Chocolate Cat Caper by JoAnna Carl
Read: Apr 27 - Apr 28
Format: Paperback 240 pages
Source: Personal Library
Subject: murder, poisoning
Setting: Warner Pier, MI, USA
Category: Cuddle up with a good Cozy Mystery
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Challenges: 101020, 75 Book, TIOLI,
Lee McKinney had spent summers with her Aunt Nettie growing up and learning the chocolate making/business-side so when she needed a place to get back on an even keel after a messy divorce, her sweet aunt took her in. After making a chocolate delivery to a prestigious lawyer, Lee returns to the lawyer's residence later to help out a friend by assisting in the catering for a charity event. Before the guests start to arrive, however, the lawyer suddenly keels over poisoned by a Chocolate truffle delivered earlier.
Lee feels that she needs to do everything possible to protect her aunt who not only handmade the truffle and specifically sent the package to the lawyer but also blamed the lawyer for her husband's death. Motive, opportunity were there so Lee sets out to prove her aunt innocent before she is arrested.
The main characters were very likable and the story was cleverly crafted around the marvelous miniature Chocolate store and I will be looking forward to seeing how these characters change and grow in the future books of this series.