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The chocolate moose motive, JoAnna Carl

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The chocolate moose motive
Title
The chocolate moose motive
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JoAnna Carl
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eng
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  • After overhearing a man bully a woman, Lee learns that the woman, Sissy, was accused of killing her husband. Sissy’s father-in-law wants custody of her son and publicly bullies her often. Most of the residents in her small Michigan town, even the sheriff, believe Sissy is guilty, even though she has an alibi. Lee decides to offer Sissy a job in the business department of TenHuis Chocolade. When the angry father-in-law’s housekeeper is murdered after contacting Sissy, Lee tries to help collect evidence clearing her new employee. Then, after Sissy’s house is broken into, Lee attempts to make a cast of some suspicious footprints, only to have her evidence destroyed. As the killer becomes more aggressive, many readers may guess whodunit, but this series continues to maintain likable characters and believable situations flavored with interesting plot twists and mouthwatering chocolate references. Fans of the series will also enjoy those penned by Jessica Beck and Livia J. Washburn. -- Alessio, Amy (Reviewed 10-01-2012) (Booklist, vol 109, number 3)
  • In Carl's satisfying 12th cozy featuring Lee McKinney Woodyard (after 2011's The Chocolate Castle Clue), the chocolate shop proprietor stirs up bad blood in Warner Pier, Mich., by taking on a controversial new employee, Forsythia "Sissy" Smith. Townsfolk disapprove of Sissy's unconventional upbringing by her hippie grandmother and suspect she may be responsible for her husband Buzz's murder. Lee, however, sympathizes with the young woman—who's vying against her former father-in-law for custody of her son, Johnny—and hires Sissy to work at her shop, TenHuis Chocolade. After a second murder casts further suspicion on Sissy, Lee becomes even more involved in helping her friend, enlisting the help of such lively characters as her lawyer husband, Joe, and her Aunt Nettie to find the real killer. A recipe for Gran's Fudge rounds out the volume. Agent: Maureen Walters, Curtis Brown. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed August 20, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 34, p)
  • Much to chocolatier Lee's surprise, the folks of idyllic resort town Warner Pier are still suspicious of counterculture individuals. One of her employees fits that description and needs Lee's sleuthing assistance. This is the 12th entry (after The Chocolate Castle Clue ). --Teresa L. Jacobsen (Reviewed October 1, 2012) (Library Journal, vol 137, issue 16, p63)
  • A chance encounter in a supermarket involves a member of a Michigan chocolate-making family in murder. Lee McKinney Woodyard's protective instincts are aroused when she hears someone threatening a young woman in the Warner Pier supermarket. The woman is Sissy Smith, who most area residents think murdered her husband, Buzz. The threatener is Sissy's father-in-law, Ace, whose military-consulting company (think Blackwater) has recently been investigated by Congress. Ace is trying to get custody of his grandson by fair means or foul. Sympathetic to her new friend, Lee offers Sissy a job as a bookkeeper at the TenHuis Chocolade and becomes embroiled in her problems, which only increase when Sissy discovers the body of Ace's snoopy housekeeper. This time, the investigation is run by police Chief Hogan Jones, Lee's uncle by marriage, who's more open-minded about Sissy's innocence or guilt than the county sheriff, who thinks Sissy got away with murder despite her excellent alibi. What doubles Ace's enmity toward Sissy is that she lives with her grandmother, Wildflower, a holdover from a hippie group who lived in the area in the '60s. Ace, who retired from the army at a high rank, can't forget Wildflower's demonstrations against the Vietnam War. As Lee continues to poke her nose where many think it doesn't belong, she's stalked and attacked in the woods near Wildflower's home. But the episode only makes her more determined to discover the truth. The latest in Carl's long string of chocoholic mysteries (The Chocolate Cupid Killings, 2009, etc.), complete with chocolate trivia and a recipe, keeps you guessing all the way to the end.(Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2012)
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Carl, JoAnna
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.A51977
LC item number
C487 2012
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
A chocoholic mystery
Series volume
0012
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  • McKinney, Lee (Fictitious character)
  • Women detectives
  • Chocolate industry
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a chocoholic mystery
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The chocolate moose motive, JoAnna Carl
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Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
213 p.
Isbn
9780451238023
Lccn
2012006533
System control number
(OCoLC)775417984
Label
The chocolate moose motive, JoAnna Carl
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
213 p.
Isbn
9780451238023
Lccn
2012006533
System control number
(OCoLC)775417984

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