The Chocolate Falcon Fraud (Chocoholic Mystery #15) (Hardcover)

By JoAnna Carl

Berkley, 9780451473806, 240pp.

Publication Date: November 3, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Mass Market (11/1/2016)

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Description

From the bestselling author of The Chocolate Clown Corpse, it’s murder, my sweet, for a chocolatier whose love of old crime films plunges her into a real-life murder where the motives aren’t so black and white…
 
The Warner Pier tourism board is kicking off its Tough Guys and Private Eyes film festival with The Maltese Falcon, and Lee Woodyard and her Aunt Nettie are preparing a delicious chocolate noir tie-in at TenHuis Chocolade. What Lee isn’t prepared for is a face from the past: Jeff Godfrey, her former stepson. The last time Jeff showed up in town, he wound up being accused of murder. Now he says he’s only in Warner Pier to see Bogart on the big screen. Honest.
 
Jeff may now be a college grad, but that doesn’t mean he’s any less naïve than the kid Lee had to bail out of trouble earlier. There are all those strange phone calls, a girlfriend who’s secretly on Jeff’s tail, and a pack of suspicious-sounding acquaintances right out of Dashiell Hammett. Then Jeff goes missing, the Falcon theme is haunting everyone, and a body falls at Lee’s feet when she opens the front door – just like in the movie.
 
Now Lee is under deadline to rewrite the ending of a cunning killer’s increasingly convincing murder plot…
 
Includes Tasty Chocolate Trivia!


About the Author

The national bestselling author of the Chocoholic mysteries, including The Chocolate Clown Corpse, 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. She lives in Oklahoma but summers in Michigan, where the Chocoholic mysteries are set.


Praise For The Chocolate Falcon Fraud (Chocoholic Mystery #15)

Praise for the Chocoholic Mystery Series
 
“JoAnna Carl satisfies…your craving for a tasty whodunit.”
—Cleo Coyle, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Coffeehouse Mysteries
 
“My name is Charlaine, and I’m a Chocoholic!”
—#1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris
 
“Lee McKinney sells chocolates and solves crimes with panache and good humor.”
—Carolyn Hart, New York Times bestselling author of the Death on Demand Mysteries
 
“A deft mix of truffles and trouble. Chocoholics—this book is for you!”
—Laura Childs, New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries