An Idyllic Chocolate Shop. An island with dramatic weather. And a murder.
Welcome to Greetings and Felicitations! It is Felicity Koerber's bean to bar chocolate factory/shop - and her refuge from the pain in her past. When she returned home to open it, she never imagined she'd be solving a murder - but now she will have to, to save her business's reputation and avoid being framed as a killer.
Felicity Koerber has had a rough year. She's moving back to Galveston Island and opening a bean to bar chocolate factory, fulfilling a dream she and her late husband, Kevin, had shared. Craft chocolate means a chance to travel the world, meeting with farmers and bringing back beans she can turn into little blocks of happiness, right close to home and family.
She thinks trouble has walked into her carefully re-built world when puddle-jump pilot Logan Hanlon shows up at her grand opening to order custom chocolates. Then one of her employees drops dead at the party, and Felicity's one-who-got-away ex-boyfriend - who's now a cop - thinks Felicity is a suspect. As the murder victim's life becomes more and more of a mystery, Felicity realizes that if she's going to clear her name in time to save her business, she might need Logan's help. Though she's not sure if she's ready to let anyone into her life - even if it is to protect her from being the killer's next victim.
For Felicity, Galveston is all about history, and a love-hate relationship with the ocean, which keeps threatening to deliver another hurricane - right into the middle of her investigation. Can she figure it out before all the clues get washed away?
Cozy mystery with a little sweet romance...and a lot of chocolate.
FIRST IN A NEW SERIES
The author of the Chocoverse science fiction series brings you a brand new adventure inspired by real-life chocolate makers.
"With as many unpredictable twists and turns as the hurricane approaching Galveston, Grand Openings Can Be Murder is an intriguing cozy mystery set in a new chocolate shop along the island's historic Strand. Readers will love learning about the bean-to-bar chocolate-making process while the store's owner, Felicity, pursues truth, justice, and the perfect chocolate bar." -- Diane Kelly, Award-winning author of the Death & Taxes, Paw Enforcement, House Flipper, and Busted mystery series.
If you love chocolate-and who doesn't-then you'll love GRAND OPENINGS CAN BE MURDER. Heartwarming and suspenseful in the same breath, chock full of compelling characters and great plot twists, this book will leave you wanting more. I can't wait for the next Felicity Koerber mystery! -- Harry Hunsicker, former executive vice president of the Mystery Writers of America and the author of THE DEVIL's COUNTRY.
"Set inside the fascinating world of bean-to-bar chocolate, Grand Openings Can be Murder will satisfy your craving for a delicious mystery, flavorful characters, and a smart and sassy sleuth." -- Rebecca Adler, author of The Taste of Texas mystery series.