of Door County, WI should be enjoying the sweet days of summer.
Known as the Cape Cod of the Midwest, it was a well-known
tourist destination. Ava Oosterling should be getting ready
for the First Annual Fishers' Harbor Fudge Festival. Instead
Ava is packing to move into her fudge shop. Landlord, Lloyd
Mueller, has sold the cabin she has been renting. The residents
of Fishers' Harbor think Lloyd has a secret plan to change
the town. In addition, Ava is also a part-time referee to
the two celebrity chefs that will be competing against her.
The last free-for-all had Kelsey King and Piers Molinsky threatening
each other with fudge cutters. While no person was injured,
a batch of Ava's Cinderella Pink Fudge was ruined. Then there
was the incident at the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse - a rock was
thrown through the gift shop window and had a note attached.
It basically said that Lloyd must not allow Ava to win the
contest or someone would die.
become so busy - she forgot to take a batch of fudge to Libby
at the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse. She makes a special trip out
to the lighthouse and sees Lucky her ex-husband's water spaniel
running loose. He is acting very hyper so Ava follows him
around the lighthouse. There she sees a man on the ground.
Is it Dillion her ex-husband? It turns out to be Lloyd Mueller.
Ava had better be very careful investigating his death or
she could end up scorched.
to ponder: Who is behind the threatening note? What is Lloyd's
secret plan for the Blue Heron Inn? Was his death murder ---
or suicide? Would the fudge contest still be held?
this is the first book I have read in the Fudge Shop Mystery
series- it will not be my last. I so enjoyed Ava Oosterling
and her family and friends. The story is well -plotted and
the author has provided us with plenty of suspects. Plus,
any story that has a dog as one of the main characters is
a bonus in my book. This very quickly became a page turner
that I found impossible to put down. I look forward to what
Ava cooks up in Five-Alarm Fudge which will be out
in 2015. So, if you like your mystery with some good Belgium
chocolate, then you should be reading Hot Fudge Frame-Up.