Death by Chocolate

Death by Chocolate

by Sally Berneathy

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Overview

Lindsay loves chocolate. It tastes good, it makes her feel good, it never cheats on her like her almost-ex-husband. It's her best friend. But someone wants her dead and uses her weak spot--chocolate--to try to murder her.

Lindsay's only secret is the recipe for her chocolate chip cookies, but she is surrounded by neighbors with deadly secrets. Suddenly she finds herself battling poisoned chocolate, a psycho stalker, and a dead man who seems awfully active for a corpse.

Her best friend and co-worker, Paula, dyes her blond hair brown, hides from everybody and insists on always having an emergency exit from any room. Secrets from Paula's past have come back to put lives in jeopardy.

Determined to help Paula, Lindsay enlists the reluctant aid of another neighbor, Fred, an OCD computer nerd. In spite of his mundane existence, Fred possesses tidbits of knowledge about such things as hidden microphones, guns, the inside of maximum security prisons and how to take someone down with a well-aimed kick to his chin.

As Lindsay battles the elusive stalker, poisoned chocolate, and the dead man, she will need more than a chocolate fix to survive. But that's always a good start.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016664859
Publisher: Sally Berneathy
Publication date: 04/15/2013
Series: Death by Chocolate Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,095
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Welcome to my world! Come in, pull up a chair, grab a glass of iced tea and let's chat.

I grew up in a small rural town in southeastern Oklahoma where our favorite entertainment on summer evenings was to sit outside under the stars and tell stories. When I went to bed at night, instead of a lullaby, I got a story. That could be due to the fact that everybody in my family has a singing voice like a bullfrog with laryngitis, but they sure could tell stories—ghost stories, funny stories, happy stories, scary stories.

For as long as I can remember I've been a storyteller. Thank goodness for computers so I can write down my stories. It's hard to make listeners sit still for the length of a book! Like my family's tales, my stories are funny, scary, dramatic, romantic, paranormal, magic.

Besides writing, my interests are reading, eating chocolate and riding my Harley.

Death by Chocolate is the first of three books in that series. Murder, Lies and Chocolate is the second, and The Great Chocolate Scam is the third. There will be more! The Ex Who Wouldn't Die is another cozy mystery, and the second book in that series will be released shortly.

I also sold fifteen romance novels ranging from comedy to dark suspense under the names Sally Carleen, Sally Steward and Sara Garrett. For those novels, I won several awards including National Readers' Choice, Romantic Times Best Silhouette Romance and two Rita finalist slots. Most of the Silhouettes are available as e-books, and I have e-pubbed five of the out-of-print single titles.

Contact information is available on my website. I love to talk to readers! And writers. And riders. And computer programmers. Okay, I just plain love to talk!

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Death by Chocolate 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 215 reviews.
SallyBerneathy More than 1 year ago
This book is a fun read! The suspense grips you and keeps you turning the pages while the humor keeps you laughing even as you fear for the characters¿ safety. Lindsay is a quirky heroine we can all relate to. And what about the mysterious Fred? Is there going to be a sequel? Will he ever figure out who he really is? I hope so! I want to read more of this author!
Bobbie_Sunny_Cole More than 1 year ago
I'd like to give it a 4 just to be democratic, but this one is well worth the 5 stars and then some. If books were in beauty pageants, this one would be Miss Congeniality. Chocolate, murder, mayhem, and more. What's not to love? Wish I'd written it.
kitty6603 More than 1 year ago
This is my kind of book. Easy to read, fun characters and a great plot. If you love chocolate and a good mystery...this book is for YOU.
RustyBob More than 1 year ago
The word bittersweet comes to mind. Laughter, tears, and mystery. Three great ingredients to give the reader a totally satisfying read. Sally has crafted a wonderful book that will often keep you on the edge of your reading chair. Great twists, turns, and unexpected surprises. Sally is on a level looking down at the efforts of others. If you buy one book this year, Death by Chocolate must be the one.
KC_Red More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book. The characters were well developed and the story line made me want to keep reading. I did not want to put it down until I had finished it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the depth of emotions and the well-rounded characters in Death by Chocolate. The main characters are charismatic and pull you right into their lives. The background characters round out the plot and the believability. The twists and turns are fun, thoughtful, and tense. This is one of those stories you can't put down! And the recipes are great, too! :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was a good mystery but was so funny. All the chocolate mentions made you want to grab a chocolate snack, too. I really enjoyed this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And thank you so much, dear author, for your beautiful book! Not an error, one. Seems to be unusual these days, sad, but true. But back to the review: I LOVED THIS BOOK! ... And am off to buy the rest in this series. :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the best combination of comedy and mystery that I have read in a long time. I would recomend this to all my nook friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a fun, entertaining book! I love the characters and all of their flaws, it me laugh out loud at moments!
Anonymous 22 hours ago
This is well written with humor and interesting characters. Several twists and turns to keep you interested and guessing the plot. Ready to read the next book!
Anonymous 3 days ago
easy read. great plot twist.
Anonymous 12 days ago
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Anonymous 21 days ago
very+good+mystery.++A+real+page+Turner.++
Anonymous 22 days ago
Totally+enjoyed+everything+about+this+book...and+it%27s+rated+PG%21++Go+figure.+J
Anonymous 22 days ago
Anonymous 24 days ago
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Anonymous 25 days ago
Great funny and mystery in one.
Anonymous 26 days ago
Great fun
Anonymous 3 months ago
I like the part King Henry plays and I wish that Rick would die.
Anonymous 3 months ago
This book was free, so I tried it. I really liked it! The mystery was interesting, the characters were engaging, and the pacing was smooth. I am looking forward to readingthe next book in the series.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Enjoyed this book! Surprising and humorous!
Anonymous 4 months ago
Loved the storyline and its a great book
Anonymous 4 months ago
Dialogue that made me laugh out loud. Strong female character with believable imperfections. Not smutty or sappily romantic. Strong, entertaining read!