Death and Croissants: The most hilarious murder mystery since Richard Osman's The Thursday Murder Club (A Follet Valley Mystery)
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With thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for giving me a copy of "Death and Croissants" in exchange for this honest review.
Life goes on monotonously for him, most days being pretty much the same, only his cantankerous (but observant) cleaning lady, Madame Tablier for company. So when I saw the blurb and realised Death and Croissants is a great Englishman in France kind of story, it was an instant coup de coeur.The English are known for being slightly awkward and hating to make a fuss, which is why Richard is reluctant to investigate the mystery himself.
Richard’s adoration of Valerie is evident from the beginning and I think that Valerie learns to care for him in a charming, sexless way that makes them a great team. Also featuring swingers, the Italian mafia, and a chihuahua named Passepartout – what more could you want?It was only then that I realised how much I was enjoying 'Death and Croissants' – throughout the book for which I chose to set down 'Death and Croissants' (which itself was very good), I couldn’t wait to get back it.
I enjoyed this book, the rather wet British hotel owner gets dragged along by a vampish French female assassin, and discover that the dark side is more fun - as long as he doesn't have to spend too much time with the neighbouring hotel owners!Disclaimer: Please note I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. There's a lot of quirkiness and some of the humor misses the mark but points for the setting and the hens.