Murder à la Mode

Care for a little whipped cream on that murder?

Book 16 hits you right in your sweet spot when a team of food industry entrepreneurs and celebrity judges arrives to put on a contest to decide in a blind taste test which country makes the best chocolate éclairs—the Brits, the Americans, the Germans or the French.

When one of the contestants ends up stabbed in the heart with a frosting nail the prime suspect turns out to be a close friend. Maggie will need to find a way past the damning circumstantial evidence to free her friend—without putting herself or Laurent in the hot seat in the process.

(Bonus: Laurent’s classic chocolate soufflé recipe is at the back of the book.)

This book is a clean read: no graphic violence, sex or strong language

Genre: light culinary cozy mystery, women amateur sleuth, cozy animal (dog)

Murder and profiteroles! What more do you need? How about a little speed bump between Maggie and Laurent that shows us the inner workings of their marriage? Murder à la Mode is my favorite Maggie mystery to date and I hope you’ll think so too. Get Murder à la Mode at your favorite book vendors: