I love reading mysteries, and I've been lucky enough to latch onto some great authors who have written just the type of mysteries that give me much enjoyment to read. JoAnna Carl is one such author. She has written a series of books called A Chocoholic Mystery, and I just couldn't pass this series up.
I read a few of her later novels in this series a while back, and now I have read The Chocolate Cat Caper, which was her debut novel in the Chocoholic Mystery Series. To give you a little info about the story, Lee McKinney is working at her Aunt Nettie's chocolate shop located in Warner Pier, Michigan. She has a degree in accounting and will soon be taking her CPA exam. In the meantime, she is taking care of her aunt's business finances and also helping out behind the counter as well as making deliveries.
Clementine Ripley, who lives in Warner Pier, is not a well-liked person. She is a defense attorney who is ruthless and has created a lot of enemies. Lee makes a delivery to Clementine's palatial residence for an upcoming event. When it turns out that one of Aunt Nettie's chocolates was laced with cyanide and poisons dear Clementine, well, you can imagine the excitement that ensures. Lee must find out who the killer is to save her aunt's business and reputation.
This book is fun to read and gives some great descriptions of mouthwatering chocolates. There are also trivia facts about chocolate, which are interesting to learn, especially if you are a chocoholic as I am.
I would recommend this mystery novel to anyone who enjoys a fun, fast-paced book that has the added benefit of dealing with luscious chocolates.