Book Reviews of The Chocolate Cat Caper (Chocoholic, Bk 1)

The Chocolate Cat Caper (Chocoholic, Bk 1)
The Chocolate Cat Caper - Chocoholic, Bk 1
Author: JoAnna Carl
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780451205568
ISBN-10: 0451205561
Publication Date: 3/1/2002
Pages: 240
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 249 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 9
Despite my husbands laughter at the name of the book I found it highly enjoyable. It was a very quick read with engaging characters. I really like the lead (although the constant tripping over her tongue is annoying). I will be reading more of this series.
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Helpful Score: 8
Great start to a cute little cozy series! I loved the references to my hometown Dallas, and thought the mystery was a good one. WIll definitely pick up the second in the series!
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Helpful Score: 5
Great 1st story of series, will read the rest of her books. Good cozy, and characters are fun. Good chocolate information.
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Helpful Score: 4
Fun story about a young woman living with her aunt and helping with her chocolate store. They somehow get involved in a murder and help solve the mystery together with the police.
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Helpful Score: 4
Cute beginning to the Chocoholic mystery series by JoAnna Carl.
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Helpful Score: 2
My first time for reading this author. I enjoyed the book very much. A good amount of humor, love interest and mystery. Will be reading more of this series.
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Helpful Score: 2
First book in the series. I enjoyed it immensely, just the kind of cozy mystery I love. Looking forward to completing the series!
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Helpful Score: 1
I did not like this book at all. Mystery is very easy to figure out and the main character was very annoying. They had her constantly saying the wrong word when speaking. Can't imagine what purpose was. The chocolate facts were interesting. I will not get another book in this series.
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Helpful Score: 1
First in a series. Had cute chocolate facts throughout
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book.
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Helpful Score: 1
First in the Chocoholic Mystery series. Good "cozy" read, simple characters with some interesting quirks. I plan on reading more in this series.
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Helpful Score: 1
Not one of my favorite cozies, but it grew on me.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great little cozy mystery.
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Helpful Score: 1
Fun read with interesting tidbits of chocolate information.
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Helpful Score: 1
This author has a very comfortable voice. I knew "who done it" almost as soon as the first murder was done, but I didn't care. I still wanted to finish the book to see how she handled it, and I ordered two more in this series before I finished the first one. Excellent cozy. This one's a keeper.
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Helpful Score: 1
Fairly light mystery, fun to read. The main character is studying to be a CPA, which gave me hope (as a CPA) to see some inside stuff in the book. False hope. She could just as easily be studying to be an optometrist or bull rider, for all the inside stuff that we see. She also has a distressing (to her) habit of saying the wrong word when she knows perfectly well what the right word is. Some of these are funny, but I had a hard time with it at first.

All in all, however, it's a good book and worth reading. I think I will order the second in the series.

By the way, the author's real name is Eve K. Sandstrom. She has written a number of books under that name, too.
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Helpful Score: 1
fun read
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Helpful Score: 1
Tons of fun! Great read!
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Helpful Score: 1
First in the Chocoholic Mysteries. Delectable descriptions of chocolate that had me running to the cabinets looking for some for myself! Good characterizations, decent plot. Looking forward to reading the rest in this series, but will make sure I have lots of chocolate on hand when I do!
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Helpful Score: 1
First of these I have read and I enjoyed it
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Helpful Score: 1
The Chocolate Cat Caper was an okay book, but there were things I didn't understand. For instance the main character, Lee, has a speech impediment but it doesn't tell what it is or much about it, just that she says the wrong words. In fact I don't even know if it is a speech impediment. Personally I was interested in the cat, I thought perhaps she loved cats. Being a cat person I was dismayed when she didn't care for the cat, who was the "baby" of the murdered lady. The book didn't seem to flow, and the plot was choppy. The characters were flat and the book was very predicable. I don't think I'll read anymore of the Chocoholic Mysteries series. I get the book three stars, though because I could almost connect with Lee as a character and it is about chocolate. I loved learning how chocolate was made.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was my first book in this series. I really enjoyed it. Lee sounds like a cute gal, and her tongue-tying was funny. Good mystery. Loved reading about all the chocolates, though not a good idea to read this with Halloween candy around! LOL! Will definitely read the others in this series.
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I enjoyed this light caper about a recently divorced woman who returns home to live with the aunt who raised her. The aunt makes very exclusive chocolate creations while her niece runs the business side of the enterprise. When her aunt's business is in danger of being destroyed because poison was injected into the confections, quick action and sleuthing are needed.
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After giving up her role as Texas trophy wife,Lee McKinney finds herself in a Michigan resort town, keeping the books for her Aunt Nettie's luxury chocolate business. But she soon discovers that her new life isn't all truffles and bonbons.
Clementine Ripley, the defense attorney everyone loves to hate, is throwing a party that calls for several thousand dollars' worht of custom chocolates--some made in the image of her champion cat. Lee jumps at the job, but sweet success takes a bitter turn when some \one adds an extra ingredient--cyanide--to one of their delicious chocolates and it finds its way into Ms. Ripley' mouth. Now it's up to Lee to figure out who tampered with the candy before she and her aunt end up behind not-so-chocolate bars.
Very Good story!!!
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This was cute, a very charming read. Nothing heavy something nice to read by the fire.
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A light and easy read. The chocolate twist was fun.
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Cute, fast read. Great for vacation or summer reading.
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A nice escape, just keep some sweets with you!
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Read this with chocolate! It's a mouth-watering mystery. I loved the mix of information on chocolate and the mystery. Never too much of one or the other. The author has some really great characters here.
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Great cozy!
I liked the way that the Chocolate store and mentions of different kinds of truffles, etc were intertwined within this mystery.
I thought the chocolate trivia notes were interesting also!

