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Oh Say Can You Fudge

(Candy-Coated #3)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  681 ratings  ·  130 reviews
Allie McMurphy is busy making yummy fudge for the summer holiday--until murder gives her something else to chew on. . .

Red, White, And Boom

It's not Fourth of July on Mackinac Island without fireworks and fudge. The Historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop is supplying the treats--and Allie has hired Rodney Rivers, the biggest name in aerial displays, to create an unforgettab
Paperback, 288 pages
Published April 28th 2015 by Kensington
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Sep 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Allie McMurphy owns the Historic Hotel and Fudge Shop on gorgeous Mackinac Island. It's almost the 4th of July with tourists enjoying the hotel and island amenities, when disaster strikes-- the fireworks warehouse blows up, leaving the pyro tech dead in what looks like sabotage. Who would want to ruin the 4th of July festivities? Readers will need to look sharp for clues to the villain in this cozy mystery! With a strong leading lady, a handsome, wealthy boyfriend; and many loyal friends, plus A ...more
Jenni Schell
Feb 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an uncorrected proof of this book in exchange for an honest review. WOW. This is a great book. I loved the series from the beginning and this book just makes me love it even more. No one can make me feel like I am in Mackinac Island better than Nancy Coco. She draws the reader in and makes you feel like you are part of the story. I cannot wait to read more. FANTASTIC is the only thing I can say further about this book. Keep it up.
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just love this series! Love the cover of the book too!
A fun loving cozy mystery that takes place on Mackinaw Island.
Love triangles are stupid. I liked everything else though. The island setting without motorized vehicles sounds SO nice, and all of the fudge sounds delicious. I like the main character and her friends too - they sure work hard for each other.

Happy fourth of July!
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
Reviewed by Kim
for Read Your Writes Book Reviews

If you are a fan of cozy mysteries and fudge and have always wanted to try your hand at making some of your own, Oh Say Can You Fudge is a great book to read. It’s filled with delicious sounding recipes. I love and admire the fact that Nancy Coco just put it out there that protagonist Allie McMurphy has the unlucky ability of stumbling upon dead bodies. “That’s one a month since you got there. I don’t like that kind of trend.” I know as a reader I
Apr 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2015

Dollycas’s Thoughts

I love big fireworks celebrations because the 4th of July is just 3 days after my birthday. We usually take in 3 or more shows around that time. Of course attending 3 on Mackinac Island with FUDGE would be perfect sans the dead bodies of course.

This time Nancy Coco has really given protag Allie McMurphy a lot to do. She is not only running the McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop and trying to come up with the perfect Red, White and Blue fudge recipe, but she is also in charge of mak
Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Apr 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Allie McMurphy and her adorable Bichon-Poo pup, Mal (short for Marshmallow), are back in this third installment of the Candy-Coated Mystery series, and author Nancy Coco starts this book off with a bang . . . literally. A dead body and fireworks!

I really had a great time reading OH SAY CAN YOU FUDGE. As I mentioned above, Ms. Coco started this story off with action and it just kept getting better. Very fast paced with lots of clues to keep the reader guessing. I was eager to turn each page to se
Apr 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-books
A series of fires are occurring on the Mackinac Island and the last one explodes the fireworks for the 3 Fourth July nights killing the technician. Allie is in charge of the hows so must find replacements while she is making special fudge for the holiday. Mal,her dog leads her to more fires and stray cat is around. Allie needs to find an answer for what occurring before she looses all that is dear to her.

