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Candy, Murder and Me: Mystery with a Woman Sleuth & Recipes (Women detectives Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Carolyn Chambers Clark , Anthony Auriemma
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Book Description

CANDY, MURDER, AND ME is an 80,000-word cozy mystery set in Florida, in and around a dress design company, which co-stars Sigmund Freud, a psychoanalyst dachshund.

When full-figure dress designer and candy addict Cookie Berelli discovers the PI she hired to clear her of embezzlement charges dead in her design studio, she investigates, to wacky results. For example, is Eugene Gemstone involved? After all, he is her number one fabric cutter at Florida Fashions, and he did start acting overemotional after he wore one of the dresses she designed into the ladies’ room at Chez Riso and got arrested. He's especially suspect now that he's disappeared with all of Cookie's candy stash. Then again, it could be that cute PI, Andy Shea, who shows up at the funeral of her dead PI, and makes her hear the love song from GONE WITH THE WIND in her head, or it could be just about anyone else on the planet.

Everyone's starting to look suspicious now, especially Yuri Yarutski, who owns a sports bar in the bad part of town and wants to go a few rounds with Cookie, the woman who lives in a tree (who in Florida can live withoutair conditioning?), and even Bernadette Humphreys of Bernie's Tattoos who comes up with the weirdest body art. Okay, yes, Cookie did find the body, in fact two of them,and so she has to clear herself, but does that mean the murderer has to go after her?

Recipes from her Norwegian and Italian heritage including Grandma Berelli’s Pralines (“Worth going to jail for”), Cookie’s Maple Candies (“So good they’re criminal”), Nana’s Kringlas (“To kill for”), Cookie's Chocolate Cover-Up Fudge ("Perfect for spying activities"), and Blood Red Spaghetti Sauce with Bad Boy Meatballs, among others, are available throughout the story to break up the mayhem.


Product Details

  • File Size: 605 KB
  • Print Length: 245 pages
  • Publisher: Versatile Publishing; 3 edition (April 29, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0044XV94K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #151,695 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Humorous, entertaining and sweet October 19, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Caution: be prepared to resist temptation as Cookie (should be named Candy) munches on chocolates as she muddles her way through solving two mysteries. And if you weaken, she includes her family recipes of those delectable-sounding treats.

Tyler Mallone, author of Murder in the Mountains
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4.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly entertaining February 17, 2012
By ZM
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
An entertaining whodunit tale ensues when Cookie Berelli, a full-figured dress designer and candy junkie, discovers her private investigator dead in her studio. As Cookie investigates, the reader is taken on an entertaining journey that eventually ends in a solution to the mystery with the added bonus of being privy to a number of the author's family recipes. The writing flows smoothly and the characters are engaging. The author's wit in places was a delight. Looking forward to the next in the series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Crazy Fun Candy Coated November 18, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I don't think I have ever ate so much candy while reading a book before. Good thing it was after Halloween so I had a stash to raid on hand. Candy aside, I honestly had fun reading this book. It is fast paced and crazy. The book does contain some violence, (it IS a murder mystery), but nothing graphic. No sex scenes or bad language. We meet Cookie's family and I really loved the strong bond presented there. There are recipes scattered throughout the book. Overall I really enjoyed this book. It was fast paced, easy to read and a lot of crazy fun. A full review is available on my blog.
* I reviewed this book as part of Indie of the Month. I was not compensated for my review. All opinions are my own.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cookie is AWESOME May 29, 2014
By meow
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LOVE the characters and story .Can't wait to read more in series.writers Anthony Adrienne and Carolyn chambers Clark are a real hit.
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More About the Author

I'm an author, forensic nurse examiner, and wellness and self-care educator. Find out more about my health self-care books and free articles and ebooks at www.carolynchambersclark.com.

My fiction books, which I mostly co-author with my husband, Anthony--he's the cute one in the line dancing photo of us--appear below and can be found in the Kindle Store, here at Amazon.com. They include...

Thrillers/mysteries (OUT OF BODY: A Paranormal Mystery; FORENSICS BY THE NUMBERS; DARK FORCES; ARMED & DANGEROUS, CANDY, MURDER & ME; VERTICAL STRIPES CAN KILL YOU)

Women's Fiction (ANGEL IN COWBOY BOOTS, LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING, THAT'S AMORE, UNFORGETTABLE)

Young Adult Novels (JANE EYRE BEWARE; MY SUMMER AS AN AU PAIR; VIRGO RISING; HOW I BECAME A WIMBLEDON BALL GIRL, MET THE QUEEN, and MET THE BOY OF MY DREAMS)

Middle Grade Novels (HOW I LEARNED TO DUEL, STOP BULLIES, AND BECOME A HERO; SMALL BOY'S BOOK OF SELF-DEFENSE; MORGAINA, HER MAGIC HORSE, GHOSTS & GODS;



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