Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Criminal Confections by Colette London

Hayden has a very interesting job.  She troubleshoots chocolate.  She'll help a company test their products and talk to them about what would make it taste better.  She can even taste the different beans used, the other ingredients and how they blend.  It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it, right?

Kensington Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published February 3rd, so make a note to pick it up then.

Hayden is very direct and outspoken.  She doesn't like big events and lots of people.  But when your current employer is hosting a major chocolate festival and bringing out a new line of chocolate, you go where you are requested.  What you don't expect is for the chocolate chef to drop dead during the event...

When they tell Hayden it was from an overdose, she knows the chef heart attack wasn't normal.  What she doesn't know was what hit her.  Was it from the highly intense chocolate?  Was it something in that green drink she'd shared with Hayden?  Hayden only had a swallow from hers.

This is a cozy mystery that is filled with chocolate facts.  They eat everything from breakfast to dinner with chocolate.  Reading it almost made me sick.  But here's the real bad news:  it also made me buy a box of chocolates.  After spending so much time in the chocolate world in fiction, I had to have some in my real world!

It takes Hayden to get to the bottom of the mystery and she almost dies in chocolate before she's done.  If you like chocolate or cozy mysteries, you'll enjoy this one.

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