Praise for In Cold Chocolate
"Penn is such a great creation: complicated and flawed while still being relatable and absolutely hilarious. I don't think I've laughed as much while reading a culinary cozy."
"A great addition to an outstanding series! This cozy series has everything you could want--great characters, good writing and thrilling mysteries that'll keep you entertained. I highly recommend."
--Night Owl Reviews Praise for Playing with Bonbon Fire
"This is a well-written mystery that immediately grabbed my attention and I could not put the book down, quickly becoming a page-turner."
--Dru's Book Musings
"A neat mystery, a touch of romance, and a real feel for the Carolina shagging lifestyle."
"Cozy fans will still have fun."
--Publishers Weekly Praise for Asking for Truffle
...readers will cheer Penn every step of the way."
"Dorothy St. James has crafted a delicious concoction
of murder and mayhem in her debut title Asking for Truffle
. The spunky heroine, Penn, makes a refreshingly no nonsense amateur sleuth, working to discover who murdered her longtime friend while taking on the delicious task of learning how to make artisan chocolates with her adorable dog Stella at her side. I enjoyed every bite."
--Jenn McKinlay, NYT
and USA Today
bestselling author of the Cupcake Bakery mysteries
"Asking for Truffle
is a splendid twist
on the cozy, offering a complex heroine, a coastal town full of secrets, and surprises around every corner. A heady delight
for chocolate lovers and an enticing beginning to a new mystery series. I look forward to many more installments from St. James and her heroine, Penn."
--Bailey Cates, NYT
bestselling author of the Magical Bakery mysteries
Wear a bib when you read this one! The chocolate descriptions and the recipes will definitely have you drooling. An interesting heroine and a town filled with quirky characters, plus chocolate--what's not to like? Dorothy St. James did a super
--JoAnna Carl, national bestselling author of the Chocoholic mysteries
"Asking for Truffle
is a story as richly layered
as the rare chocolate it features, with interesting and quirky
characters readers will love, all wrapped in a lush setting that made me want to stake out a spot in town and stay there. Readers will definitely wish they could visit the Chocolate Box after reading this story."
--Jacklyn Brady, national bestselling author of the Piece of Cake mysteries
"An intriguing premise that will draw you in and keep you guessing, a spunky protagonist turned reluctant chocolatier, and the perfect blend
of exotic chocolate makes St. James's new series sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. The mystery of Penn's past looms in this tightly plotted page-turner
. Asking for Truffle
will leave you hungry for a cup of creamy, rich hot chocolate and wanting to know what's next for Penn and her new found family."
--Ellie Alexander, author of the Bakeshop mysteries
"The first in a new series for St. James features an appealingly reflective heroine and a varied roster of suspects."
"Splendid...An easy reading cozy mystery that keeps you hooked
from page one with delicious
characters and a delightful
"All that's enjoyable about a cozy mystery: quirkiness, danger, feisty pets, humor, and chocolate...An addictive mystery that keeps you up late reading."
--San Francisco Book Review
"I couldn't put the book down...I highly recommend Asking for Truffle
as your go-to book
for a great September read."