Meet the girls of Portman's Creamery. Led by Irene and Chrissie Garcia-Galvan, they take on the cases that can't be solved and find the ones who did it. Join Pippa, Becca, Mary Beth, Stacey, and Winky as they solve some of their toughest crimes. The latest one takes place within a chocolate factory. When a young woman is found in a vat of chocolate, the case throws everyone into the world of modeling, scandals, and secrets.
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Not what I was expecting
One big "eh" from me
"Wrapped in Death and Chocolate" has a decent mystery at it's core but just about everything else is a little too absurd for me to have enjoyed it. This book is about a detective (an actual detective) who gets a murder case and goes to a group of women who "solve crimes" in their spare time aside from running their ice cream shop. Outside of the fact that this premise is ridiculous, (why would a detective need the help of a bunch of uneducated, non-police people to help solve crimes? where the hell are the other cops???) the actual "solving" of the crimes were just these women standing around talking about what might have logically happened (but mostly talking about how the "case" was affecting one of the women). It was hard to listen to.
I hate when books about women belittle their intelligence (why couldn't these women have just been cops? Why was there so much concern about the one who knew the victim's ability to keep her room cleaned and groceries bought? It felt so sexist and weird). The narrator also had an inflection to her voice that I found very irritating. She didn't mix it up at all, just that same inflection throughout. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
- Tad B.