“Reading a new Leslie Meier mystery is like catching up with a dear old friend.” –Kate Carlisle, New York Times
bestselling author 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?
I’ve always been a big fan of the Lucy Stone Mysteries but this one fell flat. The plot over overly complex and took place in France instead of Tinkers Cove plus there was a lot of French without good translations and it made for an unpleasant read. It is my least favorite of the series.