The Chocolate Bear Burglary

The Chocolate Bear Burglary CONFESSIONS OF A CONFECTIONERAfter leaving her bad news husband back in Texas Lee McKinney moved up north to a quaint resort town Now she keeps the books for her aunt s luxury chocolate shop But Lee

  • Title: The Chocolate Bear Burglary
  • Author: JoAnna Carl
  • ISBN: 9780451207470
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Paperback
  • CONFESSIONS OF A CONFECTIONERAfter leaving her bad news husband back in Texas, Lee McKinney moved up north to a quaint resort town Now she keeps the books for her aunt s luxury chocolate shop But Lee soon finds that Michigan winters can be murder.Lee and Aunt Nettie can t believe their luck A teddy bear promotion will have tourists flocking to Warner Pier, which coulCONFESSIONS OF A CONFECTIONERAfter leaving her bad news husband back in Texas, Lee McKinney moved up north to a quaint resort town Now she keeps the books for her aunt s luxury chocolate shop But Lee soon finds that Michigan winters can be murder.Lee and Aunt Nettie can t believe their luck A teddy bear promotion will have tourists flocking to Warner Pier, which could mean skyrocketing sales for TenHuis Chocolade To help decorate the scrumptious store, their friend Gail, an antique dealer, lends them a collection of valuable chocolate molds But after a burglary at the shop, Gail meets with a grisly fate and the main suspect in her murder is Lee s troubled teenage stepson Lee sets out to clear his name, but awakening long hibernating family secrets might be than this daring crime solver can bearINCLUDES TASTY CHOCOLATE TRIVIA

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    • Luffy says:

      First, let me say I had to downsize the rating for my new system of rating books. Now that I've finished all my Chocoholic mystery books, I do look at this story with nostalgia. It's an engrossing enough story, and I've been amazed at how much Joanna Carl has extracted from this setting of Warner Pier to generate so many stories. This time though the book is a cozy mystery the murder is quite gristly. I had no chance in guessing the murderer, and I enjoyed reading the story all the more for it.

    • Wendy says:

      This is the second book in the Chocoholic Mystery series and I am still not thrilled with the author's writing style. But I have been told by a reliable source that this series does get better, so I plan to stick it out. I figured out 'whodunit' fairly early in the story. There really were no surprises. I find the main character to be a bit annoying, but was happy that the whole 'twisted tongue' thing was not as prevalent in this book as the last one. Have #3 here on my TBR shelf so will continu [...]

    • Talia Colley says:

      I used to read paperback mystery novels all the time but have moved toward more fantasy novels as of late. But sometimes I miss a good mystery, so I ventured back into my cozy habits and picked up this second book in the Chocoholic Mystery series. Lee is a bookkeeper in her aunt's chocolate shop in Warner Pier, Michigan, and she plays amateur sleuth again when a dead body is found outside her aunt's shop by her ex-stepson who just appeared on her doorstep out of the blue. The mystery was nice an [...]

    • Diane Large says:

      You just never know what you are going to learn. In this cozy mystery I learned about antique chocolate molds. I will read more.

    • Brian Frauenknecht says:

      I loved this book. I was surprised by who the murderer turned out to be. Another great installment in the Chocoholic Mystery series. Can't wait to read the next one.

    • Denise says:

      TenHuis Chocolate puts a collection of antique chocolate molds on display and is promptly burgled on the same night. Little later, the woman who organized the exhibition is found murdered outside the shop. The prime suspect, by virtue of having both disturbed the burglary in progress and later found the body, is Lee's former stepson Jeff, who unexpectedly showed up on her doorstep. To clear him of suspicion, Lee begins to look into the matter herself.Much like the first one, entertaining enough [...]

    • Kellene says:

      I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first in the series. Aunt Nettie is still wonderful, and Lee was a good stepmother in this book once she stopped focusing on Jeff's piercings, and we didn't spend a ton of time reading about Lee's mixing up words. But Joe annoyed me until the end of the story, and I'm extremely glad the Hart family is done in the series. The action moved quickly, but with no apparent reason until the twists were revealed. And I didn't like the way the case resolved because [...]

