CHEF MAURICE AND A SPOT OF TRUFFLE blog tour, Review and Giveaway


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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

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?

My thoughts:

Chef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle by J.A. Lang is 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!  The chef’s mushroom dealer is dead and he can’t believe it. He wants those mushroom he was supposed to get but he has a hard time making Lucy see reason.  Chef decides that he and Arthur must investigate the death of Ollie.  The best part is when they gain a pig.

I loved the way the author wrote the story.  Everything comes together and the Chef ‘s mind at work is remarkable.  This is a keeper and I will be looking for the next book.



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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  • Melody Gonser

    This book sounds great. Humor. I love the part about the chef’s mushroom dealer is dead. I am looking forward to reading this book. Thank you for your giveaway.