By: Annie Acorn
As a young girl, I delighted in storybooks that contained a mystery component, and I distinctly recall the day in the third grade when I check out a book titled The Five Gold Keys by a woman whose last name was Seaman.
The book itself was old with foxed pages, and it had been rebound in rose-colored leather. It must’ve been a Friday, because I read it in one sitting and was allowed to stay up past my bedtime by my mother, who understood my need to know how it ended.
By the time I graduated from high school, I had read through all of the great mystery writers of the Golden Age and had amassed a fair sized collection of their books. As an adult, I devoured the mystery offerings in a number of small town libraries, my husband’s career forcing us to move many times over the years.
Then one day in 1984, I realized that, as the mysteries I was reading had become more modern, I had reached the point, where I was consistently guessing who the murderer was well before the books’ endings. This inspired me to pick up my own pen, and Chocolate Can Kill is the result of those efforts.
I should mention that, when I state that I knew who the murder was, I mean I could name them, correctly state their motive, and explain why no one else could’ve done the deed. Can you do the same with my book?
- Annie Acorn
Chocolate always makes things better, or so Emily Harris believes until even a dozen boxes of her favorite chocolates can’t put her world back together. Returning home from a trip to New Orleans, she is pushed down the airport’s arrival escalator, and despite evidence to the contrary, she believes the push was deliberate.
If this weren’t enough her lawyer husband begins to act strangely, her oldest son brings a tramp home as his girlfriend, and two friends are murdered. Simple sayings from her childhood thread their way through her thoughts as she struggles to identify the common denominator, even as she is confined to her home, munching on chocolates.
Filled with the warm southern ambiance and gentle humor that author, Annie Acorn, has made famous, you won’t want to miss this cliffhanger!
Chocolate Can Kill is available at the following sites:
Barnes & Noble
About Annie Acorn
Annie is the mother of two sons. She lives in the Washington, D.C. area, where she has done extensive technical writing as a contractor.
She owned a tri-state medical outsourcing business for a number of years and was the Director of a behavioral healthcare firm. She once flipped a comic book and collectible retail company comprised of five stores, and she has managed cemeteries and funeral homes. She is the owner of Annie Acorn Publishing, LLC.
Ms. Acorn has published in The Inspirational Writer, and she edited an in-house publication for the State of Mississippi. She is a contributor of ezine articles.
In her spare time, Ms. Acorn enjoys reading, writing mysteries and romantic women’s fiction, listening to classical music, playing cards, and spending time with her family and friends – often at a restaurant serving delicious food.
Annie is the author of the blog at annieacorn.com. You can friend her on Facebook and tweet her at @Annie_Acorn. She will respond to your email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.