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Murder of a Chocolate-Covered Cherry
Scumble River Mysteries, # 10

by Denise Swanson

      Murder of a Chocolate Covered Cherry, by Denise Swanson, is a very cute book. I had never read anything by this author prior to this book, and so was not familiar with her writing or type of writing, but I enjoyed it immensely.

Skye Denison is entered into a cooking contest by her mother, May. It seems that May has decided to submit four recipes to this contest in each of the categories, and because she can't use her name on all of them, she chooses to use the names of other members of her family. Which means that those other family members, if they accept, have to prepare the dish for the contest, not once, but three times.

So Skye plays along with Mom and decides to help her out with this contest. It's a contest that is unique. On day one, practice session, kitchens are being sabotaged. Day two practice round, they find one of the contestants dead in the chocolate fountain, and guess what her name is? Cherry! So now that you’ve got the name of the book out of the way, what else will happen during this contest?

A teenager goes missing. Or is she kidnapped? What does any of this have to do with the contest? Nothing, or everything?

What other contestants are hiding secrets that could ruin their chances of winning? Is the Fine Foods Company being sold? They are the sponsors of this yearly contest. What stipulation is part of that sale in order for it to go through? And who is trying to make sure that sale never happens?

As you can see, this book is not only about a cooking contest. Pick up the book, sit back in your favorite chair with your feet up and enjoy some chocolate covered bonbons as you read this great little Scumble River Mystery Book!

Reviews of other titles in this series

Murder of a Small Town Honey, # 1   [review]
Murder of a Sweet Old Lady,
# 2    [review]
Murder of a Sleeping Beauty,
# 3    [review]
Murder of a Snake in the Grass,
# 4   [review]
Murder of a Pink Elephant,
# 6   [review]
Murder of a Smart Cookie,
# 7   [review]
Murder of a Real Bad Boy,
# 8    [review]
Murder of a Botoxed Blonde,
# 9   [review]--Thanksgiving
Murder of a Chocolate-Covered Cherry,
# 10    [review] - Halloween
Murder of a Royal Pain,
# 11    [review]
Murder of a Wedding Belle,
# 12   [review]
Murder of a Creped Suzette, # 14    [review]
Murder of the Cat’s Meow
#15 [review]
Murder of a Stacked Librarian #16 [review] --Christmas
Murder of a Needled Knitter #17 [review]

The Book

Signet / Penguin Group
April 2008

The Reviewer

Sandie Vega
Reviewed 2008
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