Christmas Cocoa Murder

Christmas Cocoa Murder

'Tis the season for hot chocolate and mouthwatering treats. But sometimes too much of a good thing can be downright deadly . . . CHRISTMAS COCOA MURDER by CARLENE O'CONNOR Siobh?n O'Sullivan's hopes for a quiet Irish Christmas are dashed when the local Santa turns up dead in a carnival dunk tank of hot cocoa. Now instead of hunting down holiday gifts, she's pursuing a heartles 'Tis the season for hot chocolate and mouthwatering treats. But sometimes too much of a good thing can be...

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Title:Christmas Cocoa Murder
Author:Carlene O'Connor
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:Christmas Cocoa Murder
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Christmas Cocoa Murder Reviews

  • Eve (Between The Bookends)
    Aug 06, 2019
    September seems to be Christmas month for publishers, so I have a bunch of holiday themed cozy mysteries to indulge in. First up is Christmas Cocoa Murder. ? A three short story anthology dedicated to cocoa. ? Christmas. ? And Murder. ?   CHRISTMAS COCOA MURDER ? ...
  • Lesa
    Oct 07, 2019
    Carlene O'Connor, Maddie Day and Alex Erickson have more in common than the facts that they write cozy mysteries featuring amateur sleuths. Each of their novellas in Christmas Cocoa Murder features cocoa. Well, duh. Of course. They are also all enjoyable stories, which is unusual in a ...
  • Annarella
    Sep 15, 2019
    Three sweet and entertaining Christmas stories. I like them all and I think they're well written and fun to read. Recommended! Many thanks to Kensington Books and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine. ...
  • Wulfwyn
    Aug 03, 2019
    Review coming after the readathon. I enjoyed this book so much! There are three stories in the book. The first story, Christmas Cocoa Murder, is set in Ireland. The words aren?t spelled incorrectly. I had no trouble with reading it but I grew up hearing, and using, most of the wor...
  • Gretchen
    Oct 12, 2019
    I enjoyed the three stories in this collection. I had read most of O'Connor's other books in this series, except I seem to have missed the latest one. That didn't confuse me when I read this short mystery. I liked the descriptions of how they were celebrating in this small Irish town....
  • Mark Baker
    Sep 25, 2019
    Kensington has released another Christmas novella collection, this time featuring three authors that haven?t been featured before. All three stories feature hot cocoa is some capacity. Up first is ?Christmas Cocoa Murder? by Carlene O?Connor, which takes place in an Irish villa...
  • Lola
    Sep 09, 2019
    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley. I have to admit that the biggest reason I requested this one was because there's a novella by Maddie Day in this book. I love her Country Store Mysteries series and I was excited to read her Christmas novella ...
  • Christine
    Sep 13, 2019
    This book actually contains three Christmas mysteries. The authors pull off the difficult task of writing murder mysteries that still end on a hopeful note, suitable for a holiday collection. I had read books by only one of the authors who contributed to this book, but I really enjoyed...
  • Jan Fore
    Sep 06, 2019
    Christmas Cocoa Murder Carlene O?Connor September 27, 2019 In September many Christmas novellas hit the shelves. A trio of authors brings us 3 tales that take place right before Christmas arrives. In the first, Christmas Cocoa Murder we find ourselves in Kilbane, County Cork, Ir...
  • Toni
    Oct 14, 2019
    4.5 Stars I was very excited to dig into these stories. The one by Alex Erickson, Death by Hot Cocoa, is the one that really drew me in. I love his Death by Coffee series! I am such a fan girl. The whole Escape Room drama was so on point! That is the perfect setting for a murder. I ...
  • Jill McGill
    Oct 09, 2019
    'Tis the season for hot chocolate and mouthwatering treats. But sometimes too much of a good thing can be downright deadly . . . Christmas cozy mysteries... Yes please! Christmas Cocoa Murder combines 3 Christmas themed short stories from 3 different authors - CHRISTMAS COCOA MU...
  • Judy
    Oct 30, 2019
    This is an anthology of three novellas, all revolving around hot cocoa. The only author I haven't read is Carlene O'Connor. I really liked her character Siobhan. Siobhan is set to join the police force officially after the New Year, but she finds herself investigating the murder in whi...
  • Teresa
    Sep 30, 2019
    I only read the Carlene O'Connor story in this collection, but it was so delightful to be back with this crew. I love the O'Sullivan Six and the town of Kilbane. It's worth noting, however, that this book is marked as 4.5 in the series but it's more like 2.5, just before Siobhan become...
  • Peggy R
    Sep 02, 2019
    This is a delightful anthology of Christmas cozy novellas from three authors with well-developed series. I am a huge fan of the Carlene O'Connor Irish Village Mystery series and loved this glimpse in Siobhan O'Sullivan and her siblings in this Christmas mystery. We get to see Siobhan i...
