First-Degree FudgeAuthor: Christine DeSmet Category: Cozy Mystery Buy on Amazon
New candy store owner Ava Oosterling specializes in making heavenly homemade fudge and fresh starts. But she’s just found out that her newest flavor is to die for.
Between getting her store up and running and uneasily settling back into her charming Lake Michigan hometown, Ava has her plate full. She hopes using her flavorful imagination to cook up one-of-a-kind fudge will also create a brand-new start for her. And if she can tempt wealthy ex-film star Rainetta Johnson to try her newest crreation, Cinderella Pink, maybe her road to big-time success will be short and sweet.
But when Rainetta chokes to death on a stolen diamond hidden in the fudge’s fluffy depths, Ava is pegged as the prime suspect. Now saving her business and reputation means investigating a batch of townspeople who had numerous reasons to hate disdainful, hard-bargaining Rainetta. With Ava’s best friend and her former flame in the suspect mix she must figure out who the real culprit is fast or face a very bitter end.
“A light-hearted confection that cozy mystery readers will devour.”–Lucy Burdette, author, Topped Chef