July 18, 2018

A Souffle of Suspicion by Daryl Wood Gerber - Review and Giveaway


Book details
Cozy Mystery 2nd in Series 
Crooked Lane Books (July 10, 2018) 
Hardcover 296 Pages 
ISBN-13: 978-1683315865 
Digital ASIN: B075QMR44B

Book description
The buoyant mood at Bistro Rousseau deflates when Chef Camille’s sister, Renee, turns up dead in the chef’s kitchen, and Mimi Rousseau must tease the real killer out of a mélange of menacing characters.

Crush Week in Nouvelle Vie is a madhouse—in a good way. Tourists pour into town for the pressing of the Napa Valley’s world-renowned grapes and all the town’s businesses get a nice lift, including Bistro and Maison Rousseau. Mimi is raising the ante this year with a Sweet Treats Festival, a wonderland of croissants, cakes, tarts, and soufflés crafted with expert care by the area’s top talents.

Chef Camille’s sister Renee is managing the festival with a cast-iron fist, upsetting everyone, including her sister. Which is bad for Camille when Renee turns up dead in the chef’s kitchen. Mimi is still building her business, so her first course of action is to whip up answers and catch the unsavory perpetrator before Camille takes a dusting and gets burned.

Meet the author - Daryl Wood Gerber
Agatha Award-winning Daryl Wood Gerber is best known for her nationally bestselling Cookbook Nook Mysteries and CHEESE SHOP MYSTERIES, which she pens as Avery Aames. She will soon debut the new French Bistro Mysteries. Daryl also writes stand-alone suspense: DAYS OF SECRETS and GIRL ON THE RUN. Fun tidbit: as an actress, Daryl appeared in “Murder, She Wrote.” She loves to cook, and she has a frisky Goldendoodle named Sparky who keeps her in line!

Author Links Visit Daryl or Avery at www.darylwoodgerber.com. Daryl’s BlogAvery’s BlogMystery Lover’s KitchenKiller Characters – Facebook: Daryl Avery Twitter: @AveryAames @DarylWoodGerber Goodreads: Daryl Wood Gerber Avery Aames Purchase Links Amazon B&N BookBub Kobo 

My thoughts
I always look forward to when I get a chance to read a new book by this author. The French bistro theme is enjoyable to me. I think it would be a nice place to have a bite to eat. Then in this installment you add in the Sweet Treats Festival, who would not want to go to that for a day out. I like how the author writes so that the story is fast paced. She likes to keep you guessing right up until the end on who killed Renee - Chef Camille's sister. You may be a little hungry while reading this book with all the great foods that Mimi talks about. I am looking forward to going along with Mimi in the next book in this series and see what she is up to next. 


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