The Chocolate Book Bandit (Chocoholic Mystery #13) (Hardcover)

By JoAnna Carl

Berkley, 9780451239549, 240pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Mass Market (11/4/2014)
Hardcover, Large Print (1/29/2014)

List Price: 22.95*
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Description

When it turns out a member of Warner Pier’s library board has been living on borrowed time, Lee is determined to discover who wrote the victim’s final chapter…

Running TenHuis Chocolade keeps Lee McKinney Woodyard busy enough, but now she’s been offered two different positions in the town of Warner Pier—one on the tourism committee and another on the library board. To decide between the two, she goes to Warner Pier’s historic library to check out the board’s monthly meeting.

As usual, rumors are flying through the small town—this time, they’re about the rugged new library director, Henry “Butch” Cassidy, and the changes he allegedly plans to make. Butch is indeed attractive—but Lee doesn’t get a chance to find out about his proposed changes. A few minutes into the meeting, the discussion is interrupted by the terrified screams of the library clerk.

She has discovered the lifeless body of Abigail VanRoostock, a prim and proper retiring member of the board, crumpled in a heap at the bottom of the basement stairs. Suddenly, everyone in attendance, including Lee, is suspected in her murder. And as Lee finds out, they’ve all got something to hide…

INCLUDES TASTY CHOCOLATE TRIVIA!


About the Author

JoAnna Carl is the pseudonym for a multipublished mystery writer. 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.


Praise For The Chocolate Book Bandit (Chocoholic Mystery #13)

Praise for the Chocoholic Mystery series

“I’m proud to stand up and say, ‘My name is Charlaine, and I’m a Chocoholic!’”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris

“Realistic characters, an engaging plot, and lots of local color distinguish this superior cozy.”—Publishers Weekly


“Keeps you guessing all the way to the end.”—Kirkus Reviews

“JoAnna Carl satisfies your sweet tooth along with your craving for a tasty whodunit.”—Cleo Coyle, author of the Coffeehouse Mysteries

“A deft mix of truffles and trouble. Chocaholics—this book is for you!”—Laura Childs, author of the Tea Shop mysteries

“A real page-turner, and I got chocolate on every one!”—Tamar Myers, author of Butter Safe Than Sorry

“[A] delectable treat starring a heroine impossible to dislike.”—Midwest Book Review

“Anyone who loves chocolate—and who doesn’t?—will love this delicious, fast-paced addition to the Chocoholic Mystery series. It has more twists and turns than a chocolate-covered pretzel!”—Leslie Meier, author of The Wicked Witch Murder

“Deliciously cozy…richly entertaining and has no calories.” —Elaine Viets, author of the Dead-End Job mysteries

“JoAnna Carl’s books are delicious treats, from the characters to the snippets of chocolate trivia.”—Roundtable Reviews