#FridayFlashback: BonBon with the Wind (Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery) by Dorothy St. James

february 8, 2020

This cozy has it all, murder, fake identities, cranky cops, buried treasure, and ghost hunters. All that and a bar of chocolate too! Actually, a store filled with chocolate. For all of her reputation of not being great in the kitchen, it is pretty obvious that creating new chocolate confections is Penn’s happy place and I finished the book hungry. This is a group of characters that were fun to read and I am looking forward to both catching up on their stories and seeing more to come.

Before a hurricane hits, legend says the Gray Lady can be seen walking down the beach warning of doom. Has she claimed another victim? – BonBon with the Wind (Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery) by @DorothyWrites

Join Penn and Stella on their latest adventure!

There’s a legend in the Sea Islands that before a hurricane hits the Gray Lady can be seen walking down the beach warning of doom. Penn doesn’t believe in such silly stories, but she does believe weather forecasters. A powerful hurricane is heading their way. Everyone on the island of Camellia Beach is busy boarding up windows and securing valuables to upper levels of buildings. Joe Davies, a local treasure hunter with an unquenchable sweet tooth, claims to have seen the Gray Lady walking toward him just that morning and is terrified for his life.

After the storm passes everyone returns to survey the damage. As Penn walks her little dog Stella on the beach, she finds Joe Davies’ body washed up onshore. Not only that, it looks as if an exploding transformer caused Joe’s seaside shack to burn to the ground. Did the Gray Lady claim another victim? Many on the island believe that is exactly what happened.

Penn is sure there’s another explanation. She follows the clues and hints of lost gold to discover that the truth behind the treasure hunter’s death is as much of a maze as the boating channels winding their way through the local marshes.

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