Review: CHEF MAURICE and the Bunny-Boiler Bake Off by J.A. LANG
CHEF MAURICE and the Bunny-Boiler Bake Off
by J.A. LANG
Cozy Mystery (British, Culinary)
Number of Pages 246
Release Date: October 12, 2015
They say all’s Fayre in love and baking…
Spring has sprung, the bunting is up, and for the residents of the little Cotswold village of Beakley, this can only mean one thing: it’s time for the Beakley Spring Fayre.
Drawing the crowds this year is stiletto-strutting celebrity chef Miranda Matthews, a woman for whom making enemies is a piece of (shop-bought) cake. And one of them is lurking around the Fayre, ready to make sure Miranda hangs up her apron—for good.
Faced with a murderer with a possible penchant for top(ping) chefs, Chef Maurice must sift through the clues and weigh up the suspects—not to mention contending with a sous-chef with mummy issues, a food critic on a diet, and a bulletproof pudding—as he finds himself on the trail of a killer who’s not cooking by the rules…
Another exhilarating, fun and exciting adventure of the smarter and crabby chef.
There is an air of festivity in Cotswold, thanks to Beakley Spring Fayre. Chef Maurice fears it could be dangerous for the judges who taste the dishes in the race. Thanks to his large olfactory properties is proposed as a judge in order to perceive before the other the presence of threats. But he is not considered suitable to be a judge and his concerns exaggerated. Instead a judge dies. Chef Maurice, his friend Arthur and his essential employees will investigate to find the culprit and the motive.
The story is beautifully written, the plot is so well built, with many twists, little clues scattered around to help us solve the mystery with the protagonists.
Chef Maurice is great, is too funny, in every book we know some new value and defect of this chef detective.
I hope to read soon another amazing investigation of Chef Maurice.
I received an advanced reader copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.