Royalty is coming to Fishers' Harbor, WI. No, not Princess
Kate, but Prince Arnaud Van Damme and his mother Princess
Amandine of Belgium. This part of Wisconsin was originally
settled by Belgium immigrants. These royals are related to
Ava Oosterling's grandmother. Ava is busy making her famous
fudge to present to the royals and the tourists that will
be thronging to the harvest festival.
The hunt is on to find the rumored Divinity Recipe to be presented
to the royals. Is this a real recipe or just another one of
Grandpa Gil's fabrications? The recipe is said to be hidden
in St Mary of the Snows church. The only things found so far
are cob webs and dead bugs. Oh, Ava also found a bloody knife
in the bench by the organ. The next day, Ava's mom has gone
back to the church to make sure Ava and her friends have done
a suitable job of cleaning for the royals. What Florine finds
is more than a few cob webs. She has found a dead body. Ava
had better be very careful solving this murder, or she could
end up boiling over.
Things to ponder: Why doesn't Grandma Sophie seem pleased
with the royal visit? How did Fontana Dahlgren find out about
Sister Adele's Divinity Recipe? Why did the royals agree to
visit Door County, WI?
I always enjoy my visits to Fishers' Harbor. The protagonist
is right in the thick of things. The eclectic group of characters
makes this a delightful read. The story is well-plotted and
cozy mystery readers will relish solving this murder alongside
Ava. The author has thoughtfully provided some mouth-watering
fudge recipes. So, if you like your mystery with luscious
sweets, then you should be reading Fire-Alarm Fire.
of other titles in this series
Fudge Frame Up #2