Welcome to Beldoc, a small town in the heart of Provence, imbued with lavender and fresh baked bread! You can idle around, or you can puzzle out a murder mystery
the murderous macaron
julie cavallo investigates, book 1
Julie has her freedom, a dream job as a pastry chef, and a corpse growing cold on her floor...
When a man dies on her watch in her pâtisserie, newly divorced chef Julie Cavallo is dismayed.
It isn’t that she’s a suspect.
The local gendarmerie captain signs off the death as a natural event. A heart attack.
But for a reason she won’t discuss, Julie suspects Maurice Sauve was poisoned.
What’s a girl to do?
She’ll ignore the risk and seek justice for Maurice on her own!
Well, not quite on her own. Julie’s eccentric grandmother, her snarky sister and her geeky sous chef are keen to help.
The team’s amateurism is a challenge.
But there’s also the pesky matter of no evidence, no clues, and soon, no body.
The murder—if it was a murder—was planned and executed flawlessly.
Can a small-town baker solve the perfect crime?
the killer karma
julie cavallo investigates, book 2
Provence pastry chef Julie Cavallo has unmasked a killer.
Life is good once again…
until her sous chef becomes a murder suspect.
Julie is certain Eric didn't kill his ex-con dad.
The question is, can she prove it to the lead investigator?
Alone she can’t.
She needs Beldoc’s best (and, ahem, only) amateur sleuth team to get back in the game.
Luckily, her shrewd sister, their feisty grandma and toe-worshiping dog are up for the challenge.
Besides, Julie hopes to enlist the help of one hot gendarme...
Clueless but committed, the detective trio sets out to expose the real killer.
the sinister superyacht
julie cavallo investigates, book 3
French tycoon Jean-Louis Ponsard is having a bad year.
Unwise investments, canceled orders, deals falling through…
In the thick of it, his yacht becomes the scene of a suspicious death, and his year of misfortune hits the bed of the Mediterranean Sea.
To make matters worse, the victim isn't just anybody.
She's his much-hated mother-in-law.
Onboard, caterer Julie Cavallo and her quirky grandma Rose do some poking around.
But every luxury cabin hides a secret.
Every passenger has an alibi or no reason to want the victim dead.
The crew keeps mum.
So do the marble countertops, gem-incrusted walls, and gold sinks.
When the cops take charge, things go to pieces, and not only for the Ponsard family.
Can Julie dive to the murky bottom of the sea, unravel the case, and come back up still breathing?