Town in a Pumpkin Bash (A Candy Holliday Mystery #4) by B.B. Haywood

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In the quaint seaside village of Cape Willington, Maine, Candy Holliday has a mostly idyllic life, tending to the Blueberry Acres farm she runs with her father and occasionally stepping in to solve a murder or two… 

Halloween is fast approaching, and preparations for the Pumpkin Bash, Cape Willington’s annual autumn festival, are well underway. Candy is running this year’s haunted hayride, in the hopes of making some extra cash. But when she discovers a real dead body near some fake tombstones, Candy’s side job becomes a full-blown investigation to find out who turned a holiday attraction into a real horror show. Will Candy’s keen eye for detail unearth buried town secrets? As her search leads her through old graveyards and a haunted house, Candy will discover that not all of the skeletons hidden in this small town’s closets are Halloween decorations… INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES!

MY REVIEW

It’s Halloween in Cape Willington and that means all things pumpkin for the town residents. Candy Holliday and her BFF Maggie run a local pumpkin patch and part of their services is giving tourist and locals alike a delightfully haunted hayride. Everything is running smoothly until a body is discovered under a pile of pumpkins. Now it’s up to Candy to figure out the “who did it”.

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This was a fun little mystery. A small town feel and a cast of of interesting characters. I haven’t read any of the other books in this series, and this book contained a lot of references to the previous books. So you may want to keep that in mind when deciding to give this one a go.

The mystery was really good and I really had NO clue who the “baddie” was going to turn out being. It takes A LOT to keep me guessing until the end of a mystery. I usually pride myself on figuring these things out ahead of the big reveal. So kudos to you author for stumping me. On top of that, you also get some VERY yummy sounding recipes at the end.

Who could ask for more, not I! Two thumbs up.

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