Penguin Putnam ?A fun and feisty heroine? (Janet Evanovich, author of Lean Mean Thirteen) stars in another smart, suspenseful mystery from the Los Angeles Times bestselling author of Short Change.
To help her new chocolate shop flourish, gourmande Helen Taggart has hired Tucker Sinclair and Associates. (Tucker will admit that by ?Associates,? she means Eugene, an asthmatic young secretary and Dick Tracy wannabe.) Then one night, Tucker finds the shop open, truffles strewn across the floor?and the body of cleaning woman Lupe Ortiz lying next to a bloody green feather?
Baker & Taylor Hoping to make a success of her new chocolate shop, gourmande Helen Taggart hires Tucker Sinclair as a consultant, but things go badly awry when Tucker stumbles upon the body of the shop's cleaning woman Lupe Ortiz and races against time to uncover the meaning of the bloody green feather lying next to the victim and to find a killer.
Blackwell North Amer Bonbons. Apricot truffles. Bourbon balls. Helen Taggart's new chocolate shop, Nectar, boasts them all, thanks to her Belgian great-grandfather's secret recipes. To help Nectar flourish, the gourmand has hired Tucker Sinclair and Associates - although Tucker will admit that by "Associates," she means Eugene Barstok, her fragile secretary-cum-Dick Tracy wannabe. Tucker's trying to lie low, and who gets homicidal in a candy store? Plus there's the perk of unlimited chocolate caramels. One night, Tucker finds the shop open, truffles strewn across the floor - and the body of cleaning woman Lupe Ortiz lying next to a bloody green feather. Was someone trying to steal the recipes - perhaps a wounded chocoholic dressed like Robin Hood? Although Tucker's warned him not to, Eugene starts investigating. So when he fails to show up for work, she has to follow the kid's unorthodox train of thought and the trail of clues, including the fabled quetzal bird and a priceless chocolate pot. Wit ha killer out for sweet revenge, Tucker's afraid poor Eugene will wind up on the dessert menu...