Eclair and Present Danger
Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery, Book 1
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...
A tasty, twisty tale full of felonies and flavor! Laura Bradford cooks up a delightful cast of characters led by clever amateur sleuth and dessert rescuer Winnie Johnson. The plot is delicious and moves at a swift pace, keeping the reader guessing while frantically turning the pages as Winnie tries to solve the murder of an old friend and make sure that his killer gets his just desserts."
— New York Times Best-selling author, Jenn McKinlay
"Laura Bradford has done it again. Éclair and Present Danger is the first in a new mystery series filled with interesting, realistic characters and a plot that will keep you turning pages all the way to the sweet reveal at the end. Winnie Johnson and her emergency dessert delivery squad will satisfy your mystery cravings and also leave you wanting more. This scrumptious new series is not to be missed and I can’t wait until the next serving."
— New York Times Best-selling author, Paige Shelton