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Cream of Sweet (Chocolate Cozy Mystery #1)

Cream of Sweet (Chocolate Cozy Mystery #1) by Wendy Meadows

File Size: 2276 KB
Print Length: 104 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Majestic Owl Publishing LLC (February 19, 2017)
Publication Date: February 19, 2017
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
ASIN: B06W9NYZ6Q

Hazelnut pralines, coffee crèmes, strawberry mousse delights and chocolate drops – little bits of heaven that Olivia makes at the Block-a-Choc Shoppe; scrumptious. Could anything ever dampen these yummy treats? Maybe one thing.

Murder…

When Lizzy Couture, a less than liked member of the community, is found murdered, Olivia is a suspect. After one of her chocolate drops, with just a dash of arsenic was found to be what killed Lizzy, Olivia knows she must get to the bottom of this. Olivia is not a killer!

Olivia teams up with a P.I. for help, and on the way, they realise just how many people disliked Lizzy and were capable of killing her. Will they ever find the murderer? Will Olivia remain wrongfully accused? You’ll be guessing until the very, very end…

Thoughts
I really enjoyed this short cozy. Olivia is a great character that wants the best for everyone, and is determined to find the person who killed Lizzy, especially since she’s one of the first suspects. This wasn’t an easy task since most people in town disliked Lizzy.

In the process of the search, a relationship starts to bloom between her and Jake Morgan, the P.I. that Alberta, one of her employees, sets her up with to help solve the case.

I loved reading about Dodger, Olivia’s dog. I am a huge dog lover. Dodger and the other characters are an interesting bunch and the story kept me reading until the end.

This is book #1 in a 6 book series and I’m eager to start #2.

Counts toward the following challenge:

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Jun 022018
 

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#20booksof summer

I first heard of this challenge @ Books Please

From 1 June to 3 September
Choose 20 books(or 15 or 10) you want to read

Cathy says:
“I am wonderfully slack with my rules!”
Want to swap a book? Go for it.
Fancy changing your list half way through? No problem.
Deciding to drop your goal from 20 to 15? I’m fine with that.

I like that Cathy gives us options to change books  or goal.

This year I’ve mainly been listening to audiobooks so I decided to read more Kindle & Library books for this challenge. I’ve also been slacking on cozies so I’ve added 2 series to the list. There are also a few books that have been on my tbr list for way too long.

I may not finish all of them, but here’s the list:

AUDIO
1. The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane
2. Florida by Lauren Groff
3. Us Against You by Fredrik Backman

OWN
4. Love Story (Love Story #1) by Erich Segal
5. Oliver’s Story (Love Story #2) by Erich Segal

KINDLE
6. The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker
7. The Third Wish by Carolyn Brown
8. Cream of Sweet (Chocolate Cozy Mystery #1) by Wendy Meadows
9. Itsy-Bitsy Murder (Chocolate Cozy Mystery #2) by Wendy Meadows
10. Fudgement Day (Chocolate Cozy Mystery #3) by Wendy Meadows
11. A’s in the Hole (Chocolate Cozy Mystery #4) by Wendy Meadows
12. Sugar and Price (Chocolate Cozy Mystery #5) by Wendy Meadows
13. Fitness Witness (Chocolate Cozy Mystery #6) by Wendy Meadows
14. A Berry Deadly Welcome  (Kylie Berry Cozy# 1) by A.R. Winters
15. A Berry Murderous Kitten (Kylie Berry Cozy # 2) by A.R. Winters
16. A Berry Clever Corpse (Kylie Berry Cozy # 3) by A.R. Winters
17. A Berry Cunning Conman (Kylie Berry Cozy # 4) by A.R. Winters

LIBRARY
18. Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York by Roz Chast
19. The Zodiac Killer by Brenda Haugen
20.  This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today by Chrissy Metz