The Chocolate Book Bandit (Chocoholic, Bk 13)
The Chocolate Book Bandit - Chocoholic, Bk 13 Author:JoAnna Carl When it turns out a member of Warner Pier’s library board has been living on borrowed time, Lee is determined to discover who wrote the victim’s final chapter… — Lee McKinney Woodyard, manager of TenHuis Chocolade, has been offered a position on the local library board. Before she accepts, she decides to check out their monthly... more » meeting at the town’s historic library.
Rumors are flying about the rugged new board director, Henry “Butch” Cassidy, and the changes he allegedly plans to make. Butch is indeed attractive -- but Lee doesn’t get a chance to find out about his proposals. The meeting is interrupted by the terrified screams of the library clerk.
The clerk has discovered the lifeless body of prim and proper Abigail Montgomery, a retiring member of the board. Suddenly everyone in attendance -- including Lee -- is a suspect. And, as Lee finds out, they’ve all got something to hide....
A definite departure from the series...some good things, some not-so-good things. First, great mystery; it really took me until the end to see it and why, so kudos there! On the other hand, don't mess with people's relationships that have taken so long to develop and then short shrift the explanation. Also, what the heck was up with the lying and I'll say, it, cowardice, from Lee? Not a good thing and very out of character. Also, missed some of the regulars. Most of the main players were folks never before heard of in this series, so in that sense, I wasn't invested in the mystery.