    • Monica Mason says:

      Nice to have a character that isn't always polished. Lee can trip over words and trip into trouble.

    • Moriah Venable says:

      With the second book of the Chocoholic series, I enjoyed some elements of it and while I didn't like others.When an antique dealer Gail is killed, and her stepson is accused of the crime, Lee has to prove his innocence. Is mainly the plot of the book but there are a lot of elements of the book that eventually ties together though not well for the reader to understand in my opinion. For the holiday, Lee and her Aunt have displayed some Teddy Bear molds while there is one that Lee does not like an [...]

    • Debbie says:

      The second book in the chocoholic series finds Lee McKinney still living and working with her Aunt Nettie. Although she's away from her controlling ex-husband and doing well on her own, things aren't all rosy. She's seeing a guy who doesn't want to go public with their relationship because the tabloids are hounding him. Then her ex-stepson shows up under suspicious circumstances. Soon he's suspected of breaking into the chocolate shop and, soon afterward, killing an antiques dealer. Lee has to f [...]

    • Sharon says:

      In this title, we learn a little more about Lee's past when her ex-step-son (Jeff) shows up unexpectedly. He is acting suspicious and belligerent. There is also new "strength" to Aunt Nettieā€™s character, as she invites Jeff into her home and business. TenHuis teams up with the other Warner Pier businesses for a "Teddy Bear" themed winter festival. Nettie and Lee borrow some valuable antique chocolate bear molds for their promotion. Someone breaks into the chocolate shop. Jeff interrupts them, [...]

    • Robin says:

      I still plan to read the entire series but it seems to be developing some predictability which may or may not be a bad thing. Whatever the Special Chocolate is will be involved in a crime somehow. The person who is either new in town or has not been "home" in years and unexpectedly returns will either end up dead or be accused of killing someone. There is a building romance between the main character and the guy she had a crush on in High School. The pace of their romance due to both having just [...]

    • Dharia Scarab says:

      Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books1 star This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.2 stars This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.3 stars This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up.4 stars I really [...]

    • Tabby Kat says:

      Lee McKinney is handling her first winter in Michigan rather well for a Texas gal. She insists that the cold won't slow her down. What does stop her in her tracks is the sudden appearance of her ex-stepson, Jeff. Sullen and refusing to discuss why he's there, Aunt Nettie offers him a temporary job at TenHuis Chocolade.Meanwhile, the town is getting ready for a teddy bear promotion to try to attract winter visitors. Lee and Nettie have borrowed some antique chocolate molds to decorate the shop. B [...]

    • Natalie says:

      I would have given 3.5 stars to this whole series. I like the main character - single at 30 but tentativley dating. I love the setting - she works in a chocolate shop and they make primarily truffles and molded chocolates full of wonderful things! The descriptions of the candy are yummy.ough I hardly ever read the chocolate trivia at the first part of each chapter. I enjoy the writing style and by about 2/3rds of the book, I have the murderer identified. There are still some twists but I enjoy t [...]

    • Dawn Michelle says:

      Read~February 25, 2010An ok read.Ok, the characters are great, the story is descriptive the descriptions of where they live and the surrounding area are pleasant. The story (who did it and why and how they get to that conclusion).weak! I *knew* who did it (though I wasn't completely sure until the end, but I WAS mostly sure)VERY early on. Even with ALL the red herrings thrown in, I knew.I really like these characters, and their side stories are nice. SOOOO, I am going to keep reading and HOPEFUL [...]

    • Melissa says:

      This is the 2nd book in "The Chocoholic Mysteries" by JoAnna Carl.I enjoy this series with its history and descriptions of chocolate and chocolate candy!Lee and her Aunt own and operate a Candy Store in a small tourist community. They decided to join other Businesses to have a "Teddy Bear" themed promotion during the Winter months when seasonal tourist business is slow.They used some borrowed antique bear molds to display in their store.d one night one of them is stolen. This cozy is a page turn [...]

    • Barbara says:

      Enjoyable - certainly not taxing in terms of figuring out the murderer. However, I don't read mysteries to try to figure things out. I read mysteries because the have an ending - the murderer gets caught (almost always). I've have not read this series in progression. It is nice to learn how Joe and Lee's relationship is developing - they just got acquainted again in the first book. Turns out the relationship is developing at a snails pace - at least in this book. That's okay. I enjoyed learning [...]

