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Ally Sweet is happy to be returning for a short break to the small town where she grew up. She is planning on using the time off to get over her messy divorce and she is looking forward to spending time with her much-loved grandmother and relaxing making chocolates and anything chocolaty. But then… the delivery driver for her grandmother’s chocolate shop is found murdered.Ally Sweet is happy to be returning for a short break to the small town where she grew up. She is planning on using the time off to get over her messy divorce and she is looking forward to spending time with her much-loved grandmother and relaxing making chocolates and anything chocolaty. But then… the delivery driver for her grandmother’s chocolate shop is found murdered. The detectives investigating the crime have a prime suspect, Ally’s high school sweetheart, Brent. Ally believes that Brent would never murder anyone, so with the help of her trusted feline friend, Peaches, she tries to uncover the truth. The search for the killer leads Ally straight into the line of danger. Will she be able find the murderer before she becomes a victim herself? Triple Chocolate Muffin Recipe Included!...

Title : the sweet smell of murder
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ISBN : 26162694
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Number of Pages : 254 Pages
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the sweet smell of murder Reviews

  • Luffy
    2019-05-07 11:16

    I was very pleasantly surprised by The Sweet Smell of Murder, because the writing is adequate, but also because the author was bold and knew what she was going for. The effects on its readers is positive, and I can see this author being even more popular in the future.One thing the author, Cindy Bell, dared to do was spin a Games of Thrones like anarchy for her readers. What I mean by that is that the deceased - murdered - and the perpetrator and murderer were people of grave importance to Ally. Ally is the main character and also the POV of this book.I'm curious about what will happen in the sequel to this book...I'm going to read it pretty soon, for first I have to read a couple of Christmas themed books. Cindy Bell is a talented writer who was not afraid not to clutter up her book with red herrings. Mind, she may go that route in the next book, but I'll still read the sequel soon enough. Never would have imagined that I'd rate this one 5 stars.

  • Carol
    2019-04-29 09:14

    Meet Peaches, the cat and Arnold, the portly pot belly Pig when Ally returns to visit her grandmother.Ally’s Mee Maw lives in Blue River and runs a handmade gourmet chocolate and coffee shop.After Ally’s divorce she and Peaches go home to visit but Mee Maw want Ally to move back and take over the making and running the chocolate and coffee shop.The first thing Ally makes is a batch of Triple Chocolate Muffins. The recipe is included at theend of the book.But tragedy strikes when the chocolate shops delivery driver is found shot dead. Thanks toPeaches escaping the house Ally overhears thetwo detectives talking near the scene of the crime.She feels they are railroading the owner of the anauto shop whose families had a long running feud.Ally follows a lead, she discovers on the delivery drivers GPS when she does a delivery for Mee Maw.Who should she trust? One detective is new and while easy on the eyes, he is not use to small townsituations. The other detective on the case is aperson Ally grew up with plus had a crush on him.But who should she trust with what she has uncovered with her own investigation?A chocolate delicious mystery and murder investigation.Lots of mouthwatering goodies mix with drama, suspense,danger with the help of Peaches.A good read.

  • Sandee
    2019-05-06 11:31

    I liked this cozy mystery. Ally Sweet returns to her hometown to get over her divorce and arrives just in time for a murder. This book is the first in a series so there is still lots of development to happen. It is fun and interesting and a solid entry in cozy mystery genre. I'm looking forward to reading more in this series.

  • Suzanne
    2019-05-15 10:07

    A pig in the house?When I was looking for a book to read I decided to go back to A Bittersweet Murder. A book I have been reading on and off for a year and couldn't get into. It never quite made sense then I realized why. It wasn't first in the series so I started from the beginning.When Ally comes home for a visit to mend her heart after a divorce,a childhood crush blinds her to the reality of old friends and their true nature.It also, as in many small towns, makes the newcomer a suspicious character.I liked this book. I found the characters extremely likeable even though not quite fleshed out yet. It's an easy read and I hope as I read more books I'll get a better sense of the town.Just having trouble wrapping my mind around a pig in the house. Now to finish book two of the series and hopefully start book three. And try the recipe.

