The Chocolate CafeSeries

Valley Sams

Catharine Mackenzie, and her chocolate-obsessed friend, Sabrina, open up a gourmet chocolate shop in a coastal New England town. Mayhem comes their way in the form of seemingly random murders, and the gals get caught up in investigating small-town secrets and lies.

Chocolate Drenched Murder

And you thought your high school years were rough? Ten years after graduation, genius chocolatier Sabrina Woodhouse must face her difficult past when she attends her less than stellar high school reunion.With her best friends Catherine Mackenzie and Detective Louis Stocker in tow, Sabrina finds out the hard way that that sometimes time doesn’t heal all wounds – sometimes it makes them worse.

With young Kaeryn Wilkes on the run and a brutal murder on their hands, the trio must work against the clock to stop the killer from striking again.

If you like your mystery coated in chocolatey-goodness, it doesn’t get more delectable than this. Sweet, rich and complex – this tale of rivalry and madness is a positively luscious mystery!

Truffles and Troubles

SUMMER PRESCOTT BOOKS is thrilled to present:

The Trouble with Truffles – Book 1 in The Chocolate Café Series

Cozy Author, Valley Sams, has written a masterpiece of Culinary Cozy perfection!!!

After the death of her beloved grandfather, Catharine “Mac” Mackenzie opens a chocolate shop in her sleepy little New England bayside town with her best friend Sabrina. Things are going well for the daring duo, until Sabrina’s landlord, one of the wealthiest women in town, is murdered. Toss in a British detective with a wicked sense of humor, a shudder-worthy encounter with a childhood friend, and you’re in for a delectable mystery experience that’ll have you on the edge of your seat!

Ganache with Panache

Mac and Brie find themselves smack dab in the middle of investigating another mystery, when a bridezilla goes on the rampage. What looks like an annoying, but harmless rivalry turns deadly, and Mac has to get to the bottom of it before she and other innocent people get hurt, as wedding woes come to a head in this second thrilling installment of The Chocolate Café Series.

Bonbons and Betrayal

A gifted chocolatier and life-long free spirit, Briehas never met her match when it comes to relationships. But the enigmatic Paul, who is on the verge of becoming the next software billionaire, has certainly captured her interest, and his sordid past is about to catch up to him…in the worst possible way.

When Sabrina is dragged down with him, it’s up to the irrepressibly curious Catharine “Mac” Mackenzie and her brilliant detective boyfriend, Louis, to unwrap the not-so-sweet truth about a man who stopped at nothing to steal his moment in the spotlight. Will what they uncover prove to be more than they bargained for?

Suspenseful, compelling and coated in a delectable veil of melt in your mouth chocolate, Bonbons and Betrayal will have you on the edge of your seat!

Candy Cats and Murder

She’s talented. She’s unique. She’s the wild-child chocolatier of Mackenzie Bay…but is she capable of murder?  When a sudden death rocks the town’s first Halloween chocolate competition, Sabrina finds herself in a ghoulish position, indeed. Join brilliant ‘closet detective’ Catherine Mackenzie as she races against the clock to expose the real murderer and save her best friend from life behind bars.  It’s going to take more than a few tricks and treats to get Sabrina out of this sticky mess!

A Chocolate Kiss of Death

The jewel of the stormy East Coast, towns just don’t get any more exclusive than picturesque Mackenzie Bay. Unless you’re talking about elite clique that makes up the local business association, that is. With only a single coveted spot left on the board competition is revving up….to a murderous pace! 

 

When ambition takes a grisly turn for the worst it’s up to the brilliant socialite Catharine Mackenzie, rebellious chocolatier Sabrina and ex pat detective Louis to get to the bottom of this chilly winter mystery. 

 

A sumptuous chocolate box filled with eccentric characters, intrigue and humor, you won’t be able to stop once you’ve started!!

 

 

What could be more fun that a couple of zany gal pals who own a chocolate shop in a ritzy town by the ocean?

 

Catharine Mackenzie is a bit of a perfectionist, who took a big risk by opening up her very own chocolate shop in well-heeled Mackenzie Bay, with the help of her rebel-without-a-cause, motorcycle-riding best friend, Sabrina, who can create the most magical chocolates you’ve ever tasted. The two get on each other’s nerves and wisecrack their way through life, but will stick together through thick and thin.

 

The gals often find themselves in sticky situations, which end up with them being involved in solving a murder. This time around, the murder is the result of quite an unusual set of circumstances, with Catharine and Sabrina facing extreme danger and intrigue at the hands of fellow shopkeepers in town. The local business association is a cutthroat organization and some folks will stop at nothing to gain a coveted position with the group…even murder.

 

Will the girls become the next victims of a ruthless murderer, or will they end up tasting the sweet satisfaction of justice?

Chocolate Pot of Murder

All of Mackenzie Bay’s biggest and brightest are out for what promises to be a St. Patrick’s Day Gala to remember. From the glitterati of the founding families to the town’s most successful business owners, it’s a ‘who’s who’ event not to be missed.

 However, it’s not a pot of gold that this rainbow of a party leads to, but something much more sinister.

 

Once again, famed chocolatier Sabrina Woodhouse along with her friends, multi-million-dollar heiress Catherine Mackenzie and the brilliant Detective Stocker are plunged into the dark underworld of this seemingly peaceful oceanside town. Only this time, what the intrepid trio uncover may be a little bit more than they bargained for, as Sabrina’s troubled past finally comes to light.

 

Full of intrigue, eccentric characters and thrilling suspense, the latest installment in the Mackenzie Bay saga will satisfy your cravings for the most decadent of all treats  – delectable, sticky sweet mystery. 

Chocolate Drenched Murder

And you thought your high school years were rough? Ten years after graduation, genius chocolatier Sabrina Woodhouse must face her difficult past when she attends her less than stellar high school reunion.With her best friends Catherine Mackenzie and Detective Louis Stocker in tow, Sabrina finds out the hard way that that sometimes time doesn’t heal all wounds – sometimes it makes them worse.

 With young Kaeryn Wilkes on the run and a brutal murder on their hands, the trio must work against the clock to stop the killer from striking again.

 If you like your mystery coated in chocolatey-goodness, it doesn’t get more delectable than this. Sweet, rich and complex – this tale of rivalry and madness is a positively luscious mystery!