A Murder in Paris (A Year in Europe—Book 1) - Blake Pierce

A Murder in Paris (A Year in Europe—Book 1)

By Blake Pierce

  • Release Date: 2021-03-02
  • Genre: Cozy
A Murder in Paris (A Year in Europe—Book 1) book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 743 Ratings)

A Murder in Paris (A Year in Europe—Book 1) Blake Pierce Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

“When you think that life cannot get better, Blake Pierce comes up with another masterpiece of thriller and mystery! This book is full of twists, and the end brings a surprising revelation. Strongly recommended for the permanent library of any reader who enjoys a very well-written thriller.”
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A MURDER IN PARIS is the debut novel in a charming new cozy mystery series by USA Today bestselling author Blake Pierce, whose #1 bestseller Once Gone has received 1,500 five-star reviews.

Diana Hope, 55, is still adjusting to her recent separation when she discovers her ex-husband has just proposed to a woman 30 years younger. Secretly hoping they would reunite, Diana is devastated. She realizes the time has come to reimagine life without him—in fact, to reimagine her life, period.

Devoting the last 30 years of her life to being a dutiful wife and mother and to climbing the corporate ladder, Diana has been relentlessly driven, and has not taken a moment to do anything for herself. Now, the time has come.

Diana never forgot her first boyfriend, who begged her to join him for a year in Europe after college. She had wanted to go so badly, but it had seemed like a wild, romantic idea, and a gap year, she’d thought, would hinder her resume and career. But now, with her daughters grown, her husband gone, and her career no longer fulfilling, Diana realizes it’s time for herself—and to take that romantic year in Europe she’d always dreamed of.

Diana prepares to embark on the year of her life, finally turning to her bucket list, hoping to tour the most beautiful sights and sample the most scrumptious cuisines—and maybe, even, to fall in love again. But a year in Europe may have different plans in store for her. Can A-type Diana learn to go with the flow, to be spontaneous, to let down her guard and to learn to truly enjoy life again?

In A MURDER IN PARIS (Book #1), Diana hopes to kick off her journey, and find new love, with an unforgettable night at the Versailles ball. But when the dramatic night takes a harrowing turn she could never expect, Diana realizes she will have to solve the crime—or else have her trip end in disaster.

A YEAR IN EUROPE is a charming and laugh-out-loud cozy mystery series, packed with food and travel, with mysteries that will leave you on the edge of your seat, and with experiences that will leave you with a sense of wonder. As Diana embarks on her quixotic quest for love and meaning, you will find yourself falling in love and rooting for her. You will be in shock at the twists and turns her journey takes as she somehow finds herself at the center of a mystery, and must play amateur sleuth to solve it. Fans of books like Eat, Pray, Love and Under the Tuscan Sun have finally found the cozy mystery series they’ve been hoping for!

Book #2 (DEATH IN FLORENCE) and book #3 (VENGEANCE IN VIENNA) in the series are now also available!

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User reviews about this book

  • Murder in paris

    By Clean romancer
    Loved the characters. Well written with a good flow. Kept wanting to get back to reading. My idea is a book that makes me want to take time out from the world & get lost in the characters and their lives.
  • Enjoy

    By quovaldis
    Murder in Paris was an excellent book to enjoy reading for the summer.
  • Not sure what I want to be

    By tvl2mch
    Romance novel? Mystery? This book isn’t much of anything. One dimensional characters, more scenery than mystery. If the main character weren’t a successful woman in her 50’s this should be in YA. No interest in finding out what happens in Florence or elsewhere. It will be a long year.
  • A Murder In Paris

    By Pins4
    Loved the book. So interesting. I have read quite a few of the authors books and I’ve enjoyed then all. Will keep reading his books as I know they are great!
  • Murder in Paris

    By i luv reading
    A thrilling romp. Honest characters, love a multi generational book
  • Good book

    By cpaustin
    A good easy read book. I always love books about things that happen in Paris.
  • Paris what a town

    By kitty kat41
    Could not put this book down. Exciting and frightening and fun all at the same time. Joyce in Boise,id
  • Don’t bother

    By meandering moments
    Not worth wasting time on...
  • Just not believable

    By BrisketBaby
    Too fluffy even for me.
  • Murder in Paris

    By gweneeth
    Mysteries are supposed to be believable. This one wasn’t. Over 50 lady conveniently finds trellis and climbs to some guys apt to accuse him of stealing a priceless necklace. I don’t think so. Just/one of many craaye threads to this story. Thanks anyway. G

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