The Chocolate Clown Corpse is part of the Chocoholic Mystery Series by JoAnna Carl. This is book 14.
Lee Woodyard is a woman with a nice shop that is all about chocolate. Her shop is called TenHuis Chocolade. When the shop next door is put up for sale, after the owner was found dead, Lee wants to expand her own shop.
Emma who is the widow of the man who was killed is found knocked out when Lee gets to have a look at the property. It is up to Lee to look for the killer before someone else winds up dead.
The book is full of action and mystery. I’m recommending it for cozy mystery fans or for anyone who wants to give cozies a try. Starting with Chocolate would be a great introduction to a new cozy retreat.
Revenge is sweet for a killer on the loose and it all started with the murder of Warner Pier’s most hated clown....
Everyone who knew the bozo wanted him dead. Odd, then, that a complete stranger was accused of bursting Moe Davidson’s balloons. But it’s been a month since the miserable shop owner of Clowning Around was killed, and everybody’s moving on, including Lee Woodyard. Her chocolate shop, TenHuis Chocolade, is next door to Moe’s shuttered tourist trap, and it’s giving her delicious ideas to expand. But over whose dead body?
Moe’s widow, Emma, and her two stepchildren list the property for sale, but when Lee tours the building, she finds Emma unconscious. Now Lee wonders whether Moe’s real killer is still at large and is taking care of unfinished business. Unfortunately, since the town is celebrating Clown Week, there are so many potential suspects in grease paint and floppy shoes it’s not even funny.
For Lee, protecting Emma, freeing an innocent man, and rolling out hundreds of her clown-themed chocolates is a pretty tall order. But so is staying alive long enough to find out which one of her neighbors is a killer in disguise.
Includes Tasty Chocolate Trivia!