From the publisher of A Deadly Eclair
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 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.
Everyone loves a good success story and that’s exactly what you get with A Deadly Eclair. Mimi is likeable and friendly. Her inn is the kind of place that sounds like it would make a fabulous vacation. Set in California’s beautiful wine country, there are nice descriptions of the area, the business, and life in the wine country. What could be more fun?
At times, Mimi’s rhetorical questions become a bit much, but this is a well-written cozy with a nice relationship between protagonist and her love interest. The plot works well and the killer wasn’t apparent until the end. Then there’s the food…oh, the food. Foodies will love this!
A fun read with a wonderful setting, a blossoming relationship, and a perplexing murder.