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Fudge Bites

(Candy-Coated Mysteries #7)

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Halloween on Mackinac Island is a season of fun tricks, but finding a corpse is no treat for fudge shop owner Allie McMurphy . . .
 
NIGHT OF THE REALLY DEAD
 
It’s late October, off-season for tourists, but locals are up and lurching for the annual zombie walk charity event. Though everyone’s living it up, trouble is a just a few pawprints away. Allie’s followed the bloody tr
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Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published October 1st 2019 by Kensington Books
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Eve (Between The Bookends)
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
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description This was the first time I have read anything by this author, and it was also the first book I have read in the Candy-Coated series. 📒 I enjoyed it a lot. It holds up well as a standalone. 👍 The mystery was laid out well and kept me guessing right until the end. 👀 There was a fantastic cast of secondary characters. 👤👤👤👤 Allie was a likable (mostly) main character. 👩 She needed to learn some discretion, and I wasn't a fan on the love triangle. 💑👤 But overall she was a good lead. 👍

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Linda 📚
Halloween is fast approaching idyllic Mackinac Island, MI, and the historic McMurphy Hotel & Fudge Shop owned by Allie McMurphy. During the annual Zombie Walk, the bloody paw prints of Carmella, Allie’s stray cat, lead to a gruesome murder scene.

I thought Author Nancy Coco’s writing was in it’s prime as I read this spooktacular story. There are constant twists and turns, and the surprises don’t end until the shocking reveal! I’ve been waiting for Allie to choose her man, and she finally does
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Deanne Patterson
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The beautiful Mackinac Island is the setting for this delightful Halloween themed cozy mystery.
If you're ready for some Halloween reading you can't go wrong here. Plenty of zombies and decorated pumpkins on the island for Zombie Walk .
A keep you on your toes mystery will keep you guessing while you read about hotel remodeling and fudge making. Descriptions of the scrumptious fudge making is sure to make you hungry and luckily there are fudge recipes galore including some delectable autumn fudge
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Kirsti
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book!

I always enjoy these mysteries, and this time around was no different. Mackinac island is such a different setting for a cozy, and yet Nancy Coco makes each one realistic and believable all the way through. The mystery was a really solid one; I honestly thought we might be dealing with unrelated incidents or something related to previous books for a while there, and it kept me on my toes. The themesfor this cozy are varied
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Cheryl
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Allie is busy with her fudge business and remodeling her inn. The town is having a zombie walk, while Allie and her cat are walking she sees blood on her cats feet and then a dead body. Later a bomb goes off at the senior center, causing nearby buildings to be moved on their foundation. Allie starts trying to find the person who did it when a bomb goes off at her building. She is still undecided if she wants to stay on the island for the winter and which man she wants to be with. That part is ge ...more
Tari
Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: preordered, netgalley
This was a fun look at one of my new favorite places in the fall. I'd love to see Mackinac at Halloween. During the Zombie Walk for charity, Allie found herself in the middle of another murder again. This time her cat Mella had found the body. After the man's mother, a friend of Frances's, begged Allie to help, how could she say no. Allie didn't have her usual sidekick with her, because Jenn was at a new job in Chicago, but she and Liz from the newspaper did a little sleuthing together. I've alw ...more
Jerri Cachero
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Halloween never tasted so good when fudge maker, innkeeper and amateur sleuth Allie is once again involved in solving a murder case on Mackinac Island and this time, someone is playing for keeps! When a local man is murdered during a Zombie Walkathon, to benefit charity, Mella, Allie's cat, finds the body and starts a chain of events that will lead to a possible life changing decision for Allie.

I'm a fan of this series and the latest book didn't disappoint. I admired Allie's determination to sol
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Mary Brown
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fudge Bites
A Candy-coated Mystery, Book #7
Nancy Coco
5 Stars

Synopsis:

Halloween on Mackinac Island is a season of fun tricks, but finding a corpse is no treat for fudge shop owner Allie McMurphy . . .

NIGHT OF THE REALLY DEAD

It’s late October, off-season for tourists, but locals are up and lurching for the annual zombie walk charity event. Though everyone’s living it up, trouble is a just a few pawprints away. Allie’s followed the bloody tracks of her calico cat, Carmella, to a body in the alley
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The Cozy Review
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Series: A Candy-Coated Mystery – Book 7
Author: Nancy Coco
Genre: Cozy Mystery/Culinary/Holiday
Publisher: Kensington Mystery
Page Count: 320

Publishing Date: September 24, 2019

The latest book from Nancy Coco in the “A Candy Coated Mystery” series comes Fudge Bites, published by Kensington Books. This is a fun-filled cozy read from start to finish with scrumptious recipes for fudge that makes your mouth water, and characters that will do the same.

