setting off another family feud. But can she sniff out the culprit before another victim checks in?
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"A sweet treat with memorable characters, a charming locale, and satisfying mystery."
--Barbara Allan, author of the Trash 'n' Treasures mysteries
“A fun book with a lively plot, and it’s set in one of America’s most interesting resorts. All this plus fudge!”
--JoAnna Carl, author of the Chocoholoc mysteries
“A sweet confection of a book. Charming setting, clever protagonist, and creamy fudge—a yummy recipe for a great read.”
--Joanna Campbell Slan, author of The Scrap-N-Craft Mysteries and The Jane Eyre Chronicles
“A delightful mystery delivering suspense and surprise in equal measure. Allie McMurphy, owner of the Historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop, has a wry narrative voice that never falters. Add that to the charm of the setting, Michigan’s famed Mackinac Island, and you have a recipe for enjoyment. As an added bonus, mouth-watering fudge recipes are included. A must-read for all lovers of amateur sleuth classic mysteries.”
-- Carole Bugge, author of the Claire Rawlings mysteries
"You won’t have to 'fudge' your enthusiasm for Nancy Parra’s first Mackinac Island Fudge Shop Mystery. Indulge your sweet tooth as you settle in and meet Allie McMurphy, Mal the bichon/poodle mix, and the rest of the motley crew in this entertaining series debut."
© 2014 by Nancy J Parra