Sunday, June 12, 2016

BOOK TOUR AND GIVEAWAY: Eclair And Present Danger (Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery #1) by Laura Bradford

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Éclair and Present Danger (An Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery)
New Cozy Mystery Series
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery (June 7, 2016)
An Imprint of Penguin Random House LLC
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425280898

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Synopsis: The first book in the delicious new Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery series from national bestselling author Laura Bradford.

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…

Review: This is a fun and exciting start to a brand new cozy mystery series.  I've read and enjoyed the author's Amish Mystery series, so I was thrilled to get the chance to read and review this new book.

The idea of an ambulance which dispenses desserts to fit your mood was truly intriguing. Watching Winnie and her friends come up with ideas for treats while trying to solve the murder of her neighbor, made for a very entertaining read.

The story is well-written, the characters are well-developed, and the mystery keeps the reader guessing all the way to the final reveal. I look forward to getting to know the characters and seeing what sort of adventures they find themselves in as the series continues.

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**  

Rating: Four stars

About the author
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Laura Bradford (aka Elizabeth Lynn Casey) is the author of several mystery series and a handful of romance novels. She is a former Agatha Award nominee and the recipient of an RT Reviewer’s Choice Award.  In her free time, Laura enjoys making memories with her family, baking, playing games, and catching up with friends. In addition to the Emergency Dessert Squad Mysteries, Laura writes The Amish Mysteries and The Jenkins & Burns mysteries, as well as The Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries (as Elizabeth Lynn Casey).
For more information, visit Laura’s website:  or get to know her even better on Facebook at, and on Twitter:  @bradfordauthor
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Laura Bradford said...

Thanks for having me here today. I'm glad you enjoyed, Éclair and Present Danger!

kim hansen said...

Love a good mystery.