Who doesn’t enjoy a luscious chocolate treat on Valentine’s Day? Choc lit is almost as irresistible and contains nary a calorie. Try a confectionery novel from the Lititz Public Library.
The Chocolate Book Bandit by JoAnna Carl
A chocolate shop owner investigates the murder of a retiring member of the library board at a meeting where all in attendance are suspect.
The Girl with No Shadow by Joanne Harris
A young Englishwoman assumes a low-profile new identity in Paris where she opens a chocolaterie with hopes of escaping the ghosts of her past.
Drop Dead Chocolate by Jessica Beck
A baker’s mother becomes the prime suspect when someone murders the opposing candidate in a mayoral election.
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
The third daughter is forced to prepare the wedding dinner for the man she loves, now engaged to her older sister.
Julia’s Chocolates by Cathy Lamb
After fleeing an abusive romance to take refuge with her aunt in Oregon, a young woman becomes enmeshed in the lives of a host of eccentric characters.
Death by Chocolate by G. A. McKevett
A private investigator plays bodyguard for a chocolate-specialty celebrity chef who has received death threats.
Chocolate for Two by Maria Mumane
A young woman’s stressful path to her dream wedding includes a high-society mother-in-law with a different vision for the nuptials.
Murder of a Chocolate-Covered Cherry by Denis Swanson
When her mother forces her to enter a cooking contest despite her lack of culinary skills, a young woman stumbles into a murder investigation after a contestant meets her fate in a chocolate fountain.
The Chocolate Thief by Laura Florand
A Parisian gourmet-chocolate artisan dismisses the idea of collaborating with an American chocolatier whom he considers inferior, until scorn turns into romance.
Chocolate Beach by Julie Carobini
After her mother-in-law and know-it-all friend plant seeds of doubt, a woman decides the marriage she thought was happy may need a makeover.
The Chocolate Lovers’ Club by Carole Matthews
Discovering her boyfriend has been unfaithful, a woman heads for the local chocolate shop and a meeting with her three best friends.
Friends, Lovers, Chocolate by Alexander McCall Smith
A woman temporarily takes on the running of her niece’s deli where she encounters a recent heart transplant patient who is troubled by memories of events that never happened to him.
Crazy as Chocolate by Elisabeth Hyde
As a woman reaches her forty-first birthday she is haunted by her mother’s mental illness and suicide at that very milestone.
Dying for Chocolate by Diane Mott Davidson
An Aspen caterer becomes a suspect after the car of a former flame mysteriously careens off a cliff.
Originally published on February 7, 2014 in the Lititz Record Express.