An heiress to a famous French patisserie chain takes over the family business, while using her status as a Parisian socialite to solve murders in high society. Each book includes special French dessert recipes. A 9-book series.
French native Clémence Damour returns to Paris to run the family patisserie, a famous franchise known for their delectable gourmet pastries and sweets in Paris and around the world.
To get off on the right foot with la gardienne, the caretaker of her apartment building, Clémence gives her a box of their luxury macarons. The next morning however, the half-eaten box of macarons is found near la gardienne’s dead body. An incompetent inspector accuses Clémence of being the killer, which prompts her to clear her name and solve the case herself.
Book 2: Éclair Murder (Includes Sweet and Savory French Éclair recipes)
After a customer is found dead after eating poisoned pistachio éclairs from her patisserie, Clémence must clear the name of one of her employees who is suspected of being the murderer. As she goes on a date with a murder suspect—and deals with a handsome but obnoxious neighbor who keeps messing up with her investigations—her week keeps getting crazier and crazier.
Book 3: Baguette Murder (Includes French Bread + French Dish Recipes)
When Clémence Damour and her best friend Rose return from a weekend spa retreat in Switzerland, they discover Rose’s boyfriend Pierre’s dead body in the kitchen. By the hardness of the half-eaten baguette on the table, Clémence announces that he has been dead for two days. But finding the murderer proves harder than the previous cases and Clémence hits a wall with her investigation. Inspector Cyril St. Clair has his own lead, but Clémence thinks he’s wrong—again.
Meanwhile, her handsome but arrogant neighbor Arthur Dubois asks her out on a date. Will she ever open her heart to let love in? And will Clémence find out who killed Pierre and get justice for Rose? Perhaps the truth is right in front of her, but she just doesn’t want to see it.
Book 4: Crêpe Murder (Includes Sweet and Savory French Crêpe Recipes!)
Now that she’s solved yet another murder case, Clémence Damour finally has time to invent new pastries and dessert flavors at her patisserie. But when a Parisian socialite goes missing, Clémence and Inspector St. Clair both conclude that Carlos, a mysterious man from Clémence’s past, has kidnapped her.
Between becoming a fashion designer’s new muse, surviving her own kidnapping attempt, and going to a fancy party at the Grand Palais, Clémence is in for another busy week.
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Book 5: Croissant Murder (Includes French Croissant Recipes)
After Clémence Damour’s last adventure, the paparazzi are following her everywhere. Her ex-boyfriend Mathieu, a talented painter, contacts her to help him with a bizarre ghost mystery, putting a strain on her current relationship with Arthur. Then Mathieu’s girlfriend Charlotte is killed in her own home, and Clémence must spend even more time with Mathieu. Will she succumb to Mathieu’s charms again? Is there really a ghost in his home? And can Clémence find out who killed Charlotte and why, without the paparazzi ruining her investigation?
Book 6: Crème Brûlée Murder (Includes Crème Brûlée Recipes)
When Clémence Damour celebrates her birthday at her family’s flagship patisserie in the 16th arrondissement, one of her guests will be dead by the end of the night. Was it really a suicide or was the victim murdered by one of the other guests at the party?
Book 7: Madeleine Murder (Includes Special Madeleine Recipes)
When the body of a famous actress is found in the Seine river, Clemence investigates on the set of a Hollywood film shooting on location in Paris.
The case gets more bizarre when the star’s personal assistant hangs herself, and Clémence’s only clue is a red agenda written in code.
Clémence attends Paris Fashion Week in support of her friend Marcus, a fashion designer. When Marcus’s assistant is found dead, everyone backstage is a suspect, including supermodel Gabrielle, a famous makeup artist, a hairdresser, and a nosy fashion blogger.
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Book 9: Chocolat Chaud Murder (Includes Recipes)
Not only is it the busy Christmas season in Paris, but Clemence Damour has a wedding to plan. When she goes wedding dress shopping at La Belle, a small boutique in the 6th arrondissement, the dress designer is found dead. Inspector Cyril St. Clair thinks it is the designer’s ex-boyfriend, but as usual, he’s wrong.
Can Clemence find the murderer and the perfect wedding dress, as well as create new holiday-inspired French desserts for the family patisseries?