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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Eclair and Present Danger by Laura Bradford


ECLAIR AND PRSENT DANGERÉclair 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


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…

What I Thought:
This one grabbed my attention from the start and didn't let it go till I finished it.  It was very well written and had such a unique and interesting plot.  Winnie inherits a vintage ambulance from her elderly friend the same day that she has to close her bakery.  Along with the ambulance, she also inherits, Lovey, a cat who can't stand her.  When she goes to deliver her weekly peach pie to her neighbor, Bart, she finds him smothered with a pillow.  Winnie loses a lot of sleep in the days ahead from trying to start up her new venture, The Emergency Dessert Squad, trying to figure out who killed Bart, and gaining the attention of two hunky men.  Winnie has a lot on her plate.  I really enjoyed this story because I loved the characters and how they had such good relationships with each other.  This book was so much more than just a great cozy that kept me guessing to the very end, which was a total surprise.  Great job, Laura, I look forward to more in the Emergency Dessert Squad series, and what a great idea having an emergency dessert squad really is, it is so unique. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.

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About The Author –
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
Twitter:  @bradfordauthor
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  1. Thanks for having me here today, Melina! So glad you enjoyed the book!

  2. Thanks for having me here, Melina! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book!

  3. I had so much fun with this book and will be following the series. Been visiting other tour posts and it looks like we all enjoyed this one:)

  4. I have enjoyed previous books written by Laura Bradford and am sure I will enjoy this first in a new series. Having a sweet tooth myself the title has drawn me to the book.

  5. I love this book. I've been following many blogs, including yours, about how marvelous this story emergency dessert service and murder! I'm in...make mine lemony.

  6. Looking forward to reading the first book of a new series. I like her other series, I'm sure I will enjoy the new series.