Town in a Strawberry Swirl (Candy Holliday Series #5) [NOOK Book]

Overview

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…

Summer has arrived! But as the community gears up for another festive strawberry-picking season, the villagers are shocked when local berry farmer Miles Crawford is found dead in a hoophouse near his strawberry fields. Rumors have ...
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Town in a Strawberry Swirl (Candy Holliday Series #5)

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Overview

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…

Summer has arrived! But as the community gears up for another festive strawberry-picking season, the villagers are shocked when local berry farmer Miles Crawford is found dead in a hoophouse near his strawberry fields. Rumors have been swirling around about a secret real estate deal between Miles and Lydia St. Graves. And now Lydia is missing after she was seen fleeing the scene of the crime…

When Henry “Doc” Holliday becomes involved in the mystery, his daughter Candy finds herself caught in the jam as well. But things turn very sticky when Lydia suddenly reappears and asks for Candy’s help in finding the true murderer…

INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES!
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What People Are Saying

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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: 9780698137325
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/4/2014
  • Series: Candy Holliday Series, #5
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 53,397
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

B.B. Haywood is the author of the national bestselling Candy Holliday murder mystery series, including Town in a Wild Moose Chase, Town in a Pumpkin Bash, Town in a Lobster Stew, and Town in a Blueberry Jam.


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  • Posted February 4, 2014

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    B.B. Haywood delivers readers another story in Candy Holliday se

    B.B. Haywood delivers readers another story in Candy Holliday series. Town in a Strawberry Swirl is the fifth book in the series and finds the town of Cape Willington once again preparing for a festival. This time it's the Strawberry festival and readers are treated to some scrumptious recipes to go along with their clues. Haywood's knack for writing small town hi-jinx is one of the charms of this series and her engaging characters will soon seem like old friends to new readers, and neighbors to the rest of us. A great addition to a wonderful series!

    What I liked:

    I have really enjoyed the themes and festivals that B.B. Haywood comes up with for this series from the git go. Being a  Type 1 Diabetic, I eat a lot of fruits that have natural sugars and strawberries are among my favorites. So the theme of this books festival was right up my alley. I liked the fact that recipes are also included in the back of the book. Let me just say you've got to try the Pasta with Strawberry, Leeks and Fennel, very tasty. 

    This is the fifth book in this series and Haywood is starting to have quite a following. Her characters are so well written that fans of the series often consider each book like a visit from old friends or neighbors. I think readers feel that way because the author has a way with characterization. Each character whether it be a lead or a secondary character has an integral part in the story. If they are in there, it isn't for show, they have a part to play. Haywood creates a lot of backstory for each character and that makes a reader feel like they know these people and care what happens to them.

    I also think a really strong point for each of the books in this series is the town of Cape Willington itself. I want to live in a town where there is a festival or celebration just about every season or perhaps every month. I think that would be great fun. Haywood instills camaraderie and community spirit into the townsfolk, and the small town charm is simply overflowing.

    Town in a Strawberry Swirl is among my favorites of the series. The mystery itself was very entertaining and held my interest well. It is a clue based mystery and Haywood leads readers on a merry chase to be sure. Though there are hints about who the real killer is throughout the book, it does't become abundantly clear until near the end. I didn't get stumped on this one and the end is very satisfying.

    What I didn't like: 

    Lydia kind of grated on my nerves a bit as a suspect. I could see why the author would want to have her involved, and how that added to the overall plot of the novel, but the scenes with her in them were a bit too dominated by her character. Probably just a pet peeve, so don't take my word for it. Read the book!

    Bottom Line:

    This was a great addition to the series. I look forward to each one of the titles in this series coming out and the preview of Town in a Sweet Pickle only whetted my appetite for all things B.B. Haywood. Town in a Strawberry Swirl features another interesting festival and all of the great characters readers have come to love. Can't wait to read more from Candy, Doc and the rest of the gang!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2014

    Town In A Strawberry Swirl is the fifth book in the Candy Hollid

    Town In A Strawberry Swirl is the fifth book in the Candy Holliday Murder Mystery series.

    I really enjoy this series and part of the reason is that the authors add a little information on the growing of Blueberries. I don't have a garden, but enjoy reading about what goes into the process gardening/farming.

    A neighboring strawberry grower has asked Candy's dad to come over to over to talk and when Doc Holliday arrives he finds Miles dead, by a blow to the head and the shovel that did it came from the Holliday farm. Candy and Doc were able to determine that they has lost a similar shovel a few months before. But still, Candy wants to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that they had nothing to do with the murder.

    There is a rumor going round that Miles was in the process of selling his strawberry farm. As Candy is approaching the farm, after receiving a call from her dad, she nearly run off the road by Mile's real estate agent. When Candy gets wind of the work that the Cape Willington Historical Protection League is doing, it only adds more suspects. The leagues goal is block the sale, possibly using what ever means to accomplish this.

    Doc's cronies don't get to help in this book, much. Candy has become interim editor at the Cape Crier and as such has made her nemesis, Wanda Boyle, a reporter. Must be what Wanda wanted, as she isn't as prickly in this book

    A very enjoyable book and series.

    Looking forward to the next one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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