Carl’s sixteenth Chocoholic Mystery takes the heart
of the action right back to TenHuis Chocolade, where they
have a new employee by the name of Bunny Birdsong. Lee Woodyard
and her Aunt Nettie hired Bunny as a favor to Lee’s
husband, Joe, who was Bunny’s lawyer. Bunny had not
had many breaks in life, and was now in the process of a divorce
from Beau Birdsong, who had taken up with another woman and
thrown Bunny out.
Poor Bunny is
awfully clumsy, but just as Lee is about to fire her, she
discovers that Bunny has some mad computer skills, and they
really need some help with the company’s website and
online ordering system. So Bunny stays on despite her clumsiness
and her paranoia that someone is out to get her. Then, Beau,
his girlfriend Anya Hartley, and Beau’s Aunt Abagail
show up at the shop and chaos ensues.
murdered body is found in the building, which is under renovation
to expand TenHuis Chocolade, and Bunny Birdsong becomes the
chief suspect. Especially because the wealthy dead woman had
announced she was changing her will to leave everything to
Lee has solved
plenty of murder cases in her time in Warner Pier, Michigan,
and she’s ready to clear Bunny’s name. It is Easter
season and she’s certain that Bunny is as innocent as
a lamb. As she sets out to question possible witnesses, Lee
discovers there may be more suspects hopping around than a
herd of rabbits. She’s got lots of preparation to do
at the shop, so she needs to solve this case as fast as she
a treat to visit Lee and company in Warner Pier. This is a
long lived series and I hope it will go on and on. The books
are a quick read, and this one is no exception at 227 pages.
There’s plenty of action to keep you interested, and
it is easy to keep track of who is who and what’s what
while following the twists and turns to find out who the killer
is before he strikes again.
are pages on“Who’s Who in Chocolate” scatted
throughout the book, and they provide some interesting historical
information. At the back of the book I was surprised to find
a recipe for potato soup! With no chocolate in it!