Saturday, March 10, 2012
Chocolate Covered Murder by Leslie Meier
It’s Valentine’s Day in the small Maine town of Tinker’s Cove and the competition for being the best chocolate in town is becoming very bloodthirsty. Fern’s Famous Fudge has been an icon in Tinker’s Cove for years, but now in comes a new competitor, Chanticleer’s Chocolates, very fancy and expensive chocolates.
Reporter Lucy Stone is assigned to cover Chanticleer’s Chocolates with a newspaper article, but when she discovers that the manager of the new chocolate company is a flirt who appears to be interested in her husband and Lucy’s own daughter goes to work at the new chocolate store, she wonders what’s really going on at this new company. The situation becomes even more serious when the ex-husband of one of Fern’s chocolate makers is found dead.
Lucy’s article goes from being a fluff piece to an investigative news article. She’s hot on the trail of the killer, but she has to work fast before anyone else turns up dead. Her investigation takes a turn Lucy wasn’t prepared for and she finds her own life is on the line.
This is the first book in the series that I listened to on audio. I read the first couple of books and the rest of the series is in my TBR. I found I enjoyed listening to it very much. The narrator, Karen White, has the perfect voice to tell this story. Sometimes I can’t put the voice to the characters, but that wasn’t the case with Karen’s narrating. She was perfect for this cozy mystery.
I always loved this series and this book was no exception. Lucy’s children are grown up (I really need to go back and read the previous books to catch up with them. The last book I read they were very young children. LOL). The characters in Tinker’s Cove are all charming and they give readers the comfy feeling of going home and meeting old friends.
As for the story itself, it’s a quick, fast-paced plot with a few twists and turns thrown into the mix. It’s a cozy mystery series that all cozy fans will love. It was a delightful distraction during my commute to and from work.
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2012 ARC Reading Challenge
2012 Audio Book Reading Challenge
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FTC Disclosure: The publisher sent me a copy of this audio book for a review. This did not influence my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions are my own.