Bradford comes into Lindsay's restaurant, offers to buy her small house for
double its value, eats her brownies, and drops dead on the sidewalk in front.
Then someone breaks into her house and tries to dig up her basement. Next her
almost-ex-husband offers to sign the divorce papers, but only if she'll give
him her small, old house and take his big, new house instead.
everybody wants Lindsay's house. Is there oil under the basement, plans to
bring the railroad through, pirate treasure buried in the basement? A second break-in occurs and causes her cat,
King Henry, to launch into full attack mode, taking a few chunks out of the
enlists the aid of her enigmatic neighbor, Fred, to help solve the mystery
while trying to keep her police detective boyfriend, Trent, from getting in
their way with his insistence on all those silly cop rules.
the positive side, sales skyrocket for the special dessert Lindsay calls
Murdered Man's Brownies. Prisoners, murderers, crazy relatives and strippers
are all part of the chaos in this second book of the Death by Chocolate series.
Chocolate recipes included. Poison optional.
How he got that way doesn't concern Vic at first; she's too busy mixing drinks between casting calls. But soon she encounters increasingly strange goings-on at the bar, in her apartment, even in her love life--although nothing about her love life, she's the first to admit, has ever been exactly normal. When the regulars at McAleer's seem to know more than they're saying, when her own cat, Slasher, appears to be leading a double life, and when her policeman boyfriend Dan Duchinski acts, for once, oddly unconcerned about Vic's growing suspicion that someone is out to get her, she's forced to dive redhead first into Manhattan's shadowy economic underground to find a killer before he finds her.
As witty and irrepressible as ever, Vic is back in top form, battling the forces of bad hair, rude cabdrivers, and low tippers. This fourth entry in the series confirms Vic Bowering as one of mystery's most lovable and unforgettable heroines.