Full Disclosure: I received a free copy from Kensington Books through Netgalley for an hones
Sep 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
A solid 3.5 star read but will round up since I cannot give half stars. I really enjoy this series. This one was a little slow to start for me and was afraid it never was going to pick up but I am glad I was wrong. I really enjoyed this story and look forward to more books in this series.
Mary Brown
Apr 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Mackinac Island is an idyllic place to live or vacation. There are numerous motels and bed and breakfast places to stay while you visit the shops and soak in the history of the area. There are no cars allowed on the island, except for emergency vehicles. There are fudge shops everywhere, so many that Willy Wonka would be impressed. As in most small towns, everyone knows everyone else and most times that is a great thing. The island is quiet, calm and peaceful. That is until an explosion occurs a ...more
Summer season is in full swing and Allie has her hands full. In addition to running the hotel and fudge shop, she has volunteered to organize the island fireworks shows. When she discovers her pyro guy dead and the warehouse burned down, Allie knows her status on the island is about to become less than 0 if she can't come up with something ASAP. Then Mal discovers a series of fires believed to be arson and Allie is terrified the villain is coming after her next. With her loved ones around her an ...more
JoAnne McMaster (Any Good Book)
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy, mysteries
Allie McMurphy runs the McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop, as well as makes the fudge. She's preparing for a riotous Fourth of July with the help of her employees, and is also responsible for coordinating the fireworks this year. When she receives several strange calls from her pyrotechnist. Rodney Rivers, and sets out to find him at the warehouse, she arrives and finds that the warehouse is booby-trapped and barely makes it out before everything explodes. When her dog, Mal, finds another suspicious ...more
Apr 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, cozy-mysteries
Oh Say Can You Fudge by Nancy Coco is the third book in A Candy-Coated Mystery series. The residents of Mackinac Island are getting ready for their Star Spangled Fourth celebration. Allie McMurphy, who runs the McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shoppe, wants to offer a red, white, and blue fudge so she is experimenting in the kitchen and ignores the ringing of her phone. When Allie finally checks her messages, she finds that Rodney Rivers has been trying to reach her. Rodney is the pyrotechnic expert for ...more
Sep 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2016
This series is cute. Maybe a little TOO cute sometimes, but it was a fun 4th of July read. When the famous fireworks display gentleman who was hired for the big 4th extravaganza is found murdered, things get interesting. If you're looking for a holiday read, you could do a lot worse!
Shelley Giusti
Apr 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
review on the 28th
Mar 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Welcome to idyllic Mackinac island, known for its natural beauty, slower pace, and delicious fudge. The annual Mackinac Fourth of July celebration draws Fudgies (tourists) from far and wide to watch fireworks and eat fudge.

As part of the celebration committee, Allie McMurphy is in charge of coordinating the fireworks display. Eager to impress, she hires Rodney Rivers, a well respected pyrotech to create the displays. Just days before the event, Rodney calls, leaving messages indicating that the
Jun 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: won, own
Mackinac Island is the fudge capital of the world, so being a fudge maker, Allie was working on making a special fudge for Independence Day. She is also in charge of arranging the fireworks shows for the Mackinac Island Star Spangled Fourth celebration which is a VERY big event for the island. Wanting this to be the best fireworks display ever, she hires a new pyrotechnics technician who stores the fireworks in a warehouse on the island. Allie has been finding dead bodies lately (actually her do ...more
Lilac Reviews
May 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: cozy lovers
Shelves: mysteries
If you enjoy cozy mysteries – all the elements are here. Somehow our heroine is in the middle of discovering a dead body, she has a cute dog, lots of friends, and some cantankerous folks that blame her for things out of her control. Of course there is a little bit going on with a new boyfriend and she has more conversations with the cop in town, than with the boyfriend.
The setting is a nice tourist island where everyone gets around by horse drawn carriage, bikes or they walk. Can you just image
Apr 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
I hadn't read (but immediately requested them from my local library after finishing Oh Say) the first two books in the series, but had no problems picking up the situation and where the characters were.

I really enjoyed this cozy and meeting all the island residents. I felt the story really gave the feel of what it was like to live on an island (or any small, close community). It showed the upside and downside with out hitting you over the head with a lump of details right at the start. I didn't
Apr 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Explosions, fudge, arson and more

After the first book I figured that the rest would fall flat, but they haven't they have only got better and this one is no exception. Allie received several messages from her pyrotechnics tech guy by the time she got there all boom,boom let loose. Was it murder or arson or both. Allie is like a body magnet, dead bodies that is and the town pretty much thinks she's a jinx, but with her loyal friends and even her parents helping she will find out who's trying to r
Apr 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received this book for an honest review from NetGalley.

