Monday 12 July 2021

#Blogtour Death and Croissants by Ian Moore

 It's a pleasure to take part in the BlogTour Death and Croissants by Ian Moore.

About the Author

Ian Moore is a leading stand-up comedian, known for his sharp, entertaining punditry. A TV/radio regular, he stars in Dave’s satirical TV show Unspun and Channel 5’s topical comedy Big Mouths. He is also the author of two memoirs on life in France. À la Mod and C’est Modnifique. Ian lives in the Loire and commutes back to the UK every week. In his spare time, he makes mean chutneys and jams. Follow @MonsieurLeMoore on Twitter, Visit

About the book

Richard is a middle-aged Englishman who runs a B&B somewhere in the Loire Valley. Nothing ever happens to Richard, and really that’s the way he likes it.

One day, however, one of his older guests disappears, leaving behind a bloody handprint. Another guest, the exotic Valérie, persuades a reluctant Richard to join her in investigating the disappearance. Richard remains a dazed passenger in the case alongside Valerie until someone also murders Ava Gardner, one of his beloved hens.


Richard is one of the lesser known species that chooses to move around like a cuckoo looking for a nest for its egg. He has retired to France and runs a B&B, however one could say that he does most things with a unhealthy reluctance.

Things take a turn for the worst when someone kills the glorious Ava Gardner - how dare they -  and  leaves Rita Hayworth and Lana Turner very distraught. Bloody handprints are one things, but killing iconic movie stars is quite another. Richard is on the case.

Snark, self-deprecating humour, and an element of chaos and eccentricity. It's a very specific type of cosy read. Similar to the Thursday Murder Club, but with a main character who isn't exactly a willing sleuth - in fact he prefers his life to be a little more peaceful.

I can see this being the kind of series that gains traction as readers get to know Richard and his life in the Loire Valley, as crime follows him around like a little black rain cloud. I liked the hint of nostalgia courtesy of Richard's love of old films and the nod to the original Avengers - style, charm and panache of course.

Buy Death and Croissants at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher ‏: ‎Farrago pub date 1 July 2021. Buy at Amazon com.

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