Murder, Lies and Chocolate

Murder, Lies and Chocolate

by Sally Berneathy

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Murder, Lies and Chocolate by Sally Berneathy. Book 2 of the Death by Chocolate Series. Rodney Bradford comes into Lindsay's restaurant, offers to buy her small house for double its value, eats her brownies, and drops dead on the sidewalk in front. Then someone breaks into her house and tries to dig up her basement. Next her almost-ex-husband offers to sign the divorce papers, but only if she'll give him her small, old house and take his big, new house instead. Suddenly everybody wants Lindsay's house. Is there oil under the basement, plans to bring the railroad through, pirate treasure buried in the basement? A second break-in occurs and causes her cat, King Henry, to launch into full attack mode, taking a few chunks out of the intruder. Lindsay enlists the aid of her enigmatic neighbor, Fred, to help solve the mystery while trying to keep her police detective boyfriend, Trent, from getting in their way with his insistence on all those silly cop rules. On the positive side, sales skyrocket for the special dessert Lindsay calls Murdered Man's Brownies. Prisoners, murderers, crazy relatives and strippers are all part of the chaos in this second book of the Death by Chocolate series. BONUS! Chocolate recipes at the end of the book. Poison optional.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538068663
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 07/29/2012
Series: Death by Chocolate Series , #2
Pages: 270
Sales rank: 647,938
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.57(d)

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 six books in that series: Murder, Lies and Chocolate, The Great Chocolate Scam, Chocolate Mousse Attack, Fatal Chocolate Obsession, and Deadly Chocolate Addiction. There will be more! The Ex Who Wouldn't Die is another cozy mystery series. In another incarnation, I 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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Murder, Lies and Chocolate 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Afun book to read Interesting charcters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was well-written with a cute story line.
yogagirlOR More than 1 year ago
I love this trilogy. I've read all three. Love the characters. Suspense, mystery and humor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book. Couldn't let it go!
Dona007 More than 1 year ago
So much fun, love the cat, read all and would love more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good entertaining read. The author keeps you interested with a story that keeps moving. Not at all violent but has parts that are "frisky"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was a fun, exciting and easy read. It was fast-paced and had colorful characters. It left me wanting a brownie, chocolate cookies and a coke ready to sink my teeth into the next installment.
dicoop More than 1 year ago
loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first book in the series and loved it. Just right to read while waiting at the doctors office of other appointments. A light read, just for the fun of it. This second book was just as good. I am looking forward to the third book.
Anonymous 30 days ago
Book two did not disappoint. Again enjoyed the humor and interesting characters especially Fred. Will Lindsey find her happily ever after? A Good read .
Anonymous 5 months ago
Funny+snd+fast+resd%21
Anonymous 7 months ago
Amazing
Anonymous 7 months ago
This book is a story about a woman trying to make a new life for herself if only her lying husband would sign the divorce papers. Then all of a sudden he agrees to sign the papers if she’ll let him have the house she’s living in and he will give her the nice house they lived in together. But since she knows he never does anything nice unless there’s something in it for him she doesn’t believe him. Then he brings a man to her restaurant to try to persuade her sell him the house. She refuses and the man drops dead in front of her restaurant. Things really take off after that. It’s funny and entertaining.
Anonymous 7 months ago
I'm hooked with this character. She's funny, daring, smart and a little fire fracker.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The joyride goes on with all the great Chocolate characters. Guessed who had the money in this one. CB
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series. Funny and entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Smooth%2C+lighthearted+and+funny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Develop the support characters more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another+fun+mystery+entrenched+in+chocolate.++I+liked+the+twists+in+this+one.++i+really+like+these+characters.++
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I+love+this+series%21+I+stayed+up+too+late+reading+it%21+I+didn%27t+want+to+stop.+love+the+characters+and+humore.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I+loved+this+story%21
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good book series to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series and the xharacters, especially Henry.
AuthorsWebTVHost More than 1 year ago
I laughed until my sides hurt. It took me two nights to read book 2 of the Death by Chocolate series – not because I wanted to stop, but because I could no longer keep my eyes open. That wonderful cat, King Henry, is back and not only is his distaste for Rick so very obvious, he manages to save the day more than once. Our author has some hilarious dialogue in this book and you just can’t miss what she tells Rick about King Henry. That’s a quote that deserves to be framed! And what would we do without Fred, the guy who seems to be all knowing – just where does he come from? Millions of dollars are thought to be hidden in Lindsey’s house and it’s being sought by all sorts of cagey people. Who ends up with it will be the biggest surprise of all. From a senior living community to a strip club, Berneathy takes us all over town in an attempt to solve the mystery. Maybe in the next chapter, Lindsey will finally be a free woman.
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
Great sequel to the first book. Sometimes I found the main character a bit annoying due to her continued sarcasm. Maybe it's all the Coke and chocolate she consumes. There were so many references to this , it made me sick to my stomach thinking about all that sugar! Still enjoyable and more great recipes at the end.