The Chocolate Falcon Fraud
On Sale: November 1, 2016
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From the bestselling author of The Chocolate Clown
Corpse, itâ€™s murder, my sweet, for a chocolatier whose
love of old crime films plunges her into a real-life murder
where the motives arenâ€™t so black and
The Warner Pier tourism board is
kicking off its Tough Guys and Private Eyes film festival
with The Maltese Falcon, and Lee Woodyard and her
Aunt Nettie are preparing a delicious chocolate noir tie-in
at TenHuis Chocolade. What Lee isnâ€™t prepared for is a face
from the past: Jeff Godfrey, her former stepson. The last
time Jeff showed up in town, he wound up being accused of
murder. Now he says heâ€™s only in Warner Pier to see Bogart
on the big screen. Honest.
Jeff may now be a
college grad, but that doesnâ€™t mean heâ€™s any less naĂŻve than
the kid Lee had to bail out of trouble earlier. There are
all those strange phone calls, a girlfriend whoâ€™s secretly
on Jeffâ€™s tail, and a pack of suspicious-sounding
acquaintances right out of Dashiell Hammett. Then Jeff goes
missing, the Falcon theme is haunting everyone, and a body
falls at Leeâ€™s feet when she opens the front door â€“ just
like in the movie.
Now Lee is under deadline to
rewrite the ending of a cunning killerâ€™s increasingly
convincing murder plotâ€¦
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