Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Chocolate Clown Corpse {+ Giveaway}


The Chocolate Clown Corpse coverI’m delighted to be participating in author JoAnn Carl’s virtual book tour for her latest release, THE CHOCOLATE CLOWN CORPSE.

As part of the tour, thanks to the lovely Danielle at Penguin Group, I have a copy of THE CHOCOLATE CLOWN CORPSE to giveaway. Please see the end of the post for more giveaway details. Now for my thoughts on this delightful cozy.

Chocolate and clowns are fun together, but add in a dead body and you have an intriguing cozy murder mystery in THE CHOCOLATE CLOWN CORPSE.

A month after the murder of Moe Davidson, Lee Woodyard is thinking about expanding her chocolate shop, TenHuis Chocolade, into Moe’s former business, Clowning Around, located next door. The property has been listed by the widow and her two stepchildren.

Lee explores the building and discovers the widow unconscious. When things don’t add up, Lee begins to wonder if the man charged with Moe’s murder could be innocent and the real killer still walking the streets of Warner Pier. The town is celebrating Clown Week so Lee has her hands full unmasking the real killer.

Author JoAnn Carl has skillfully combined murder and humor with twists and turns to create a read that’s hard to put down. The small town atmosphere adds flare to this charming story.

The quirky characters are likable and realistic. The humorous dialogue provides laugh-out-loud moments throughout the story. The twists will keep you guessing until the end.

THE CHOCOLATE CLOWN CORPSE is the 14th installment in the Chocoholic Mystery series, but can be read on its own. Tasty chocolate trivia is included as an added bonus.

You don’t have to be a chocoholic to enjoy this tantalizing cozy murder mystery, just a fan of intrigue and mystery.

The Chocolate Clown Corpse by JoAnn Carl, Chocoholic Mystery series Book #14, Obsidian, @2014, ISBN: 978-0451240675, Hardcover, 240 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I know lots of people are busy preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday. I hope no matter what you have planned, you have a wonderful day. Now, confess are you a chocoholic? What’s your favorite chocolate dessert?

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25 comments:

  1. I have a weakness for cosies - but find clowns either creepy or sad. And sometimes both.
    Chocolate on the other hand...

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  2. Oh I love cozies. This sounds like another great book in the series.

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  3. Dark chocolate or devil's food cake

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  4. I bet even in chocolate that clown is creepy.

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  5. Sounds like a delicious series!

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  6. Clown Week!?! What a great setting for a cozy. I really like quirky characters and look forward to reading this one. I don't know if I could even decide which chocolate dessert is my fave, there are so many of that perfect, delectable treat! I do like a good piece of chocolate silk pie. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  7. Mason - Thanks for sharing this. Just the title itself is interesting. And as far as I'm concerned, chocolate is a major food group.

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  8. I'm way behind in this series and need to stop clowning around and catch up! There's nothing better than French vanilla ice cream topped with homemade hot fudge sauce - yum.
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  9. I'm totally a chocoholic but I'm kind of between favorites right now. I got hooked on Hershey's Kisses last year but that seems to have run it's course. Maybe a nice Black Forest cake is in order.

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  10. I confess - I am a chocoholic. Dark chocolate w/sea salt seems to be my newest addiction

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  11. looks like a fun cozy to read, love stories with a chocolate theme :)

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  12. I've started this series and enjoy it, I have some catching up to do. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  13. Oops, forgot to answer the question, I can't say that I'm a chocoholic, weird I know, but if there is a chocolate mousse around, I admit that I come close, lol.

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  14. I'm a chocoholic! I'm eating more dark chocolate now because it's supposed to be better for you. I'd love to read this! It sounds really good!

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  15. Clowns can be scary in mysteries but add chocolate and they are fine.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  16. Scoundrel like a good book u to read.
    CABWNANA1@bellsouth.net

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  17. A most intriguing and unique book. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. I enjoy cozies especially when they have chocolate involved. Thank you for the chance to win. griperang at embarqmail dot com

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  19. My favorite chocolate desert has to be the old fashioned hot fudge Sunday. Though I do look forward every year to the chocolate and peppermint squares put out by some candy distributors for Christmas. The idea of eating a chocolate clown is a bit creepy, but for a murder mystery, I guess creamy is good!! Ronnalord(at)msn(dot)com

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  20. Chocolate and clowns! Sounds like fun.

    lag110 T mchsi dot com

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  21. That is a crazy title. Both of my kids do not like clowns. What's wrong with clowns? Nothing! And a chocolate clown, too.

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving, my friend.


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  22. My favorite chocolate dessert is chocolate mousse!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  23. I do love chocolate. I think fudge is my favorite chocolate dessert.

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  24. i obtain my first Chocolate mystery when i picked up a box of books at an auction. it was so entertaining that i started looking for more. a great series folks!

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  25. Hi, Mason. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book. Chocolate and clowns. Should make for an interesting read.

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