A duo of amateur sleuths must follow their noses to solve a murder in the first installment of this small-town cozy mystery series.
Childhood friends Leigh Hill and Paloma Finch left their high-pressure, big-city jobs to pursue a quieter life running the Wicked Wick candle shop in the small town of Fall Haven. Rumors about a giant chain warehouse store moving to town have the mom-and-pop business owners on edge, but the community is stringing up lights, baking pies, and setting up booths in the town square to sell their wares at the annual Winter Festival. When a prominent local businessperson winds up dead in the middle of the festival grounds, Leigh and Paloma realize their little hamlet isn’t as quiet and innocent as they had hoped. Plenty of people have a lot to lose if the megastore comes to town, but are any of them angry enough to kill? The women of Wicked Wick must sniff around for clues and solve the crime before their business — or their lives — are snuffed out.