Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Fatal Fudge Swirl: An Ice Cream Shop Mystery by Meri Allen

(Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!)

about book:

A movie production brings drama―and murder―to a close-knit New England village, forcing Riley Rhodes to scoop out the suspects.

Former CIA librarian and amateur sleuth Riley Rhodes is loving her fresh start as the manager of the Udderly Delicious Ice Cream Shop. The leaves are turning, tourists are leaf-peeping, and Penniman, Connecticut is putting finishing touches on the weekend long Halloween Happening. But the village is also buzzing. Former child star Cooper Collins is overseeing the production of a romantic comedy that’s filming on the town green and his domineering socialite mother, Diantha, is planning her lavish Halloween themed wedding at her Inn on the Green. Her fiancé has run the Inn's kitchen for years, ably aided by his recent ex-wife, chef Mary Ann Dumas. An old friend of Riley’s, Mary Ann turns to her when the bride requests a spooky ice cream wedding cake.

But the weekend takes a frightful turn when Diantha is found dead and suspicion falls on Mary Ann. The cast of potential suspects is long―each wedding guest had a chilling motive to kill the vicious heiress. Can Riley unmask the murderer before another guest ends up on ice?

my thoughts:

Cozy mysteries are my jam. I love them to bits! They are always such a fun treat to read. I was so excited to dive into Meri Allen's latest story, Fatal Fudge Swirl, the third book in her popular series, An Ice Cream Shop Mystery. I found myself indulging in a yummy sundae as I read the story - talk about a delicious combination!

Allen has created an entertaining story chock full of the usual suspects that go hand in hand to make a terrific murder mystery: a quaint New England village, quirky characters, a librarian/sleuth, an ice cream shop, Fall season - Halloween, a murder, and a best friend accused of the murder - yikes! How exciting does that sound? I know I enjoyed every minute I spend with this story. Loved it!

I would happily recommend Fatal Fudge Swirl to fans of Meri Allen and to anyone looking for their next great read - you will LOVE this book! Make sure to check it out!

Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!

1 comment:

Lark said...

This does sound like a fun one. I love the whole ice cream shop setting.