Monday, April 13, 2015

Great Escapes Book Tours Book Review: Chef Maurice & A Spot of Truffle

CHEF MAURICE and a Spot of Truffle
by J.A. LANG
Cozy Mystery (British, Culinary)
Number of Pages  228
Release Date: April 7, 2014
There is a free prequel available on Amazon right now.Chef Maurice and the Rather Fishy Tale: A Chef Maurice Mystery Short Story
It’s autumn in the Cotswolds, and Chef Maurice is facing a problem of mushrooming proportion.
Not only has his wild herb and mushroom supplier, Ollie Meadows, missed his weekly delivery—he’s missing vital signs too, when he turns up dead in the woods near Beakley village.
Soon, Chef Maurice is up to his nose in some seriously rotten business—complete with threatening notes, a pignapping, and an extremely well-catered stake-out.
Can he solve Ollie’s murder before his home-made investigation brings the killer out for second helpings?

Review: There's so much to say about this short little cozy.

1. OMG the cover is precious. I would have picked this book up based on the cover alone! Really! How adorable is it!!!!

2. It is a quick read. Perfect for a lazy afternoon or late night reading.

3. Chef Maurice is really awesome, especially for people that like foodie fiction. He's a bit self centered, but he's oh so lovable.

4. Its the first book in the series, so no guilt about starting into an established series and getting lost. (There is a short story that's a prequel to the series though)

5. As you might have guessed from the cover, there is a pig!!!!! And the parts of the story written in Hamilton's point of view are fabulous.

6. There's a great relationship between Patrick and PC Lucy. Their first date is really laughale!

All I can say, is this British cozy is really not one to miss.

Rating: 5 flowers

About This Author
J.A. Lang is a British mystery writer, and author of the Chef Maurice Mysteries series.
She lives in Oxford, England, with her husband, an excessive number of cookbooks, and a sourdough starter named Bob.

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Giveaway details
Chef Maurice Book 1 Giveaway
Prize: Win a signed copy of Chef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle, as well as an extremely cuddly Pillow Pet Pig (RRP $19.99)!
Open to US and UK residents.
Further details at:
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