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Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway for French Ghost by Corinne LaBalme

French Ghost

 (Paris Ghost Writer Series) 

 by Corinne LaBalme


About French Ghost

Cozy Mystery 1st in Series  
Setting - Paris  
Wild Rose Press (January 10, 2022) 
 Paperback ‏ : ‎ 304 pages 
 ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1509239197 
 ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1509239191 
 Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09KK62XR1

Ghost-writer Melody Layne is stranded in Paris when the over-sexed but unloved French movie star who hired her to produce his memoir accidentally drowns before the interviews begin. It's a major financial relief when his enigmatic Spanish son re-hires her, but the seductive Carlos Ortega is strangely silent about his reasons for funding a feel-good bio about a father that he clearly despised. There's enough amour in the air for Melody to ignore this apparent paradox… at least until she uncovers a hidden cache of death threats addressed to the actor. For the French police, the sexy, secretive Spaniard – and sole heir to the actor's immense fortune – is suddenly a prime murder suspect. Can Melody's research into the Ghosts of Carlos-Past be enough to save her lover from prison?

*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

Well this book is certainly different. We meet Melody as she embarks on a trip to France in order to work as a ghost writer for a famous French actor who is not a pleasant man. Before she can get started though he turns up dead leaving her at loose ends. She thinks things are horrid leaving her in a lurch when his secret son reaches out to hire her for a different book all together. This leads to all sorts of surprises as the story plays out. This makes for quite the intriguing read as you wonder what is really going on. Showcases French culture extremely well too making for a nice treat. I really liked it so I give it 4/5 stars.

About Corinne LaBalme

My first jobs after college (incredibly useful art history degree) were in the New York fashion industry (modeling, working for designers). When I gave up on my Greenwich Village walk-up (after realizing that I couldn’t bear to smoosh the cockroaches in my shower because they were a ‘family’), I cut out to Paris where I became Fashion Editor for the English language magazine PASSION.

I subsequently wrote and edited the gourmet destination guide LA BELLE FRANCE for fifteen years while freelancing for the NEW YORK TIMES Travel section, various in-flight magazines, and guide books (GAULT MILLAU, VIRGIN, ZAGAT). From 2011 – 2012, I wrote screenplays for the PBS travel series CUISINE CULTURE.

The cinema figures in FRENCH GHOST are loosely based on stars I’ve interviewed (and been groped by); the restaurateurs in Book 2 (FRENCH TOAST) are drawn from the lovely, often impractical, chefs I met through LA BELLE FRANCE.

I suspect that Book 3 will toss Melody Layne into the cut-throat Paris fashion scene. May the Gods of Ghosting have mercy on her soul…

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