Nancy Coco’s Candy-Coated mysteries series is so much fun and a perfect summer read. To Fudge or Not to Fudge is book 2 in the series. Set on the idyllic Mackinac island on Lake Michigan where fudge reigns supreme, Allie has happily settled into running her family business, the historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop. She has decided to put behind her the past debauchery about the murder of her grandfather’s biggest rival and focus on work, until her lovable dog Marshmallow finds human bones scattered throughout the island. Now she finds herself knee deep in another murder investigation and has somehow managed to reluctantly get herself on a reality cooking show.
This was such a fun read! I loved the atmosphere of the island and the townspeople. The story takes place right at the beginning of June and you can feel all the travelers, the sun, and the carefree attitude that comes along with summer. Coco’s character Allie is a fun, determined and entertaining sleuth. This is very much a story where you think, seriously, nothing else can possible go wrong – and then of course it does. I am not much of a cozy mystery reader, but I found myself quickly ordering the next book in the series.