Murder (and Baklava) (A European Voyage Cozy Mystery—Book 1) - Blake Pierce

Murder (and Baklava) (A European Voyage Cozy Mystery—Book 1)

By Blake Pierce

  • Release Date: 2020-11-17
  • Genre: Cozy
Score: 4
From 1,031 Ratings


“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.”
--Books and Movie Reviews (re Almost Gone

MURDER (AND BAKLAVA) is the debut novel in a charming new cozy mystery series by #1 bestselling author Blake Pierce, whose Once Gone has over 1,500 five-star reviews.

When London Rose, 33, is proposed to by her long-time boyfriend, she realizes she is facing a stable, predictable, pre-determined (and passionless) life. She freaks out and runs the other way—accepting instead a job across the Atlantic, as a tour-guide on a high-end European cruise line that travels through a country a day. London is searching for a more romantic, unscripted and exciting life that she feels sure exists out there somewhere.

London is elated: the European river towns are small, historic and charming. She gets to see a new port every night, gets to sample an endless array of new cuisine and meet a stream of interesting people. It is a traveler’s dream, and it is anything but predictable.

But when a wealthy, high-maintenance passenger suddenly turns up dead outside of Budapest, the cruise has become a bit too unpredictable. Even worse: as the last person to see her alive, suspicion falls on London, leaving her no choice but to solve the crime (with her new sidekick, an orphaned dog), and save her cruise line and herself.

Laugh-out-loud funny, romantic, endearing, rife with new sights, culture and food, MURDER (AND BAKLAVA) offers a fun and suspenseful trip through the heart of Europe, anchored in an intriguing mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat and guessing until the very last page.

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  • Murder and Baklava

    I loved the entire book. Was surprised at the end. Very pleasant. I am certainly ready to read the next in series.
  • Good read

    By cpjustme
    Keeps you guessing
  • My review

    By buzzirose
    Now here’s a book you can’t put down. It actually felt like I was on that ship with London lol. I enjoyed it very much. Liz Smith
  • Awesome book

    By gamer1644
    This book held my interest from beginning till the end. Kept me guessing who the killer was. Usually I figure out the killer myself. Really good book.
  • Fun on the Danube

    By Ramblin' Rise
    A few red herrings, lots of European history, more than enough suspects and you have a great read!!!
  • Good clean fun

    By poopie438
    This book is what I would recommend for Nancy Drew fans
  • Murder and baklava

    By kyboater02
    Loved this book! Very well written and the storyline was great.
  • A Good Read…

    By Barnzart
    Gotta love the little dog… A fun, clean and cozy mystery!
  • Usually enjoy her books

    By jley1127
    I usually like her books but this was a lame attempt at an Agatha Christie novel, which is even referenced in the book.
  • Nancy Drew is better

    By stevereader47
    This is one of the worst written books I have ever read. It is crushingly repetitive, horribly predictable, and written for a fourth grade reader. The plot was juvenile and full of ridiculous holes and unrealistic oversights. Characters are cliched caricatures. The only good thing about it was that it was free and took only a couple of hours to read. Read anything else—it will be better.