Review of Chocolate Bunny Betrayal

Chocolate Bunny Betrayal

Holiday Cozy Mystery, Book 5

Tonya Kappes

5 Stars


If y’all love holidays, small towns, undying relationships, southern food, animals, and a smidgen of homicide, THIS cozy mystery series is for you.


When amateur sleuth and town journalist, Violet Rhinehammer, stumbles upon a dead body during the Hip Hop Hurray Easter Festival, she knows she has to get to the bottom of things.

As she delves deeper into the mystery, she discovers that one of the bunnies auditioning for the top spot was seen running away from the scene of the crime. With the added pressure of keeping her identity as the town’s Merry Maker a secret, Violet must work quickly to uncover clues and find the killer before they strike again.

But the investigation takes a delicious turn after some clues turn up at bake-off competition. Could one of the baking contestants have motive to commit murder over a prize-winning dessert?

Is this a case of chocolate bunny betrayal, or is there something even darker at play?

Violet encounters a cast of colorful characters, including rival bunnies competing for the top spot, a demanding Easter Bunny, and a group of mischievous bakers vying for the top baker spot. With twists and turns at every corner, Violet must use all of her skills and wit to solve the case before the killer hops away.  (Amazon)


It is about time for the Hip Hop Hurray Easter Festival and Violet is getting into the season.  When a dead body turns up during the celebration, Violet has a murder on her hand.  She has a lot of suspects to consider, including human bunnies and bakers. She will have to figure it out before her mama takes the rap.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning.  I really enjoy the Southern sayings and behaviors of Violet and her Mama.  The mystery was well plotted and there were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider.  

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.   Grab your copy and enjoy! 

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book and provided my honest review.