The island fishing village of Eastport, Maine, has plenty of salty local character. It also has a sweet side, thanks to Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree, her best friend Ellie, and their waterfront bake shop, The Chocolate Moose. But when island life is disrupted by the occasional killer, Jake and Ellie put their chocolate treats aside to make sure justice is served.
This summer, Eastport’s favorite lovebirds, kindergarten teacher Sharon Sweetwater and Coast Guard Captain Andy Devine, are getting married. The gala reception is sure to be the fête of the season, especially with a wedding-cake-sized whoopie pie courtesy of The Chocolate Moose. For Jake and Ellie, the custom-ordered confection will finally reel in some much-needed profits. But the celebratory air, and sweet smell of success, are ruined by foul murder.
When Sharon’s bitter ex-boyfriend Toby is murdered with a poisoned milkshake, Andy is jailed as the prime suspect and the wedding is cancelled, whoopie pie and all. Then Sharon makes a shocking confession—one that sounds like a fishy attempt to get Andy off the hook. Now both the bride and groom are behind bars. And with the fate of The Chocolate Moose at stake, it’s up to Jake and Ellie to catch a poisonous predator before someone else sips their last dessert.
Includes a Recipe!
Praise for Death By Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake
“As her handywoman heroine reinvents herself in chocolate, Graves adds enough physical danger to her comfy tale of small-town mayhem to move it into the . . . range of the cozy thriller. Gives new currency to the phrase ‘baking up a storm.’”
Praise for Sarah Graves and her Home Repair Is Homicide Mysteries!
Dead Cat Bounce
“Graves blends charming, evocative digressions about life in Eastport with an intricate plot, well-drawn characters and a wry sense of humor.”
"Triple Witch is a pleasure to read. Jake Tiptree is an engaging, appealing character."
—Portland Press Herald
“Graves has . . . done a fine job of characterization. Readers will especially enjoy the realistic relationship between Jake and her son, Sam.”
—RT Book Reviews
Wreck The Halls
“Frequent humor tempers the Down East mannerisms, plucky heroine, and more serious subject matter.”
“Another standout in a series that, unlike the homes it features, needs no fixing up whatsoever.”
"For fans who enjoy nooks, crannies, subplots, and carpentry tips."