Lucy Stone is saying "Au revoir!" to Tinker’s Cove, Maine, and "Bonjour!" to Paris to absorb the points of interest, how you can bake actual French pastries, and adventure some joie de vivre. But her goals of l. a. vie en rose are wear carry whilst town of lighting turns deadly…
Lucy regularly dreamed of traveling Paris, but if popular pastry chef Larry Bruneau is chanced on on death’s doorstep and Lucy and her buddies are detained for wondering, she’s frightened she’ll be buying and selling in her luxurious lodgings for a sojourn within the Bastille. Now, if she’s going to take pleasure in her holiday, she’ll need to unpack her sleuthing abilities and transparent her identify…
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Hold your bag close,” whispered Lucy, considering that in the event that they have been nonetheless being by means of that man she’d visible monitoring them at Versailles, it'd be really easy for him to combination into the gang. “It’s this way,” stated Sylvie, best them down a road coated with shops delivering low-cost, low-quality items and with highway owners, who suggested them to shop for unlawful, pretend clothier scarves and “Rolex” watches for twenty euros. “Keep moving,” advised Elizabeth. “Don’t make eye touch. ” achieving an intersection, they'd to attend for the site visitors mild to alter, and Lucy made guaranteed to look round, preserving a cautious eye on her atmosphere. It was once then that she observed the 3 black males, their fingers loaded with counterfeit handbags, rushing via site visitors, with a few flics in sizzling pursuit. “Watch out! ” she warned as one of many proprietors crashed during the crowd of pedestrians ready to go the road. whereas Lucy and her pals have been surprised and alarmed, no one else appeared in any respect disturbed through the scene, so she guessed it was once a widespread prevalence. creating a left flip, they Sylvie down a filthy facet road that ran alongside a street go out ramp and that used to be covered with stall after stall of junky knockoffs, faux Levis, and inexpensive T-shirts and sneakers. “This isn't in any respect what I expected,” declared Sue. “Where are the antiques? The brocante? ” “Just up here,” stated Sylvie, major them right into a lined arcade with an indication settling on it because the Marché Dauphine. It used to be cold out there, which had a cement flooring and steel stairs that reminded Lucy of the steps resulting in the increased teach strains in long island. “The top old retailers are commonly down the following, at the rez-de-chaussée,” defined Sylvie. “Upstairs, at the mezzanine, that’s the place you discover previous posters, books, gown jewellery, the fewer pricey brocante. ” They quickly came upon the malls at the major flooring have been some distance past their budgets, that includes shabby Louis XV armchairs, fragile units of Sevres china, sparkling gold vermeil flatware, and shimmering crystal chandeliers. “I love those,” stated Sue, declaring a couple of fowl sconces, “but no longer for 4 thousand euros. ” “And now not a wine-bottle rack in sight,” acknowledged Pam. “Let’s attempt upstairs,” recommended Rachel. “I have a specific thing for Bakelite bangles. ” Even the Bakelite bangles have been too dear for Rachel, who declared she may get an identical at domestic for much less, yet Lucy fell tough for a couple of Fifties academic posters picturing town and the rustic in shiny fundamental colours. “I may have the rustic in my kitchen and provides you the town to your apartment,” she instructed Elizabeth. “How a lot? ” she requested the seller. “Combien pour les deux? ” “Deux cent cinquante,” spoke back the vendor, a well-padded lady who was once the exception proving the rule of thumb that Frenchwomen don’t get fats, and who was once dressed opposed to the nippiness in different sweaters and a couple of fingerless gloves. “Two fifty? Too much,” acknowledged Lucy as Sylvie stepped up. “Cent cinquante, c’est juste,” she stated in an authoritative voice. “Non, c’est trop peu,” stated the seller with a dismissive shrug.