Jun 10 2016

Blog Tour & Review: Eclair and Present Danger by Laura Bradford

Posted by Jennifer in 4 Stars, Blog Tour, Cozy Mystery, Reviews / 1 Comment



With her rent rising faster than her pie crust, bakery owner Winnie Johnson had hoped to be rescued by an inheritance from her wealthy friend and neighbor Gertrude Redenbacher. Instead all she inherits is the widow’s hostile hissing tabby, Lovey, and a vintage ambulance, restored by Gertrude’s late husband. As her dream crumbles, Winnie makes her final delivery—a peach pie to an elderly widower. But she finds Bart Wagner lying on his kitchen floor, smothered by a pillow.

To comfort her frightened and grieving neighbors, Winnie comes to the rescue with her baked goods—and an idea is born: dessert delivery via her ambulance and a new business called the Emergency Dessert Squad. When she’s not speeding to the scenes of dessert emergencies, Winnie is also racing to track down Bart’s killer—before she needs to call a real ambulance for the next victim…



Laura BradfordAs a child, Laura Bradford fell in love with writing over a stack of blank paper, a box of crayons, and a freshly sharpened number two pencil. From that moment forward, she never wanted to do or be anything else. Today, Laura is the national bestselling author of several mystery series, including the Emergency Dessert Squad Mysteries, the Amish Mysteries, the Jenkins & Burns Mysteries, and the upcoming Tobi Tobias Mystery Series. She is a former Agatha Award nominee, and the recipient of an RT Reviewer’s Choice Award in romance. A graduate of Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, Laura enjoys making memories with her family, baking, and being an advocate for those living with Multiple Sclerosis.


Review of Eclair and Present Danger

Review (4.5 Stars): Eclair and Present Danger is a delicious new mystery series with entertaining characters and scrumptious desserts that leave me wanting more.  Winnie is struggling to save her beloved bakery and when an inheritance from a wonderful friend leaves her with a grumpy cat and a vintage ambulance, she has to close her doors. Soon, Winnie finds the body of her dear friend’s husband and to comfort the people around her, she comes up with a new idea.  Use the vintage ambulance to deliver desserts and look for clues as to the responsible party for Bart’s death.  She better find the killer soon before she becomes the next victim on their list.

I loved this mystery.  Winnie was a charming heroine and her determination to keep going after a setback was inspiring.  I enjoyed watching her create her culinary masterpieces and wanted desperately for her to deliver something wonderful to me.  This mystery was well-written, engaging and definitely a great start to a new series.  Can’t wait to read more about Winnie and her Emergency Dessert Squad adventures in the future.

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