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 éclair 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 Éclair, the scrumptious series debut by Agatha Award-winning author Daryl Wood Gerber.
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Release Date: November 7, 2017
Genre: Cozy Mystery
A Deadly Eclair is the first book in a brand new cozy mystery series by Daryl Wood Gerber. This is a culinary mystery that revolves around delectable french foods, a new bistro, and a murder! The characters are fantastic. Readers will have a ton of fun sleuthing with Mimi and enjoy the company of the secondary characters who easily warmed my heart. There is a little bit of a romance in this one- which will be interesting to see how it grows in the coming books- and of course, a murder that will keep readers guessing until the very end. Top all of this with some amazing french recipes that you'll want to try whipping up and you have yourself an absolute winner!
Overall, I adored this book. It's one of my favorite new cozies and I am so excited to see where the rest of the series goes from here. Mimi (our heroine) is an amazing character and sleuth and has a heart of gold. Readers won't have an trouble connecting with her. I love her ambition- which exudes off the pages- and the way she will stop at nothing to bring justice to the one who killed her beloved friend and mentor. The killer in this book is unexpected (a big plus when it comes to cozy mysteries) and I was surprised to find out who really did it. There is a twist as well so be prepared to be shocked!
If your looking for a new cozy series to start this is the one for you! As I mentioned, I have read quite a few new ones in the past month and this one is my absolute favorite!