Sunday, June 10, 2018

Review: A Deadly Éclair by: Daryl Wood Gerber

Title: A Deadly Éclair
Author: Daryl Wood Gerber
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Series: A French Bistro Mystery #1
Pages: 340
Format: e-book ARC
Source: NetGalley & GEBT

Description:

It's always been Mimi Rousseau's dream to open her own bistro, but it seems beyond her grasp since she's been chased back home to Nouvelle Vie in Napa Valley by her late husband's tremendous debt. Until her best friend Jorianne James introduces her to entrepreneur Bryan Baker who invests in promising prospects. Now, working the bistro and inn until she's able to pay it off and call it her own, Mimi is throwing the inn's first wedding ever. 

The wedding will be the talk of the town, as famous talk show host Angelica Edmonton, daughter of Bryan's half-brother, Edison, has chosen the inn as her perfect venue. Anxious, Mimi is sure things are going to turn south, especially when Edison gets drunk and rowdy at the out-of-towners' dinner, but by the evening, things begin to look up again. That is until six AM rolls around, and Bryan is found dead at the bistro with an eclair stuffed in his mouth. And the fingers point at Mimi, whose entire loan is forgiven in Bryan's will. 

Now it's up to Mimi to clear her name and get to the bottom of things before the killer turns up the heat again in A Deadly Eclair, the scrumptious series debut by Agatha Award-winning author Daryl Wood Gerber.

My Thoughts:

This book follows Mimi Rousseau who is running a business with the help of Bryan Baker who is the guy who took a chance on Mimi.  Soon murder strikes in Bryan winds up dead with and eclair in his mouth who killed Mimi's mentor and why?  Whoever it is the blame is quick to blame Mimi.  Will Mimi figure it out in time?

This was a great new series which leads us to another food cozy mystery.  This one a french bistro where Mimi is doing what she loves most running a bistro.  When murder strikes Mimi has to figure it out who the murderer is or she could be in more trouble than she bargains for which is great for a new mystery not so great for Mimi.  I love reading how Mimi clears her name.  I can't wait to see what Ms. Gerber gives us next.  Definitely a great new author to check out.

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