JoAnna Carl Books In Order

Chocoholic Mysteries Books In Publication Order

  1. The Chocolate Cat Caper (2002)
  2. The Chocolate Bear Burglary (2002)
  3. The Chocolate Frog Frame-Up (2003)
  4. The Chocolate Puppy Puzzle (2004)
  5. The Chocolate Mouse Trap (2005)
  6. The Chocolate Bridal Bash (2006)
  7. The Chocolate Jewel Case (2007)
  8. The Chocolate Snowman Murders (2008)
  9. The Chocolate Cupid Killings (2009)
  10. The Chocolate Pirate Plot (2010)
  11. The Chocolate Castle Clue (2011)
  12. The Chocolate Moose Motive (2012)
  13. The Chocolate Book Bandit (2013)
  14. The Chocolate Clown Corpse (2014)
  15. The Chocolate Falcon Fraud (2015)
  16. The Chocolate Bunny Brouhaha (2016)
  17. The Chocolate Shark Shenanigans (2019)
  18. The Chocolate Raccoon Rigmarole (2021)

Sam and Nicky Titus Books In Publication Order

  1. Death Down Home (1990)
  2. The Devil Down Home (1991)
  3. The Down Home Heifer Heist (1993)

Nell Matthews Books In Publication Order

  1. The Violence Beat (1997)
  2. The Homicide Report (1998)
  3. The Smoking Gun (2000)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Writes of Passage: Adventures on the Writer’s Journey (2014)

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The Chocolate Cat Caper

Looking for a fresh start, divorc e Lee McKinney moves back to Michigan to work for her aunt’s chocolate business and finds that her new job offers plenty of murderous treats to chew on.

When a high profile defense lawyer dies after eating a cat shaped chocolate laced with cyanide, it’s up to Lee to find out who tampered with the recipe before she and her aunt end up behind not so chocolate bars.

The Chocolate Bear Burglary

In this brand new mystery by the author of The Chocolate Cat Caper, Lee McKinney and her Aunt Nettie, small town chocolatiers, are about to unwittingly step into some big time crime.

But a curious Lee won’t rest until their chocolate shop not to mention their lives are out of danger.

The Chocolate Frog Frame-Up

For the Fourth of July, Lee McKinney and her aunt debut their latest confections chocolate frogs at TenHuis Chocolade. The first customer to buy a croaker is the town crank. But when he later disappears and police suspect foul play, it’s a chocolate clue that leads Lee to the killer.

The Chocolate Puppy Puzzle

The lakeside town of Warner Pier, Michigan, is tickled pinker than a strawberry truffle. Flashy Aubrey Andrews Armstrong just swept into town, dropping celebrity names and claiming he’s a Hollywood producer. He says he’ll make a movie based on a local author’s romance novel right there ‘on location.’ But sensible Lee McKinney, business manager of TenHuis Chocolade, would bet her last chocolate coin that Mr. Armstrong is a doggone phony.

Available only in Mystery 4.

The Chocolate Mouse Trap

Chocolate shop manager Lee McKinney has had enough of party planner Julie Singletree’s cutesy e mails. Then somebody actually kills the woman, putting everyone on her mailing list on edge. As their connections to the murder emerge, so do more attacks. Lee smells a rat and it’s not made of chocolate. And if she doesn’t want to be permanently deleted, it’s up to her to trap it.

The Chocolate Bridal Bash

Bride to be Lee McKinney has butted heads with her future mother in law over her upcoming wedding. The last thing she needs is trouble with her own mom, who doesn’t even want to be at the wedding if it takes place in Warner Pier, her hometown…
So Lee asks her Aunt Nettie at the chocolate shop for advice. There, the bride learns that years earlier, her mother fled on what would have been her own wedding day hours before her fianc was found dead. Now, to smooth things over, Lee must untangle a mystery older than she is.

