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Product Details

  • Series: MYSTERY A LA MODE (Book 3)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (June 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451233808
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451233806
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #642,517 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Wendy Lyn Watson doesn’t commit—or solve—murders in her real life, but her passion for ice cream is 100% true. She’s also a devotee of ’80s music, Asian horror films, and reality TV. While Wendy is a native Buckeye and has called a half dozen states “home,” she and her husband now live a stone’s throw from the courthouse square in a north Texas town, in their very own crumbling, historic house.

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Wendy Lyn Watson writes mysteries of all types: contemporary, historical, and cozy. Whatever the time or the tone, her mysteries always feature a dose of humor and a dollop of romance. Her first cozy series, the Mysteries a la Mode, feature the owner of an ice cream parlor in a small Texas town. Once Upon a Wallflower, due to be released in August of 2013, is a Regency-set romantic mystery. While Wendy does not commit (or solve) mysteries in real life, she can kill a pint of ice cream in nothing flat. She also enjoys 80s music, Asian horror films, quilting, and vegetarian cooking. While she was born in Ohio and has called half a dozen states home, she currently lives in a college town in North Texas along with her husband and their three cats (Iphy, Squeak-a-Doodle, and Todd Baryshnikov). She loves to hear from readers, so find her on Facebook at @wendylynwatsonauthor.

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PLEASE, PLEASE write another one soon!!!!
Lori V.
This is the third book in this series and is enjoyable as the first two.
A. Farage
This is probably considered more of a light read but was fun to read.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By K. Armstrong on June 7, 2011
Format: Mass Market Paperback
"A Parfait Murder" by Wendy Lyn Watson is the 3rd serving of a Mystery a la Mode series. We open to find Sonny Anders, Bree Ander's ex and Alice's daddy, strolling up the midway at the Lantana County Fair after a seventeen year absence. On his arm is his new lady, Char. Char is an enigma dressed up like a church social lady but with a walk that would give the Devil pause. The duo is back in town with a sweet deal for the business folk of Dalliance. But first Sonny's lawyer, Kristen Ver Steeg has papers served on Bree challenging Alice's paternity. The stage is set for an epic battle when Kristen turns up dead with Bree holding the gun.

Meanwhile Bree's cousin Tallulah Jones, Tally to her friends and the owner of Dalliance, Texas's Remember the A-la-mode has begun to date her childhood sweetheart Finn Harper. Finn roared out of her life after high school only to re-appear "looking every bit as delicious as a double-dip raspberry mascarpone waffle cone" last year. Tally and Finn's romantic adventures throughout the fairgrounds leave your head spinning like a Tilt n Wheel. Riding through the Haunted House moves their relationship closer. Then a ride on the ferris wheel serves up a scene worthy of your favorite soap opera. While stuck at the top, a romantic moment is interrupted by a life changing event. When the Tally gets off the ride her family's lives will never be the same again.

Things are not what they seem in this tale. Is Sonny really in town to disown Alice? What's the scoop on his and Char's business, is it the real deal or just a scam? Just who was Kristen Ver Steeg and why would anyone want to kill her? Will her latest family drama be enough to tear Finn and Tally apart or bring them closer to the cherry on top of the sundae?
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jessica Franke on July 2, 2011
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I loved the characters Tally, Bree, Peachy, Alice, Kyle, and Fin. I gave the book four stars because there is a big plot twist 3/4's of the way and I'm not Sure How Tally,Fin,Bree & Alice will cope. I will read the fourth book, However Fin and Tally have huge Chemistry and History and I'm no longer sure if they can overcome the Paternity Issue without it hurting Alice. Originally I thought Fin was perfect for Tally now after the surprising twist, I don't know how the Author will mend their relationship if at all.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lori Caswell TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 7, 2011
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It's time for the Lantana County Fair and Tally's cousin Bree is manning the A La Mode booth when she spots her ex-husband walking through the midway with a thick wallet and a babe on his arm. Bree is beyond mad, this man left her "high and dry" with an infant to raise and no financial support whatsoever. She decides it is time to sue for Child Support. Then her ex serves her with paternity papers asking her to prove her daughter is really his.

Bree gets into a sticky situation when she meets with her exes lawyer on the Haunted Rodeo ride at the fair when shots ring out and the lawyer is dead and Bree is found holding a gun. So now is Bree is suspected of murder, confused about her daughter's paternity and knows the only reason he ex would come back to Dalliance is if he is running a scam.

So Tally has her hands full running her store, running the booth at the fair, judging the food competitions at the fair, now she may also be losing her boyfriend, is taking care of Bree's daughter and helping her understand what is going on, but she also has to prove Bree is not a killer. Tally may be an ice cream expert but she is going to need a little help from her friends to get the scoop on who really killed the lawyer and churn out who is really behind the scam that brought all this sandal to the county fair.

I LOVED IT!!!!!

Wendy Lyn Watson's stories are a joy to read and always lead to me sending someone out for ice cream.

I love the characters, the way she sets the scene and the way she churns together mystery, romance and humor. There is just one scoop after another scoop of pure elation. Her books are one of my true guilty pleasures and she always leaves me want more.

Get the scoop on this wonderful series today!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. Farage on June 7, 2011
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When Bree's ex-husband, Sonny, is seen strolling at the Lantana County Fair, both Bree and Talley are sure that his presence can only mean trouble. Sonny demands a paternity test before he agrees to pay past-due child support. After his lawyer is killed in the Haunted Rodeo ride and Bree is the only suspect, they realize that they were right - He is trouble. Detective Cal McCormack demands that Talley leave the investigating to him. However, this is Tally and she will do whatever it takes to find the killer. Talley enlists Finn, her high school sweetheart, to help search for answers but things get a bit messy. This is the third book in this series and is enjoyable as the first two. The descriptions of the county fair are so accurate that I could smell the funnel cake as well as the livestock barns. Great fun and I'm ready the next serving in this series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Rigod on June 12, 2011
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A Parfait Murder was very close to being a perfect murder. The book was character driven and used a County fair as it's location. There is a murder, but to tell you where, would be a crime itself, as it was cleverly drawn.

Tally and Bree are busy trying to make a living with their Ice Cream store and fairway stand. Bree sees her ex-husband, and nonpaying child supporter, and off she flys to get back payments. Prior to this, she gets served with Paternity papers from the beautiful blonde lawyer with a colorful past.

Now, there are twists and turns throughout this novel that will surprise you or not, but at times, I found myself thinking over the morals of today's society. I'm getting older.

At the ending, there are delicious ice cream creations to try out in your home kitchen.

Terrific read. I like a thoughtful book.
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