Not only is it the busy Christmas season in Paris, but Clemence Damour has a wedding to plan. When she goes wedding dress shopping at La Belle, a small boutique in the 6th arrondissement, the dress designer is found dead. Inspector Cyril St. Clair thinks it is the designer’s ex-boyfriend, but as usual, he’s wrong.
Can Clemence find the murderer and the perfect wedding dress, as well as create new holiday-inspired French desserts for the family patisseries?
Chocolat Chaud Murder is the 9th book (approximately 23k novella) in a culinary cozy mystery series set in France, featuring delicious recipes of French pastries and desserts. (Summary via Goodreads)
This is the 9th book in the Patisserie Mystery series. I have loved everyone of them. What is not to love, you have murder,mystery,romance, and the most important chocolate!
The city of love, Paris is an amazing place full of romance. So it comes as a surprise to Clemence, who is looking for the perfect wedding dress at the famous La Belle to find one of the owners dead. Actually, murdered in her own apartment over the store. Perrie, Adine's assistant and Clemence call the police and her favorite detective,NOT!!! Cyril shows up. First thing he does is start accusing Clemence and her family's business, Damour as cursed because there have been products from their company at all the murders. Ridiculous or is it??? Now not only is Clemence placed in the middle of another murder she has a wedding dress to find, a wedding to plan and Christmas coming. Yikes!
I love all of the characters in these books and can't wait for the next book in the series.
Review by Penny M.