Celebrity chef Pierre Dewatre has everything going for him: swoon-worthy looks, a successful restaurant, and a budding TV career, not to mention that drop-dead-sexy French accent. Unfortunately for Pierre, the drop-dead part becomes all too real when Death Diva Jane and her furry little sidekick Sexy Beast discover him marinating in his own juices. So to speak. And okay, so the famous chef has been accused of cooking and serving endangered species, but that couldn't possibly have anything to do with his death. Could it?
The inept detective in charge of the case has homed in on a single suspect: Jane's ex, who's only the Nicest Guy in the World. She's never gotten over him, even with a certain bad-boy bartender invading her personal space at every opportunity. Throw the victim's hot Parisian brother into the mix and it's little wonder Jane is having trouble concentrating on whodunit.
You'd think having a high-strung, seven-pound poodle on your team would be the key to quickly solving a complicated murder. Turns out that's not necessarily the case. Who knew?
About the Author
Pamela Burford comes from a funny family. You may take that any way you want. She was raised in a household that valued laughter above all, so of course the first thing she looked for in a husband was a sense of humor. Is it any wonder their grown kids are into stand-up comedy and improv?
It should come as no surprise that everything Pamela writes is infused with her own quirky brand of humor, from her feel-good contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels to her popular Jane Delaney mystery series, featuring snarky “Death Diva” Jane, her canine sidekick Sexy Beast, and a fun love-triangle subplot. Pamela's own beloved poodle, Murray, wants you to know that any similarities between himself and neurotic, high-strung Sexy Beast are purely coincidental.
Pamela is the proud founder and past president of Long Island Romance Writers, Inc., a chapter of Romance Writers of America. Her books have won awards and sold millions of copies, but what excites her most is hearing from readers. She’d love it if you could take a few moments to post a review at the online store where you bought this book, and any other sites, such as Goodreads, where you like to share thoughts about books you’ve enjoyed. She’s grateful for the effort happy readers take to spread the word. It helps her and it helps your fellow readers!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
So enjoyable that I'm reading my way thro the whole series. Each one stands alone but they are better when read in order. Laugh outloud funny in spite of murder and mayhem. Love the characters .
This is the third in the Jane Delaney mystery series. I found this an amusing and contemplative story. A murder with many suspects, an incompetent cop, and a determined snoop made it an enjoyable read. Jane is in the middle of another mystery and won't let go until those she cares about are found innocent. I had an idea of the killer's identity before the reveal, but it did not take away from the story. I highly recommend this story and the series. Pamela Burford writes with a great sense of humor, and you smile on and off through out. Not to be missed. I received a copy of this story, and this is my unsolicited review.