Death by Chocolate

Death by Chocolate

by Sally Berneathy
4.4 108

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Death by Chocolate by Sally Berneathy

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 , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 162,538
File size: 273 KB

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 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 108 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.
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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 More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best mystery in a long time! The receipts were a GREAT bonus! Can't WAIT to read the next book while baking up some true delights (diets, really.)!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am not lying!
Emnoir More than 1 year ago
I'll get to the point right away and tell you I love this book with a capital 'L'. The plot itself is predictable and has been done many times, but the author's clever writing style drew me in immediately and kept me hooked. The main character is witty and rebellious, and the story is told from her point of view, which is perfect, because her inner dialog and outrageous behavior had me laughing all the way through the book, even with truly serious events taking place. I had fun reading every page! I couldn't put it down, and I reached the end feeling refreshed and pleased. What a wonderful and fun way to tell a story! I will be keeping my eye on this author!
AuthorsWebTVHost More than 1 year ago
When I interviewed Sally for The Authors Show, I was delighted to learn that Death by Chocolate is not only a fabulous read, but that it is book 1 of a new series. I picked up a copy of Death by Chocolate and read it in 7 hours – it’s that good! This one is a definite page turner. It’s about the mystery, but it’s also about a cast of very well-developed characters that begin to feel like friends. I fell in love with Lindsey and her cat, King Henry. I wanted to strangle Rick (her soon to be ex) and my heart cried for Paula. I read the last page wanting to know more about Fred, but Berneathy keeps us in suspense. There’s a lot of humor in this book, which makes the story even more interesting. Overall, this is the beginning of a series I’m going to be following for some time to come. I will be recommending this series to several of my friends. I can’t wait to get started on book 2.
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Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
Great fun, easy read. Likeable characters. Told with humor. Plot wasn't terribly complex but still had a few twists and turns. Some good recipes at the back of the book. Plan to read the entire series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all her books, I got the first book about Charley and then I decided to read the Chocolate books, funny and I love the characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it in less then 2 days
NJWH More than 1 year ago
I read this book in 1 day, my father read it in 1 day and my mother read it in 1 day!I bought the whole series after the 1st book. My parents have read them all and are sending them to me. Can't wait for next installment. We have the "Ex" series and will all read them as well. Keep them coming please!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent quick read. Fun.
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IMDEB More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book and being a Chocoholic..also liked the recipes! Wish there were more than 2-3...I would read them all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars. The first 200 pgs. was pretty slow.