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Death and Croissants: The most hilarious murder mystery since Richard Osman's The Thursday Murder Club (A Follet Valley Mystery) by [Ian Moore]
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'A very funny page-turner. Fantastique!’ – ADAM KAY, author of This is Going to Hurt

'Finely paced, truly funny and written with a wry detachment that conjures up a gentler age of murder mystery.' – THE TIMES

'A writer of immense wit and charm.’ – PAUL SINHA, The Chase

'Ian is one of my favourite writers; this is hilarious and a great mystery too.’ – JANEY GODLEY

'Death and Croissants is a far funnier book than a story about a bloody murder has any right to be.' – JOSH WIDDICOMBE, BBC's Mock the Week

'This is like two great books in one, a tricksy whodunnit, and a really, really funny story.' – JASON MANFORD

'Good food and a laugh-out-loud mystery. What more could anyone want in these dark times?' – MARK BILLINGHAM

'Like going on a joyous romp through the Loire valley with Agatha Christie, PG Woodhouse and Mc Beaton. A delight.' – C.K. MCDONNELL

'Death and Croissants is such a relentless rollercoaster ride of laughs and twists, it should come with a height restriction and health warning.' – MATT FORDE

'Sharp, slick and surprising – like the author himself – Death and Croissants is the Loire Valley’s answer to Murder on the Orient Express. I’d marry him tomorrow (Richard, the protagonist; Ian too).' – CALLY BEATON

'It is funny, pacy and very entertaining! It also has short chapters – I find many modern novels take far too long to get to the next chapter, but there's no hanging about here.' – ROBIN INCE

'I like my mysteries like I like my croissants – full of joy and not able to put them down until I’ve finished them! Ian is a master of wit on stage, and he has translated that to the page brilliantly. I loved this book.' – ZOE LYONS

'I’ve always been a fan of Ian Moore’s stand up so I was really looking forward to reading this book. And it’s exactly what I hoped for: the same beautifully descriptive use of language, the quiet excellence of the storytelling, the understated wit that catches you unawares.' – IAN STONE

'I’d never connected the words “death” and “croissants” before, but now they’re inextricably linked. It’s a rollicking qui-dunnit with as many twists as the Loire itself.' – STEPHEN CLARKE, author of 1000 Years of Annoying the French

'I love this book: it’s so vivid and bright. I’m instantly in France with a glass of wine in my hand when I pick it up. It’s so funny, so different and like being on holiday and watching a classic film all at once.' – LAURA LEXX, author of Klopp Actually

'Just like the Loire’s other great export, Sancerre, Ian Moore’s prose is reassuringly dry, beautifully constructed, and deeply satisfying.' – MARTY WILSON, Australian Comic of the Year

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Ian Moore is a leading stand-up comedian, known for his sharp, entertaining punditry, who regularly headlines at London’s world-famous Comedy Store. A TV/radio regular, he stars in Dave’s satirical TV show Unspun and Channel 5’s topical comedy Big Mouths. Ian lives in rural France and commutes back to the UK every week. In his spare time, he makes mean chutneys and jams.

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08W46KZRP
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Farrago (1 July 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 777 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 202 pages
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Ian Moore is a stand-up comedian in the UK and a husband, father of three boys, farmhand and chutney-maker in France. He is a mod in both walks of life and most of his time is spent travelling grumpily between the two.

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Mary Cooch
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! A very palatable murder mystery
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 July 2021
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Richard M Marshall
3.0 out of 5 stars Mildly amusing, second half is better
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 September 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Utter Delight
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 August 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Utter Delight
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 August 2021
It doesn’t take long, into this excellent read, for you to imagine Ian Moore’s mystery solving characters becoming part of our Sunday evening tv schedule. So it’s all the more important to be part of the crowd that can say they read it ‘before it was on TV.’

The plot centres on British B&B owner Richard. A film historian, whose anger at IMDB’s existence, is quelled by the simple life he leads in the Loire Valley running his business and watching classic movies.
Things are soon thrown into disarray when a guest goes missing, one of his chickens is killed and a mystery woman comes into his life.

Moore balances the plot with equal doses of charm, wit and intrigue as genuine surprises are mixed with laugh out loud lines.

It’s one of those reads that leave you gutted it’s finished but grateful it’s billing as ‘A Follet Valley Mystery’ implies there’s more to come.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!!!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 July 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wicked wit - a beautiful blend of thriller and farce; successful on both counts.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 August 2021
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