The Sweet Smell of Murder

The Sweet Smell of Murder

by Cindy Bell


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The Sweet Smell of Murder by Cindy Bell

Ally Sweet is happy to be returning for a short break to the small town where she grew up. She is planning on using the time off to get over her messy divorce and she is looking forward to spending time with her much-loved grandmother and relaxing making chocolates and anything chocolaty.

But then... the delivery driver for her grandmother's chocolate shop is found murdered. The detectives investigating the crime have a prime suspect, Ally's high school sweetheart, Brent. Ally believes that Brent would never murder anyone, so with the help of her trusted feline friend, Peaches, she tries to uncover the truth.

The search for the killer leads Ally straight into the line of danger. Will she be able find the murderer before she becomes a victim herself?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781517065850
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/18/2015
Pages: 254
Sales rank: 832,750
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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The Sweet Smell of Murder (Chocolate Centered Cozy Mystery, #1) 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BookLover5000 More than 1 year ago
This was a decent cozy mystery. However, in my opinion, it was not very original, which is why I am giving it a two-star rating. The story reminded me of a conglomeration of three other cozy mysteries that I have read, all of which were published before this book. The main character, Ally Sweet, has the same last name as another author's main character from a very successful culinary mystery series. Ally is very close to her adoring Grandma, who just happens to have a cutie nickname. The nick name is very similar to a grandma's nickname in a second author's book, as well as the close relationship. Surprise, surprise, both grandmas help with the sleuthing. Ally is recently divorced and just moved back to the town she grew up in, just like the main character in a third author's culinary mystery. Ally has an attraction to a guy she knew in school, who is now all grown up and a cop, just like in author three's book. Okay, a lot of people get divorced and move. Also a lot of the main characters in cozy mysteries date a cop or have an attraction to the cop investigator. But I did not appreciate all the similarities and cliches. Cindy Bell, the author, does write well and the plot was different than in the other novels. I just wish that her characters had been more original. Also, if the main character work's at a food shop, the character actually has to work hard some of the time and at least help with the cooking or baking more often. Ally was barely at the shop. This book was only 118 pages long and was not a full-length novel.