When someone tries to kill her sister, it’s time for Julie Cavallo to don her sleuthing cap!
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About the Book
The Perils of Paris
Julie Cavallo Investigates Book Five
by Ana T. Drew
Published 31 December 2021
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Page Count: 219
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When someone tries to kill her sister,
it’s time for Julie Cavallo to don her sleuthing cap!
The Provence sweet shop owner rushes to the home of her twin sister in Paris.
Julie’s main question is: Who would want Cat, a professional medium, dead?
Unfortunately, Cat doesn’t have a clue.
But since when has the absence of clues deterred Julie?
Soon enough, she uncovers a suspicious death, unsolved disappearances, and a spiritual community with a dark secret to protect.
By the time Julie realizes she opened a big can of worms, she’s in too deep.
And her life is in danger.
Cue the handsome captain Gabriel Adinian, Julie’s longtime crush.
Why is he in Paris?
Probably on assignment for the Gendarmerie Nationale. Or maybe a private matter unrelated to Julie.
But what if he’s taken leave to watch over her?
Then, Julie hopes he’ll do a little more than watch—professionally and… otherwise.
Can Julie, with the help of her friends, solve the far-reaching case and cheat death once again?
As always when I try to meditate, I grow sleepy. Just as I begin to nod off, someone near me farts.
It’s a whale of a fart, silent but deadly. In terms of impact, it’s closer to a biochemical attack than to an “oops, sorry” mishap. Incidentally, no one says “oops, sorry.”
I open my eyes and look around. Several other students do the same. Everyone shifts uncomfortably and turns their faces away from the source of the effluvium.
The woman on my left appears to be the culprit. Her cheeks, ears and neck are flaming red.
Oh my God, she’s the raw food eater!
The many health benefits of the uncooked peas and cabbage do come at a price. There’s no such thing as free lunch until proven otherwise. Like Faust signing a deal with Mephistopheles, one must give something to get something. Like Anakin Skywalker transforming into the powerful Darth Vader, one must join the dark side of the Fork.
I stifle a smile.
The raw eater half opens her left eye and looks around, as if trying to assess the damage she’s inflicted. When she catches me looking at her, she shuts her left eye… and immediately opens the right one to check if anyone besides me saw her looking and getting caught.
I crack up.
A deep belly laugh gushes out of me, and there’s nothing I can do to stop it. I’m roaring and shaking. My face muscles hurt. Tears stream down my cheeks. I haven’t laughed like this in an awfully long time.
Perhaps not since childhood.
My Rating: 4 Stars
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I was granted complimentary access to The Perils of Paris by Ana T. Drew as part of my participation in a blog tour for this title with Goddess Fish Promotions. Thank you to all involved in affording me this opportunity! I really love this series. My thoughts are my own and my review is honset.
Julie is in Paris. Between her twin sister who has a dangerous stalker and her grandmother who has lived beyond her means for far too long and is now in very deep trouble with the banks, this trip is going to be anything but relaxing! Who wants to kill her sister?
This book is full of identical twin antics that I found quite entertaining! (Blame it on growing up with movies like The Parent Trap but I love twin plots.) Add it Cat’s medium abilities that made this feel like a particularly fast-paced and deadly episode of Ghost Whisperer, and this was really my kind of paranormal mystery!
I must say I missed Julie in her home element baking mouth-watering sweets and treats that I always wanted to lick right off the page. This was a great cozy mystery in its own right, but it didn’t feel like part of the Julie Cavallo series. She was in his sister’s territory and the plot hinged on her sister’s abilities.
I’m looking forward to finding out what sort of mess Julie gets tangled up in next, though! Keep this coming!
About the Author
Ana T. Drew is the evil mastermind behind the recent series of murders in the fictional French town of Beldoc. When she is not writing cozy mysteries or doing mom-and-wife things, she can be found watching “The Rookie” to help her get over “Castle”. She lives in Paris but her heart is in Provence.
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