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A Deadly Éclair: A French Bistro Mystery Hardcover – November 7, 2017
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"Daryl Wood Gerber cooks up an intriguing tale of bistrobusiness gone terribly wrong. The Napa Valley setting is perfect for the castof quirky California characters, and Gerber draws us into the bistro scene withdescriptions of mouth-watering meals that will make you want to buy a ticketwest. A delectable entree in the French Bistro Mysteries."
---Edith Maxwell, Agatha-nominated and national bestsellingauthor of the Local Foods Mysteries and the Quaker Midwife Mysteries
"A delicious and charming new series by Daryl Wood Gerber, ADeadly Éclair is a sensory trip to the California Coast complete witha whodunit that will keep you turning the pages until the very end. MimiRousseau is smart, down-to-earth and relatable, and her sleuthing skills aretopped only by the French cuisine she whips up with Chef C in her bistro. Ican't wait to sit down with a glass of wine and read the next book in thisseries."
--Nancy Coco, national bestselling author of the Candy-Coatedmysteries
"A Deadly Eclair is like having dinner with old friends. Ithas the laughter, the stories, the fun and the good food all in one cozy."
--BB Haywood, national bestselling author Candy Holliday Murder mysteries
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Bryan Baker is a dream maker. He is an entrepreneur with a heart and he financed Nouvelle Vie, Mimi’s dream bistro and Inn. It is really making a name for itself and so is Mimi. She gets the chance to throw their first wedding and it is a big one. Bryan’s half-brother Edison has a famous talk show daughter, Angelica Edmonton. Her wedding will be a vrai succès (true success). Everyone will be talking about it, but not for the reasons Mimi and company had hoped. Her mentor Bryan ends up dead. Who would do such a thing and why. So many suspects, so many motives, can Mimi and her friends find the real culprit before her business is no more?
A Deadly E’clair is fun, compelling, entertaining and just magnifique! The mystery is intriguing and full of nefarious characters that could be the murderer. Clues point this way and that, but never get too passé. The descriptive writing style of author Daryl Wood Gerber drew me in so I was fully immersed in the Napa Valley setting. I was able to visualize each character, each place they were and of course the amazing meals. Poor Mimi not only loses her mentor and backer, but becomes the number one suspect when it becomes known that her loan is forgiven in the event of Bryan’s death. Surely someone else has more reason and motive to kill her hero.
I was so thrilled to read this new book in a new series from one of my favorite authors. I was prepared for the slow pace most first books in a new series are forced to have in order to get the reader acquainted with the characters and premise. Daryl Wood Gerber has a way of filling a book with life and color even from the first book. A Deadly E’clair bursts with flavor, color, charm, and mystery. If you enjoy foodie cozies, a well written mystery and lively characters, this book is definitely for you. I cannot wait for the next in this delightful series.
I was given a copy by the publisher, however the opinion is my own and unbiased.
Mimi Rousseau’s dream has been to open a French Bistro. She has returned home to Napa Valley and the Nouvelle Vie Inn in Napa Valley.. After she receives help from a investor and entrepreneur Bryan Baker with a agreement to pay him back, she sets up her Bistro and works at the Inn . She decides to cater a high society Napa wedding to establish her business.. At the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding many are drunk and the night is fraught with problems for Mimi. In the morning after her investor is found dead with one of her pastry's stuck in his mouth. As the one who benefits the most from his death, she is immediately considered suspect number one. Now she must clear her name so she can restart her business and not lose everything she has.
This is a wonderful story and the backdrop of the alluring beauty of Napa makes this story stand out . As a Napa family I can attest the author has her descriptive location described absolutely perfect. The sleuth is very well crafted and left this avid mystery fan guessing until the end. I love the smart independent talented protagonist . The supporting characters all add depth to the story and are entertaining. I love this series and look forward to the next in series. All in all this is a wonderful successful debut series !
Thank you with gratitude for the ARC which did not influence my review.
Deadly Eclair introduces us to restaurateur and inn owner Mimi Rousseau, finally pursuing her dreams after the death of her husband, mostly thanks to an Angel Investor, Bryan Baker. When he's killed - and Mimi's debt is forgiven in his will - she must prove her innocence and get justice for her dear friend and mentor.
Filled with delightful characters, twisting turns, and scrumptious recipes, Deadly Eclair leaves the reader satisfied, like a delectable meal. I can't wait for more stories from Mimi and friends!
(Note: I received a copy of A Deadly Eclair from the Publisher via NetGalley. All opinions are my own)
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