Sweet Revenge: Funny Culinary Cozy Mystery Series by Morgana Best on Booksprout

Sweet Revenge: Funny Culinary Cozy Mystery Series

Morgana Best

4.5 Stars
From 23 Reviews

A fun cozy culinary mystery - with chocolate!
This is a humorous, fun book - don't take as dietary advice!
Narel Myers was given the ironic name Cocoa Narel by the cruel popular kids in high school, as she was far from elegant and was obsessed with chocolate. The truth of the matter was that her love of eating chocolate had caused her to become excessively overweight. Some years later, a car wreck leads to her undergoing extensive plastic surgery on her face and body. Now that she is medically unable to gain weight, she decides to indulge her love for chocolate by opening a designer chocolate shop.
When people who bullied her at high school are murdered one by one, she becomes the prime suspect. Will she be able to prove her innocence when the police think she’s out for revenge? Will Carl, her best friend, stop flirting with the police long enough to help her find the real killer?
Sweet Revenge is Book 1 in a fun cozy culinary mystery series.
Book 2: The Sugar Hit
Book 3: Murder Sweetly Served
Book 4: Chocolate to Die For

Subjects:
Dark comedy
Comedy
Fun
Humor
Cozy animal mystery
Cozy culinary mystery

Cozy Mysteries
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kind of crazy

by Ashley Magruder

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review... Sweet revenge is a very funny and kind of cozy book that you would want to read when you need a pick-me-up... it's not nice when people bully you for your weight just because you have an obsession with chocolate I mean chocolate is the best thing in the world next to Pizza... I think that this book is hilarious and also dramatic... Now it has its horrific moments in it because of all the murdering that is going on and we don't know who it is... And of course I'm not going to tell you that's not fair you have to read the book for that bit of information... I just like this book all together and I can't wait for the next one to come out so I can read it...

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Sweet Revenge: Funny Culinary Cozy Mystery... Morgana Best

by Babs

I found myself laughing throughout this book one very good story, the people in this book had their own way of doing things and the cat was what made this story for me . I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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Wonderful

by mima48

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. Love the plot and characters.

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Mystery

by MJM2003

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. This is the first book that I've read by Morgana Best. I love reading mysteries. I love humour so I thought that this book would be just right for me. Now I know that I read all sorts of genres but this is one that sort of runs parallel with real life so the medical issues that Narel has, going from one extreme almost to the other, was a bit far fetched and not what I was expecting or hoping for. So sorry this was not the book for me. There was some humour in it and some really great sounding characters but did not deliver for me hence, 3 stars.

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Sweet Revenge

by grammatoni47

This is a quirky and wish it were real story! We meet Narel,an Aussie woman who while driving one night was hit by a drunk driver. She spends months in the hospital going through surgery after surgery. Finally she's allowed to go home but she's warned that because of the intrusive surgeries done she will never ever in her life be able to gain weight! (I WISH!!!!) The dr doesn't understand why she's laughing...considering when she was wheeled on the gurney into the hospital she almost needed two gurneys! Her best friend picks her up and even he is surprised at seeing her and almost doesn't recognize her. Well she makes it home and she has decided since she made a bundle of money off the accident (although she wouldn't wish that type of money income or diet restrictions on anyone), she can actually open up the chocolate shop she wanted. As she's looking at a couple of store fronts she's "picked up" by someone she recognizes from high school days. They go out that night and when he leaves, BOOM! his car explodes with him in it.
Thus begins the most confusing, dangerous and aggravating time of her life as her and her bestie try to figure out who the killer is.
This is a fabulous read! Love the interplay between Narel and her bestie,Carl.


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Fun Story !!

by Emily Pennington

Narel Myers had been lying in a hospital bed for months now. She had been involved in a serious accident with a drunk driver, requiring many surgeries. The result was that she had lost an enormous amount of weight. Now it was time for her to be discharged, but the doctor had some important news to tell her. Because of the massive surgeries, she was no longer able to gain weight! The doctor had expected her to take the news badly, so he was unprepared for her unrestrained, manic laughter! The irony obviously unhinged her for the moment!

Narel decides to open a fancy chocolate shop where she can have all the chocolate she wants without gaining any weight. All the bullies from high school who tormented her constantly about her weight no longer recognized her. When the “populars” begin dying, Narel becomes the main suspect since the motive of revenge makes her the most likely one to commit these crimes. She and her best friend, Carl, need to find the real murderer quickly! Can they uncover the real murderer? Or is Narel’s future about to drastically change?

