BOOK 1: DEATH BY CHOCOLATE
Lindsay Powell's only secret is the recipe for her chocolate chip cookies, but she is surrounded by neighbors with deadly secrets. Suddenly Lindsay finds herself battling poisoned chocolate, a dead man who isn’t very dead and a psycho stalker.
Lindsay needs more than a chocolate fix to survive all this chaos.
BOOK 2: MURDER, LIES AND CHOCOLATE
Rodney Bradford comes into Lindsay's restaurant, eats her brownies, and drops dead on her sidewalk.
On the positive side, sales skyrocket for the special dessert Lindsay calls Murdered Man's Brownies.
BOOK 3: GREAT CHOCOLATE SCAM
When Rick’s SUV is blown up in his driveway, Lindsay appears to be his only heir. But before his estate is settled, poor orphan Rick has more relatives than a lottery winner.
Are these people really related to Rick, or was he actually an alien stranded on earth when the mother ship left without him?
“Write what you know,” they said. I’d been married three times. I wrote romances.
Fast forward ten years.
“Write what you know,” they said. I’d been divorced three times and fantasized about murdering my ex. Only massive doses of chocolate kept my finger off the trigger.
Now I write about murder and chocolate.
A phone call at two a.m. is never good news. But there’s bad
news and then there’s strange news. Lindsay’s two a.m. call is a plea for help.
There’s a woman in Fred’s closet and he can’t get her out.
Their new neighbor, Sophie Fleming, has taken up sleepwalking,
straight into Fred’s house and his bedroom closet. She’s having nightmares
about the brutal stabbing of a little girl named Carolyn. But Carolyn was her
imaginary childhood friend.
Lindsay, Fred, Trent, Paula and Henry must solve a
twenty-year old murder with no bodies, no DNA and no proof the victims ever
How can someone who never lived be murdered? Why is Sophie
seeing it happen in Fred's bedroom? Why is she hiding in his closet? Will his
clothes even fit her?
When Alexandra Anderson is invited to work place reunion at the television station where she formerly worked, she's excited to catch up with old friends. And the theme of the reunion is a Murder Mystery Party, so that should be fun, right? Wrong! Alexandra's first horror is coming face-to-face with her ex-boyfriend and his brand new, gorgeous wife. Second, the party happens to coincide with one of the worst storms of the season, knocking out utility lines and cell service. And when her less-than-beloved ex-boss becomes the Murder Party's fake victim, Alexandra and her "team" are tasked with solving the fake murder before anyone else. The only bright spot? The sexy cameraman on Alex's team with the sparkling blue eyes and soft, full lips.
But what starts out as a game becomes all too real when Alexandra stumbles upon the actual dead body of her ex’s new wife. Did someone take the game too seriously? Is there a real murder among the party-goers? Can following the clues to a fake murder help Alex solve a real one? Trapped by the storm, with "players" disappearing and time running out, Alex finds herself in the middle of a deadly game of cat and mouse... where not everyone will make it out alive!
"If you're looking for a great way to spend a lazy day of summer or a wonderful reason to snuggle up with your fur baby, this is a great read."
—Night Owl Reviews
Books by Beth Prentice:
Invitation to Murder
Is her ex-husband Rick between girlfriends and pursuing her again? Did he leave the roses and wine? He has done the out-of-season Santa Claus thing before. But when the crystal butterfly appears, Rick is in the hospital after a brutal attack leaves him near death.
If not Rick, then who? Is it someone she sees every day? The tall man who refuses to look her in the eye? The short man who looks her in the eye too long? The skinny man with crossed eyes who might or might not be looking her in the eye?
As the body count rises, Lindsay begins to see danger everywhere. Lindsay, Fred and Trent must catch this psycho stalker before someone else dies. Not bad enough he kills people. He also murders the English language in the horrible poems he leaves for her.
Butterflies are free and so are we.
Come fly away with me for all eternity.
I’ll shelter you from harm,
and always keep you safe and warm.
Anyone who troubles thee
will feel the wrath of me.
After he’s gone, she finds a small brass key under his plate. Surely he’ll return for more chocolate and the key. But he’s murdered, and the Death by Chocolate box leads police to Lindsay.
Is his death connected to the blonde in four-inch heels who demands to talk to Lindsay about her relationship with the woman’s husband?
Who is her husband? Fred? For all Lindsay knows, he could be married, could be a bigamist or even a trigamist. He is an over-achiever.
Lindsay’s life is spinning out of control with lots of questions and no answers.
Is the key a clue to the murder? What does it hide that makes it important enough for someone to kill Lindsay to get it?
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.