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A Flicker of Doubt

(Candlemaking Mystery #4)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  182 ratings  ·  16 reviews
After his ex-girlfriend is found dead, Harrison Black, owner of At Wick's End, finds out just how hot old flames--and a ruthless killer--can burn. ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published June 6th 2006 by Berkley
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Karen Hufman
Aug 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Thought it was cute - though have to wonder what he looks like since he has all these women all over him! He inherited a candle making shop from his great aunt and loves his new life. Things left a little up in the air with some of the characters but overall liked it!
I do wonder if Tim Myers will ever revisit this series - I like the characters and the setting, and it seems there are more stories to tell.
Allison Ann
Oct 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: loaner, reviewed
I'm sorry this is the last book of the series, I enjoyed my time at River's Edge. I liked Harrison's commitment to his friends and his community. He's a good guy who isn't brilliant or filthy rich or unbelievably handsome, just dogged. The mysteries weren't particularly interesting or clever, but I read on for the background. Which is the opposite or most cozies, so a fun change. I have a couple more series by the author, so I think I will move those a little higher up the TBR chain. ...more
Jane Love
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Harrison finds a dead body in Gunpowder Lake it turns out to be the body of his ex girlfriend can Harrison find out what really happened
Jul 19, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
Review by J.C. : "It gave candlemaking tips. Um, adults would like this. I don't know who." ...more
Mar 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
I've been reading this cozy series since I first saw it at the library. LOVE IT! sure, it is a typical theme cozy (in this case, candlemaking, complete with tips.) But there is something about Micah Ridge, the small town our hero Harrison Black lives in now that his great aunt has died and left him not only a candleshop, but an entire artisan mall full of wonderful characters with cool shops. Harrison sticks his nose in where it is not wanted, which gets him into trouble, of course, but just bei ...more
Michelle Randall
Nov 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
The fourth book in the Candlemaking series starts with Harrison enjoying a relaxing trip in his kayak on the Gunpowder River, only what he things is a tree stump he bumps in the water turns out to be his former girlfriend.

While the police are sure it was a suicide, Harrison is sure it wasn't, and with the help of his good friend Markum, he sets out to figure out what happened.

This is another good read in this series, introducing us to some new people, letting us learn more about some of the peop
Dec 09, 2008 rated it liked it
The beginning sentence drew me right in: "As my kayak brushed against the woman's body, I thought I'd hit another half-submerged log." Thus begins a very bad day for poor Harrison Black, owner of a quaint little candle shop, who soon discovers that the body belongs to his ex-girlfriend.

I picked up this book because (1) it's a cozy mystery, which I like, and (2) I have a book coming out in June 2009 that is centered around a candle factory, and I wanted to see how much candle lore the author rel
Sandra Dagg
Nov 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Finished this one almost at midnight, couldn't leave it, had to stay up. I think Mr. Myers saved the most exciting one to the last, it was a great read! I didn't figure this one out...there were new characters involved, but really, for me it's not important to guess who did it, I just enjoy a good book, and this definitely was that! I liked the character of Harrison Black from the get-go, the first book, and have to say that I am sorry to see the end of this series...Mr. Myers if you feel like w ...more
Mark Baker
Mar 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2006, mystery
A quick kayak trip down the river behind his shop leads to Harrison finding the body of his ex-girlfriend. With the sheriff determined it was suicide, Harrison sets out to prove it was murder. As much as I love Harrison, the sub-plots took over the story and slowed the book down overall.

Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.
Last novel in the series so far. Might not be another one since this one was published in 2006. Harrison finds Becka's dead in the water while kayaking on the river. Markum helps his friend try to find the murdered since the police says suicide. Both friends investigate and end up mixed up in local politics and mayhem. Oh and there's some trouble with the tenant's leases. It's surprisingly good. The best parts are the Markum Harrison sleuthing together to find the bad guys. ...more
Feb 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
I'm looking for more by this author. No smut! ...more
Oct 09, 2014 rated it liked it
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I enjoyed the final entry in the candleshop series by Tim Myers. I'm disappointed he ended the series after only four novels (and that he ended the soap series after only three novels). ...more
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Also writes under the pseudonyms Elizabeth Bright, Melissa Glazer, Chris Cavender, and Jessica Beck.

Tim Myers is the author of dozens of short stories published in mystery magazines and anthologies. He lives with his family near the Blue Ridge Mountains he loves and writes about. He is the award-winning author of the Agatha nominated Lighthouse Inn mystery series as well as over seventy short sto

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