Asking for Truffle: A Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery

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Charity Penn wins a contest for cooking lessons at a chocolate shop in Camellia Beach, South Carolina. A contest she never entered. When her friend Skinny McGee goes to investigate, he ends up murdered in a vat of chocolate. Searching for answers, Penn travels to Camellia Beach to find a killer and learn the shocking secrets that may have led to her friend’s death. As she investigates, she ends up in the middle of a divorced couple and an estranged family.

Asking for Truffle has all that’s enjoyable about a cozy mystery: quirkiness, danger, feisty pets, humor, and chocolate. It’s charming and sweet, except for the whole murder part, with an addictive mystery that keeps you up late reading. Dorothy St. James creates a vast range of eccentric characters with strong motives, but the most intriguing character is the one rarely seen, and that’s Skinny McGee, the murder victim. He’s a loyal friend and laid-back surfer, yet the suspects she meets call him a troublemaker. Like Skinny, the other characters aren’t what they first appear to be; everyone has another side to them, making it difficult for Penn to know who to trust.


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Author Dorothy St. James
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 304 pages
Publisher Crooked Lane Books
Publish Date 2017-Sep-12
ISBN 9781683312918
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Issue September 2017
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller
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