Celebrity chef Pierre Dewatre has everything going for him: swoon-worthy looks, a successful restaurant, and a budding TV career, not to mention that drop-dead-sexy French accent. Unfortunately for Pierre, the drop-dead part becomes all too real when Death Diva Jane and her furry little sidekick Sexy Beast discover him marinating in his own juices. So to speak. And okay, so the famous chef has been accused of cooking and serving endangered species, but that couldn't possibly have anything to do with his death. Could it?
The inept detective in charge of the case has homed in on a single suspect: Jane's ex, who's only the Nicest Guy in the World. She's never gotten over him, even with a certain bad-boy bartender invading her personal space at every opportunity. Throw the victim's hot Parisian brother into the mix and it's little wonder Jane is having trouble concentrating on whodunit.
You'd think having a high-strung, seven-pound poodle on your team would be the key to quickly solving a complicated murder. Turns out that's not necessarily the case. Who knew?
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This is the first time I've written a review before I've finished the book. Call me unusual, but I'm the person who loves a story written as though the author and I are sharing coffee and cake while she is telling only me, her best friend, the latest in her life. The dry sarcastic humor leaves me laughing out loud.
Great mystery standalone in a series
This is the third in the Jane Delaney mystery series. I found this an amusing and contemplative story. A murder with many suspects, an incompetent cop, and a determined snoop made it an enjoyable read. Jane is in the middle of another mystery and won't let go until those she cares about are found innocent. I had an idea of the killer's identity before the reveal, but it did not take away from the story. I highly recommend this story and the series. Pamela Burford writes with a great sense of humor, and you smile on and off through out. Not to be missed.
I received a copy of this story, and this is my unsolicited review.