After accepting a job supplying chocolate from her aunt's luxury chocolate business to a party for unpopular defense attorney Clemintine Ripley, Lee McKinney's takes on a new job as detective when someone adds cyanide to a chocolate confection eaten by the hostess.
While looking into her former school friend's murder in the seaside town of Camellia Beach, Charity Penn attends free cooking lessons at the town's chocolate shop, where she uncovers a deadly plot to destroy the seaside town.
Book 1 in the Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery series.
This first installment in a new series follows Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura, the proud owners of the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery, as they race against time to save their business and catch a sugary sweet killer who used their cupcakes to kill a famous fashion designer.
While working at her Aunt Lucy and Uncle Ben's Honeybee Bakery in downtown Savannah, Katie Lightfoot discovers that her aunt is a witch and her recipes are actually spells, which comes in handy when Uncle Ben is accused of murdering a curmudgeonly customer and they need to clear his name.
Jake and Ellie have been through a lot together, from home repair to homicide investigation. So when they decide to open a chocolate-themed bakery, they figure it’ll be a piece of cake. With Ellie’s old family recipes luring in customers, they expect to make plenty of dough this Fourth of July weekend. Having family home for the holiday only sweetens the deal for Jake—until the ill wind of an early-season hurricane blows up her plans. When the storm hits, Jake’s grown son Sam is stranded in a Boston bus station, and her husband Wade is stuck on a cargo ship. But as bitter as the storm is, something even more sinister is brewing in the kitchen of The Chocolate Moose—where health inspector Matt Muldoon is found murdered.
Finding herself in over her head with a case involving a politician's infidelities, Memphis-born, karate-expert Detective Sergeant Savannah Reid is told that she must turn in her badge because she is overweight.