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In Cold Chocolate
Southern Chocolate Shop #3
BY Dorothy St. James

Crooked Lane
September 11, 2018/ ISBN 978-1-68331-743-2

Reviewed by Laura Hinds

Charity Penn is back in a new installment of the Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery series. The stage is set in the seaside town of Camellia Beach, South Carolina, a haven for romance, beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean, and unfortunately another murder!

Charity’s nemesis Jody Dalton has been a thorn in Charity’s side since she moved to the island, but even after she is charged with murdering Cassidy Jones, and grazing Charity’s shoulder with another bullet, Charity agrees to try to find the real killer so Jody can be released from jail. She’s taking on this investigation as a promise to Jody’s ten-year-old son, Gavin who has begged her to clear his mother’s name so she can take him to the first day of school. That’s less than a week away!

It was interesting to read and learn about volunteer organizations helping sea turtles hatch and make their way into the ocean, and Charity is even making and selling salted sea turtle chocolates at The Chocolate box. They sound delicious!

I really enjoy the dynamics of this series. Everything works so well together. The setting is serene and often charming, with the juxtaposition of turbulent relationships, and hateful murder.

Hats off to Dorothy St. James for another mystery that is sure to satisfy cozy mystery lovers everywhere!

Reviews of other titles in this series

Asking for Truffle #1
Playing with Bonbon Fire #2
In Cold Chocolate #3


Reviewed 2018