Sunday, November 10, 2019

Today I'm joining Berkley Mystery in 
celebrating the November 5 release of  
Book 17 in the Chocoholic Mysteries
by JoAnna Carl

In the newest mystery from nationally bestselling author Joanna Carl, a dive into house flipping becomes a deadly flop....

When a house near Lee and Joe's home goes up for sale, the couple teams up with Lee's aunt and uncle, Nettie and Hogan, to buy it, remodel it, and resell it for a sweet profit. But after the owners of the house, the Baileys, accept their offer, a local developer, Richard "Spud" Dirk, suddenly swoops in with a higher one, and it seems their dreams might be snatched away. 

Lee, never as passionate about the plan as her husband and uncle, is anxious to get back to focusing on managing TenHuis Chocolade. But when a long-hidden gun is found behind a pipe in the Baileys' basement, she begins to suspect a mystery is afoot. And when Spud turns up dead in the Baileys' carport a few days later, it becomes clear there's something rotten at the foundation....

To solve the murder, Lee will have to strip away layers of secrets--that is, if someone doesn't level her first....



1 lucky reader will win a print copy of


Berkley Mysteries
Enter using the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post.



Seventeen books into this series and author JoAnna Carl is still delivering the sweet goods to her readers.

With the excitement starting from almost the very beginning of the book, CHOCOLATE SHARK SHENANAIGANS follows in the footsteps (page-steps?) of the sixteen books preceding it. The same characters that readers have come to adore, talk of chocolate delights that made my stomach growl, and humor that at times had me laughing out loud.

The mystery element of this story was extremely well done. There were several times I was sure I knew exactly where it was heading only to be thrown into a different direction. The reveal was a surprise, though I was at one point leaning toward part of it. But as I said, I kept getting thrown of the scent.  

Fans of the Chocoholic Mysteries will be delighted with CHOCOLATE SHARK SHENNANAIGANS, and will have a mystery sweet tooth for more!


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  1. Thank you for your review on "CHOCOLATE SHARK SHENANIGANS" by JoAnna Carl.

    What an adorable cover! Can't wait for the opportunity to read this book which is on my TBR list.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. I've really enjoyed this series and learning all about chocolate making -- YUM!

    1. Hi, Celia. There are great tips and recipes, aren't there?

  3. Sounds like a fun cozy to read. Thank you for the chance to win a copy!
    Cynthia B

  4. Cute cover and sounds like fun to read. I really enjoy books with houses to repair. Flipping houses sounds so interesting. The title is quirky and eye catching. Thanks for the chance

    1. Donamae, I don't have the talent or business sense to flip houses. LOL