Death by Chocolate [NOOK Book]

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 ...
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Death by Chocolate

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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.
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes and Noble - Bobbie Cole
A murderously funny romp. 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.
Barnes and Noble - Anonymous
Highly Recommended - can't put it down!

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
Barnes and Noble - Rusty Bob
The best - you'll not be able to put it down.

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.
Barnes and Noble - KC Red
A Great Read

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.
Barnes and Noble - Kitty 6603
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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016664859
  • Publisher: Sally Berneathy
  • Publication date: 4/15/2013
  • Series: Death by Chocolate , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 22,688
  • File size: 857 KB

Meet 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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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted December 15, 2011

    WOW!

    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!

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 15, 2011

    Highly Recommend

    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.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 15, 2011

    A murderously funny romp!

    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.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2011

    Highly Recommended - can't put it down!

    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

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted December 15, 2011

    The best - you'll not be able to put it down.

    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.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 7, 2011

    A Great Read

    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.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    A good mystery that is funny.

    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.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    Awesome Awesome

    Awesome

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2014

    EASY READ AND ENJOYABLE

    I enjoyed this book and being a Chocoholic..also liked the recipes! Wish there were more than 2-3...I would read them all.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Such a fun, entertaining book! I love the characters and all of

    Such a fun, entertaining book! I love the characters and all of their flaws, it me laugh out loud at moments!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2014

    loved it

    Excellent quick read. Fun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2014

    R

    3.5 stars. The first 200 pgs. was pretty slow.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2014

    Death by chocolate series is a winner

    I read the whole series in one swoop, enjoying every word. I loved the sarcastic heroine Lindsay, and enjoyed her relationships with her friends and secondary characters. I will read everything by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2014

    Fun read.

    Loved this book. Already bought 2nd book. I didnt want to put it down, kept me guessing. I love the story and the people in it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2014

    Great story! Very fast read and laugh out loud funny. Great ch

    Great story! Very fast read and laugh out loud funny. Great characters...can't wait to read the next one!

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  • Posted November 2, 2013

    Where do I start? There are so many great things to say about th

    Where do I start? There are so many great things to say about this book and why I absolutely LOVED it! First of all, it had several scenes that made me laugh out loud. There was a great plot that had a truly unexpected ending. And, there was delicious sounding food with recipes in the back of the book. this has to be one of the best cozy mysteries I've ever read. Sally Berneathy is an extremely talented author and I can't wait to read the rest of the series. If you love chocolate and a good who-done-it, you're going to love Death by Chocolate.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    Highly Recommend

    Death by Chocolate is a fun, easy read.
    The story line is easy to follow and there are great recipes.

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  • Posted July 3, 2013

    What a fun book!

    I'm reading the third book in this series. It's just a fun book. Love the characters. Good suspense. It kept my interest.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2013

    Great book

    I highly recommend this series. Well written and hysterically funny. It's a page turner you won't want to put down.

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