Series: Killer Chocolate #1
Published by Crooked Lane Books on October 11, 2022
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
About A Christmas Candy Killing
Alex and Hannah, twin sisters, own Murder and Mayhem, a bookshop in a small mountain town in Montana. It’s the busy Christmas season when a local pillar of the community is murdered and Alex is one of the main suspects. Worried that the police aren’t investigating, she decides to start her own search for the killer.
My thoughts about A Christmas Candy Killing
A Christmas Candy Killing gave me classic cozy vibes. You’ve got an older female amateur sleuth with an emotional and practical reason for sussing out the killer Jane, the victim, was one of Alex’s friends. Bonus – cute pup named Lady Watson.
The small town is full of quirky characters – many with motives and secrets. One of the sisters’ secret weapons is that Hannah dated one of the town’s deputies and they’re still on good enough terms that he’s willing to share confidential information.
You get delicious descriptions and even recipes of Hannah’s chocolate creations that Murder and Mayhem sells.
My one quibble is that as suspects get eliminated, it becomes glaringly obvious who the killer is.
But if you’re looking for a mystery with all of the holiday vibes, give this delicious read a try.
hank you, Crooked Lane Books for the DRC!