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Article: What is a “cozy” Mystery? By Christine DeSmet


The “cozy” mystery features an amateur sleuth who is usually a woman. The sleuth is likeable, smart and earnest, and they go about life with a good sense of humor. She’s rarely a detective or…

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Fudge Shop Mystery Series by Christine DeSmet 2 book boxed set

Fudge Shop Mystery Series by Christine DeSmet


Deadly Fudge Divas  A taste of trouble is in the air when a group of well-heeled, fudge-loving women descend on Ava Oosterling’s newly acquired and lovingly refurbished bed & breakfast inn for a chocolate lovers’…

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Fudge Shop Mystery Series: Deadly Fudge Divas by Christine DeSmet


A taste of trouble is in the air when a group of well-heeled, fudge-loving women descend on Ava Oosterling’s newly acquired and lovingly refurbished bed & breakfast inn for a chocolate lovers’ getaway. When one…

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Fudge Shop Mystery Series: Undercover Fudge by Christine De Smet


Candy shop owner Ava Oosterling has her hands full when her best friend Pauline Mertens takes a summer job as a wedding coordinator–with the nuptials and reception scheduled in mere days in the back yard…

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Who Wants Tyler Dead? By Frances Evlin


Marielle Jones has been hired to drive 8-year-old Tyler, his 10-year-old sister and their maternal grandmother on a camping trip across Oregon. When Tyler claims someone pushed him into the river, Marielle refuses to believe…

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