The Candy Cane Caper

The Candy Cane Caper Review

This Christmas, Sadie Hoffmiller Cunningham is making a list and checking it twice. For the first time since she and Pete married five years ago, their combined families are gathering for the holidays in Fort Collins, Colorado, for a party that would make Santa and Mrs. Claus proud.

She just has to bake the famous Cunningham Candy Cane Cake, make sure the looming snowstorm doesn't derail everyone's travel plans, and oh, yes, solve one teensy-tiny mystery before the big day.

At ninety-four and nearly blind, Mary, Sadie's friend and neighbor, knows this will be her last Christmas. When Sadie learns that someone has stolen antique Christmas ornaments from Mary's tree, she vows to find the thief, no matter what. The ornaments had been appraised at more than $40,000, but they were worth even more to Mary, who had intended to bequeath them to her great-granddaughter, Joy, as a final gift.

With Pete in Arizona wrapping up a case of his own, it's up to Sadie to question the residents of Nicholas House, where Mary lives, and deduce who had the means and the motive to steal heirloom ornaments during what should be the most wonderful time of the year.

When stories of other thefts surface, Sadie feels like she's creating a "naughty" list that could rival Santa's. Identifying the thief, recovering the ornaments, and restoring them to Mary's tree in time will take a Christmas miracle—and maybe a few extra-special cookies.

Title:The Candy Cane Caper

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  • Eve (Between The Bookends)

    This was another cute cozy mystery torpedoed by a super unlikable lead character. Sadie was annoying as #"¤%. A judgmental busybody that I wanted to throat punch about a million times. Other tha...

  • Juli

    The Candy Cane Caper is the 13th book in the Culinary Mystery cozy series by Josi Kilpack. Sadie Hoffmiller is at home with family to celebrate Christmas. When someone steals valuable antique ornament...

  • Deanne Patterson

    Josi S. Kilpack has many Culinary Mysteries and I guarantee you'll be delighted with this tasty treat as it's a Christmas Mystery.The Candy Cane Caper is another delectable mystery in the series and ...

  • Rebecca Reviews

    Josi S. Kilpack’s The Candy Cane Caper is a wonderful and gentle Christmas cosy that’ll fill you with holiday joy. This is my first book in the series but I had no problem understanding what was h...

  • Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)

    It has been a while since I read a culinary mystery featuring Sadie. I am reminded of why I love her so much. She is a bumbling amateur detective who has a strong desire to help others. This story tak...

  • Katie W

    Oh, Sadie Hoffmiller--how I've missed you! This is a series that does better read in order, since Sadie's relationships gradually build over time, but it's not essential. This installment is awhile af...

  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)

    It's been awhile since I read a Sadie Hoffmiller culinary mystery! It was so good to be back in the crazy that is Sadie's life. She has mellowed a bit since her first books but she is still the same S...

  • Mara

    I love Sadie Hoffmiller (now Sadie Cunningham), the "59-ish" amateur detective that seems to find trouble, or it finds her, wherever she goes. It's been five long years since the last Culinary Mystery...

  • Kathleen Kelly

    The Candy Cane Caper by Josi S. Kilpack is a sweet clean mystery with protagonist Sadie Hoffmiller Cunningham at the center of the book. Sadie and her husband Pete have been married for five years and...

  • Julie Carpenter

    Oh Sadie, how I adore you! It was so much fun to read this new holiday book in this series! I have to say that I haven't read all of the Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mysteries. But I'm close to reading t...