In this eighteenth mystery in the national bestselling Chocoholic series, a gang of crooks with a wicked sweet tooth wreaks havoc on the resort town of Warner Pier, and it's up to Lee Woodyard torout the hungry rascals.
A frantic late-night phone call from her right-hand woman Dolly Jolly brings Lee Woodyard to the scene of a break-in at the Warner Pier jewelry store next door to TenHuis Chocolade. To her shock, the suspect being held at gunpoint by police is Dolly's boyfriend, Mike Westerly, who was recently hired as a night watchman specifically to prevent break-ins. Dolly hopes Lee can help straighten out the crazy misunderstanding.
Even crazier? The thieves took nothing of value from the jewelry store, only swiping some snacks. It's another in a series of break-ins by burglars the media has dubbed the Cookie Monsters. They've been hitting shops selling everything from sunglasses to shoes but stealing only sweets: lollipops, cookies, even chewing gum!
It all seems pretty funny--until the discovery of a dead body. With her friends and community in danger, Lee must stop one very sour killer before someone else comes to a bitter end.
About the Author
JoAnna Carl is the pseudonym for a multipublished mystery writer. She is the national bestselling author of the Chocoholic Mysteries, including The Chocolate Bunny Brouhaha and The Chocolate Shark Shenanigans.
PRAISE FOR THE NATIONAL BESTSELLING CHOCOHOLIC MYSTERIES
“My name is Charlaine, and I’m a Chocoholic!”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris
“JoAnna Carl satisfies . . . your craving for a tasty whodunit.”—Cleo Coyle, New York Times bestselling author of the Coffeehouse Mysteries
“Lee [Woodyard] sells chocolates and solves crimes with panache and good humor.”—New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Hart
“Lots of suspects, red herrings, and chocolate trivia.”—Kirkus Reviews
“A deft mix of truffles and trouble. Chocoholics—this book is for you!”—Laura Childs, New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries
“Delicious, fast-paced . . . more twists and turns than a chocolate-covered pretzel!”—Leslie Meier, New York Times bestselling author of Candy Corn Murder
“A real page-turner, and I got chocolate on every one!”—Tamar Myers, author of Tea with Jam and Dread
“Realistic characters, an engaging plot, and lots of local color distinguish this superior cozy.” —Publishers Weekly
“Deliciously cozy . . . richly entertaining, and has no calories.”—Elaine Viets, national bestselling author of the Dead-End Job Mysteries