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.
Agatha Award-winning Daryl Wood Gerber writes the brand new French Bistro Mysteries as well as the nationally bestselling Cookbook Nook Mysteries. She also pens the Cheese Shop Mysteries, as Avery Aames. A Deadly Éclair, the first French Bistro Mystery, comes out November 2017. Daryl has also written stand-alone suspense novels, including 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!
Praise for the Cookbook Nook mysteries:
“A mouthwatering mystery.”
—Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author on Grilling the Subject
“A juicy plot and a tasty twist.”
—Kate Carlisle, New York Times bestselling author of the Bibliophile mysteries on Grilling the Subject
“A mystery featuring a cookbook bookstore is completely irresistible, especially when the author combines it with complex and very well developed story lines.”
—Kings River Life Magazine on Stirring the Plot
“…Readers will relish the extensive cookbook suggestions, the cooking primer, and the whole foodie phenomenon. Gerber’s perky tone with a multigenerational cast makes this series a good match for Lorna Barrett and Nancy J. Parra.”
—Library Journal on Inherit the Word
“Inherit the Word is delicious fun, and I’m ready for another helping any time.”
—Suspense Magazine on Inherit the Word