Saturday, April 18, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway: Chef Maurice and A Spot of Truffle by J.A. Lang

Title: Chef Maurice and A Spot of Truffle
Author: J.A Lang
Series: Book 1 Chef Maurice Culinary Mysteries
Publisher: Purple Panda Press
Format: ebook
Source: Received for Review from Author
Rating: Five Stars
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Reviewed by: Tina

I had great fun reading the first book of this series. Chef Maurice had me in stitches and trying to pronounce his French as I read because he is a French chef living in the Cotswolds in England.

Ollie Meadows is Chef Maurice's mushroom supplier for his restaurant, Le Cochon Rouge. Ollie is quite the shady character and it seems that he is involved in some low down and dirty schemes as of late. Intruders are in invading Ollie's residence more than once and a certain chef of a certain kind of truffle, I might add.

Where could have Ollie have gotten these expensive truffles you ask not possibly in England so Chef heads to the pet shelter to buy himself a "truffle hunting micro pig"named, Hamilton along with his friend and food Critic for the newspaper, Arthur. They then venture into the woods to start to try to track down these so called truffles and maybe try to find forager, Ollie.

To Chef Maurice and Arthur's surprise they find Ollie shot in the chest dead in the river. A killer is out there and Chef Maurice is on a culinary quest to find this person and could there be a possible connection between these truffles and Ollie's killer?

The suspects start adding up and Chef Maurice will not quit his search. His pig, Hamilton has son been "pignapped" and Chef Maurice will stop at nothing to get his beloved Hamilton back and find a murderer post haste.

I love British Humor and author J.A Lang writes it brilliantly with Chef Maurice, his friend author and his fun loving pig Hamilton. It is written seamlessly and very humorous, with a dash of murder and abundance of food and a mystery filled with wit. There's also more to Hamilton than meets the eye as I soon found out after reading this book that will have you amused. I can't wait to read and review the next in this series, Chef Maurice and the Wrath of Grapes.

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                                This review was part of the: Great Escapes Blog Tours

Enter a comment with your email below to win a ebook (let us know if you prefer epub or mobi format)  of Chef Maurice And a Spot of Truffle sponsored by J.A. Lang

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  1. Sounds like a fun read! Thanks for a chance! I prefer mobi.

  2. Thanks for the chance to win :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  3. Count me in...

  4. I met JA Lang at the IndieReCon conference yesterday, and certainly plan to give this a read. Thomas.shepherd {at}

  5. This looks a fun read!

  6. Love supporting first book authors! pearl.r.meaker @

  7. Looks like a great start to a new series! and epub please :)

  8. This sounds so cool! I can't wait to read about Hamilton, the pet pig! And I always appreciate reading a first-in-series book - oops, I do have to read the intro novella that I downloaded. MOBI (Kindle) format please - jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

  9. Like books with a lot of suspects. This book sounds like it does. Thanks
    For the chance to win.
    Carol Smith

  10. This book sounds so intriguing! mobi --- thanks for the opportunity!

  11. Sounds fun! I prefer e-pub ceciliayoung @

  12. Books sounds like a good read. I use kindle.

  13. British humor is quite clever. ePub

  14. I enjoy British humor, sounds good! Prefer Mobi,

  15. Sounds like a fun book. I use Kindle. Thank you for the giveaway.

  16. I loved the first book. Want to win this one!!!!!!!!!

  17. Some humor with my mystery sounds like fun to me. Thanks for the contest.

  18. I love cozies! This sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

    booklady2007 @ gmail(dot)com



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