The ending had me guessing until the last few pages.
I will read more of this series.
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Very entertaining. I will read more of this series.
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This book is perfect for the cozy mystery reader. Light with a touch of suspense and romance. A great read. You'll enjoy the whole series.
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Nice easy read! Enjoyed it very much!
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Really cute, I love women who are smart but get themselves into crazy stuff. Add a love interest and you have a really cute series.
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This "Cozy" murder mystery is the first I've read from this author and I was pleased. It's not an amazing book, but I thought it was a totally cute story. It also made me crave chocolate the entire time I was reading it. Had some interesting information regarding chocolate that I appreciated.
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I did not enjoy this book. I am a kid and I thought this book looked cute, but it is really more grown up.
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this is a great book i read it and loved it. it was also a bit scary and i would not recamend it to anybody under 11 years of age. the idea that someone was poisoned might scare/creep them out. I LOVE IT!!!!!
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I liked this book. Veyr interesting plot line.
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I just love this series and all the characters .
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A delightful cozy mystery by JoAnna Carl.
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The first book in the "Chocoholic Mystery" (cozy) series.
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This is a nice quick read. Enjoyable
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Very good mystery. The lead character is female and very likable and she has a hunky love interest toward the end that makes things a little more interesting. I look forward to reading more of this author. Short and sweet.
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After giving up her life as a Texas trophy wife, Lee finds herself in a Michigan resort town with aunt Nettie's luxury chocolate business. Clementine Ripley, the defense attorney everyone loves to hate is throwing an expensive party. Yummy chocolate trivia.
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culinary mystery
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Good story. I like all the talk about chocolate. Her character development needs to improve. Not enough detail.
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Great Read!!
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Fun series, with chocolate trivia!
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A very cozy-homey mystery.. if you love cozies w/downhome flavor ,, you will love this book
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I thought it was different. The sleuth in the book does the books for her aunts chocolate business.and finds it is not all fun
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Looking for a fresh start, divorcée Lee McKinney moves back to Michigan to work for her aunt's chocolate business-and finds that her new job offers plenty of murderous treats to chew on.

When a high-profile defense lawyer dies after eating a cat-shaped chocolate laced with cyanide, it's up to Lee to find out who tampered with the recipe-before she and her aunt end up behind not-so-chocolate bars.
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Pleasant book. Easy read. Fairly easy to figure out who the murderer was.
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quick easy read more of this series
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Giving up her career as a trophy wife, Lee goes to work keeping the books for her aunt's chocolate business and must find out who tampered with the family recipe and added cyanide to the formula before her aunt winds up in jail
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First in a series, I will read the rest.
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1st book in this series. Chocolate making is the profession of Lee and her Aunt Nettie. Murder is not, but Lee is able to track down the killer and renews a friendship with Joe Woodyard in the process. Lots of chocolate facts and descriptions! Yum! Recommended.
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Chocolate maker solves crime
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A wonderful light cozy mystery which includes some chocolate trivia.
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Very good, I love this series, can't wait to read the next one!
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Very cute book.
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1st in the chocoholic cozy mystery series. Quick, fun read. Includes yummy chocolate trivia.
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LOVE this series!
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Clementine Ripley, the defense attourney everyone loves to hate, is throwing a party that calls for several thousand dollars' worth of Lee's Aunt's custom chocolates - some made in the image of her champion cat. Lee jumps at the job, but sweet success takes a bitter turn when someone adds an extra ingredient - cyanide- to one of their delicious chocolates and it finds its way into Ms. Ripley's mouth. NOw it is up to Lee to figure out who tampered with the family recipe before she and her aunt end up behind not-so-chocolate bars.
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Fun and fluffy mystery set in a chocolate shop. It was a quick easy read and the first in a series.
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This was my first book by Joanna Carl and I enjoyed it. A good cozy mystery that throws some red herrings in your path to figuring it all out.
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1 in series
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A mystery about chocolate, what more could a woman want.
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BEING A CAT LOVER, I ESPECIALLY LOVED THE CAT CHARACTERS IN THIS BOOK. A MUST READ FOR CAT & MYSTERY LOVERS!
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Divorcee Lee McKinney is living with and working for her Aunt Nettie, owner of TenHuis Chocolade, in a small Michigan town as she re-groups her life. Lee delivers chocolates to high-power, disliked by many defense attorney Clementine Ripley for a fund raiser, including ones shaped like Ripley's champion cat. Some of the chocolates turn out to be lethally laced with cyanide, and Lee and Nettie become suspects in Ripley's death. But Ripley had other people in her life who may have wanted her dead and Lee is determined to find her killer. With a little help from Yonkers, the cat, she mixes all the right ingredients in this Chocolate Mystery!