It’s Bastille Day in Paris. The Happy Hoofers—Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini—are all set to kick off the fete by dancing the cancan on a beautiful sightseeing cruise down the Seine. As the leggy ladies soak in the magic of the city of lights, everything is magnifique…until a very important patron goes belly-up on the top deck.
On the heels of their French debut, murder takes center stage. The five daring dancers will need to step lively to stop the crafty killer fast…or their grand finale will turn out far more explosive than the fireworks over the Eiffel Tower…
Includes Fashion Tips And Tasty Recipes
I couldn't wait to read another fun adventure of Happy Hoofers, five dancers in their fifties who perform around the world. Each book is narrated from the point of view of one of the dancers and takes place in a different country: from Spain we pass to the magical atmosphere of Paris. The descriptions of Paris are very well done, really it seems to be there. Tina, Pam Gini, Janice, Mary Louise must perform with a cancan on the Bateau Mouche, a cruise ship along the Seine. The night of their debut their employer, Henry, is found dead. The dances are not suspects but are involved in the investigation. The star of this episode is Janice: she is a little melancholic, spent in Paris her second honeymoon. It was a very beautiful journey but the marriage ended badly .... All the characters are fun and whimsical, the story line is addictive and a total page turner, This book has everything a reader could ask for and more: there is humor, mystery, romance, friendship, a wonderful setting and cute recipes. I can't wait to read a new adventure of these funny five women. Highly recommended to those who love cozy mystery and Paris
I received an advance reader edition of this book from Kensington via NetGalley for the purpose of providing an honest review.
About This Author
Mary McHugh graduated from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, with a B.A. in English literature and studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. She is the author of the first two books in the Happy Hoofers series, Chorus Lines, Caviar, and Corpses and Flamenco, Flan, and Fatalities; 19 nonfiction books; and two other novels. She was a contributing editor for Cosmopolitan, an articles editor at Woman’s World, Travel Holiday, and Bridal Guide, and has written articles for The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, and Family Circle. She loves to tap dance and to travel—two passions that inspired her to write the Happy Hoofers series. She lives in the New York area.