Éclair and Present Danger

An Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery, #1

This was a fun start to a new cozy mystery series. Winnie is in the process of losing her bakery and is hoping that a recent inheritance will help her out. Unfortunately for her she doesn't inherit money, she inherits a vintage ambulance and a cranky cat. When Winnie goes to deliver a pie to a neighbor, she finds him murdered. As she comforts her other neighbors, an idea is born. Winnie decides to start her Emergency Dessert Squad that will deliver desserts to the customer. She also decides to find out who could have killed her neighbor.

This story sets the background and introduces you to the characters of this charming world. I enjoyed Winnie and her casts of friends and love interest. Even the cat was entertaining.

I thought this was really well written and the plot was super entertaining. There were some recipes at the end and a few are ones that Winnie makes in the book. I'm looking forward to trying a few of the recipes and I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. Can't wait to see what this bunch gets up to next.


Book Blurb for Éclair and Present Danger

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...


Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2016 4.00