Murder’s No Votive Confidence
Nantucket candle store owner Stella Wright specializes in creating unique candles for every occasion.
But someone sets the stage for murder when a Memorial Day celebration becomes a wedding to die for . . .
Jessica Sterlingʼs candlelight-themed nuptial promises to be the perfect kick-off to the summerʼs first official holiday weekend. Stellaʼs thrilled to have been chosen to provide the decorative centerpiece for the wedding ceremony: a two-foot, tall scented unity candle—a symbol of the happy coupleʼs love. But it looks like the bride-to-beʼs uncle wonʼt be walking his niece down the aisle after heʼs found dead. The murder weapon is Stellaʼs seemingly indestructible candle, now split in two.
When a beloved local bartender is arrested, Stellaʼs sure a visiting police Captain running the case made a rush to justice. With superstitious brides-to-be cancelling orders and sales waxing and waning at her store, the Wick & Flame owner decides to do some sleuthing of her own. Abetted by a charming reporter and challenged by the townʼs sexiest cop, Stellaʼs determined to shine a light on the truth and uncover a killer whoʼs snuffing out her own flame.
“A cozy with candles, conspiring couples, and a cat—what could be a better combination?
Christin Brecher’s debut mystery has all those and more.”
—Kaitlyn Dunnett, author of Clause & Effect
“A scentsational new series! Christin Brecher’s charming debut, Murder’s No Votive Confidence, glows with a seaside location, a candle shop, and a kitty that will melt your heart. Interesting characters and a twisting plot will keep you intrigued to the very end.”
—Krista Davis, author of The Diva Sweetens the Pie
“A charmingly fun whodunnit with plenty of twists and turns and delightfully quirky characters. Murder’s No Votive Confidence had me hooked from the first pages.”
—Kirsten Weiss, author of Bleeding Tarts
“The first book in the Nantucket Candle Maker Mystery series by Christin Brecher burns bright with a delightful protagonist, realistic characters, and an intriguing plot—a breath of fresh Nantucket air!”
—Barbara Allan, author of Antiques Ravin’