Crush Week in Nouvelle Vie is a madhouse—in a good way. Tourists pour into town for the pressing of the Napa Valley’s world-renowned grapes and all the town’s businesses get a nice lift, including Bistro and Maison Rousseau. Mimi is raising the ante this year with a Sweet Treats Festival, a wonderland of croissants, cakes, tarts, and soufflés crafted with expert care by the area’s top talents.
Chef Camille’s sister Renee is managing the festival with a cast-iron fist, upsetting everyone, including her sister. Which is bad for Camille when Renee turns up dead in the chef’s kitchen. Mimi is still building her business, so her first course of action is to whip up answers and catch the unsavory perpetrator before Camille takes a dusting and gets burned.
Fans of JoAnna Carl and Joanne Fluke will want a succulent second serving of A Soufflé of Suspicion, Daryl Wood Gerber’s appetizing second French Bistro mystery. (Summary via Goodreads)
What's better than reading the first book in a series ? Reading the second book in the series...... A Souffle of Suspicion is the second book in the French Bistro Mystery series by Daryl Wood Gerber and it is better than the first one, A Deadly Eclair !!
The thing about reading books in a series is that after you have read the first book, when you start reading the other books in the series, you feel a sense of "home". You are already familiar with the main character, her friends, family, and the town. As soon as you start reading the book, you are already engrossed in the story.....you can sit back and get reaquainted with everyone.
Bistro Rousseau and Maison Rousseau are Mimi's prize possessions and when someone who works for her gets into trouble, she will do everything in her power to help them. And with A Souffle of Suspicion there is a Sweet Treats Festival going on at the Maison Rousseau. In A Souffle of Suspicion her head chef Camille's sister is found dead in Camille's kitchen. Everyone knows that Camille wouldn't hurt a fly let alone her sister and with the week long festival taking place, there are a lot of different faces roaming the place. Also Mimi seems to be able to get people talking....even though the local police don't like it.
I really love the French Bistro Mystery series and everything it has to offer. I love getting engrossed in the story and letting Mimi and her group take me away to wine country........
Review by Missi S.