This one was better than some of the others in the series, but the writing still isn't up to par. The characters are lackluster, and the malapropisms are too rampant and annoying. The mystery itself was ok though not too difficult to figure out.
This book is easily my favorite in the series. The action starts quickly and the pace never lags. While I can usually figure out the ending early, this one had me going until the very end. While I did put the pieces together a little before Lee, it was only by a few pages.
With the focus on the past, many of the characters from previous books are reduced to cameos. Giving the recurring characters more page time would have just slowed down the story, something I am glad didn't happen. The cast of new characters is engaging, and they more then made up for the reduced roll the regulars had.
About the only problem with the book is Lee's tongue tangles. While they had been diminishing in the last few installments, here they are back in force. While a few sprinkled throughout the book make me chuckle, here they began to get annoying.
I couldn't put this book down but raced through it to see how the story ended. Any fan of the series will love the latest tasty treat.
This was the first book that I read by this author.
I really enjoyed it. Its a light mystery, and if you like chocolate, you will enjoy
the mentions of different kinds of goodies from the shop in this book.
A wonderful chocolate mystery from the TenHuis Chocolade chocolate shop about a murder which happened many years before. And chocolate on almost every page with warm, funny characters! Good cozy mystery!