Book Review: Cancans, Croissants, and Caskets by Mary McHugh

August 28, 2015 Blog, Book Reviews 0

Book Review: Cancans, Croissants, and Caskets by Mary McHughCancans, Croissants, and Caskets by Mary McHugh
Series: Happy Hoofers Mystery #3
Published by Kensington on August 25th 2015
Genres: Mystery & Detective
Pages: 352
Source: NetGalley
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"A
huge treat for mystery fans.” —Peggy Ehrhart
You can’t tiptoe when murder’s afoot…

It’s Bastille Day in Paris. The Happy Hoofers—Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini—are all set to kick off the fete by dancing the cancan on a beautiful sightseeing cruise down the Seine. As the leggy ladies soak in the magic of the city of lights, everything is magnifique…until a very important patron goes belly-up on the top deck.
On the heels of their French debut, murder takes center stage. The five daring dancers will need to step lively to stop the crafty killer fast…or their grand finale will turn out far more explosive than the fireworks over the Eiffel Tower…

Includes Fashion Tips And Tasty Recipes

my thoughts kitty

This is set in Paris and the way Mary sets out the scenes it is nearly like you are there! Beautiful descriptions with a lot of French thrown in, which didn’t totally throw me off and was mostly fun!

This is about a group of gals that are tap dancers set up to dance on July 14 on a riverboat! Can there be anything more fun?! The gals themselves are adorable. Each different in their own ways.

Sadly, this is my first time reading Mary McHugh so although I loved the plot I was not totally into the book. It seems like it can be read (as I did) without reading any of the other books in the series but at times I felt like I was missing portions of the plot. Meeting the gals was a very quick moment and then the plot moves along. Although, having not read the synopsis for a while, I was curious if this was a first because there is a lot of background added in.

It was cute enough for me to want to read the others in the series. I stopped about halfway through, not to DNF (do not finish) but because I really want to get to know the characters more and then I’ll come back to this one.

Also!! I was surprised to find some recipes! A little gift from the author! They sound fabulous too!

 

The author kitty

 

About Mary McHugh

I have published 22 books on subjects ranging from feminism to Crotchety Old Men. I worked for The New York Times for their special sections, including "Sophisticated Traveler" and "Fashions of the Times." I wrote for the "Arts and Leisure" and "Travel" sections for The Times, and my article, "Telling Jack" in the Hers column of the Sunday Times magazine was nominated for an award for best personal essay by the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Two of my articles for Family Circle have been nominated for awards by the American Society of Magazine Editors.

My book, Special Siblings: Growing Up with Someone with a Disability, published in paperback by Brookes Publishing Co., was awarded a prize for Special Recognition of a National Project by The Arc of New Jersey.

I worked as an articles editor at three national magazines and was a contributing editor for Cosmopolitan magazine for 10 years.

My work has appeared in The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, and Family Circle magazine.

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