Chef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle by J.A. Lang

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Chef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle
by J.A. Lang

This British cozy is a fun read , filled with humor and with and murder that will keep you guessing to the end. You will be pulled in from the start and won’t want to stop reading.
~Shelley’s Book Case

…a humorous cozy featuring Chef Maurice and his friend and restaurant critic, Arthur Wordington-Smythe. This is the first book in this series and I LOVE IT!
~Bab’s Book Bistro

I am enamored of this new series which delivers unique characters in a charming setting with a realistic restaurant background.
~Cozy Up With Kathy

It makes me want to go hunt for truffles but I probably find the deadly mushrooms instead. This Chef Maurice character makes me laugh, hungry and want to own a pig.

…very humorous and filled with many eccentric characters.
~Melina’s Book Blog

As a lover of British comedies, I was quite at home with the appearance of a French chef in a small town (how do you say, “‘Allo, ‘Allo”). I was not prepared for the laugh-out-loud humor … but I LOVED IT!
~Back Porchervations

Chef Maurice is really awesome, especially for people that like foodie fiction…this British cozy is really not one to miss.
~A Chick Who Reads

It ‘s a fun and engaging cozy mystery, an easy, fast and exciting reading. I read it in one day, I could not put it down.

This book reminds me of the hysterical, madcap adventures of Agatha Raisin, and ends with a reveal right out of an Agatha Christie novel. Just add it to your reading list now…you won’t regret it!
~Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries & Meows

This is a quick read that is laugh out loud funny.
~Tea and A Book

The story was really cute and funny and I think any foodie mystery lover will like it!
~Community Bookstop

I love British Humor and author J.A Lang writes it brilliantly with Chef Maurice, his friend author and his fun loving pig Hamilton. It is written seamlessly and very humorous, with a dash of murder and abundance of food and a mystery filled with wit.
~A Cozy Girl Reads

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CHEF MAURICE and a Spot of Truffle

by J.A. LANG

Cozy Mystery (British, Culinary)

Number of Pages  228

Release Date: April 7, 2014

There is a free prequel available on Amazon right now. Chef Maurice and the Rather Fishy Tale: A Chef Maurice Mystery Short Story


It’s autumn in the Cotswolds, and Chef Maurice is facing a problem of mushrooming proportion.

Not only has his wild herb and mushroom supplier, Ollie Meadows, missed his weekly delivery—he’s missing vital signs too, when he turns up dead in the woods near Beakley village.

Soon, Chef Maurice is up to his nose in some seriously rotten business—complete with threatening notes, a pignapping, and an extremely well-catered stake-out.

Can he solve Ollie’s murder before his home-made investigation brings the killer out for second helpings?


About This Author

J.A. Lang is a British mystery writer, and author of the Chef Maurice Mysteries series.

She lives in Oxford, England, with her husband, an excessive number of cookbooks, and a sourdough starter named Bob.



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Giveaway details

Chef Maurice Book 1 Giveaway

Prize: Win a signed copy of Chef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle, as well as an extremely cuddly Pillow Pet Pig (RRP $19.99)!
Open to US and UK residents.
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Congratulations to Sandy T. of Sun City, CA, on winning a signed copy of Chef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle and a super cuddly Pillow Pet Pig!



April 8 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Interview

April 9 – Babs Book Bistro – Review

April 10 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Review, Interview

April 11 – readalot – Review

April 12 – Melina’s Book Blog  Review

April 13 – Back Porchervations – Review

April 13 – A Chick Who Reads – Review

April 15 – LibriAmoriMiei – Review

April 16 – Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – Review

April 17 – Tea and A Book – Review, Interview

April 18 – Community Bookstop – Review

April 18 – A Cozy Girl Reads – Review


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