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The Chocolate Shark Shenanigans

(A Chocoholic Mystery #17)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  58 ratings  ·  18 reviews
In the newest mystery from nationally bestselling author Joanna Carl, a dive into house flipping becomes a deadly flop....

When a house near Lee and Joe's home goes up for sale, the couple teams up with Lee's aunt and uncle, Nettie and Hogan, to buy it, remodel it, and resell it for a sweet profit. But after the owners of the house, the Baileys, accept their offer, a local
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Published November 5th 2019 by Berkley
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Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Chocolate Shark Shenanigans is the 17th book in the Chocoholic Mystery series by JoAnna Carl. I've had most of the books in this series on my TBR shelf for a very long time. When you own thousands of books, it takes awhile to bring a series to the top of the pile. When I saw the front cover of this newest book, I knew it was time to start reading this series!

I don't usually jump into a series on book 17....but I did this time. I'm learning to take chances in my old age. ha ha. I knew if I d
Mark Baker
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, mystery
Much to Lee Woodyard’s dismay, her husband, Joe, and her uncle, Hogan, have bought the house next to Lee and Joe. They intended to flip it, but Lee is nervous about it. It doesn’t help when she and a plumber find a gun while checking the pipes in the basement. When Lee and Hogan go back to take a second look at the basement, they find a dead body. Can Lee figure out what is going on?

It has been a couple of years since we last got to visit Lee and the rest of the gang, and I was thril
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, crafts, e-books
It has been awhile since I have seen a JoAnna Carl's book. I have always enjoy my visit to the TenHuis factory and Lee Woodyard. Of course a visit with Lee and friends we must have chocolate. Special Chocolate in the book are a shark that goes along with a summer advertisement. I feel the rating should be 4.5 stars as there is not a lot about chocolate that I especially enjoy reading about it.
Joe and Hogan want to flip a house. When a house in Lee and Joe's neighborhood is for sale, the gr
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2019
Dollycas’s Thoughts

I am so happy this series has returned!

Lee Woodyard’s husband Joe and her uncle Hogan have decided to get in on the house-flipping craze much to Lee’s dismay. Local developer, Richard “Spud” Dirk is not happy either. He had his eye on the property and even states the owner had given him the right of first refusal. The owners have given Joe approval to get estimates from contractors prior to the completed sale, but Joe was unavailable when the plumber ca
Julie (Jewlsbookblog)
I must say, I do believe Carl pulled out all the stops, delivering a delightfully funny story and a really good mystery! The cast of characters were highly entertaining and talk about a twisty plot! I loved it! I really enjoyed the spots of humor with Lee’s tongue tangles. Her bad luck to be in the wrong place at the wrong time also had me feeling sympathetic for her.

I’ve been a long time fan of Joanna Carl, yet after reading Book 16, The Chocolate Bunny Brouhaha, I really thought the Chocoholi
True Rating 3.5 stars!

The Chocolate Shark Shenanigans is a cute cozy mystery and the seventeenth book in the A Chocoholic Mystery series. In this story, chocolatier Lee Woodyard is not the happiest wife ever as her husband and uncle have decided that flipping houses is the way to make money. Despite her discomfort with the idea, the plan moved forward and Lee found herself entirely too involved with the flip for her liking, especially when a gun was discovered in the basement of the
The Cozy Review
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Series: Chocoholic Mystery - Book 17
Author: JoAnna Carl
Genre: Cozy Mystery/Culinary/Holiday
Publisher: Berkley
Page Count: 256

From Berkley comes the 17th book in the “Chocoholic Mystery” cozy murder series from JoAnna Carl, AKA Eve Sandstrom, The Chocolate Shark Shenanigans.

Lee may not be happy with the current house flipping arrangement that Joe and Hogan, as well as her aunt Nettie, have roped her into, but she is still doing her part to get things moving. E
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Chocolate Shark Shenanigans is a cute and entertaining cozy mystery that features lots of yummy chocolate treats, amusing chocolate trivia and of course murder! It is the seventeenth book in JoAnna Carl’s Chocoholic Mystery series and is written from the point of view of the main character Lee TenHuis Woodyard. I highly recommend that you get yourself some delicious chocolate, preferably with sea salt, get comfortable and get ready to enjoy another Chocoholic Mystery adventure with Lee Woody ...more
Sara Wise
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Chocolatier Lee Woodyard once again finds herself in the middle of a murder case in JoAnna Carl’s latest Chocoholic Mystery, “The Chocolate Shark Shenanigans.”

When a mysterious gun and a dead body are found in the house Lee and her husband Joe are flipping with her uncle, Chief of Police Hogan Jones, Lee hops into detective mode to find out who killed the man, how did the gun appear in their basement, and are either of these situations connected to a prank and a death 20 years ago? ...more
Books, Brews & Booze
I find cozy mysteries fascinating! I can’t handle really scary, suspenseful mysteries, so cozy is right up my alley. I also LOVE how humorous the genre can be - the puns are real, my friends! 😂 My friends are getting used to me halting all conversation to read a new cozy title out loud and then I laugh and laugh and laugh! Such fun!

The Chocolate Shark Shenanigans is the first cozy mystery I’ve read and I’m pleased to say it went well.

What I like:

- A quick rea
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A BIG thanks to Berkley Prime Crime. 4.5 stars!

This is a new to me author and a new to me series. I shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but when I saw the cover art on this book, I wasn't sure what to think. Can this be serious??? I am happy to say, I liked the book!

Lee and Joe are happily married. Joe is an attorney and Lee works for a chocolatier. Tasty business! At the end of several chapters, in this book, there is a page dedicated to little known facts about chocol
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the Chocolate Shark Shenanigans, Lee & Joe buy the house next door hoping to flip it for a profit, but things get off to a nasty start. First, they find a gun in the basement rafters that accidently gets dropped and Lee almost gets shot. Thankfully no one is hurt, but then they find a dead body in the garage! In order to solve this case, they must look back on the towns history to figure out a long ago fake holdup by the high school group known as the Sharks, of whom Joe was almost recrui ...more
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you, Berkley Publishing and JoAnna Carl for another installment in the life of Lee McKinney Woodyard and the rest of Warner Pier’s cast of characters. I’ve missed getting to read a new Chocolate Mystery the past few November’s! This book didn’t disappoint. I especially enjoyed the way the book focused on Joe’s past and that he and Lee worked together, instead of Joe just telling Lee to stay out of things. As the old saying goes, “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em!”
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Didn't disappoint

I have been a devoted JoAnna Carl reader for a long time. Her plots are fresh, her characters are well drawn, and her writing style is enjoyable. Even though this is a long series, this one did not disappoint.
Nov 03, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mcn
11/4/19 Weird that I couldn't recall reading the earlier novels. This was perfectly readable tho. Full review tk at
Lizz Axnick
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh I have missed this series!!! I hope there are more to come
Kaitlyn Dunnett
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
A very enjoyable read and it was great to have another entry in this long running series after a hiatus.
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JOANNA CARL is the pseudonym for the multi-published mystery writer Eve K. Sandstrom. The author writes about the shores of Lake Michigan and has been reviewed in Michigan newspapers as a “regional writer.” She has also written about Southwest Oklahoma and once won an award for the best book of the year with an Oklahoma setting.

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