The Chocolate Jewel Case

In her rare free time, newlywed Lee McKinney Woodyard works on TenHuis Chocolade’s newest offerings, chocolate jewels. But soon the town of Warner Pier has its very own jewel heist, and then a body is found in the lake. Lee can’t help but wonder if the crimes are related. Maybe if she digs up some dirt, she’ll hit the mother lode.

The Chocolate Snowman Murders

The scrumptious and deadly hardcover debut of the national bestselling Chocoholic Mysteries.

Lee McKinney Woodyard knows that being in the luxury chocolate business isn t all sweetness and light, and neither is the holiday season. But she tries to draw the line at cold blooded murder.

As treasurer of WinterFest, Lee is up to her elbows in the arguments, egos, and last minute mix ups that happen behind the scenes. But she’s coping, even when the guest juror of the art show shows up drunk. Lee leaves him to sleep it off, and is stunned the next day when her husband, Joe, discovers someone has put the visiting dignitary into a permanent state of repose…

The Chocolate Cupid Killings

Ninth in the scrumptious and national bestselling Chocoholic Mystery series.

TenHuis Chocolade is wall to wall with chocolate hearts for Valentine’s Day. But Lee is getting no love from Private Detective Derrick Valentine.

He’s looking for their employee a woman Lee and her Aunt Nettie have been harboring for an underground railroad type organization that aids abused women. Luckily, they manage to not spill the cocoa beans and clue him in.

But the situation becomes a complex confection when Valentine meets his end. And it’s Aunt Nettie who becomes a suspect. Lee will have to find a way to free Nettie of guilt without exposing the innocent and find a killer with a bitter heart that’s definitely not made of chocolate…

The Chocolate Pirate Plot

Tenth in the national bestselling Chocoholic mystery series…
sweet! Ever since Young Blackbeard became the biggest movie of the decade, everyone has caught pirate fever, including the residents of Warner Pier. TenHuis Chocolade is raking in the booty and selling out of chocolate treasure chests, pirate hats and ships. When Lee McKinney Woodyard and her husband Joe take their boat out on Lake Michigan, they’re stunned when a mischievous band of pirates hops on board. Lee’s is the first boat boarded that summer, and the town couldn’t be more amused by the mysterious buccaneers. But when a body washes up on shore, the pirates’ antics stop being so entertaining. Now Lee has to figure out the truth behind the Warner Pier Pirates, before someone else winds up walking the plank…

The Chocolate Castle Clue

Indulge in another Chocoholic mystery in the national bestselling series. Lee McKinney Woodyard discovers a dusty trophy inside TenHuis Chocolade that belongs to her aunt Nettie and her old high school singing group, the Pier O Ettes. It’s a trophy that brings back terrible memories of an unsolved murder years ago. Before Lee takes aim at the past, someone is murdered in the here and now. Lee needs to keep her eyes on the prize, hoping the trophy is a clue to finding the killer before she’s a target herself.

Death Down Home

In this Sam and Nicky Titus mystery, the newlyweds spend their honeymoon in Holton, Oklahoma, where Sam’s father suffers a mysterious accident and Sam’s brother disappears without a trace. PW. K.

The Devil Down Home

While running a Halloween ‘Haunted House’ for local youngsters, Nicky Titus stumbles upon a corpse dressed up as Dracula and joins forces with her husband, Sam, the sheriff of Catlin County, Oklahoma, to find a killer.

The Down Home Heifer Heist

When a bitter winter in Catlin County, Oklahoma, is interrupted by three murders and a sinister ring of cattle thieves, Sheriff Sam Titus and his wife, Nicky, must solve the baffling crimes. By the author of The Devil Down Home.

The Smoking Gun

A shootout at a woman’s shelter leaves officer Mike Svenson holding the gun and lures reporter Nell Matthews into the crosshairs of a cunning and savage killer on the loose…
. Sandstrom’s Nell Matthews Mysteries are…
‘Strong and unique.’ Sue Henry’Beguiling and wicked.’ Boston Herald’Hooks you on the first page and never lets go.’ William Bernhardt The third installment in Eve K. Sandstrom’s acclaimed series

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