Posts Tagged ‘Le Paradis Bakery’

Mystery Book Group: Maisie Dobbs

January 31 2014

Tuesday February 4, 11:30 a.m. at Le Paradis Bakery (D St. and Mission)

Maisie Dobbs isn’t just any young housemaid. Through her own natural intelligence—and the patronage of her benevolent employers—she works her way into college at Cambridge. When World War I breaks out, Maisie goes to the front as a nurse. It is there that she learns that coincidences are meaningful and the truth elusive. After the War, Maisie sets up on her own as a private investigator. But her very first assignment, seemingly an ordinary infidelity case, soon reveals a much deeper, darker web of secrets, which will force Maisie to revisit the horrors of the Great War and the love she left behind.

Book Discussion: Killed at the Whim of a Hat

January 6 2014


Tuesday, January 7, 11:30 a.m. at Le Paradis Bakery (D St. and Mission)

Colin Cotterill’s whimsical mystery set in southern Thailand is the first in a new series featuring the “almost award-winning” female crime reporter, Jimm Juree.  Jimm’s eccentric mother Mair  has suddenly decided to buy a run down beach resort and has moved her incredibly dysfunctunal family, including her father, a retired police detective, to the Gulf Bay Lovely Resort on the Gulf of Thailand.  Jimm’s only escape from this boring rural life style is the discovery of a buried 1970′s era VW van with two hippie passengers inside, followed shortly by the stabbing death of an elderly revered monk in the local monastery. Can she solve both these murders and actually get her reporting job back?

Mystery Book Group: Holiday Buzz

November 26 2013

December 3 Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.

at Le Paradis Bakery, (D St. and Mission)

In Cleo Coyle’s 12th entry in her Coffeehouse Mysteries series, Clare Cosi, the manager of the historic  Village Blend coffeehouse in Greenwich Village, is coping with the holiday crush and a celebrity cookie swap event, when she discovers the battered body of a young baker’s assistant.  To catch the girl’s killer, Clare must investigate “St. Nick”, crash a pro-hockey party, and dodge a pair of reality show divas while still brewing up the best coffee drinks in NYC!

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Book Discussion Group: Beautiful Mystery

September 26 2013

Tuesday, October 1st, 11:30 a.m. at Le Paradis Bakery (D St. and Mission)

Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny

No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. They grow vegetables, they tend chickens, they make chocolate. And they sing. Ironically, for a community that has taken a vow of silence, the monks have become world-famous for their glorious voices, raised in ancient chants whose effect on both singer and listener is so profound it is known as “the beautiful mystery.”
But when the renowned choir director is murdered, the lock on the monastery’s massive wooden door is drawn back to admit Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir of the Sûreté du Québec.  As the peace of the monastery crumbles, Gamache is forced to confront some of his own demons, as well as those roaming the remote corridors. Before finding the killer, before restoring peace, the Chief must first consider the divine, the human, and the cracks in between.