Mint Chocolate Murder: An Ice Cream Shop Mystery (Ice Cream Shop Mysteries #2) (Mass Market)
"Mint Chocolate Murder is a delightful confection of wonderful characters, a yummy setting, and an intriguing, twisty, and multi-layered mystery. It's the perfect book to curl up with on a lazy summer afternoon—preferably with your favorite flavor of ice cream close to hand." --Elizabeth Penney, Edgar-nominated author of the Cambridge Bookshop Series
Riley Rhodes returns in the second delicious cozy set in a New England ice cream shop, Meri Allen's Mint Chocolate Murder!
When Udderly Delightful Ice Cream shop manager Riley Rhodes is summoned to Penniman’s Moy Mull Castle, it’s the cherry on top of a successful summer season. The gothic pile built by an eccentric New England Gilded Age millionaire has been transformed into a premiere arts colony by Maud Monaco, a reclusive former supermodel. As part of Moy Mull’s Fall Arts Festival, Maud is throwing a fantasy ice cream social and hires Riley to whip up unique treats to celebrate the opening of an exhibit by Adam Blasco, a photographer as obnoxious as he is talented.
As Penniman fills up with Maud’s art-world friends arriving for the festival, gossip swirls around Blasco, who has a dark history of obsession with his models. Riley’s curiosity and instincts for sleuthing – she was a CIA librarian – are piqued, and she wonders at the hold the cold-hearted photographer has over the mistress of Moy Mull.
But when Adam is found dead behind the locked door of Moy Mull’s dungeon, Riley realizes there’s more than one suspect who’d wanted to put the malicious photographer on ice.
"The literary equivalent of an ice cream sundae with sprinkles on top." --Mystery Scene
"It’s always a pleasure reading a book that has equally strong characters and plots to keep me glued to the pages, and Mint Chocolate Murder fits the bill!" --Cinnamon and Sugar and a Little Bit of Murder
"A medieval castle, an assortment of scheming characters, and ice cream flavors to die for add up to one delicious read in Meri Allen’s Mint Chocolate Murder. A captivating, fast-paced, and udderly delectable read." --Linda Reilly, author of the Grilled Cheese Mysteries
"A delectable read--flavored with just the right amount of suspects and tension with a scrumptious setting in a mysterious castle." --Sherry Harris, author of the Garage Sale Mysteries
"Combining a mysterious castle, compelling cast of characters, and alluring setting, Meri Allen creates a delicious sundae of a read – with a cherry on top! Mint Chocolate Murder is a marvelous read that will make readers crave a second scoop of Meri Allen’s delicious Ice Cream Shop Mysteries." --Ellen Byron, Agatha Award winning author of the Cajun Country Mysteries