This was an enjoyable book! It was nice to get to know the characters and see them in action. Even Mongrel, the cat that Carl gives to Narel, has a unique personality! I was terribly envious of Narel’s “affliction” – I can’t imagine being able to eat all that chocolate with no weight worries. (That’s how I knew this had to be fiction, for sure!) I look forward to reading more of these humorous books – all the chocolate I can read about, and no calories! I received a copy of this book from Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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Quick Fun Reading

by John L

This short cozy mystery by Morgana Best was a quick and very fun read about the murder of people as they return together for a high school class reunion. It was also a rather humorous jab at chocoholics and their obsession with chocolate, which I of course, see nothing wrong with in the first place. I look forward to reading the next book in this series. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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What a great, funny story that shows that everyones life can change after school!

by Leopardwolf

I loved this book, at times it had me giggling, shouting and at times rolling my eyes so far in the back of y head that I gave myself a headache (mainly about Carl's antics in trying to perfect his gaydar!)
I adored Mongrel and I can't wait to find out what happens next for Narel and Mongrel.
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Narel is amazing

by Stephanie K

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. Narel is a woman who gets into a car accident and when she leaves the hospital she is a completely changed woman. Narel used to be fat and now she's skinny and because of the surgery no matter what she eats she can't gain weight, what woman wouldn't want that. Narel has so much money she decides she is going to open a chocolate store like she has always wanted. The popular kids from high school start getting killed and the detective thinks narel is killing people.

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Four stars

by Cardona

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Fun and entertaining mystery that I really enjoyed. Great characters and a truly enjoyable storyline.

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Fantastic Book to Read

by Suzanne

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. I loved this book. A great well written book that grabs your attention and keeps you turning the pages to find out what happens. Very sweet cozy mystery.

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funny and cute!

by LaurieBeemer

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. This book has several interesting and fascinating twists. I love the determination of the main character Narel and how in the face of her past she something great in her new future Who doesn't love romance, mystery, and chocolate? This was a fun fast read that had me thoroughly entertained.

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Meh

by Abby

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Sweet Revenge was an okay read, involving a serial killer and a woman who’d recently had reconstruction surgery after an accident, and happened to be chocolate obsessed.

I liked the yarn-whiteboard plotting, and I didn’t see the murderer coming.

I thought Narel’s chocolate obsession was too much, and that all the characters were rather vapid and 2-D. Very stereotypical.

Overall, I sort of liked this, but more could have been done with this. 3 stars.

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Good read

by Anonymous

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I enjoyed this book the storyline was well written and the characters were a giood match! All in all a good read,

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No Spoilers!

by Julia

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. See Morgana Best's name with a free advanced copy, and I'll request it quickly. I would love to hang out with her, she just seems to get me. This is another fun mystery that I fully recommend.

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Revenge has never been so...chocolatey...

by Melynda Moody

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Narel Myers used to be a plain-looking, overweight chocaholic, but ever since she was involved in a major car accident that almost killed her, she's almost a completely different person. A lengthy hospital stay and extensive reconstructive surgery has seen her shed the weight and take on a whole new appearance, and an unexpected result of the surgeries means that she cannot put on weight, no matter how much she eats. So now, Narel Myers is a slim, attractive chocaholic, and has decided to open her own designer chocolate shop. There's just one slight problem - her old high-school bullies, who are all back in town for a class reunion, are dropping dead one by one, and Narel is the prime suspect.
Morgana Best shows us yet again just why she is such a talented writer, with her books full of humour, realistically flawed characters, and her signature cat companions. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

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Sweet Revenge was a funny mystery with great characters

by BeckySue1313

If you need a good book to read, here you go. I absolutely loved this book. The characters were funny and quirky as well as believable. And the plot! Twists that were out of left field and crazy people galore that made you cringe but yet laugh at them all at the same time! Can't wait for the next in this series. This held my attention with it's funny characters and who done it plot. Wonderful book to read.

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Sweet Revenge

by Anonymous

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I really loved this book. It was funny, full of drama and suspense, and even when the story was supposed to be pretty grim I found myself laughing out loud.

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Engaging, with quirky characters

by da23tuck

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. It is amazing how the whole high school experience stays with you for life. It is well depicted here, with a backdrop of unusual murders to boot!

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Humor and Elan in facing down bullies. Murder isn't as sweet as she might have thought it could be

by Molly G Hamblin

If you've ever been bullied, you know the long lasting pain, embarrassment, and hits to your ego that can come from it.

Not just a one time, someone said mean things to me situation, but a what's the mean thing of the day, let's compete to torture her variety.

Interestingly, Narel faced that sort of slow torment for years, and she manages to depict the way she dealt with it in a way that is
somehow both sympathetic and humorous .

I was pleased to read an advance copy of this book via Booksprout, and I honestly enjoyed it immensely.

Both Narel and her bestie Carl have grown up and far past the terrible taunting teens. Most of the then school age victims of The Populars went on to apparently become more colorful and successful after surviving teenaged terrors and torments. An even braver feat given social media's leverage as a possibly long term torment tool.

If you enjoy the successes and humor of the underdog, and cheer for a colorful heroine on an ongoing self discovery path, you might enjoy this somehow ironic, energetic and funny murder mystery.for your next read.