The Chocolate Murder
The chocolate covered body looks like the creation of a giant Easter bunny. Peering into the bakery window, Monica Walters sees a woman slathered with chocolate sprawled on the floor in front of the glass cases filled with pastries. Since Monica doesn't see oozing blood or fragments of brain tissue, she remains calm and calls the police.
This bizarre murder sparks a new, moneymaking idea for the bakery's owner. He sells cakes topped with tiny dolls covered with chocolate frosting for potlucks, showers, and hostess gifts.
Monica discovers the victim entertained male guests in the wee hours while she baked. The boss says sex never interfered with her professional duties. She never burned a cake. When Monica investigates the boyfriends, none has the earmarks of a murderous loony. Unless, of course, he's a good liar.
About Barbara J. Langner (Albuquerque, New Mexico Author)
Barbara Langner taught English literature at Highland High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico for many years. Now, instead of reading books, she's writing them. Her husband Mike and daughter Susan test all her material.