By: Nancy Coco
Copyright: November 2013
Publisher: Kensington Mystery
Welcome to the Historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop–where life is sweet, revenge is sweeter, and murder is here to stay…
You Can’t Fudge an Alibi
Allie McMurphy is up to her neck in renovations at the grand old hotel that’s been in her family for generations. With its quaint Victorian charm–and world-famous fudge shop–the place is one of Mackinac Island’s most beloved landmarks.
Sure, every family has a skeleton or two in the closet. But Allie didn’t expect to find an actual corpse inside hers, especially one Joe Jessup, who had a long-running feud with her dear departed grandfather. Which makes Allie the number-one suspect.
Can she sniff out the culprit before another victim checks in?
Allie’s dream was to run the Historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop. But her dream included her grandfather being there alive and well to show her the ropes before handing it over to her. Finding a dead body in her second floor supply closet was definitely part of her refurbishing plan either. So poor Allie is now caught up in not only her renovations but a feud that has the islanders’ split between supporting her or supporting the family of the dead man.
This is a fantastic first book in a series that I think is going to grab everyone’s attention. I love the book and I think the island setting and the cast of quirky characters and neighbors will make it a fun read. The recipes are of course a bonus that I think most people will also enjoy.
FTC FULL DISCLOSURE: I received this book from the publisher who only requested a fair and impartial review.