Book #8 in 2005
Title: Dying For Chocolate
Author: Diane Mott Davidson
Genre: Cozy Mystery
My Rating: 4/5
A culinary mystery -
Found this book to be a little predictable and slow moving in some chapters, but otherwise a great story since the good chapters of the book were SO good that I can't wait to read the next one. A lot of great sounding recipes in here also!
The story takes place in Colorado, where Goldy Bear, a single mother with an abusive ex husband runs a catering business. Her ex (or as she calls him "The Jerk") is threatening her so to keep herself and son safe she gets a new alarm system installed for her house. While this is being done she stays in the mansion of a friends relative for the summer as their live-in cook.
The mystery begins when she suspects that her new boyfriend Philip Miller was murdered and while cooking for events and taking care of her son Arch she tries to solve the murder! Her old boy friend Tom is a police officer that helps her out at the scene of the crime and slowly starts fitting his way back into her life while helping her figure out what happen to Phillip and why.