I loved this book! And the whole series. Lee McKinney, the main character, is from Texas but currently lives in Michigan with her aunt Nettie (her deceased uncle's wife). She works in Aunt Nettie's chocolate shop. This series has interesting "chocolate chats" with chocolate facts, quotes, etc.
This particular book has a "mouse" theme, and therefore has a computer theme. In this book, there are real mice (yuk! but not too many, and only mentioned about 3 times, so don't let that stop you from reading the book), chocolate mice (Aunt Nettie's chocolate shop molds chocolate into different shapes), and computer mouses (and computers).
In this book, there are murder(s), computer attacks, and computer annoyances. Lee is one of the "members" of the informal "Seventh Major Food Group", which is a group of small area business people. Could one of these people be the killer? Could all of them be in danger? Lee is busy trying to help her aunt run the chocolate shop, but she still has to find time to be careful and possibly find clues to the killer. She and Lindy have some dangerous adventures.
I love the way Lee describes chocolates, truffles, bonbons, etc from her aunt's shop. She also describes other things such as comparisons to Texas and Michigan. I am also from north Texas, and everything she says is true, and hits home. I enjoy hearing about those things (especially since I know from personal experience that she speaks the truth!) I know how Lee feels; I've also lived other places.
Page 126, Lee speaks of iced tea, and it really hit home. It was very true. I've always heard that there is no (or very little) iced tea in the North. I also know that in Texas there is plenty of iced tea, and that sugar is optional (Lee was very correct in saying this!) When I drink iced tea, sometimes I drink it without sugar, and sometimes I drink it with a small amount of sugar (but never a large amount). Usually, I drink it without sugar. Lee also mentioned the deep South, in which the hot tea is poured over sugar to dissolve it thoroughly. I have lived in the deep South (due to job transfers, etc.), and from personal experience, I know that they drink very heavily sweetened iced tea - never a small amount of sugar, and never without any sugar at all. (I always said they like a little bit of tea in their sugar - that's how much sugar they prefer in their iced tea.) But I usually drink mine, like I said earlier, totally without sugar. I prefer the taste of the tea without the sugar. (But sometimes I do use a little bit, but not much, sugar in my iced tea.) My child used to live in Colorado (I guess Colorado would be considered "North", even though I like to refer to it as "West"), and she said that she could only find iced tea at one particular restaurant, but no where else.
Anyway, I love this series, and I can't wait to get started on the next book. Even though I don't think I'd ever be interested in living in Michigan (Lee is one brave Texas girl to be able to live in that cold Michigan ice and snow), I plan to "go" to Michigan again in the sixth book of the series.