Candy, Murder & Me: A Mystery with a Woman Sleuth and Recipes [NOOK Book]


Love wacky mysteries with dogs in them? What about mouth-watering recipes that go with the plot? Answer yes to either of these questions and CANDY, MURDER & ME is for you!

CANDY, MURDER, AND ME is an 80,000-word cozy mystery set in...
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Candy, Murder & Me: A Mystery with a Woman Sleuth and Recipes

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Love wacky mysteries with dogs in them? What about mouth-watering recipes that go with the plot? Answer yes to either of these questions and CANDY, MURDER & ME is for you!

CANDY, MURDER, AND ME is an 80,000-word cozy mystery set in Florida, in and around a dress design company, which co-stars Sigmund Freud, her dachshund.

When full-figure dress designer and candy addict Cookie Berelli discovers the PI she hired to clear her of embezzlement charges dead in her design studio, she investigates, to wacky results. For example, is Eugene Gemstone involved? After all, he is her number one fabric cutter at Florida Fashions, and he did start acting overemotional after he wore one of the dresses she designed into the ladies’ room at Chez Riso and got arrested. He's especially suspect now that he's disappeared with all of Cookie's candy stash. Then again, it could be that cute PI, Andy Shea, who shows up at the funeral of her dead PI, and makes her hear the love song from GONE WITH THE WIND in her head, or it could be just about anyone else on the planet.

Okay, yes, Cookie did find the body, in fact two of them,and so she has to clear herself, but does that mean the murderer has to go after her?

Recipes from her Norwegian and Italian heritage including Grandma Berelli’s Pralines (“Worth going to jail for”), Cookie’s Maple Candies (“So good they’re criminal”), and Nana’s Kringlas (“To kill for”), Cookie's Cajun Chicken ("Hot enough to make anybody confess"), Aunt Hazel's Malted Milk Balls ("Sweet enough to make prison stays bearable"), Cookie's Frozen Chocolate Yogure ("So good, you'll forget about desperadoes!"), Cookie's Chocolate-Covered Peanuts ("Munch away during statekouts"), Cookie's Taffy Apples ("Great for funeral home viewings"), among others, are available throughout the story to break up the mayhem.

Need a good laugh and some heavenly recipes? Buy CANDY, MURDER & ME now!
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Editorial Reviews

Tyler Malone
Caution: be prepared to resist temptation as Cookie (should be named Candy) munches on chocolates as she muddles her way through solving two mysteries. And if you weaken, she includes her family recipes of those delectable-sounding treats.

Tyler Mallone, author of Murder in the Mountains
Cristine Alaskan Book Cafe
4 stars!

I honestly had fun reading this book. It is fast paced and crazy...I could relate well to Cookie...hands down my favorite character in in the book. I could imagine so many good times with her. I could see us sitting in the back seat of a cop car, looking at each other and asking , at the same time, 'what's your plan now?'

I hope there are future books with the four major characters in them.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013139589
  • Publisher: Carolyn Chambers Clark & Anthony Auriemma
  • Publication date: 7/26/2011
  • Series: Candy, Murder, And..., #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 184 KB

Meet the Author

For other books by this author, check out DANCING WITH A VAMPIRE (DANCING WITH THE STARS meets TWILIGHT by way of HAIRSPRAY); ELECTRIFIED (Paranormal urban fantasy in NYC featuring aliens,demons and romance); and OUT OF BODY (Fly through the air with Cassidy as she goes out of body to find her murderer and save her daughter), ESCAPING THE FIRE (Escape to the past when a young woman defies her family and joins a revolutionary group that saves "witches" from being burned).
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