  • Kimberly
    2019-05-02 06:07

    A nice cozy mystery. I liked the MC, Ally, and her Mee-Maw, Charlotte. Both were well written. I thought the mystery was interesting, and didn't figure out the killer until Ally did. I'd like to read more in this series. :)

  • Kristen
    2019-05-03 12:10

    I was looking for something light, easy, and entertaining as a break from a heavier novel. This fit the bill perfectly. The mystery was easily solved, but I liked the characters and setting.

  • Jill
    2019-05-05 10:33

    There is nothing like chocolate when dealing with emotional stress. After Ally Sweet gets through a nasty divorce, she can find comfort working in her grandmother’s chocolate shop. She had to solve who murdered. There is a cat named Peaches to cuddle with and a handsome detective names Luke she would like to cuddle with that keep her life interesting. Book 1 provides strong characters and is a satisfying beginning to the Chocolate Centered Cozy Mystery series.I received this book through a random giveaway. Although encouraged as a courtesy to provide feedback, I was under no obligation to write a review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

  • Nola Arganbright
    2019-05-21 05:09

    Returning home is never easy.Ally has returned home to the open arms of her spunky Grandmother. She wants to heal from her recent divorce and feels that spending time making chocolate deliciousness is the perfect way.This was a somewhat more serious cozy. Once the introduction is made the author begins developing the plot and confusing the reader about who done it. It was well written and a very smooth read. The characters were secondary to the plot but I believe we will see them become more developed in future books.

  • Ann
    2019-05-21 06:08

    Ally Sweet is returning home to recover from her divorce and help out her fun loving grandmother run the candy shop. When the delivery driver is found murdered near the shop the prime suspect is Brent, an old flame of Ally's high school days. Determined to prove him innocent, she steps right into danger along with grandma and Peaches the cat. A good cozy series in the making. Lots of potential friends and victims in small town USA and of course a yummy chocolate muffin recipe.

  • Cheryl
    2019-05-02 10:36

    This is the first in the series and the first time reading this author. The main character is Ally who comes back to visit her grandma after her divorce. While helping her Mee-Maw in her chocolate store on her first day back the delivery driver is murdered and it looks like they may try to pin it on her or her Mee-Maw. She has some crazy adventures trying to find answers. I can't wait to read more about her.

  • Linda
    2019-05-26 13:29

    Ally has come home to be with her grandma Charlotte. She's still trying to get over her divorce. She knows spending time with Charlotte and getting her hands elbow deep in chocolate will help.Her first day home and her grandma's delivery driver is murdered. The more she tries to stay out of it the more she gets involved. I received this book for free.

  • Suzan
    2019-05-04 11:13

    This is a new series and the first book in it. The story was good and I think set up a great set of characters for future books. I like cozy mysteries that I don't figure out the mystery right away. This book had me guessing that was nice. The small town and the interaction between Ally and her Grandma was very nice. I look forward to more in this series.

  • David M Horak
    2019-05-11 13:10

    Enjoyed the story. She just couldn't leave it alone! Gonna try and make the triple chocolate muffins, will make another review on the muffins after I make them.

  • Cathy
    2019-05-20 06:26

    Nice little murder mystery with a bonus delicious sounding recipe! Easy to read and keeps you wondering who the murderer is. Looking forward to reading more from this author, thank you Cindy Bell :)

  • Sheri
    2019-05-19 05:09

    The Sweet Smell of Murder by Cindy BellAlly Sweet returns to her (small) hometown after a messy divorce. She plans on spending time with her Grandmother and relaxing. That is fine, until the delivery man from her grandmother's Chocolate shop ends up dead. Her High School sweetheart is the number one suspect, but All doesn't believe he would do such a thing. She is determined to find the true killer.The plot moves quickly, Ally and her grandmother are very likable. At times I did figure out what was going to happen, but I still enjoyed the story. I recommend The Sweet Smell of Murder to those who love a fun who-done-it/cozy murder mystery.

