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The Chocolate Shark Shenanigans (Chocoholic Mystery #17) (Mass Market)
In the newest mystery from nationally bestselling author Joanna Carl, a dive into house flipping becomes a deadly flop....
When a house near Lee and Joe's home goes up for sale, the couple teams up with Lee's aunt and uncle, Nettie and Hogan, to buy it, remodel it, and resell it for a sweet profit. But after the owners of the house, the Baileys, accept their offer, a local developer, Richard "Spud" Dirk, suddenly swoops in with a higher one, and it seems their dreams might be snatched away.
Lee, never as passionate about the plan as her husband and uncle, is anxious to get back to focusing on managing TenHuis Chocolade. But when a long-hidden gun is found behind a pipe in the Baileys' basement, she begins to suspect a mystery is afoot. And when Spud turns up dead in the Baileys' carport a few days later, it becomes clear there's something rotten at the foundation....
To solve the murder, Lee will have to strip away layers of secrets--that is, if someone doesn't level her first....
About the Author
JoAnna Carl is the pseudonym for a multipublished mystery writer. She is the national bestselling author of the Chocoholic Mysteries, including The Chocolate Falcon Fraud, The Chocolate Clown Corpse, and The Chocolate Bunny Brouhaha.
Praise for The Chocolate Shark Shenanigans
"Carl's delightful 17th Chocoholic mystery opens with a bang [and] keeps the reader guessing." -- Publishers Weekly
"Framed by an atmospheric Lake Michigan resort town and plenty of chocolate, this will appeal to fans of food mysteries." -- Booklist
Praise for the National Bestselling Chocoholic 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
“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!”—Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Lee McKinney sells chocolates and solves crimes with panache and good humor.”—Carolyn Hart, New York Times bestselling author
“Lots of suspects, red herrings, and chocolate trivia.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Delicious, fast-paced…more twists and turns than a chocolate-covered pretzel!”—Leslie Meier, New York Times bestselling author of Candy Corn Murder
“Realistic characters, an engaging plot, and lots of local color distinguish this superior cozy.”—Publishers Weekly
“Returning to the TenHuis Chocolade shop is always a treat. Carl knows how to construct a clever mystery that flows seamlessly with just the right amount of detail.”—RT Book Reviews