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Chocolate a la Murder

(Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum #4)

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Maddie gets rattled by a candy-coated murder.

It's Wine and Chocolate Days in San Benedetto, and paranormal museum owner Maddie Kosloski has sweet dreams about her new Magic of Chocolate exhibit. Her latest attraction is a haunted Mexican whisk called a molinillo that rattles if someone lies.

When Maddie visits the town's new boutique chocolate shop, she finds one of the

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Kindle Edition, 314 pages
Published March 8th 2019 by Midnight Ink
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Carrie
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Chocolate a la Murder by Kirsten Weiss is the fourth book in the cozy A Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum Mystery series. Each book in the series features a new murder case to be solved so they could be read as a standalone if one chooses although some character/setting building would be missing if not starting at the beginning.

In this installment of the series we pick back up with Maddie Kosloski who owns the Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum in San Benedetto. The museum is a local town touri
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Judy
Feb 07, 2019 rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading this fun cozy murder mystery set in San Benedetto, California. Maddie Kosloski is the protagonist and is the owner of the Paranormal Museum. She has some interesting items in her museum and there is kind of a side mystery about one of the items, a molinillo (a Mexican chocolate stirrer), that is haunted and rattles when someone lies. Maddie discovers a body at a local chocolate maker's shop and she pursues the investigation of the homicide like a bulldog to try to solve the cas ...more
Lisa Leone-campbell
Mar 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Maddie Kosloski is the owner of a paranormal museum in San Bendetto. She is busy preparing for her Magic of Chocolate exhibit at the museum when she accidently finds the body of one of the owners of the chocolate store Reign dead, smothered in chocolate.

In the meantime her latest haunted museum piece is keeping her very "rattled".

As Maddie searches for clues as to who would want to kill the chocolatier, the suspects keep adding up. As for her newest paranormal find, she needs to investigate it
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)


This is my first read by Kristen Weiss and I was interested in trying out this series because of its paranormal aspect. I’ve read quite a few Cozy Mysteries but the majority of them have been Contemporaries. So when I saw that this one had a paranormal twist to it, I was excited to read more.

First off, I really like the concept of this series. It has a paranormal museum as the main location and in addition to the spooky atmosphere, there’s a lot of detail and history with it as well. I thought
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Jeri
Jan 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-books, netgalley
I liked this addition to the series but not as well as the others. This one seemed a little drawn out further than needed and had many different paths that could've been taken to make the story a bit better in my opinion but weren't.

In this one Maddie displays a "haunted" molinillo that supposedly rattles when a lie is told. It is also Wine and Chocolate Days in the town. Things take a deadly turn when Maddie finds a dead body at the local chocolate shop. Of course she can't help but stick her n
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Lisa Leone-campbell
Maddie Kosloski is the owner of a paranormal museum in San Bendetto. She is busy preparing for her Magic of Chocolate exhibit at the museum when she accidently finds the body of one of the owners of the chocolate store Reign dead, smothered in chocolate.

In the meantime her latest haunted museum piece is keeping her very "rattled".

As Maddie searches for clues as to who would want to kill the chocolatier, the suspects keep adding up. As for her newest paranormal find, she needs to investigate it
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Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
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This book was OK. I still really like Maddie, and her friends, and the mystery was enjoyable. However, I am SO over Mason and Belle being injected into every book. I hated that storyline from the beginning because it was too "romance" angsty, and honestly...Mason was/is a douche IMO. Although I am glad Maddie has a new love interest, Jason is about as exciting as milk toast and kind of an a$$hole. And don't get me started on Laurel. She is a complete caricature at this point and there is NO way
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Gail C.
Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
Thanks to NetGalley and Midnight Ink for providing me an advanced digital read copy of Chocolate a la Murder by Kirsten Weiss in exchange for an honest review. This is the fourth book in A Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum Mystery series and my first read in the series. While there are some relationships between Maddie Kosloski, museum owner and central protagonist, the mystery is self-contained and there is no requirement to have read the earlier books to follow the action in this novel.
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Under the Covers Book Blog
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it



I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


This is my first read by Kristen Weiss and I was interested in trying out this series because of its paranormal aspect. I’ve read quite a few Cozy Mysteries but the majority of them have been Contemporaries. So when I saw that this one had a paranormal twist to it, I was excited to read more.

First off, I really like the concept of this series. It
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Bridget
I jumped at the chance to read this delightful little mystery as I have come to adore cozy novels in recent months. This is the fourth book in the ‘A Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum’ series by Kirsten Weiss, the first book being ‘The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum,’ followed by ‘Pressed to Death’ and ‘Deja Moo.’