  • Dawn
    2019-05-01 13:12

    Ally Sweet is happy to be returning to the small town where she grew up. She is taking the time to heal from a divorce and relax working in her grandmother’s treat shop. Things change very quickly when their delivery driver is found murdered and the prime suspect is Ally’s high school sweetheart. Because she believes he is innocent Ally begins an investigation of her own. I enjoyed this book very much. The characters of Ally and her grandmother are very well developed. It did not take long before I felt like I’d known them for years. The plot moved at a great pace. There was never a time the was good to stop reading and go on with my real life. I highly recommend this book.

  • Annette
    2019-05-24 09:27

    Great bookThis is the first book I've read by this author. It was very entertaining. I will be reading more of her books. The reason I gave 4 stars is because I had an idea "who did it" before half way through the book. Then I knew who the person was several chapters before they were revealed. I'm used to not knowing until the very end of the book, so it was just a little disappointing. However, I'm going to read the next book in this series and hopefully I will be surprised. I do recommend this book if you like cozy mysteries.

  • Jennifer
    2019-05-15 11:23

    Reminiscent of JoAnne Fluke mysteriesHas all the good qualities of a Fluke mystery without being too similar. Enjoyed the characters, want to know them better. Celebrates the positives of small town living, honest about the negatives. The mystery was suspenseful enough but not violent. Enjoyed this book!

  • Beth Sammons
    2019-05-08 08:27

    Quick readA heartwarming tale about going home again spiced with murder and smuggling. Ally goes home to see her meemaw, help her with her business and to recover from her divorce. Small town drama as the delivery driver is murdered, is it allys old boy friend from school or the new detective in town? Lots of twists and turns keep you turning pages.

  • Linda
    2019-05-13 12:22

    Great book! Enjoyed the story and the characters. Alley goes back home to take time off to get over a divorce. Little did she know that her mind would be taken off that as a childhood friend is found dead. She has to find out who is behind the murder as she feels the cops are not looking for who really did it.

  • Helen
    2019-05-02 06:17

    Ally returns home to Blue Water after a bad divoced. Grandma Chalotte raised her & owns Heavenly Chocolates, which Ally helps run. Ally finds about a dead body. Lots of action & easy read. You won't want tonput the book down. There's more to come in this series.

  • David J. Belliveau
    2019-05-06 10:34

    Quite EnjoyableI gave this book a five because I thought it was worth it. I enjoyed the storyline and the characters in it. I have read other books by the author and they were great also. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Sherry
    2019-05-20 06:19

    A Sweet New Read!Sweet Smell of Murder is a wonderful light cozy that delights from beginning to end! Cindy Bell's books are always fun & this first book in a new series does not disappoint. Can't wait for book #2!

  • Nikki
    2019-05-19 09:23

    Enjoyable cozy mystery, believable characters and small town setting. A good start for a new series.

  • Kay (Brigidsmomma) Compton
    2019-05-06 05:07

    This was ok. Not something too exciting, but ok.

  • Janet Miller
    2019-05-20 11:32

    I found this to be a smooth moving story and easy to follow. I enjoyed the read and will look for more by this author.

  • Gail
    2019-05-03 06:11

    CuteI liked the book. Cozy mysteries are predictable but fun to read. The author did a great job laying out the story.

  • Pauline Nunes
    2019-05-13 08:21

    Sweet mystery. Light reading. PredictableThis is more of a romantic story with one murder thrown in. It is like the other books by this author.

  • Sabine
    2019-05-18 09:33

    This is the first book I have read from this author. I am giving it 3.5 stars. A quick, easy, fun read but it is missing some depth.

  • Sonya
    2019-05-22 10:27

    GreatI didn't see the end ending that way, I figured someone else being the murder. Great read and enthralling from beginning to end.