Saturday, April 16, 2011
Book Review: The Chocolate Snowman Murder by Joanne Carl
Title: The Chocolate Snowman Murder
Author: JoAnna Carl
Release Date: October 2009
Genre: Cozy Mystery
The much anticipated Winter Arts Festival is here in the west Michigan town of Warner Pier. As treasurer of WinterFest, Lee is up to her elbows in behind-the-scenes arguments and mix-ups. When the guest juror for the art show turns up drunk, Lee leaves him to sleep it off – only to find out the next day that someone’s put the visiting dignitary into a permanent state of repose.
The last people spotted near the crime scene – Lee and her hubby, Joe – are in a sticky situations. After another murder and a run-in with a deadly snowman, it’s up to them to find the real killer before someone else comes to a bitter end.
Another wonderful cozy in the Warner Pier series. I have to say this one took me a little longer to figure out, which was great for a change. I love this series with its warm (or cold depending on the season) stories of a small town in the Midwest. It sounds so much like the town my Grandparents lived in and things that went on when we would spend the summer there (although usually no murders that I know of).
Events like the Arts Festival is what attracts people to small towns and make them. Lee must deal with a art judge that comes into town, but soon finds that she a suspect in his murder. She knows she’s innocent, but must solve the mystery of who did do and discovers some secrets about her neighbors.