Town in a Pumpkin Bash (Candy Holliday Series #4)

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In the quaint seaside villageof Cape Willington, Maine, Candy Holliday has a mostly idyllic life, tending to the Blueberry Acres farm she runs with her father and occasionally stepping in to solve a murder or two…

Halloween is fast approaching, and preparations for the Pumpkin Bash, Cape Willington’s annual autumn festival, are well underway. Candy is running this year’s haunted hayride, in the hopes of making some extra cash. But when she discovers a real dead body near some ...

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Overview

In the quaint seaside villageof Cape Willington, Maine, Candy Holliday has a mostly idyllic life, tending to the Blueberry Acres farm she runs with her father and occasionally stepping in to solve a murder or two…

Halloween is fast approaching, and preparations for the Pumpkin Bash, Cape Willington’s annual autumn festival, are well underway. Candy is running this year’s haunted hayride, in the hopes of making some extra cash. But when she discovers a real dead body near some fake tombstones, Candy’s side job becomes a full-blown investigation to find out who turned a holiday attraction into a real horror show.
 
Will Candy’s keen eye for detail unearth buried town secrets? As her search leads her through old graveyards and a haunted house, Candy will discover that not all of the skeletons hidden in this small town’s closets are Halloween decorations…
 
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Praise for the Candy Holliday Mysteries

“[A] well-written series.”—Fresh Fiction

“A fun, atmospheric mystery.”—The Mystery Reader


“A savory read, which brings the people of coastal Maine to life.”—Bangor (ME) Daily News

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425251881
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 2/5/2013
  • Series: Candy Holliday Series , #4
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 175,381
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Posted February 6, 2013

    Town In A Pumpkin Bash is the fourth book in the A Candy Hollida

    Town In A Pumpkin Bash is the fourth book in the A Candy Holliday Murder Mystery series.

    While Cape Willington is getting ready for the annual Pumpkin Bash, Candy holiday and her best friend, Maggie Tremont, have agreed to help Mr. Gumm by taking over his pumpkin patches and selling the pumpkins from a roadside stand. They are also planning a hayride around the area and have set up some humorous headstones for everyone to enjoy.

    Candy and Maggie are getting ready for their first day, but a scheduled meeting with a Mr. Quinn doesn't happen. They are getting ready to the hayride when a gentleman, who identifies himself as TJ, becomes a last second addition to the hayride. Their first stop is a special Halloween graveyard, where Mr. Quinn is found dead and covered with pumpkins.

    Soon it is learned that TJ is T. J. Pruitt, the nephew of Helen Pruitt, a wealthy resident of Cape Willington and a lady who Candy has met in the past. Candy meets with Helen and TJ for lunch and is told that Helen's grandmother's personal journal has gone missing and would like for Candy to find it.

    Candy also learns that years ago, the body of a young female was also found near where Mr. Quinn was found. Her identity was never learned and it seems no one knows exactly what happened with the body. As Candy begins to search for the missing journal, she has a feeling that they might be related.

    There is a sub story that has been going on in this series, dealing with the Pruitt's and the Porter-Sykes family and the reader gets another piece of the story. I would suggest starting with the first book in the series.

    Certainly looking forward to the next book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2014

    Very good

    Good mystery

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2014

    To: Cresent Moon

    Great job! It is so creative! I love the idea of the school! Please make more!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    Crescent Moon part 3

    "All cats will go to the auditorium for an assembly." The loudspeaker boomed, interrupting the conversations cats were having. There hadn't been an assembly for months, Taiga thought. Or, at least that's what Kasai told me. He's one of the most handsome cats in the school... Taiga walked wih the other cats to the huge, silent auditorium. Kasai sat next to her. "Hey, what do you think is going on? I don't have a clue!" Kasai whispered. Two huge cats stood on the stage, both looking very much like dolls. " We welcome our new students to Crescent Moon! Taiga, Feather, Cardinal, please come onstage. Two other cats Taiga hadn't seen before walked onstage. They looked liked the two cats were sisters. Taiga muttered a simple "Hello" under her breath. The sisters just looked fearfully at the huge cats. Something just wasn't right about the huge cats staring down at her, an old poster near the back with a dead squid saying "Eat it before it eats you!", the cautiousness of the other cats. And Feather, Cardinal, Kasai, they all knew why. Taiga felt a thud in her gut, for this place was a matter of life and death, given the next words spoken on the loudspeaker. "We hope you three are careful, and talented, because every month, we check your grades. And if they are too low, you will go to the basement. Or, the dreary dark room where even the rats and bugs starve. Your time there depends on how exactly low yor grades are..." Taiga couldn't her the rest. She was fearing for herself and her new friends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2013

    Soqual

    You can't stop people from doing it.

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    Posted December 8, 2013

    Carly

    Antisex zone

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  • Posted March 8, 2013

    Highly recommend!

    This was the 4th B.B Haywood murder mysteries I have read. Really have gotten to know the characters and the town quite well. To the point I miss them when the book is finished and looking for the next. The books keep you wondering and on the edge of your seat! And the seek of who done it can get complicated! There is romance, humor and plenty of surprise in this quaint unique little New England town! JLW69

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    Love the Book!!

    I love the author's of this book. The book is terrific. I think the main reason I love B.B.Haywood is because the story is entertaining, story is keep clean,(your daugthers can read this) and because I love cozy mysteries. I read this in 2 days and can't wait for the next book to be release. I have all 4 books of the Candy Holliday Series.

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  • Posted February 20, 2013

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    In the quaint seaside village of Cape Willington, Maine, Candy H

    In the quaint seaside village of Cape Willington, Maine, Candy Holliday has a mostly idyllic life, tending to the Blueberry Acres farm she runs with her father and occasionally stepping in to solve a murder or two…
    Autumn in Cape Willington means the annual Pumpkin Bash.

    Candy Holliday and Maggie Tremont decide to make a little extra money from their farm stand by adding a haunted hayride through a pumpkin patch. When they discover a real dead body among the fake tombstones Candy’s side job becomes a full time investigation. But in her effort to catch the killer she may unearth some long buried secrets. Maybe all those skeletons in the residents closets are not all Halloween decorations.

    These stories are all unique has they all take place during a Cape Willington event like the Annual Pumpkin Bash. The whole town is transformed by the festivities. Carved pumpkins line the street, costume parties, a biggest pumpkin contest, and even a bus tour of the local cemeteries. 
    Candy’s birthday also falls on Halloween and everyone pulls together to try to surprise her. The day will end up having more than it’s share of surprises.

    Candy Holliday is smart and super observant, the perfect amateur sleuth. Her newspaper skills and resources help unearth some crucial information to tie things together. She ends up visiting a few cemeteries herself as she tracks down clues. 

    Every sleuth needs a sidekick and Maggie fits the bill perfectly. Candy also has her dad and his friends to help out in a pinch. 

    What I really love about this series is that each installment connects with the last. There is a lot more to the story of the history between Pruitt’s and the Porter-Sykes families and each book gives up another piece to that evolving puzzle. For that reason I recommend reading the books in order.

    Town in a Pumpkin Bash  is a wonderful entertaining mystery I highly recommend. It’s the perfect time for you to visit Cape Willington. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    good

    Nice low key murder mystery

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    I couldn't wait for this book to come out


    I prepaid for it. The release date was Feb. 2, 2013. It was a wonderful read

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