In A Killer Sundae, Win, the owner of the Crewse Creamery ice cream parlor, has a new food truck. Her time at the local Harvest Time Festival is well spent selling ice cream until she is accused of murder by nut. It seems her frenemy and television reporter, Kaitlyn, has died during the Festival. Kaitlyn’s longtime boyfriend, Cameron, accuses Win of cross-contamination in Kaitlyn’s sundae. Win along with her two best friends investigate.
I love the small-town setting and the characters’ genuine relationships with each other. It makes me want to move to rural Ohio. The mystery’s solution was relatively easy to guess making it a relaxing read. This book would be great for newbie armchair detectives.
Even though A Killer Sundae is the third entry in the Ice Cream Parlor cozy mystery series, it can easily be read as a standalone novel. It is a great choice for someone looking for a character-driven cozy mystery. 4 stars!
Thanks to the author and Great Escapes Book Tours for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
About A Killer Sundae
A Killer Sundae (An Ice Cream Parlor Mystery)
3rd in Series
Setting – Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Berkley (January 4, 2022)
Paperback : 352 pages
ISBN-10 : 0593099702
ISBN-13 : 978-0593099704
Digital ASIN : B091PHQ88M
Ice cream shop owner Bronwyn Crewse is in for two scoops of murder in this charming mystery from Abby Collette.
Chagrin Falls, Ohio, is gorgeous in the fall, and Bronwyn Crewse, owner of Crewse Creamery, knows just how to welcome the new season. At the annual Harvest Time Festival, residents will get a chance to enjoy hot-air balloons and hayrides, crown a new Harvest Time Festival Queen, and eat delicious frozen treats sold at Win’s freshly purchased ice cream truck. But she gets into a sprinkle of trouble when a festivalgoer is poisoned and Win is implicated.
Although the victim was a former Harvest Time Festival Queen, her once-sunny disposition had dimmed into bitterness, leaving no shortage of suspects at the festival. To clear her name before the chill of winter sets in, Win will have to investigate and hope that her detective skills won’t “dessert” her.
About Abby Collette
Wall Street Journal bestselling author Abby Collette loves a good mystery. She was born and raised in Cleveland, and it’s a mystery even to her why she hasn’t yet moved to a warmer place. As Abby Collette, she is the author of the Ice Cream Parlor mystery series, about a millennial MBA-holding granddaughter running a family-owned ice cream shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and the Books & Biscuits mystery series, starring a set of fraternal twins who reunite and open a bookstore and soul food café. Writing as Abby L. Vandiver, she is the author of the Logan Dickerson Mysteries, featuring a second-generation archaeologist and a nonagenarian, as well as the Romaine Wilder Mysteries, pairing an East Texas medical examiner and her feisty, funeral-home-owning auntie as sleuths. Abby spends her time writing, facilitating writing workshops at local libraries and hanging out with her grandchildren, each of whom are her favorite.
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