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Gumballs and Murder

(The first book in the Candy Store Mystery series)
A Novella by


Candy store owner turned amateur sleuth in a cozy town full of mystery and murder.

It is the start of a new venture for Margaret and her son, Zach, setting up their dream candy store, Nichol's Candy Store. With the business owners around her, there is never a dull moment - from Stacy Koontz the cafe owner, Mr. Stewart, the dog-groomer who needs a new personality, and Simone Peretti, who is as eccentric as the antiques she sells.

It was nothing Margaret couldn't handle, until their neighbor, Dorothy, was found murdered. A woman who was hated by everyone - making the entire neighborhood a suspect. On top of that long list is the new resident, Kyle, who's kind-hearted beneath a gruff around the gills hard coating. Wanting justice for Dorothy and Kyle, Margaret decides to investigate this mystery herself. With an attractive detective by her side, it'll lead to more connections than she ever anticipated.

Is she sweet enough to solve this sour blooded mystery?

This cozy mystery is a clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language. It can be read in one to two hours. It is perfect for those moments when you are waiting at an appointment or want to enjoy a quick read.

Read all the Candy Store cozy mysteries:

1. Gumballs and Murder
2. A Shot of Bitterness
3. A Heap of Truffles
4. Popcorn Treats & Deceit
5. Meringue and Murder

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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Used availability for Wendy Meadows's Gumballs and Murder

Paperback Editions

April 2018 : Paperback

Title: Gumballs and Murder (Candy Store Mysteries)
Author(s): Wendy Meadows
ISBN: 1-980956-72-3 / 978-1-980956-72-3
Publisher: Independently published
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

April 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Gumballs and Murder (Candy Store Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Wendy Meadows
Publisher: Majestic Owl Publishing LLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU