Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Review: Theft by Chocolate by Luba Lesychyn




REVIEW:  I love a good mystery.  Especially one that involves chocolate.  Lesychyn did a wonderful job of writing both with wit and with a heroine that I could relate to.  There is a little romance brewing, which always kicks things up a notch.  I really enjoyed this cozy little mystery.  I would highly recommend this book for a good read.  I give it 4 stars.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Chocolate addict Kalena Boyko wasn’t prepared for this. Heading to work at Canada’s largest museum as an administrator, she hopes for quiet and uninterrupted access to her secret chocolate stash. Instead she’s assigned to manage the high-profile Treasures of the Mayaexhibition with her loathed former boss, Richard Pritchard.

With no warning, her life is capsized and propelled into warp speed as she stumbles across an insider plot that could jeopardize the exhibit and the reputation of the museum.

After hearing about a recent botched theft at the museum and an unsolved jewel heist in the past from security guard and amateur sleuth Marco Zeffirelli, Kalena becomes suspicious of Richard and is convinced he’s planning to sabotage the Treasures of the Maya exhibition.

Her suspicions, and the appearance of the mysterious but charming Geoffrey Ogden from the London office, don’t help her concentration. The Treasures of the Maya seems cursed as problem after problem arises, including the disappearance of the world’s oldest piece of chocolate, the signature object in the exhibit.

Theft By Chocolate is inspired by a real-life and never-solved heist at a Canadian museum in the 1980s.

To view Emily's Q&A with Luba, click HERE

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