Oaxaca Chocolate

Selected for Kirkus' Indie Books of the Month

"The city of Oaxaca, lively, dark and under threat, plays a starring role in this satisfying mystery." -- Kirkus Reviews

When a suspicious gas leak blows up his favorite doughnut shop, a retired American expat bumbles into a mystery in Mexico. He follows money flowing down from the States, cocoa beans going north, and finds some tasty foodie hangouts to help him start his days on the prowl.

Oacaca Chocolate is a cross-border mystery, a travel guide, an expat’s struggle with multinational takeovers in a corrupt state, a scammer’s lament, and a taste of the comida and mezcal in Mexico’s most beautiful colonial city located high in its scenic, southern mountains.