Great Escapes Tour: Eclair and Present Danger by Laura Bradford – Review

10 Jun


Éclair and Present Danger
by Laura Bradford

I truly enjoyed the scenarios that the author created and thought that they were very clever.
~Girl Lost in A Book

Éclair and Present Danger is well written and it is an original concept.

Well let me tell you, Laura just gained herself a new lifelong fan! ÉCLAIR AND PRESENT DANGER is a smart, snappy read and I was struck over and over again how absolutely creative the author is.
~Cinnamon and Sugar and A Little Bit of Murder

This book is fast paced the way that I like it. Just the right amount of suspense and mystery.

…a fun new mystery with a feisty cast of characters.
~Shelley’s Book Case

The characters are funny, resourceful and downright a blast to read about.
~Texas Book-aholic

ÉCLAIR AND PRESENT DANGER was a delightful read which brought many a smile to my face.
~Cozy Up With Kathy 

…is a really wonderful book. The story grabs you from the first page and keeps you entertained until the last page.
~3 Partners in Shopping; Nana, Mommy, &; Sissy too!

Once I started reading I could not put the book down.
~Kaisy Daisy’s Corner

This story had a unique cast of characters, and was a great introduction to this new series.
~The Book’s the Thing

Eclair and Present Danger is everything a cozy mystery should be! Laura Bradford has created the perfect recipe for fans of the genre – winsome characters, humor, quirky pet, cute small business, and a whodunit that isn’t immediately obvious.
~Reading is my SuperPower

This book is all kinds of fun. The character’s are a mixed bunch of young and old, many older as Winnie lives in a senior community. The author did a wonderful job of giving voices to these different aged characters, keeping them in their roles and keeping me in stitches.

The plot of this book was a new and engaging idea and put a new spin on cozies that center around bakeries.
~Classy Cheapskate

The creativity of the author makes this novel such a wonderful reading experience. I was pulled in from the very beginning and kept thoroughly engaged in the story and it’s cast of multifaceted characters.
~Sapphyria’s Book Reviews

This book is a great start to a fun new cozy mystery series. What more can you ask for good food and mystery all rolled up into one.
~A. Holland Reads

Éclair and Present Danger is an entertaining cozy whodunit filled with enough humor, drama, yummy recipes, and a subtle romance that will easily keep the reader engaged and guessing the identity of the killer.
~Jersey Girl Book Reviews

Such a great mystery…
~Community Bookstop

This one grabbed my attention from the start and didn’t let it go till I finished it. It was very well written and had such a unique and interesting plot.
~Melina’s Book Blog!

I love the titles of these fun books…
~Deal Sharing Aunt


Éclair and Present Danger (An Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery)
New Cozy Mystery Series
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery (June 7, 2016)
An Imprint of Penguin Random House LLC
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425280898


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…


About The Author – 

Laura Bradford (aka Elizabeth Lynn Casey) is the author of several mystery series and a handful of romance novels. She is a former Agatha Award nominee and the recipient of an RT Reviewer’s Choice Award.  In her free time, Laura enjoys making memories with her family, baking, playing games, and catching up with friends. In addition to the Emergency Dessert Squad Mysteries, Laura writes The Amish Mysteries and The Jenkins & Burns mysteries, as well as The Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries (as Elizabeth Lynn Casey).

For more information, visit Laura’s website:  or get to know her even better on Facebook at, and on Twitter:  @bradfordauthor



Twitter:  @bradfordauthor


  Purchase Links:

Barnes & Noble      Amazon

My Thoughts: FTC: I received a free e-copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This book is one of my new favorites! There is not a thing about this story that I didn’t like. And I’m so pleased that it is the first in a series, for that means there are more stories to come! I’m a big fan of cozy mysteries that include recipes. I’ve been known to shelve some of those mysteries with the rest of my cookbooks.  

The recipes in Eclair and Present Danger are delicious. I can’t wait to try some of them, but what makes this such a great book is the story itself.  Laura has created an engaging story with characters that are interesting even without the mystery.

Yes, the mystery did keep me guessing until close to the end, but . . . what I really enjoyed was the learning about Winnie, her entrepreneurial spirit and creativity, her relationship with her older neighbors and her can do attitude. Laura did an outstanding job creating a solid foundation for what I hope will be a long lived, multi book series. If you can only add just one new series to your standing reading list – then I highly recommend that you make it this one.  As you know, I received a free e-copy of this book, but I’ll be purchasing a print copy for my collection. And so should you.

Be sure to visit the tour page for a chance to win a print copy of Eclair and Present Danger, Churn for the Worse and Needle and Dread. 

Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour.

Tour Participants

June 1 – Girl Lost In a Book – REVIEW

June 1 – MysteriesEtc – REVIEW

June 2 – Cinnamon, Sugar and a Little Bit of Murder – REVIEW

June 2 – The Self-Rescue Princess CHARACTER INTERVIEW

June 2 – cherylbbookblog – REVIEW

June 3 – Shelley’s Book Case – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST

June 3 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW *

June 3 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, INTERVIEW *

June 4 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – REVIEW *

June 4 – Brooke Blogs – GUEST POST

June 5 – Island Confidential – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

June 5 – Kaisy Daisy’s Corner – REVIEW  

June 6 – The Book’s the Thing – REVIEW *

June 6 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW

June 6 – fuonlyknew – REVIEW*

June 7 – Classy Cheapskate – REVIEW

June 7 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – REVIEW

June 7 – Books Direct – GUEST POST

June 8 – A Holland Reads – REVIEW*

June 8 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – REVIEW, GUEST POST

June 8 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW *

June 9 – Melina’s Book Blog –  REVIEW *

June 9 – deal sharing aunt – REVIEW *

June 9 – Mystery Playground – RECIPE

June 10 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – REVIEW, RECIPE *

June 10 – Booklady’s Booknotes – REVIEW

June 11 – LibriAmoriMiei – REVIEW

June 11 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

June 11 – The Girl with Book Lungs – REVIEW *

June 12 – Book Babble – REVIEW

June 12 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW, INTERVIEW

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