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. That is until her best friend Jorianne James introduces her to entrepreneur Bryan Baker who enjoys investing in promising prospects. Now, with her own bistro and inn, 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 the morning rolls around, and Bryan is found dead on the premises with an éclair stuffed in his mouth. And the fingers point at Mimi, whose entire loan is forgiven in Bryan's will.
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.
"Talk about a culinary delight, this book is the pinnacle of deliciousness as I devoured all that was written in this exciting new series featuring Mimi and her friends."
—Dru Ann's Musings Blog
"Ooh-la-la! French food, Napa Valley wine, a celebrity wedding—and murder. A delectable new cozy series from Daryl Wood Gerber!"
—Lucy Burdette, best-selling author of the Key West food critic mysteries
"Fantastique! This was a delight to read. As a French fanatic, foodie, and cozy lover it was like winning the lottery. I have always enjoyed this authors story telling, and it wasn't anything less than superb in this book. Mimi is a character that readers can really enjoy and the quotes, scenes and wording will make the book breeze by with enjoyment."
"The first book in Gerber's delicious new cozy mystery series is sweet and savory and offers up a well-rounded menu for a variety of tastes!"
—Reading is My Super Power blog
"Daryl Wood Gerber has a new hit series on her hands!"
—A Cozy Experience Blog
"I savored this debut cozy mystery like a glass of fine wine. Set in the appealing wine country near Napa Valley, California, Author Daryl Wood Gerber plates up a scrumptious menu featuring mouth-watering foods, murder, and mayhem."
—Chatting about Cozies blog
Crooked Lane Books, hardcover, November 2017, ISBN: 9781683313410