Hot Fudge Frame-Up

Hot Fudge Frame-Up

A Fudge Shop Mystery

Mass Market Paperback
Additional Formats
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451416483
  • 352 Pages
  • NAL
  • 18 and up


Candy shop owner Ava Oosterling mixes it up with a fudge judge with a grudge—who loses his life before he can pick a winner….
Ava is gearing up for the First Annual Arts Festival—a huge celebration that could draw national attention to her old-fashioned fudge shop in Door County, Wisconsin. She’s invited two celebrity chefs to go head-to-head with her in a fudge contest. Everyone is having a tasty time…until a judge for the festival is found dead.
To her shock, he’d been complaining around town that her Fairy Tale fudge flavors were…well, fudged. Now the sheriff is wondering if Ava fits the mold for a murder suspect. As Ava tries to square her reputation and find the real killer, she’s in for a whole batch of trouble….
Includes Delicious Recipes and Fudge-Making Tips!
Hot Fudge Frame-Up

Hot Fudge Frame-Up

Christine DeSmet


“An action-filled story with a likable heroine and a fun setting. And, oh, that fudge! I’m swooning. I hope Ava Oosterling and her family and friends take me back to Door County, Wisconsin, for another nibble soon.”—JoAnna Carl, national bestselling author of the Chocoholic Mysteries
“Christine DeSmet has whipped up a melt-in-your-mouth gem of a tale. One is definitely not going to be enough!”—Hannah Reed, national bestselling author of Beewitched
“The first in a new series set in the ‘Cape Cod of the Midwest,’ First-Degree Fudge is a lighthearted confection that cozy mystery readers will devour.”—Lucy Burdette, author of Murder with Ganache
“As palatable as a fresh pan of Belgian fudge, this debut will delight candy aficionados and mystery lovers with its fast pace, quirky cast, and twist after twist. A must read!”—Liz Mugavero, author of A Biscuit, a Casket
“Interesting characters enhance this mystery…plenty of romantic tension. The mystery evolves nicely with a few good twists and turns that lead to a surprising villain.”—RT Book Reviews (4 stars)


Fudge Shop Mystery
Christine DeSmet
Christine DeSmet
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