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Publication Order of Amish Candy Shop Mystery Books

Assaulted Caramel(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lethal Licorice(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Premeditated Peppermint(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Toxic Toffee(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Criminally Cocoa(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marshmallow Malice(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Botched Butterscotch(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Candy Cane Crime(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lemon Drop Dead(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Amish Candy Shop Mystery Books

Assaulted Caramel(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Criminally Cocoa(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lethal Licorice(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Premeditated Peppermint(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Toxic Toffee(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marshmallow Malice(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Botched Butterscotch(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

The “Amish Candy Shop Mystery” is a series of cozy mystery novels by Amanda Flower, a bestselling and award winning inspirational and cozy mystery author from Ohio. Flower writes adult fiction and children’s novels under the name Amanda Flower as well as the pseudonym Isabella Alan. She got started as an author when she was still in elementary school. She had written a short story that had left the class in stitches when she described how she was stuck on top of a Ferris wheel. It was at that moment when she made the class laugh that she knew she had found a career. “Maid of Murder,” her debut novel would become Best First Novel Agatha Award nominated novel. She also got Agatha Award nominations for Best young adult/best children’s novel for “Andi Under Pressure” and “Andi Unexpected.” Amanda currently lives in the Amish country I Northeast Ohio.

Amanda Flower was born in Akron Ohio in 1980 and upon graduation she moved to Mount Vernon where she found a job as a librarian. Working in close proximity to the Amish provided her with a lot of insights to their way of life. She has often said that it is her experience with the Amish that has made her write some of the best Amish cozy mysteries in the genre. Flower decided to write Amish mystery novels following a meeting to brainstorm topics with Nicole Resciniti her agent. Since she had lived among the Amish for years, Nicole thought she had all the material she needed to write fiction novels based in the community. Moreover, it was a time when Amish cozy mystery genre was blowing up. “A Plain Death” which was her first try was sold within a few weeks given the huge interest in the Amish mystery concept.

The “Amish Candy Shop Mystery” series combines a less urbanized lifestyle and a particular food type which is something most cozy mystery lovers cannot get enough of. The series is about the Amish who are some of the most provincial peoples and chocolate which is a great combination. The lead protagonist in the series is Bailey King, a successful New York City Chocolatier who relocates to the country to take care of her ailing grandfather. She also takes over the family candy shop as her grandfather can no longer manage it given his health. In the first novel of the series, she was just about to get a huge promotion as head chocolatier at JP Chocolates, when she learns of her grandfather’s ill health and heads home. But back home, the death of a developer who had been in a huge argument with her father sees her become an amateur sleuth. In the second novel, Bailey is engaged in the Amish Confectionary competition even as she helps try to find her friend’s missing pet. But then there is a murder and all the clues point to her as the lead suspects. She has no choice but to get to work investigating the killing in the quaint and peaceful town that does not seem so any more. In the third novel of the series, Bailey’s ex Eric from New York comes to town hoping to film and if possible get her back. But things quickly turn complicated when he is found standing over the body of his strangled producer.

“Assaulted Caramel” the first novel of the “Amish Candy Shop Mystery” series opens to Bailey King living as assistant chocolatier at JP Chocolates in New York. She is about to get a promotion to become head chocolatier when she is informed by her grandmother that her grandfather’s heart problems just got worse. She had been raised by her grandparents and immediately heads to Harvest Ohio. Her grandparents run an Amish candy shop known as the “Swissmen Sweets,” which is where she learned all about truffles, fudge and assorted sweets. Upon her arrival, she learns that her grandfather is feeling a lot better. But there is the body of an English developer in the candy shop kitchen stabbed with her grandfather’s chocolate knife. The police believe their only suspect in the murder is her grandfather and decides that she has to clear Jebediah King from the murder allegations. But the killer is a cunning man who is ready to do anything to fudge the truth.

“Lethal Licorice,” the second novel of the series by Amanda Flower is still set in Harvest Ohio. Bailey King had left a very promising job in New York City to go take over her Amish grandparents’ Swissmen Sweets. Her grandfather has since dies and she takes care of her grandmother. With the annual Amish

Confectionary Competition coming up, she intends to honor his memory by winning it. But between her chocolate cherry ganache truffles and blueberry lavender fudge, she thinks she may have too much on her plate. As they are searching for a missing pet pig that belongs to her friend, they stumble upon a body that may have ingested too much sugar. The dead woman is Josephine Weaver a candy maker who lobbied for Englischer Bailey to get disqualified since she was an outsider. Weaver had died from consuming an essential licorice ingredient that she was allergic to. Among the suspects are Bailey and the niece of the dead woman who had a reputation of hopping around. It is now up to Bailey to entice the deranged killer ad clear both their names.

Amish Candy Shop Mystery’s third novel “Premeditated Peppermint” opens during Yuletide which is the favorite time of the year for Bailey King. The former big time chocolatier is still living in Harvest Ohio and is planning on recreating peppermint white chocolate. But then her blood sugar drops when Eric Sharp her ex from New York who is now a celebrity chef walks into her shop with a TV crew. He wants her help in filming an Amish Christmas and Bailey is determined to show the best of her town. Moreover” she believes “Swissmen Sweets” can be turned into something of a sound bite which would be good for business. Unfortunately, she gets more publicity than she intended as Eric her ex is found standing over the body of his executive producer. Her sheriff deputy boyfriend is determined to have Eric in cuffs while Eric begs her to help in clearing his name. He seems to think that by rekindling their romance his show could get a huge boost in ratings. Between a victim that turned out to be someone very different from whom they all thought he was and a long list of suspects, Bailey’s life could not be more interesting.

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