Saturday, September 13, 2014

Book Review: Death is like A Box of Chocolates by Kathy Aarons

Title: Death is like a box of Chocolates
Author: Kathy Aarons
Series:  Book 1 A Chocolate Covered Mystery
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Format: Paperback
Source: Received for review from Publisher
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Reviewed by: Tina

Who could resist books and chocolate, especially if you are a book and chocolate lover. Imagine a cozy mystery that brilliantly combines the the two like first in a series Death is like a box of Chocolates. Michelle Serrano and Erica Russell run Chapters and Chocolate, a bookstore and chocolate shop. Every one including Chocolates and Chapters and their neighboring business, a photography studio run by Denise Coburns is excited for the Great Fudge Cook-Off as Chocolates and Chapters is hosting.

Denise has a lot to look forward to as some of her photographs will be featured in an art gallery in Washington D.C.and before her meeting with the gallery owner, Michelle finds Denise dead in her shop from eating one of Michelle's Chocolates that was found out later by the police to be poisoned. Michelle soon realizes that her business can come crashing down around her when she is stopped from the police from producing any more chocolates for her business to sell. With help from her business partner, Erica and their many friends they need to find Denise's killer so Michelle and Erica's business can once again return to being a chocolate lovers dream.

Combining both chocolate, books and murder, you really want to savor and sink your teeth into this first in a series. Any cozy mystery with a food contest like the Great Fudge Cook-Off is top notch for me and the many different characters made Death is like a box of Chocolates intriguing. Just when you think you know who the killer is the plot twists and turns but as they say the killer is always some one you least suspect as it is with this one. I look forward to reading and reviewing the next in the series.

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