Too many sweets spoil the murder . . .
Harvest, Ohio, is a long way from New York City, where Bailey King left a coveted job as a head chocolatier to take over Swissmen Sweets, her Amish grandparentsâ€™ candy shop. Now, while caring for her recently widowed grandmother, she plans to honor her grandfatherâ€™s memory by entering the annual Amish Confectionery Competition. But between lavender blueberry fudge and chocolate cherry ganache truffles, Bailey may have bitten off more than she can chew when the search for a missing pot-bellied pig turns up a body suffering from sugar overloadâ€”the fatal kind . . .
A candy maker from a neighboring town who wantedÂ EnglischerÂ Bailey disqualified for being an outsider, Josephine Weaver died from an allergy to an essential licorice ingredient. The suspects include: Josephineâ€™s niece, a young woman going through herÂ rumspringa,Â or running around time, and Bailey herself. Now it falls to Bailey, whoâ€™s sweet on the local sheriffâ€™s deputy, to clear their names and entice a killer with a cast-iron stomach for cold-blooded murder . . .