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The Chocolate Cat Caper (Chocoholic Mystery #1) (Mass Market)

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After giving up her career as a Texas trophy wife, 28-year-old Lee McKinney finds herself in a Michigan resort town, keeping the books for her Aunt Nettie’s luxury chocolate business. But she soon finds that her new life isn’t all truffles and bonbons...

Clementine Ripley, the defense attorney everyone loves to hate, is throwing a party that calls for several thousand dollars worth of custom chocolates—some made in the image of her champion cat. Lee jumps at the job, but sweet success takes a bitter turn when someone adds and extra ingrediant—cyanide—to one of their delicious chocolates and it finds its way into Ms. Ripley’s mouth. Now it’s up to Lee to figure out who tampered with Aunt Nettie’s recipe before they find themselves behind not-so-chocolate bars.


About the Author

JoAnna Carl is the pseudonym for a multipublished mystery writer. She is the national bestselling author of the Chocoholic Mysteries. She spent more than twenty-five years in the newspaper business as a reporter, feature writer, editor, and columnist. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma and also studied in the OU Professional Writing Program. She lives in Oklahoma but summers in Michigan.

Praise For…

Praise for the Chocoholic Mysteries

“My name is Charlaine, and I’m a Chocoholic!”—Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Lee McKinney sells chocolates and solves crimes with panache and good humor.”—Carolyn Hart, New York Times bestselling author

“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

“Delicious, fast-paced...more twists and turns than a chocolate-covered pretzel!”—Leslie Meier, New York Times bestselling author

Product Details
ISBN: 9780451205568
ISBN-10: 0451205561
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: March 1st, 2002
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Chocoholic Mystery