French Leave by Francoise Bartram is now available in print and digital editions from retailers worldwide.
This cozy mystery follows Claire, a spunky but bored ghostwriter living in a small city in Ohio.
First Claire finds cryptic messages written in a foreign language she doesn’t recognize. Then a mysterious package arrives. When her estranged French aunt shows up on her doorstep only to suddenly disappear again, Claire’s world begins to dissolve.
Amidst her self-obsessed boss, a mysterious oil tycoon, nosy neighbors, and an active police investigation, something strange is happening in town and Claire is stuck in the middle of it.
Francoise Bartram was born in France. She lived near Paris until she moved to the United States to join her husband, a member of the U.S. Air Force. She now lives in Columbus, Ohio.
The manuscript and book concept were developed with assistance from Brad Pauquette. The cover design was crafted by Cate Labish.
“French Leave is the type of book that takes you along for the ride,” Emily Hitchcock, COO of Boyle & Dalton, said. “Claire’s snappy personality leaves the reader drinking wine in the kitchen deciphering clues, dodging bullets, and deep-sighing over family antics.”
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