  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    Oct 14, 2019
    This book is made up of three novellas, all from series that I read and enjoy. Each of the stories uses Cocoa as a theme in their story. Christmas Cocoa Mystery stars Siobhán O'Sullivan, the oldest sibling in a family left orphaned in the first book in the series. While she raises her...
  • Jane
    Aug 08, 2019
    Siobhán O?Sullivan is a graduate from Templemore Garda College and is due to start her job as a Garda in the new year. She owns a bistro called Naomi?s Bistro in the rural town of Kilbane, Ireland which she runs with her five siblings. She?s looking forward to the Christmas pant...
  • Ashley Cate
    Oct 07, 2019
    Christmas Cocoa Murder is a collection of three novellas by three different cozy mystery authors that center around Christmas and hot cocoa. I have been a fan of Maddie Day's for a long time and she has the second story in this book. That was the main reason I picked this book up but I...
  • Marsha
    Sep 26, 2019
    Christmas Cocoa Murder is a collection of three novellas. Warning, you may start craving a cup of your favorite hot cocoa! Christmas Cocoa Murder by Carlene O'Connor is set in Ireland. Being the first time I have read anything of hers I did have to get used to the Irish language but i...
  • Karen Hollins-Stallman
    Oct 09, 2019
    Tis the season for hot chocolate and mouthwatering treats. But sometimes too much of a good thing can be downright deadly . . . I loved each of these short stories who doesn?t love hot cocoa and murder!. I have read books by these authors before so I knew I was in for an enjoyable...
  • K.A. Davis
    Oct 23, 2019
    CHRISTMAS COCOA MURDER, a trilogy of novellas by three authors is a light, easy read to get you in the mood for the holiday season! Each of the novellas is a stand-alone story and can be read in one sitting. During the hectic craziness of Christmas, I enjoy this kind of read. It?s ea...
  • Lisa Morin
    Aug 22, 2019
    Cute three story Christmas book to get the reader in the holiday spirit. Each story is unique in its own way and each story was well told and interesting. Perfect for a book club choice or a weekend treat. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for approving me to read this book. ...
  • Karen
    Aug 18, 2019
    This was an absolute delight to read. I rarely like all the books that are part of these type of collections, but all three were first rate! You can never go wrong with Carlene O'Connor or Maddie Day, and I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed the Alex Erikson story, as I do not no...
  • Amary Chapman
    Sep 01, 2019
    Three Holiday cozies guaranteed to make your day Christmas Cocoa Murder by Carlene O'Connor Siobhan Sullivan has graduated from Garda College and is waiting for the new year to begin her new position. She is investigating nine missing neighborhood dogs on her own. When a local eccen...
  • Juli
    Sep 22, 2019
    I love holiday theme cozy novella collections! I read every one I can get my hands on. Not only are they cute, quick holiday theme stories, but it's a great way to find new authors/series to add to my tbr! Christmas Cocoa Murder gathers 3 Christmas theme stories from different popul...
  • Jay
    Aug 20, 2019
    It's beginning to look a lot like... Well, actually it's beginning to look a lot like death didn't take a holiday when it comes to the three themed mysteries in this new novella collection. Authors Carlene O'Connor, Maddie Day and Alex Erickson have each set up yet more reasons t...
  • Tari
    Sep 20, 2019
    I really enjoyed reading these Christmas-themed short mysteries by authors that I knew I already read and liked. I wasn't familiar with the series that the first story belongs with, but I had read the author's newest series. Even though I didn't know anyone, it didn't take long to warm...
  • The Cozy Review
    Oct 02, 2019
    Series: Holiday Collection Author: Carlene O?Connor, Maddie Day, Alex Erickson Genre: Cozy Mystery/Holiday Publisher: Kensington Books Page Count: 354 In stores now a marvelous holiday collection from Kensington Books Christmas Cocoa Murder written by three of today's best co...
  • Rachel
    Aug 08, 2019
    Christmas Cocoa Murder is a trilogy of novellas with the holiday theme of hot cocoa tying them all together. I always, always love these holiday books. I have never been disappointed, and that lucky streak continues with this book. The first, Christmas Cocoa Murder by Carlene O?Conn...
  • Natalia  Ramlal
    Aug 28, 2019
    Three delightful Christmas themed stories. The first story, Christmas Cocoa Murder by Carlene O'Connor is set in Ireland. It was well written and full of humor. I really liked the main character, Siobhán. She's smart, easy to relate to, and I enjoyed getting to know her and her siblin...
  • dnsyl57
    Sep 29, 2019
    CHRISTMAS COCOA MURDER by CARLENE O?CONNOR - Siobhán O?Sullivan?s hopes for a quiet Irish Christmas are dashed when the local Santa turns up dead in a carnival dunk tank of hot cocoa. Carlene O'Connor weaves a holiday tale of a murder and mysterious thefts. Lots of twists and...