The island fishing village of Eastport, Maine, has plenty of salty local character. It also has a sweet side, thanks to Jacobia Jake Tiptree, her best friend Ellie, and their waterfront bake shop, The Chocolate Moose. But when island life is disrupted by the occasional killer, Jake and Ellie put their chocolate treats aside to make sure justice is served. This summer, Eastports favorite lovebirds, kindergarten teacher Sharon Sweetwater and Coast Guard Captain Andy Devine, are getting married. The gala reception is sure to be the fte of the season, especially with a wedding-cake-sized whoopie pie courtesy of The Chocolate Moose. For Jake and Ellie, the custom-ordered confection will finally reel in some much-needed profits. But the celebratory air, and sweet smell of success, are ruined by foul murder. When Sharons bitter ex-boyfriend Toby is poisoned with an arsenic-laced milkshake, Andy is jailed as the prime suspect and the wedding is cancelled, whoopie pie and all. Then Sharon mak...
|Title||:||Death by Chocolate Malted Milkshake|
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|Number of Pages||:||240 pages|
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Death by Chocolate Malted Milkshake Reviews
The Chocolate Moose bakery is having cash flow issues and may very well have to close their doors, if the wedding they are baking for doesn’t work out. Ever the optimist, Elie sets her mind to finding the right filling recipe for a whoopee pie cake to keep things afloat while Jake is a bit more pessimistic and is planning for the inevitable. But when the Bride and Groom are arrested for murder of the town’s drunken bully, presumably with a shake from The Chocolate Moose, the ladies find themselv ...more
Princess Fuzzypants here: Jake and Ellie have a great business. Everyone loves their fare from the aforementioned milkshakes to the whoopie pie wedding cake they are contracted to concoct. Anything other than tourist season in rural Maine can be tough and finances tight and having a great product doesn’t change reality. In fact, they are so close to the edge they may have to close. The only thread that keeps them hanging on is the big wedding job.
But when the local sleaze bucket is murdered and ...more
Death by Chocolate Malted Milkshake by Sarah Graves is the second Death by Chocolate Mystery. Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree co-owns The Chocolate Moose with her best friend, Ellie White in Eastport, Maine. They have been commissioned by Sharon Sweetwater and Andy Devine to make a whoopie pie cake for their upcoming nuptials. Jake and Ellie need the influx of cash or they will be forced to close their doors. Then Jake hears that Sharon’s ex-boyfriend turned stalker, Toby Moran was found dead near the Ru ...more
Death by Chocolate Malted Milkshake by Sarah Graves
Book #2: Death by Chocolate Mystery Series
My Rating 3/5 stars
The Bottom Line: I simply adore the setting of this series, but I can’t say I am blown away by any other element of this book. While Jake and Ellie are fine characters and I don’t dislike them by any stretch of the imagination, I just haven’t felt, after two books, that I really want and/or need to know more about them. I thought this second book would s ...more
This book has a fun cozy premise and, if you like all things chocolate, this book will not disappoint! I found the beginning to have a bit of a "woe is me" vibe with the main characters incessantly talking about how they might lose their shop but once they got past that I enjoyed the well planned mystery and the twists and turns that kept me guessing until the very end. I definitely would love to read more books in this series.
“Death by Chocolate Malted Milkshake” earns 4/5 Chocolatey Conundrums…Clever!
Marriage, Milkshakes, and Murder! Well, the marriage may be on hold when the bride and groom are both suspects, and the poisoned-milkshake murder weapon may put Jake and Elle’s bakery The Chocolate Moose out of business…so Jake and Elle again bake up ways to ask questions, seek evidence, and find a killer! For the second book in Sarah Graves’s Death by Chocolate series she uses the traditional cozy formula, but her writ ...more
Love the writing style of this author.
Interesting from the very first page, with lots of subplots to keep the story fun to read and engaging.
The characters are well developed and easy to connect.
Definitely recommend it.
Note: I received an ARC for review purposes and an honest and unbiased opinion.
Winters are tough in seaside tourist towns so Jake and Ellie are really counting on the wedding of Sharon and Andy to boost their bank account. A giant whoopie pie for a wedding cake- count me in! It's really just devil's food with white icing but somehow, well, it's yummy. Then, regrettably, Sharon's ex, Toby, who is not a nice person, is found dead, having sipped the title sweet, a milkshake. Who did it? Hah- both Sharon and Andy confess. You know, just like Jake and Ellie do, that's not possi ...more