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Death Is Like a Box of Chocolates

Death Is Like a Box of Chocolates, September 2014
Chocolate Covered Mystery #1
by Kathy Aarons

Berkley
Featuring: Michelle Serrano; Erica Russell
304 pages
ISBN: 0425267237
EAN: 9780425267233
Kindle: B00IOE4K5U
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"Who said one bite of chocolate never killed anyone?"

Fresh Fiction Review

Death Is Like a Box of Chocolates
Kathy Aarons

Reviewed by Teresa Cross
Posted August 26, 2014

Mystery Cozy | Mystery Woman Sleuth

With this being the first in a new series, DEATH IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES written by Kathy Aaron will be a delicious addition to any cozy mystery lover's library! Packed full of exhilarating characters this novel is fully entertaining. Each chapter gave you just enough to keep the pages turning without losing any interest. Packed with wit and just enough suspense, it is a great start to a new series.

Michelle Serrano has a love for making chocolate and owns her own little shop that is combined with her best friend, Erica Russell's bookstore. The two are in partnership in their little town of West Riverdale, Maryland. Memorial Day weekend is coming up and as they prepare for the Great Fudge Cook-off and Arts Festival, the local photographer was found dead in their shop with truffles made by Michelle. How will this affect their weekend festivities as well as their profits and Michelle's reputation? Is her career over just when she was about to get public recognition?

Michelle and Erica play detectives themselves when they felt that their dreams are crashing before their eyes. While the need to find who was responsible for their friend's murder while clearing Michelle's name is their top priority, the two take matters into their own hands by asking the locals questions that may bring them more harm than good.

What a wonderful new cozy mystery series, A Chocolate Covered Mystery will be! With the first book, DEATH IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES, written by Kathy Aaron, it quickly caught my attention with all my favorites, a mystery, chocolate, and a hilarious assortment of characters! This mouth-watering storyline has all the appeal of a marvelous mystery series in the making. I look forward to see what adventures Aaron will have our two amateur sleuths involved in with the next book.

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SUMMARY

Whether it’s to satisfy a craving for chocolate or pick up the hottest new bestseller, the locals in charming West Riverdale, Maryland, are heading to Chocolates and Chapters, where everything sold is to die for. Best friends Michelle Serrano and Erica Russell are celebrating the sweet rewards of their combined bookstore and chocolate shop by hosting the Great Fudge Cook-off during the town’s Memorial Day weekend Arts Festival. But success turns bittersweet when Main Street’s portrait photographer is found dead in their store, poisoned by Michelle’s signature truffles. As suspicion mounts against Michelle, her sales begin to crumble and her career seems whipped. With Erica by her side, Michelle must pick through an assortment of suspects before the future of their dream store melts away...

FIRST IN A NEW SERIES

Includes Scrumptious Chocolate-Making Recipes!


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