The Chocolate Clown Corpse
by JoAnne Carl
3 stars - perfect little cozy
ALR Blue - no animals
Clowns, chocolate.... murder!
Sometimes, a safe, cozy mystery is just the ticket.
Lee Woodyard runs a chocolate shop and is married to Joe, an attorney. Sometime last year, Moe Davidson, local clown, and owner of the Clowning Around store was murdered. No worries, the perp was caught and is going to trial, or is he? What really happened? Things just don't add up.
When Moe's family rolls in to town to sell the store, Lee gets curiouser and curiouser. Why is Moe's widow trying to hire a lawyer? Did the guy in jail actually confess or was he just confused? And who is that dude bidding against her for the now defunct Clowning Around store?
It's all very light, very cozy, and wraps up tidily in the end. Just what you'd expect from a cozy. I liked the characters and the mystery. Just enough tension to keep me going. Since Ms. Carl is quite prolific, I can look forward to many more of these charming stories.