Christmas Cocoa Murder - Hardcover

Christmas Cocoa Murder - Hardcover

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Christmas Cocoa Murder

Tis the season for hot chocolate and mouthwatering treats. But sometimes too much of a good thing can be downright deadly . . .
Siobhán O’Sullivan’s hopes for a quiet Irish Christmas are dashed when the local Santa turns up dead in a carnival dunk tank of hot cocoa. Now instead of hunting down holiday gifts, she’s pursuing a heartless killer. Seems the dead Santa was no angel either, stealing neighborhood dogs to guide his sleigh. But was it his holiday antics—or worse—that led to his death by chocolate? 
When local businessman Jed Greenberg is found dead with a Chocolate lab whimpering over his body, the police start sniffing around Robbie Jordan’s country restaurant for answers. Was it something in Robbie’s hot cocoa that killed Jed, or was it Cocoa the dog? As the suspects pile as high as her holiday tree, Robbie attempts to get to the bottom of the sickly-sweet murder . . .
DEATH BY HOT COCOA by Alex Erickson
A Christmas-themed escape game seems like the perfect pre-holiday treat for bookstore café owner Krissy Hancock and her best friend. But when the host is found dead in a pool of hot cocoa, it’s up to Krissy and her team to catch the killer—or escape before getting killed.
There’s nothing like a hot cup of murder to warm up the holiday season!
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington (September 24, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1496723600
  • ISBN-13: 04
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.2 x 8.5 inches
  • #230 in Mystery Anthologies (Books)


Praise for Carlene O’Connor
“Captivating . . . Fans of light mysteries with an Irish flavor will look forward to Siobhán and Macdara’s further adventures.”
Publishers Weekly on Murder in an Irish Church Yard
“This entertaining combination of Maeve Binchy's old-world Irish charm and Janet Evanovich's roguish humor is a smart, fast-paced read. Devotees of the Hibernian mysteries of Dicey Deere and M.C. Beaton will toast this debut with a pint of Guinness. Sláinte!”
Library Journal on Murder in an Irish Village
Praise for Maddie Day
“It’s yummy fun, but don’t read it when you’re hungry. Unless you’re hungry for a good book, and not breakfast!”
Suspense Magazine on Flipped for Murder
“What a terrific debut! This deliciously clever cozy—set in a deceptively charming little town—is fresh, intelligent, and delightful. A winner!”
—Hank Phillippi Ryan, Mary Higgins Clark award-winning author on Flipped for Murder
Praise for Alex Erickson
“Plenty of suspects keep the story moving.”
Kirkus Reviews on Death by Vanilla Latte
 “This cozy will appeal to readers who enjoy Mary Daheim’s Judith Flynn or the coffee shop setting in Cleo Coyle’s Coffeehouse series.”
Booklist on Death by Tea

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