Oh Say Can You Fudge is the story of Allie McMurphy who runs the fudge shop and the historic McMurphy Hotel. The book takes place on Mackinac Island in Michigan, where the only vehicles allowed on the Island are emergency vehicles. This is the first book I have read by this author, and found it easy to follow along (this is the 3rd book in the series). Allie has a reputation of discovering dead bodies, and she does it again in Oh Say Can Y
Apr 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Awesome Series!
This is an awesome series; this is the third book in the Candy Coated series by Nancy CoCo. This book can be read as a standalone. Allie owns a historic hotel and fudge shop and they are supplying the treats for the Fourth of July. When Allie finds a dead body it is up to her and her bichonpoo, Mal, to find the killer. If you are looking for a great cozy mystery that will leave you guessing until the end, then you need to read this book. The characters are awesome and Mal is adora
Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have to be the first to say I love this author. I have never read anything by her until now.

Allie McMurphy owns the Historic Hotel and Fudge Shop on gorgeous Mackinac Island. July 4th comes along and everyone is enjoying the festivities until the fireworks warehouse is blown up with the man Allie hired to take care of the display. It looks like sabotage but is it?

With fireworks and Mal Allie's wonderful dog you will be kept guessing until the end of who done it in this great mystery.

I will be
Jun 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We were on our way to Mackinac Island when I discovered this series. This is actually book #3, and I really want to read the first two books. This one was great standing as a standing alone cozy, but I really want to read about fixing up the McMurphy Hotel.

Allie McMurphy has inherited the hotel from her grandparents. On the side she has a fudge business inside the hotel where she makes and sells fudge in addition to giving fudge making demonstrations. The 4th of July is approaching and Allie is
I enjoyed this book and my revisit to Mackinac Island. Allie gets a call from Randy about a problem with the fireworks. When she arrives she finds him dead and an early fireworks show.
I like the character Allie, I do admit she annoyed me when Rex is telling her to get out and she keeps arguing with him but that was the only thing that I can bothered me. The characters are likable and I love revisiting with them. The mystery is good, and luckily Mal (Allie's dog) has a nose for sniffing out troub
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This series is a keeper! Don’t miss it!
Apr 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: andra

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra

We start off on Mackinac Island with a bang…literally. Certainly the way I like to begin a mystery….with fun, excitement and drama right off the bat. This is the first Nancy Coco title I have read and I must say, her writing style is easy to read and generally a delight.

Starting off at book three of a series is usually not where I would like to start a series, but I must say that Ms. Coco certainly does justice to introd
Laura Thomas
Feb 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was so excited and knew I had to read this book when I discovered it took place on Mackinac Island.

I visited there a few times and loved it. A ferry is the only access to the island and no cars are allowed. You can hire horse drawn carriages or bikes, or you can stroll and take in the loveliness. And the Marriott Grande Hotel is beautiful.

Hard to imagine a murder taking place there, but you know what they say, “I never would have believed it would happen here.”

This started out a bit slow for m
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Have you ever read a book that leaves you going Wow I love this book and leaving you wanting more? Well Oh Say Can You Fudge by Nancy Coco is that kind of book. I would give this book 5 plus stars and more.

This is the third book in the Candy Coated Series and each book has gotten better and better. Allie McMurphy is back with a bang in this book. She is settling in to the Island community on Mackinac Island and trying so hard to be one of the Islanders. She is in charge of the fireworks show fo
Mar 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy, mystery, netgalley
Rating ( of 5 stars)

***NOTE: I received a free review copy of this book from NetGalley***

Book #3 in the Candy Coated Mystery series

Allie McMurphy runs the historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop on Mackinac Island. Still seen by some as an outsider, she's worked hard to get onto the Star Spangled Fourth Committee to help plan the island's Fourth of July celebration. After missing several calls from her fireworks expert while working out a recipe for a new red, white, and blue fudge, Allie finally
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