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Sucker Punch (A Candy Shop Mystery) Mass Market Paperback – June 2, 2009

4.1 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Series: A Candy Shop Mystery
  • Mass Market Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley; Complete Numbers Starting with 1, 1st Ed edition (June 2, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425227065
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425227060
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 0.7 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #803,132 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Mark Baker - Carstairs Considers HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 10, 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
With Valentine's Day coming, Abby is finding her candy shop, Divinity, swamped with orders. She's not complaining, but it does leave her little time for thinking about important things like her slowly building relationship with Jawarski and how she feels about him.

That's why she immediately says now when a friend asks her to be part of a play for the local playhouse. A couple of local boys made good are coming back to help direct it. As tempting as it sounds, Abby knows she needs to concentrate on her stop. Still, she can't help checking out the theater. And that's why she is present when a body is found on center stage. One of Abby's friends is immediately labeled a person of interest, but Abby is certain he's innocent. Can she clear his name while still fulfilling the orders at her candy store?

The latest entry in this series is another fun book. I could actually feel the cold air from the Colorado weather despite the fact that it is summer. The new characters were fun and lively even if most of the series regulars get relegated to the background. I did find the pacing of the plot off. In fact, it seemed to stall in the second half before revving back up for an exciting climax. And I can't leave out the three new tempting candy recipes.

If you like your murder on the light side, this is a good series for you.
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I really enjoyed this book. I was "suckered" into the plot at the first page.
A top notch mystery for me. Abby and her faithful dog, Max,
seem to always find trouble when they least expect it.
This plot centers around the town putting on a musical with celebrity directors, Lawrence Nichols, and Alexander Pastorelli. Most of the town is involved in the play except Abby. She is to busy with Valentine's Day coming. Candy orders are piling up, so she declines the offer for a part in the play.
Little does she know, that stopping by one day to check up the progress of the musical, would turn her world upside down. Murder! When one of her friends is high on the suspect list, Abby finds the time to figure out who the real killer is. There are plenty of suspects, so Abby has her work cut out for her. Never underestimate a woman's determination when a friend's life is on the line.
This "Who did it" cozy, kept me interested the whole time.
The characters and plot worked nicely for me.
Give this book a try.
The recipes sounded great to me too.
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I love the Candy Shop Mystery series by Sammi Carter. The main character, Abby, is very likeable and a capable woman who gave up a successful career in law to take over her late aunt's candy shop. The other regular characters are also very likeable and the fictional town, Paradise, in Colorado, is a wonderful setting for this series. If it were a real place, I would love to visit. The mysteries are well done. I always enjoy one of these mysteries to lighten my mood after finishing a heavy novel or something particularly dark.

An added bonus are the recipes for sweets included at the back of every book. I even found a recipe for a sweet that I made as a pre-teen and promptly lost. What a joy to find it again.
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Abby is at it again but this time she is trying to save her friend from being unjustly charged with Murder. With Jaworski out of town and Nate (her nemesis) in charge of the investigation, Abby battles time between making her famous candy for Valentines Day and investigating a murder at the Playhouse. What will Valentines Day bring to Abby and Pine's relationship? This is a great installment in the Candy Shop Mystery series! It's a cozy....
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I did not enjoy it as much as the previous books, because it did not have as much storyline involving the candyshop.One of the main reasons I like the books is because of the candyshop storyline, and their was just not very much involvement in the candy shop. Jean
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