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Death & Croissants by Ian Moore – ARC Review


My Rating ~ Five Stars

RELEASE DATE:  1 July 2021

Format: E-ARC

Publisher: Farrago

Source:  NetGalley

Pages: 230


Richard is a middle-aged Englishman who runs a B&B in the fictional Val de Follet in the Loire Valley. Nothing ever happens to Richard, and really that’s the way he likes it.

One day, however, one of his older guests disappears, leaving behind a bloody handprint on the wallpaper. Another guest, the exotic Valérie, persuades a reluctant Richard to join her in investigating the disappearance.

Richard remains a dazed passenger in the case until things become really serious and someone murders Ava Gardner, one of his beloved hens … and you don’t mess with a fellow’s hens!



Thank you to Farrago Books for providing me with a copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review!

Richard is just trying to run a quiet bed and breakfast and blend into the background, but when a bloody handprint and a missing guest disturb his morning, he finds himself right in the middle of a murder mystery. Even worse, attractive but overzealous guest, Valerie, is determined they will solve it together. 

Death and Croissants was laugh out loud funny with just the type of humour I love and poor reluctant Richard was the sort of self-depreciating character I like best in my comedy! Part quirky Rom-Com, party mystery, with a ton of twists and surprises, this one was just such a fun read. I think it will appeal greatly to lovers of British humour. I’m so glad this is the start of a series and not a stand-a-lone, I’m looking forward to reading more!

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