The setting for the story is a town called San Benedetto in the California wine country. In “Chocolate a la Murder,” owner, Maddie Kosloski, of the Perfectly Proper Paranormal Muse
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Taryn
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Maddie has a new magic chocolate exhibit just in time for the Wine and Chocolate Days being held in her hometown of San Benedetto. She was able to purchase a whisk that is said to be haunted and has the ability to tell when someone is lying. The whisk rattles when someone lies, Maddie doesn't know everything about it though and hopes to do more research so that she can share with her patrons. When her chocolate order doesn't arrive when it is suppose to and she can't get through with a phone cal ...more
Lesa
When I reviewed Kirsten Weiss' Deja Moo (http://bit.ly/2FB8kQe), I mentioned the interesting characters and setting. Maddie Kosloski, owner of the paranormal museum in San Benedetto, California is back in Weiss' Chocolate a la Murder, but, this time, her mother isn't quite as eager to participate in the investigation. Instead, she worries about Maddie and her involvement in the latest murder in town.

Maddie's latest exhibit at the museum ties in with the town's Wine and Chocolate Days. However, t
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Sarah
4 Stars

I adored this book! It checked off all the boxes for a typical cozy mystery but I loved the spin that the author put on these standard tropes. Single female owning her own business (a paranormal museum), kooky friends/relatives, a love interest in the police force, a pet (in this case, a ghost sensing cat), a great small town. If you are a fan of cozy mysteries, then I highly suggest you pick up this book!
Alex Knipp
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Without a doubt this is the most well written cozy mystery I have ever read. Weiss has mastered all of the beloved elements of a cozy while delivering believable dialogue, a unique setting, and an intelligent sleuth. I am 100% going to backtrack and read the first 3 in the series. (Thanks B!)
Laura
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Paranormal museum owner Maddie Kosloski is thrilled to participate in San Benedetto's Wine and Chocolate Days. Her latest addition to the museum is a haunted Mexican whisk called a molinillo that rattles if someone lies.

When Maddie goes to Reign to pick up chocolate for her exhibit she finds one of the owners dead and covered in melted chocolate. Despite being warned off by the lead detective, and her detective boyfriend Jason, Maddie starts investigating. Unfortunately it could end up with her
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Linda
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In this 4th novel in the Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum Mystery series, Maddie is working on her Magic of Chocolate exhibit, part of the town's Wine and Chocolate celebration. But when her chocolate delivery is late, she volunteers to go the the retail store, Reign, to pick up the items in person. She doesn't expect to find one of the owners dead in the kitchen. Once again, she finds herself conducting her own investigation, despite warnings from Detective Jason Slate...which is not helping ...more
Patricia Romero
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Maddie is back with her paranormal museum getting ready for the town's Wine and Chocolate Days. She has a brand new haunted Mexican chocolate whisk called a molinillo and if you tell a lie, it rattles! Along with her Magic of Chocolate exhibit and lot of chocolate from the new artisanal chocolate shop,she's hoping things go well.

With Adele all a twitter over wedding plans, Maddie gives her one less thing to worry about by picking up their joint chocolate order. She finds the shop empty and one o
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Darcysmom
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley and Midnight Ink.
It is Wine and Chocolate Days in San Benedetto and Maddie has set up a Magic of Chocolate exhibit in her paranormal museum. She plans to entice visitors with haunted chocolate implements, gourmet chocolate for sale, and fortunes read in hot chocolate. Maddie is especially excited that the chocolate she will be selling is local and artisinal.
Everything is ready to go except the bulk order of chocolate Maddie and her friend Adele went
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Lisa Elizabeth
This was a nice cozy but nothing groundbreaking. A good read for bad weather days.

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I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was not paid for this review.
Penny Noble
Feb 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
This fun paranormal cozy was just as much fun as the other books I’ve read in the series. Maddie can’t help but get involved in murders in her town, and she now has a reputation. And, yes, she is really a little too nosy. However, I do love her quirky personality and store, but sometime she does come across as a little flighty. This book, though, was a great, fun whodunit, and I will definitely read more in the series. When will she figure out there is more to her cat than she realizes? I hope s ...more
Amy Lilly
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Chocolate Days are here and Paranormal Museum owner, Maddie, has a haunted molinillo on display that rattles whenever a lie is told. Someone is definitely lying about something when the new chocolate shop's owner is found dead by Maddie when she goes to check on an order. She finds herself in a sticky sweet mess trying to determine if it was his disgruntled ex-employee, his business partner or someone even closer to home.

