31 Days of Chocolate: Oct.13th-Thirteen Chocolates

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October 13th: Snuggle up with a chocolate mystery, eat 13 chocolates 

It’s the perfect time of year to snuggle up in a blanket with a good mystery…and eat chocolates. My personal recommendation, ahem, Thirteen Chocolates.

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The mystery is set up like a whodunit, with 13 suspects. This is where the chocolates come in. Every chapter a suspect is eliminated, and so is a chocolate. (Your cue to eat a chocolate!)

So grab some chocolates, grab a book, and eat your way through the mystery.

For the occasion, starting Oct. 13th, Thirteen Chocolates will be on sale for only 99 cents.

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Happy eating, er, reading!

So much chocolate…But, what’s your preference?

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Happy May, everyone! May I take an opportunity to thank each and everyone of you for your readership. Those of you who have stuck with me through a couple of years of sweet adventures, and those who are here for the first time, I appreciate you being here.

Today, we’re talking about you. Whether you’re a “one-piece-a-day” kind of chocolate lover, or an “eat-dessert-for-every-meal” chocoholic, everyone is here for the same wonderful reason. The good stuff.

But, what matters to you most? In an effort to provide the best content on this blog, I’m seeking your input. Using the following poll, check all the chocolate items you have interest in. And to keep updated on blog topics, giveaways, and new publications, be sure to sign up to be part of ‘Club Chocolate’. It’s free. And don’t worry, no spam…just chocolate.😊

 

 

Tis the Season for a Chocolate Mystery🎁

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Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season!

Just wanted to announce that Thirteen Chocolates is now available in paperback in the Amazon store.🍫


For a limited time, buy the paperback, and get the ebook for free.



Great gift idea for someone on your list, ….or for yourself. (Personally, I’m always looking for an excuse to take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle, and relax with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book.)

Happy reading, everyone!

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Thirteen Chocolates

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Thirteen Chocolates is available on

Amazon.

Thirteen chocolates. Thirteen heirs. One stab at a decadent fortune.
Legendary chocolatier, Ulysses Chandler has died, leaving his historic Smoky mountain mansion and world-famous chocolate factory behind. Single mom, Anna Clementine, has left her minimum-wage waitress job to collect an inheritance from a man she never met.
The catch? There are twelve other heirs, with twelve outrageous personalities…and one of them doesn’t like to share.

Readers are invited to play along with this classic whodunit, where one by one, chapter by chapter, suspects and chocolates disappear.
Until, then there is one.
And it’s the killer.

Thirteen Chocolates has been described as a combination of “Agatha Christie and Willy Wonka”.

You can read the full review here. (Gabriel Constans)

“I loved this book!!!!!! It is kind of a different twist on mysteries.”

“I absolutely loved this book,funny ,scary,the kind you can’t put down.”

“A novel as sweet, satisfying, and surprising as a box of chocolates.”

“This was a very edge of the seat masterpiece, loved TESS laughed sooo hard at her!”

“If you thought Wonka was a trip then woo-wee, sugar, hold on to your pants for this jaw-dropping ride! A discovered heir and deadly contest with more sweets than even Augustus Gloop can eat!”

 

Thanks to everyone for their kind words and support!

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Read the book? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Leave your comments or start a conversation down below.

Yours in cocoa passion,❤️

Agatha Chocolats

 

 

5 Binge-Worthy Whodunit Television Series

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I’m always on the lookout for a captivating mystery television series. I’ve certainly watched my fair share of Thrillers, Police Procedural, Detective mystery, and Crime Investigation shows.

But, my all time favorite mystery genre:  A-keep-you-guessing-till-the-last-moment Whodunnit.

If you’re a fan of mystery television, then you know that many shows are formula based. Although entertaining, you know what to expect. But, the following whodunnits, break the mold. They draw you in, and won’t let you go until you’ve watched every single episode. And even then, you’re left wanting more.


 

And Then There Were None 

(2-part series)

A remake made for television, based on Agatha Christie’s novel. You can’t beat the classic!

As the world teeters on the brink of World War II, 10 strangers are invited to isolated Soldier Island. Among them are young secretary Vera Claythorne (Maeve Dermody, Serangoon Road), soldier Philip Lombard (Aidan Turner, Poldark), General John MacArther (Sam Neill, Jurassic Park), spinster Emily Brent (Miranda Richardson, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), and Justice Lawrence Wargrave. ~Amazon 

 

Broadchurch

Two detectives – the strong yet compassionate Detective Sergeant, Ellie Miller, and the by-the-book Detective Inspector, Alec Hardy – are brought together to solve the murder of an eleven year-old boy on a picturesque beach in a small coastal town. Under the glare of the media spotlight, the two race to find the killer, while the clock ticks and the mystery deepens. As seen on BBC America, this critically acclaimed crime series stars David Tennant (“Doctor Who,” Harry Potter) and Olivia Colman (The Iron Lady, Cuban Fury). ~Amazon


Harper’s Island

This one gets a bit more gruesome then the others on the list, but oh so suspenseful!

A small group of family and friends gathers on a secluded island to attend a weeklong wedding celebration…but the island’s history as the location of a mass killing threatens the joyous event and sets the stage for a new mystery. ~Amazon

 

Secrets and Lies

 The role of the relentless detective, (Juliette Lewis), keeps suspects on their toes.

A taut psychological thriller; a nerve wracking plunge behind the curtains of suburbia. Ben is an everyday family man who find the body of a four year old boy, and quickly becomes the prime murder suspect. As his world splits apart, Ben finds himself with no choice but to clear his name.~Amazon 

 


American Gothic 

A modern whodunnit. Everyone is a victim. Everyone is a suspect. Love it!

American Gothic centers on a prominent Boston family reeling in the wake of the chilling discovery that someone in their midst is linked to an infamous string of murders.~Amazon 


 

Have you watched any of these shows? If so, I’d enjoy your feedback.

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Have a Whodunnit Mystery show to add to the list?

I’d love to hear from you! ❤️

Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar?

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A Bite-Sized Mystery

 

Mrs. Crocker baked a dozen cookies for her bridge party.  She called her boys into the kitchen.  As she arranged the cookies inside of the jar, she told the boys, “I’m going next door to visit Mrs.Smith. While I’m gone, don’t touch the cookies.” 

To be on the safe side, Mrs. Crocker locked the door to the house. “I’ll only be gone a few minutes, so you boys can play outside.” The boys obliged, Joey hopped on his tricycle and Jimmy on his skateboard.

When Mrs. Crocker returned home, she called the boys back to the kitchen. She opened the jar, dumped out the cookies, and gasped. There were only two cookies left.

Mrs. Crocker turned beet red. But, before she could question the boys, the cat slithered into the kitchen through the doggie door.  The dog squeezed through next. “Now which one of you stole my cookies?” Mrs. Crocker demanded.

Mrs. Crocker looked for evidence. The dog’s paws were all wet. The cat’s paws were sort of dusty. She knew immediately who the culprit was. 

Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar?

 

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Cereal Day

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I didn’t need to do much prepping to properly celebrate Cereal Day. After all, I embrace my inner child every day, providing me an excuse to snap, crackle, and pop my way through a cocoa crunchy breakfast, until my bowl magically transforms into chocolate milk.

 

Need some brain food while you celebrate National Cereal Day? Try this quirky Bite-Sized Mystery, Cereal Killer.

Want something more filling? Gotcha covered!

The Cereal Murders by Diane Mott Davidson

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