Lucy Stone is saying "Au revoir " to Tinker's Cove, Maine, and "Bonjour " to Paris to take in the sights, learn how to bake authentic French pastries, and experience some joie de vivre. Read more...
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Lucy Stone is saying "Au revoir " to Tinker's Cove, Maine, and "Bonjour " to Paris to take in the sights, learn how to bake authentic French pastries, and experience some joie de vivre. But her dreams of la vie en rose are put on hold when the City of Lights turns deadly. . .
Tinker's Cove is abuzz with excitement when Norah, the queen of daytime TV, comes to town and selects Lucy and her pals to be featured in her "Women Who Make a Difference" episode. In recognition for their charitable work, the ladies and their husbands are awarded a dream vacation in Paris, complete with classes at Le Cooking School with renowned pastry chef Larry Bruneau. But their bon voyage is cut short when Lucy discovers the chef in a pool of blood on the second day of class. . .
Lucy always dreamed of visiting Paris, but with Chef Larry on death's doorstep and Lucy and her friends detained for questioning, she's worried she'll be trading in her luxury accommodations for a sojourn in the bastille. If she's going to enjoy her vacation, she'll have to unpack her sleuthing skills and clear her name.
Lucy's search for the truth takes her from the towers of Notre Dame to the gardens of Versailles and a dozen charming bistros in between. But will she be able to track down a killer more elusive than the perfect macaron?
Praise for Leslie Meier and her Lucy Stone Mysteries
"I like Lucy Stone a lot, and so will readers." --Carolyn Hart
"Leslie Meier writes with sparkle and warmth." --Chicago Sun Times
"The Lucy Stone mysteries will appeal to fans of domestic mysteries." --Booklist
"Mothers everywhere will identify with Lucy Stone and the domestic problems she encounters." --Publishers Weekly
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-08-11
- Reviewer: Staff
At the outset of Meier’s lively 21st Lucy Stone mystery (after 2013’s Christmas Carol Murder), Norah Hemming, the hostess of a daytime TV show in Tinker’s Cove, Maine, rewards Lucy and three of her friends for their charitable fund-raising efforts with a free trip to Paris, complete with lessons at Le Cooking School from famous pastry chef Larry Bruneau. Adding to Lucy’s delight is the opportunity to spend time with her oldest daughter, Elizabeth, who works as a concierge at Paris’s posh Cavendish Hotel. The four friends plus husbands enjoy the usual tourist activities, until Lucy finds Larry stabbed and barely clinging to life in his classroom. The stakes rise after Elizabeth’s shady roommate vanishes. Those who can overlook the preposterous plot developments will have fun, even if this outing isn’t up to Meier’s usual standard. Agent: Meg Ruley, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Oct.)