    • Karen says:

      Such a fun book! I live along the lakeshore of Lake Michigan, so the fictional town in this story-- nestled in between Holland and Saugatuck feels like home to me! Fun characters and story line-- perfect for a light-hearted mystery! My only 'complaint' is that I don't feel the characters are fully developed-- I'd like to know more about them. Otherwise, I am glad I discovered this series-- it's fun and I'll be reading all of them!!

    • Mary says:

      Lee and Joe are still trying to figure out their way through their relationship, but she is asked out by a summer resident who is running for office and Joe feels threatened. But while this is going on Lee's ex-step-son has come to town and tried to break into her home. As things start to happen, Jeff keeps getting into the middle of things and is thought to be the reason behind the death of a local merchant. Lee works to find the truth and figure out how she feels about Joe.

    • Guera25 says:

      We have returned to the land of insipid stick figures who blunder clumsily from plot point to implausible plot point. Lee McKinney, the heroine is, once again, bland and unappealing, and the rest of the characters are no better. Frankly, it's like watching dinner theatre as performed by paper dolls. I don't care for Lee, and Carl's insistence on generating tension by having Lee's loved ones under suspicion is cheap, lazy, and ineffective. A total bore.

    • Stina says:

      Book #29 for 2014I was pretty meh about this book. The protagonist was somewhat annoying, most of the other characters were kind of flat, and the whole scenario felt forced and gimmicky. I also figured out who the murderer was as soon as the character set foot on the page. Still, I didn't really dislike the book. If I didn't already have so much to read, I might be tempted to read more in the series to see if it gets interesting.

    • Addison Public Library says:

      Lee and Aunt Nettie become involved with a town-wide teddy bear promotion which they hope will mean a bonanza for their European chocolate shop. When a friend lends them some antique bear chocolate molds to help promote the event, they are thrilled . . . until a burglary and a murder tarnish the festivities!KD 11-15Check out this book today!

    • George says:

      Set during the winter in the summer vacation area of Warner Pier on Lake Michigan, the mystery involves transplant Texan Lee McKinney and her chocolate shop owning Aunt Nettie. The plot involves a weathy family, political ambitions, murder, and antique chocolate molds as Lee tries to solve the mystery and save her exstepson (she's divorced from his father) who is suspected in the murder.A fun read with bits of chocolate in fiction information interspersed throughout the chapters.

    • Mark Baker says:

      Lee's step-son comes for a visit during a winter festival. When he finds himself accused of a string of robberies that end in murder, Lee has to step in to clear him. Another delicious romp with a resort town full of murder.Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.

    • Jenn says:

      Eh. I'm still not loving these, but they're okay. And I don't have to pay for them since the library has them, so I guess I'll keep reading. Not exactly a ringing endorsement, is it?This is readable enough. The tongue-tied thing is annoying. The main character is okay, but kind of annoys me. The culprit was fairly clear from the beginning. So, yeah.

    • Theresa Malloy says:

      Lee McKinney has to free her ex-stepson from some trouble when he shows up in Michigan after a long drive from Texas. He's the prime suspect in a murder case when he's found over the body of a woman outside of Lee's family chocolate shop. She works quickly to try to clear his name before charges are filed. Not my favorite in the series, but it's a quick read.

    • Shannon says:

      Lee McKinney is back and trying to figure out who stole some antique chocolate molds from her aunt's chocolate shop and accidentally gets herself involved in murder.I liked this book because it had a number of twists and turns to keep you guessing without a lot of gratuitous violence. A fun, light-hearted read.

    • Brenda says:

      I enjoyed this cozy mystery. The characters were funny and real. The author kept the story clicking along. The book came to me through BookCrossing. I will seek out other books written by this author.

    • Alaine says:

      The Chocoholic Mysteries are super easy to read. It took me a little over one day to finish. There aren't many characters and the plot isn't complex. The characters are likable and I do find myself rooting for Lee and Joe. Overall it's enjoyable, light and fun.

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