Tuesday 18 December 2018

The Peppermint Mocha Murder (A Chocolate Whisperer Mystery #5) by Colette London

The Peppermint Mocha Murder (A Chocolate Whisperer Mystery, #5)

It’s beginning to look like a merry Christmas for Hayden Mundy Moore. On vacation from providing her sought-after expertise in all things chocolate, Hayden heads to snowy New England with her friend and financial advisor, Travis, for the opening of his pal’s highly-touted holiday musical. But when the show’s producer is murdered, Hayden trades sampling Chocolate Santas for finding the killer—especially since this time, Travis is the one asking for her help . . .

Soon Hayden discovers there’s more to Travis’s chic hometown than mulled wine and cocoa cookies. But that’s just the beginning. Almost no one, including Travis, is quite what they seem. Did the show’s lead have more savage motives than stardom? Could the dead producer’s husband have felt a murderous envy for his successful wife? Getting behind the mistletoe and jingle bells will take all of Hayden’s savvy—along with some super caffeinated Peppermint Mochas—if she hopes to catch a killer with a heart more bitter than the darkest truffle . . .
   (Summary via Goodreads)

A chocolate whisperer.....what fun that must be !!!  And this chocolate whisperer has a trust fund that stipulates that she has to travel a lot, she works with people to create chocolate wonders, has a financial advisor, Travis and a bodyguard, Danny who are her closest friends, and she solves murders !!!  The Chocolate Whisperer Mystery series by Colette London is a GREAT series to get lost in and The Peppermint Mocha Murder, the fifth book in this series, is AMAZING !!

Even though this was the first book in this series that I have had the pleasure of reading, it felt like it could have been the first.  London has a way with her writing to make the reader comfortable as soon as you open the book and start reading.  And The Peppermint Mocha Murder has such a comforting setting.  You travel with Hayden, the choocolate whisperer as she goes to a quaint little town which happens to be Travis's hometown right before Christmas.  Hayden is there for the opening of Travis's friend's holiday musical but before she even gets settled into her room at the B and B she is staying at, she comes across a dead body.....the body of one of the producers for the musical !!

As you read The Peppermint Mocha Murder and get to know Hayden and get aquainted with the people and the surroundings in this adorable little town, you soon realize there is more to the musical and the people it portrays......  But don't worry Travis and Danny will always have Hayden's back and you cannot help but love them for it !!

So grab a copy of The Peppermint Mocha Murder, a nice cup of hot chocolate, your comfy blanket and settle in.....you won't want to stop reading it !!

Review by Missi S.

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