If a murder wasn't enough to keep her occupied, Maddie finds herself wonde
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Rima Aiello
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series is so unique and each installment just adds more and more. I love how the author just adds upon the small town and all its quirks without anything seeming to get overplayed. This mystery was so different and the little bonus mystery just added to it. Every time I think this series cannot top itself, the author blows me away.
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Chocolate a la Murder by Kirsten Weiss
Book #4: A Perfectly proper Paranormal Museum Mystery
Source: NetGalley and Midnight Ink
My Rating: 4/5 stars

Dear Lord! One would think Maddie Kosloski lives in a sprawling urban center filled to the brim with mischief and mayhem rather than the sleepy little town of San Benedetto. The woman can’t even go to the chocolate shop without tripping over a dead body!

Much to the great displeasure of literally everyone in her life, Maddie has found yet another dead b
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The Cozy Review
Feb 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Its Wine and Chocolate Days in San Benedetto, and paranormal museum owner Maddie Kosloski has sweet dreams about her new Magic of Chocolate exhibit. Her latest attraction is a haunted Mexican whisk called a molinillo that rattles if someone lies.

When Maddie visits the town's new boutique chocolate shop, she finds one of the owner’s dead covered in melted cocoa. Maddie's determined to catch the killer. She soon uncovers deadly dealings in the world of artisan chocolate. The deception surrounding
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Susan
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wine and chocolate are great together but not so pleasant when murder is added. Poor Maddie finds out the hard way - will she ever enjoy chocolate again? Here she is, in the 4th entry to this satisfying, quirky series and life is complicated as she tries to pull things together to participate in the San Bendetto, California Wine and Chocolate days festivities. Her newest addition to her Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum fits in well - it's a haunted Mexican chocolate whisk, known as a molinillo ...more
Tiffany
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m pretty picky when it comes to cozy mysteries. Some cozy heroines are a bit too gee-golly-gosh for me, to the point where they seem like caricatures. But give me a protagonist who’s feisty and clever, and I’m hooked! Happily, that was the case with Maddie Kosloski in Chocolate a la Murder by Kirsten Weiss.

Maddie owns a paranormal museum in the heart of California wine country. With the town’s Wine and Chocolate Days celebration drawing near, Maddie is incorporating local chocolatier Reign int
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Stormi (BMReviewsohmy)
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
It's Wine and Chocolate days in San Benedetto and Maddie is trying to get some business by using  chocolate! She has hired a lady to do chocolate readings (kind of like tea leaf readings but with hot chocolate).  Her latest piece is a haunted Mexican whisk called a molinillo that rattles if someone lies. She is also selling a local businesses chocolate in her store.When her and her friend from next door's order doesn't come in Maddie goes to the chocolate place and finds the chocolatier dead and ...more
Cozy Cat Reviews
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the 4th book in the "A Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum Mystery Series". This series is the perfect cozy mystery with all the right elements of a proper sleuth, a fun Museum setting and great charcters. i have read the entire series and highly recommend the entire series. It has a bit of the paranormal which adds to the fun of reading this series. Each book can be read as a stand alone however I recommend the entire series. Its fun for the reader to experience The Paranormal Museum fro ...more
Rachel
Jan 21, 2019 rated it liked it
*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley*

This is the first book in the series that I have read, but I did not find it difficult to get caught up with the characters or town. The author makes references to the events from previous books which was helpful - the references were general which was also good since I want to go back and read the previous books and I don't feel like they've been spoiled for me. I really enjoyed the characters in this book, especially the
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Kathleen
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, arc, 2019
Maddie Kosloski who owns the Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum in San Benedetto. The museum is a local town tourist attraction that exhibits artifacts that have a paranormal or haunted history attached to them. Maddie’s latest artifact is a haunted Mexican whisk called a molinillo that rattles if someone significantly lies.
As Maddie gets involved in Wine and Chocolate Days, she finds that she is missing a key component to make her Magic of Chocolate exhibit a success, the chocolate. Maddie deci
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Kirsten Weiss has never met a dessert she didn’t like, and her guilty pleasures are watching Ghost Whisperer re-runs and drinking red wine. The latter gives her heartburn, but she drinks it anyway.

Now based in San Mateo, CA, she writes genre-blending cozy mystery, supernatural and steampunk suspense, mixing her experiences and imagination to create vivid worlds of fun and enchantment.

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Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum (4 books)
  • The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum (Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum #1)
  • Pressed to Death (Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum #2)
  • Deja Moo (Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum #3)