Posted in 4 paws, Cozy, Giveaway, Monday, mystery, Review on February 1, 2015

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Hayden Mundy Moore is an expert on everything chocolate, helping clients develop new products and revamp recipes until they’re irresistible. But sometimes, a dash of murder finds its way into the mix. . .

Hayden Mundy Moore has bushwhacked through African jungles and haggled in exotic markets to find the finest cacao beans and the most flavorful blends. It’s thrilling work but rarely dangerous–until a colleague turns up dead at the exclusive chocolate-themed Lemaître resort spa in San Francisco.

Adrienne Dowling’s heart attack is blamed on an accidental overdose of the secret ingredient used in Lemaître Chocolates’ new line. Hayden can’t believe that conscientious Adrienne would make that mistake. And between chocolate body scrubs, cocoa mud baths, and a non-stop frenzy of chocolate-based treats, Hayden starts to suspect that she, not Adrienne, was the intended target. Finding a killer among the rival chocolatiers and potential suspects won’t just be satisfying–it might save her life.


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Who couldn’t like a book where the main character is the “chocolate whisperer” and there is food and spa items with chocolate in them?! It was like I could almost taste it but without all those calories!

I have to say that I suspected the killer a little over halfway through it. As per my usual, I just suspected something about this person but couldn’t pin anything down as to why I thought they were the killer. Hey, I’m just thrilled to have guessed the right person!

I would have liked to learned more about how Hayden helped chocolate companies or restaurants with their chocolate problems. There is a brief mention but I would really like to see more detail in the explanation mainly because I love to cook and wonder how others are able to fix recipes and dishes.

There could be a love triangle between Hayden, Danny and Travis (who she hasn’t met yet) but not sure if Danny really feels anything for her other than friendship. So maybe no love triangle but only future books will tell.

I think the concept of this book is very interesting and am hoping with future books we learn more about how Hayden inherited all the money she has and why there is a stipulation on why she has to keep moving and not stay in one place more than 3 months.

Lots of good characters in this first book but only a few will mostly likely continue on to future books since the majority were tied to her current job.j

We give this 4 paws up and eagerly await the next book.



About the Author

Colette London is the pseudonym of a best-selling novelist who’s published more than three dozen books worldwide. Her Chocolate Whisperer mystery series featuring globe-trotting chocolatier (and amateur sleuth!) Hayden Mundy Moore begins with Criminal Confections in February 2015. 

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