Today we're celebrating the release of A BOX OF TEXAS CHOCOLATES, the third annual anthology by the talented Final Twist authors! Their first two books, DEAD AND BREAKFAST and A DEATH IN TEXAS are both mystery anthologies, while their new anthology includes other genres.
Just like opening a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get with this delicious assortment of fourteen stories. Mystery, Suspense, Romance and Sci-Fi themes, all set in Texas, with a serving of chocolate!
Stories and Authors: A Box of Texas Chocolates by Linda Houle; Getting a Clue by Pauline Baird Jones; Dying for Chocolate by Laura Elvebak; The Invisible Hand Will Smear Chocolate on the Face of Tyranny by Mark H. Phillips; A Recipe To Die For by Sally Love; The Bavarian Drop Killer by Cherri Galbiati; Bitter Sweet by CeCe Smith; The Cowboy's Rose by Betty Gordon; Books and Bon Bons by Charlotte Phillips; Valentine's Day by Diana L. Driver; Jadead by Iona McAvoy; Deep in the Heart of Texas by Autumn Storm; Truffles of Doom by Mark H. Phillips; A Bona Fide Quirk in the Law by Cash Anthony.
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A BOX OF TEXAS CHOCOLATES by The Final Twist
A Box of Texas Chocolates by Linda Houle
Megan’s Chocolate Death Kiss cookies weren’t really supposed to kill anyone at the murder mystery party. Who added poison, and why?
A Recipe to Die For by Sally Love
Gretchen Schultz inhaled the glorious aroma of her chocolate cakes. Every year just as she geared up for the Thanksgiving and Christmas season, the siege by the town’s women began. Her so-called friends mounted an assault to steal her recipe. How could she halt the incessant hounding? Gretchen must arrange something appropriate.
The Bavarian Drop Killer by Cherri Galbiati
Rina Blakely, out for a morning jog with her dog, finds one of her co-workers murdered. It is the third murder in six months, leaving the women in Sandy Creek, Texas, filled with fear. When Rina pokes her nose too far into the investigation she finds herself not only a target, but coming face to face with the killer, alone in her home.
Bittersweet by CeCe Smith
With the help of a demented friend, chocolates and an unexpected twist of fate, a villain is revealed…
Dying for Chocolate by Laura Elvebak
A meek child care provider for three toddlers suspects that one of the mothers is having an affair with her husband. Abused and controlled by her husband for years, she turns her anger on her unsuspecting employers and invites them to stay for a special box of chocolates and a game of truth or dare.
Getting a Clue by Pauline Baird Jones
A Hatfield and a McCoy had a better chance of getting together than a Trapini and a Molony, but there's not enough chocolate in the world to stop the heart from wanting what it wants.
JADEAD by Iona McAvoy
Chocolate martinis mix with chocolate marbles and death. While hosting a gala event for her mother’s pet charity, Camellia Nordin finds mystery, new love and frightening legends. While avoiding her mother’s fashion make over from her rock climbing gear to fashion diva, Camellia struggles to discover who really attacked the greedy fiancee of her brother’s ex-bimbo. Love, mystery and chocolate stones from across the world mix with Houston’s society to create a tantalizing puzzle. Are the chocolate jade dragons really protectors of the Emperor or merely instruments of death?
The Cowboy’s Rose by Betty Gordon
Cowboy Hank returns to ride in Ft. Worth, Texas' Stock Show and Rodeo when he comes face to face with a gun toting man aiming the barrel of a six-shooter right between his eyes. The shooter demands he hand over a package and he won't take 'No' for an answer. Hank has no idea what he's talking about. Hank soon discovers his chances of staying alive are much better on the buckin' bulls than working his way through this mysterious maze of suspense.
Truffles of Doom by Mark H. Phillips
Innocent homeless poor have been struck down by poisoned Christmas chocolates. Detective Eva Baum tracks a fiend without conscience or remorse to deliver a present of her own: Justice.
Valentine’s Day by Diana L. Driver
Erin and Larry were newlyweds and money was tight. When Erin insisted that Valentine's Day meant nothing to her, Larry took her at her word. Would their first Valentine's Day hold no special memories?
Books and Bon Bons by Charlotte Phillips
A scrumptious assortment of deserts, a seminar on herbal poisons, and a harridan bent on evil, tempt a waitress towards the biggest mistake of her young life. But vengeance can have unintended consequences.
A Bona Fide Quirk in the Law by Cash Anthony
Writer and amateur sleuth Jessie Carr creates “entertainments” for Texas B&Bs while she carries out various legal and extra-legal jobs on the side, sometimes as an Avenging Angel. While out riding her motorcycle one summer evening, she’s terrorized by a rogue cop who gets away with it. When a Houston debutante is arrested for a sex crime (selling “marital aids”) and asks for Jessie’s help, guess who’s the arresting officer? Jessie gets sweet revenge.
Deep in the Heart of Texas by Autumn Storm
The Invisible Hand Will Smear Chocolate on the Face of Tyranny by Mark H. Phillips
The Rell are buying up the cultural legacy of Earth with the merest trinkets of their advanced technology. Earth monopolists and Rell exploiters beware: rogue entrepreneur Kinkaid will sell Earth's sweetest secret, chocolate, but only at the price of revolution and freedom
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