The Chocolate Mouse Trap (Chocoholic Mystery Series #5)

The Chocolate Mouse Trap (Chocoholic Mystery Series #5)

by JoAnna Carl

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Chocolate-shop manager Lee McKinney has had enough of party planner Julie Singletree's cutesy e-mails. Then somebody actually kills the woman, putting everyone on her mailing list on edge.  As their connections to the murder emerge, so do more attacks. Lee smells a rat-and it's not made of chocolate. And if she doesn't want to be permanently deleted, it's up to her to trap it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451216359
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/06/2005
Series: Chocoholic Mystery Series , #5
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 426,216
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

JoAnna Carl is the pseudonym of a multipublished mystery writer. She spent more than twenty-five years in the newspaper business, working as a reporter, feature writer, editor and columnist. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma and also studied in the OU Professional Writing Program. She lives in Oklahoma but spends much of her summer at a cottage on Lake Michigan near several communities similar to the fictional town of Warner Pier.

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The Chocolate Mouse Trap (Chocoholic Series #5) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
benfulton on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There's an interesting premise here - this is a mild spoiler - that someone has accidentally pushed the ol' Reply To All button when they meant to just Reply, only in this case, someone is willing to kill in order to keep the contents of the email secret. If you're not a member of the target audience for this book, some of the explanations of things like "how email works" get fairly dull. But I couldn't stay focused on the story and the characters weren't all that interesting to me. Not terrible; just not all that good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed this series so far. The stories have interesting bits of trivia about chocolate. Can’t wait to read the next one
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
An e-mail group Lee joins for local food service companies leads to a murder. As always, the plots if fast moving and the characters are fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute series. Will continue to read them.
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This is a great series, only problem is that book #7 is not an ebook
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Guest More than 1 year ago
As soon as I went to Barnes & Noble I went to the mystery section. I saw these books and read the back of them. I loved every one I bought them all.$54.44 might sound like alot, but it was worth every penny. The books are so funny I laughed through them all. JoAnna Carl is my all time favorite author of all time. I didn't eat, drink or go to the bathroom till I finished the book, I'm not kidding. If you have a personality like me. Get the book. And write your own review like me.Thanks for listening.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Warner Pier, Michigan, Lee McKinney manages her Aunt Nettie¿s chocolate shop, Tenhuis Chocolate. Currently the emails from wannabe party planner Julie Singletree is driving Lee crazy with her Victorian sweetness in every message approximately six arrive every day to Lee and five other people that Julie has anointed as the seventh major food group, ¿fancy foods¿. Lee eats the sugary electronic memos because she cannot afford to alienate the granddaughter of wealthy customer Rachel Shraeder of Shraeder Labs. --- On local TV news is the report someone murdered Julie. Lee feels bad and a bit guilty that she recently badmouthed the woman, but goes on with her life. That changes when assaults on the fancy food group occurs. Julie wonders if one of the other five is a killer or could an outsider have a grudge against them. Julie plans to find out before she or her aunt become victims. --- The latest chocolate animal amateur sleuth novel is a fine tale as Lee changes from detesting the victim to guilt and sorrow over her death to fear and courage for the safety of her aunt and her. The heroine¿s transformation happens quite smoothly as she hated the sugary emails, but never wished Julie dead nor willing to allow herself or her aunt to join the deceased by idly waiting for the cops to solve the caper. Once Lee knows that she has a different deadly rodent than the chocolate mice she made for a Shraeder Labs gala, she begins her investigation into who wants to murder the fancy food group. --- Harriet Klausner