Cover Reveal ~ Asking for Truffle by Dorothy St. James

I am thrilled and excited to reveal the cover for the first book in the NEW “Southern Chocolate Shop” mystery series from Crooked Lane Books, coming September 12, 2017.


Title: Asking for Truffle
Series: Southern Chocolate Shop #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Website: Dorothy St. James

When Charity Penn receives a letter saying she won a trip to Camellia Beach, South Carolina complete with free cooking lessons at the town’s seaside chocolate shop, The Chocolate Box, she’s immediately skeptical. She never entered any contest. Her former prep school friend offers to look into the phony prize―only to end up drowned in a vat of chocolate.

Struck with guilt, Penn heads to the southern beach town to investigate why he was killed. But as wary as she is of the locals, she finds herself lured into their eccentric vibe, letting her defenses melt away and even learning the art of crafting delicious chocolates. That is, until delight turns bittersweet as she steps straight into the midst of a deadly plot to destroy the seaside town. Now, only Penn’s quick thinking and a mysterious cask of rare chocolate can save the town she’s learning to love.

Rich and decadent, Asking for Truffle, the first in a new cozy series by Dorothy St. James, is sure to be a delectable read for fans of JoAnna Carl and Joanne Fluke.

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About the author
Dorothy St. James, known for the White House Gardener Mystery series, is going back to her roots and setting a mystery series in a Southern beach town much like the one she’s called home for the past 20 years. The Southern Chocolate Shop Mysteries combine her love of fine chocolates, quirky Southern charm, with a dash of danger. Asking for Truffle hits bookstore shelves September 2017.

All comments are welcomed.

21 responses to “Cover Reveal ~ Asking for Truffle by Dorothy St. James

  1. Another new series for my list. Thanks.

  2. I’m so excited for your new series, Dorothy. The cover looks exactly like I thought it would when we talked about the book.

    • Thank you, Aimee! I never try to picture the covers when I writing a book, because I don’t want to be disappointed. That said, when I saw this one, I thought to myself, “It’s exactly what I wanted it to be.” 🙂

  3. Shari Randall

    That is the sweetest cover ever (sorry about the pun!) Congratulations!

  4. The cover is so charming! Congrats!

  5. cheltgirl60

    Cute, cute, cover art. Very appealing. Definitely looking forward to this new read. The premise sounds intriguing and enjoyable.

  6. Barbara Hackel

    A tempting read! Dogs and Chocolate and a good book…what else do we need?

  7. sounds like fun

  8. Gorgeous cover! Looking forward to this new series.

    • Thank you! I was thrilled when I saw the cover Crooked Lane made for this book. I hope you enjoy the series. The chocolate aspect has been tons of fun to research.

  9. Christi King

    Love the cover! I’m looking forward to this one!

  10. I love this cover.

  11. Abby Fabian

    I love the cover! I am looking foward to reading this book.

  12. The Cover is so cute looks like a good book too.