Death by Chocolate

Death by Chocolate

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by Julie Anne Lindsey
     
 

Ruby Russell has reached her limit. When she discovers her hipster husband has a dirty little secret, she whips him up a Viagra-infused-chocolate mousse punishment, but in the morning, her husband's a stiff. Armed with a lifetime of crime show reruns and Arsenic and Old Lace on DVD, Ruby and her best friend Charlotte try to lay low until after Ruby's son's wedding,

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Overview

Ruby Russell has reached her limit. When she discovers her hipster husband has a dirty little secret, she whips him up a Viagra-infused-chocolate mousse punishment, but in the morning, her husband's a stiff. Armed with a lifetime of crime show reruns and Arsenic and Old Lace on DVD, Ruby and her best friend Charlotte try to lay low until after Ruby's son's wedding, but a nosy therapist, meddling minister and local news reporter are making it very difficult to get away with murder.

Despite the growing chaos, bristling conflicts, and a mounting body count, these delightfully unstable girlfriends are determined to get away with murder come what may.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937629267
Publisher:
Knight Romance Publishing
Publication date:
03/15/2012
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

As an only child Julie had plenty of time to people watch and make things up. When she didn't think she could make a living at the latter, her love of people led her to a BA in Psychology instead. A few years and three kids later, she discovered the thrill of writing. Hopelessly caffeine addicted and bouncing through life, writing became a harness for her seemingly endless supply of energy and enthusiasm. Best of all, writing created something of value in the wake.

You can find her day or night on social media sties like Facebook and Twitter@JulieALindsey or blogging her journey to publication at Musings From the Slush Pile, where she shares tips on writing, author interviews, and industry buzz from the web.

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Death by Chocolate 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Shirley_Holmes More than 1 year ago
Originally posted on my blog: The Bibliophile's Corner Ruby Russell is a hoot. She is such a character. My favorite quirk about her is her curse words. She uses food words like ‘crepes’ and ‘biscuits’. And also to note, she is certifiably crazy. For real. After discovering her husband has been a cheating bastard, she concocts some Viagra infused chocolate mousse. As for other characters, Charlotte really takes the cake. She is also, certifiably crazy. She is constantly frazzled, clumsy, and as Ruby’s best friend they are stirring up all kinds of trouble. Then we have Michael, Ruby’s son. I still have no idea how I feel about him though. The only problems I had with this book were strictly formatting. Julie warned me ahead of time that the NOOK books were kind of funky and they were. The change of scenes and the dialogue were a little weird. I had a hard time figuring out who was taking every now and then. Now for the plot. Holy moly. It’s crazy! Seriously. I think I counted 20 something murders. In one book! When I was reading this book I felt that parts were so surreal. That there was just no way in hell this stuff could be happening. And at times, things were so over the top. But that’s why I liked it so much. It was so refreshing. I definitely recommend this book to lovers of cozy mysteries. The twists, turns, and drama will keep you wanting more.
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TheChaoticBuffalo More than 1 year ago
Beware the Desserts. I received this book from the author, Julie Anne Lindsey. Ruby Russell just can’t get it right. She discovers that her husband is supplementing the spending side of his mid-life crisis with a sexual side – and that with a woman half her age, at best. Her attempt to embarrass him goes fatally wrong. Then she tries to prove her baking prowess and to exact revenge, with equally disastrous results. Turning to Charlotte, her best friend, for help only makes things worse. As they try to “fix” the situation, the body count mounts and people become suspicious. The only thing that might save Ruby’s sanity is the devotion she and her son have for each other – until he announces his engagement to a girl she’s never met, that is. Now doubting his devotion, Ruby spirals further into her mental instability and takes Charlotte along for the ride. Reading Death by Chocolate was difficult and, at times, uncomfortable for me. Not because of the content, but because of the writing. It felt a lot like riding down a rough dirt road in the back seat of a car with no shocks or springs; very bumpy with sudden swerves to avoid potholes. The storyline was choppy and often disjointed. Several times, I had to go back a page or two to make sure I hadn’t skipped something. I sensed that the story was supposed to be humorous, but the humor had trouble breaking through. None of the characters were likable, even in a humorously evil sort of way. Despite all that, I liked the story. The suspense built pretty well throughout – especially as Ruby’s therapist and the reporter trying to snag a seat at the anchor desk began to connect the desserts and the murders. The destination is pretty good, if you can handle the rough ride to get there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!