Amanda Flower’s USA Today bestselling Amish Candy Shop Mysteries combines a fascinating look at Amish life with the sugar rush of candy making, a quirky whodunit, and a hint of romance between chocolatier Bailey King and her law enforcer boyfriend. This eighth installment raises the charm even more, as filming begins for Bailey’s new reality TV show just in time for a big blueberry festival to jam up the small town of Harvest, Ohio.
Bailey King, star of TV’s Bailey's Amish Sweets, is building her dream candy factory in Harvest, Ohio. But no sooner is the frame of the new building up than she finds the dead body of a surly contractor who has a long list of enemies—including people in the Amish community. To add to the drama, Bailey is being filmed by a crew for her upcoming show. . .
When Bailey’s TV producer pitched a reality show about building the factory, Bailey was shocked that the network picked it up. She’s not shocked that many of the Amish working on the jobsite refuse to be on camera. However, local community organizer Margot Rawlings is ecstatic—because the filming coincides with Harvest’s First Annual Blueberry Bash. Margot believes the media attention will make Harvest the most popular destination in Holmes County. But now, the county may become known for all the wrong reasons . . .
Bailey will have to sift through a crowd of angry villagers and thousands of blueberries to solve the murder, save her new venture, and protect her Amish friends. At the same time, she and her longtime boyfriend, Aiden Brody, are making big decisions about their future together—a future that may be in jeopardy if Bailey is the next pick on a killer’s list . . .
About the Author
Amanda Flower is the USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award–winning mystery author of over twenty-five novels, including the nationally bestselling Amish Candy Shop Mystery Series, the Amish Matchmaker Mysteries, and several series written under the name Isabella Alan. An organic farmer and former librarian, Amanda lives in Northeast Ohio and can be found online at AmandaFlower.com.
Praise for Amanda Flower’s Amish Candy Shop Mysteries:
“This quirky whodunit—book four in the beloved Amish Candy Shop Mystery series–comes to life.”—Woman’s World, Book Club Pick on Toxic Toffee
"Toxic Toffee agreeably mixes candymaking with murder investigation, and Bailey’s ease with the community enables her to extract critical information in a place where the locals tend to clam up around “English” police. I love reading about the Amish, and I gobbled up this fast-paced, well-written novel that even brought tears to my eyes at the end." —Mystery Scene
“Flower’s mysteries are always welcome, and this series is wacky and warm, with just enough mystery to intrigue.” —Akron Beacon Journalon Toxic Toffee
“The quirky characters are colorful and fun to read. Flowers skillfully blends Amish and ‘English’ characters with a mystery that keeps the reader sleuthing along with Bailey. Prepare for a few smiles as Jethro the pig and Nutmeg the cat are back, as they are joined with Puff the bunny.” —Crimespree Magazineon Toxic Toffee
“Amanda Flower delivers a funny mystery full of twists that never misses a beat with plenty of heart, danger, comedy, and candy.” —Seattle Book Review on Premeditated Peppermint
“It’s only been a few weeks since Bailey King’s Amish grandfather died, but she’s already taken on the responsibility of running his candy shop in the Holmes County community of Harvest.” —Akron Beacon Journal on Lethal Licorice, an ABJ Best Local Books Choice for 2018
“Flower launches her new series by evoking the nightmare nuptials of The Final Vow (2017), throwing in a few Pennsylvania Dutch words to provide atmosphere in a cozy as light as the heroine's handmade mousse.” —Kirkus Reviews on Assaulted Caramel
“A promising start to a new series. I really enjoyed meeting Bailey’s grandmother (Maami) and grandfather (Daadi) and learning a little more about the Amish way of life. Check it out!” —Suspense Magazine on Assaulted Caramel