Allie loves her old hotel, her island and her fudge
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The Bookish Hooker
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fudge Bites is actually the 7th installment in the well established cozy series. When I received this book from NetGalley (a huge thank you to them and Kensington Press!), I had not read any of the previous books and didn’t know what to expect. What I found was a delightful book and a new series to add to my ever growing TBR list.

The setting of Mackinac Island was new to me. Though I had heard of the island vacation destination, I was unfamiliar with its setup, appearance, and attractions. After
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The Bookish Hooker
Fudge Bites is actually the 7th installment in the well established cozy series. When I received this book from NetGalley (a huge thank you to them and Kensington Press!), I had not read any of the previous books and didn’t know what to expect. What I found was a delightful book and a new series to add to my ever growing TBR list.

The setting of Mackinac Island was new to me. Though I had heard of the island vacation destination, I was unfamiliar with its setup, appearance, and attractions. After
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Nancy Baker
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
At first Allie thought the red on her cat's paws was fake blood. After all, it was almost time to kick off the zombie walk, an annual charity event. Unfortunately it was real blood and now Allie finds herself involved in trying to solve a murder (with the help of some friends and seniors) at the request of the victim's mother.

This story has a great setting, interesting characters and a plot that keeps you guessing. A well rounded cozy mystery. Thanks to Kensington and NetGalley for an ARC. The
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Patty
Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fudge Bites by Nancy Coco is the 7th book in the Candy Coated Mystery series, and another great adventure. Allie McMurphy runs the fudge shop and the historic McMurphy Hotel on Mackinac Island in Michigan. Allie and her dog Mal, short for Marshmallow, have a reputation of discovering dead bodies, but this time Carmella, Allie's cat finds the body. Allie is busy making fudge, starting her remodeling and searching for the killer. The mystery was full of twists and turns, and is fast paced and has ...more
🌈⭐️RoseOfRainbows⭐️🌈💕
Fudge filled fun that will leave readers screaming for seconds! Tasty, satisfying and every bit of a book reaping a bountiful harvest. Will definitely be returning for a second helping. 5/5 stars
Christine
Sep 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Allie McMurphy and her friends are getting ready for the Zombie walk on Mackinac Island, when her calico kitty, Mella, shows up outside the McMurphy with blood on her paws. She leads them to a dead body. With the body belonging to the son of one of her friends, Allie begins to investigate. She reaches out to the seniors on the island and can't help but wonder if she is putting them in danger when someone sets off explosives in the senior center. As she starts looking further into the death, more ...more
Karen Hollins-Stallman
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: net-galley-arc
"Fudge Bites" by Nancy Coco is the 7th book in the "Candy-Coated Mystery" series. I think I have only read about 3 of the previous books but I remember I really liked the series, this installment does not disappoint. I am glad I chose it and highly recommend to cozy fans.

Halloween on Mackinac Island is a season of fun tricks, but finding a corpse is no treat for fudge shop owner Allie McMurphy . . .

NIGHT OF THE REALLY DEAD

It’s late October, off-season for tourists, but locals are up and lurchi
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K.A. Davis
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
FUDGE BITES, the seventh book in the Candy-Coated Mystery series by Nancy Coco is filled with Halloween hi-jinx, a zombie walk, adorable pets, and yummy fudge…along with another murder victim. Ms. Coco brings the setting of MacKinac Island to life and I love the quaint descriptions of the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the island that she portrays. The protagonist, Allie McMurphy, runs a historic hotel and fudge shop. The fudge sounds utterly drool-worthy! (Some great fudge recipes are sp ...more
Marsha
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fudge Bites is book seven in the Candy Coated Mystery series by Nancy Coco. I have read most of the books in this series and must say, I love them.
It's Halloween and off season and Allie is ready to participate in the charity Zombie Walk when she spots her cat, Mella, in an alley with what she thinks is fake blood from decorations for the walk but it's real blood from a body.
Allie again gets involved in the case. Was the victim the intended or was it mistaken identity. Then when she calls on th
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Amy
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
E-book/Cozy Mystery/ARC: This is one of the better cozy mysteries I have read in a while. I has every thing I like in a mystery. The location is in the Upper P...on an island (even better), the narrative is in first person, Allie is a pet lover, and I didn't guess the murderer. This was a quick read that made me want to open my own fudge shop in a small island town that didn't allow cars (except ambulances). I can't wait until October now so I can make some Cinnamon Chocolate Fudge! The book has ...more
Loraine
This is a new-to-me cozy mystery series. Although I am reading #7, I didn't have any problem following the characters and setting which happened to be one of my favorite places in the US: Mackinac Island in Upper Michigan. It certainly had lots of twists and turns to keep me guessing as to who the villain was, and I actually never did figure it out. I loved the small town feel of Mackinac Island as well as all the wonderful seniors who filled the story. Liz's fudge recipes were awesome, and I in ...more
Lisa Morin
Fudge Bites sends the reader on an incredible chase of whodunit.
When Allie McMurphy and her cat, Mella, stumble upon another body right before the Halloween zombie walk, she knows she might be able to help.
The victim is well known, and well liked, so who would do this awful crime? Was it a prank gone bad, a case of mistaken identity, or was the victim really the target?
Allie is trying hard to fit in on Mackinac Island, and when she's asked to find the culprit, she can't say no. Will her inquirie
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Valerie
Aug 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book. It's tightly written, very suspenseful and full of yummy looking recipes. I admire Allie's determination to stay in her home on the island during the winter while everyone else is closing up shop. I was relieved that the cat was ok after being missing for so long, and was a really hero at the end. #FudgeBites #NetGalley
Jeanie
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: obs
I have loved this series from the beginning; the author makes each mystery better than the last! Each plot is planned and executed perfectly and the characters well-developed. This Mackinac Island community is home now to Allie McMurphy, who inherited the family hotel and fudge shop from her beloved grandfather. She has been there less than a year, and wants to spend the winter on the island. As her friends start moving on and the seniors preparing for a southern winter, Allie wonders if she rea ...more
Cozy Cat Reviews
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a delightful Halloween theme read perfect for the start of the fall cozy mystery season ! Who can resist the cover which first caught my attention.
Thank you to the publisher and to Net Galley for the opportunity. My review opinions are my own.

"Fudge Bites" is the seventh installment of the"A Candy-coated Mystery series" set on Mackinac Island and featuring fudge maker and hotelier, Allie McMurphy. The descriptions of the island are done by the author to perfection and I feel transporte
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Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

FUDGE BITES is the seventh story in the Candy-Coated Mysteries series – it’s the first story of the series that I’ve read and I didn’t have any difficulty in following the mystery. Of course, there were character interactions that I didn’t know the background of, but that is easily dealt with by going back to the beginning at some point. So, yes, it is a bit far into any series to just jump in, but I was able to and still enjoy the story enough to want to know what ha
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dnsyl57
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
It's the night of the annual Zombie Walk for Charity and almost everyone on the island is dressing for the event. Before she can even get to enjoy the event, Allie's cat Carmella walks through a crime scene and comes away with blood on her paws. The victim was well known and liked - so who would have wanted him dead? Allie is determined to find justice for the dead man - despite the growing danger and ominus events.

I enjoyed this book. The plot is well drawn out with lots of twists, turns and a
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Fred
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fudge Bites is the seventh book in the Candy-Coated Mystery series.

Many of the residents of Mackinac Island are getting for the Zombie Walk which will raise money for charity. Allie is walking down the alley heading for where the walk will begin when she notices her cat Mella who appears to have blood on her paws. Allie soon hears a scream and heads back to near where she found Mella and finds her friend Sophie in a frantic state. Sophie relates that she has discovered a dead body. Rex Manning,
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Kathleen
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2019
“Fudge Bites” earns 5/5 Favorite Fudgy Treats...Delicious Entertainment!

Yes, of course! It’s in the title...fudge, candy-coated, and recipes! So, why not! Delicious, easy-to-follow recipes from flourless brownies to truffles to various flavors of fudge are interspersed throughout the book, but it’s the story that kept me totally engaged. Nancy Coco’s seventh book in her Candy-Coated Mystery series puts the ghouls of Halloween on full display with Mackinac Island’s charity zombie walk. But it’s t
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Susan
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Here we are with the 7th entry in one of my favorite series. Set on Mackinac Island and centered around Allie and her family's hotel, the McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop, it's now the Halloween holiday and the end of the tourist season. Allie is a master fudge maker as well as a hotelier and that is usually all that she has to deal with. Until, of course, murder lands on her full plate. Today is the big event, a Zombie walk and everybody is having lots of fun with creepy costumes. Allie has joined ...more
Susan Johnston
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Princess Fuzzypants here: I have enjoyed this series based on Mackinac Island where Allie returns to run the Fudge shop and hotel that has been in her family for more than a century. Now that the summer rush is over, she wants to do some renovations to the hotel in the off-season. She also wants to stay on the island during the winter despite many of the residents going for other parts as it can be too isolating for many of them. But it seems many of her friends are leaving and she is faced with ...more
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