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Publication date: 04 Aug 2022
ISBN: 9781839940958
Size: 198 x 129 mm
Length: 224 pages

Alice Éclair, Spy Extraordinaire! A Recipe for Trouble


Alice Éclair, Spy Extraordinaire will whisk you away on a fabulous adventure, full of daring action and delicious cakes!

Baker by day, spy by night – Alice Éclair leads an exciting double life!

A mysterious message sends Alice on a mission aboard France’s most glamorous train, The Sapphire Express. Alice must sneak on board disguised as a pastry chef and discover which passenger is an enemy agent before they reach their final stop. But everyone on the train seems to be hiding something…

Armed with her whisk, her wits and her will to succeed, Alice has a spy to catch.

A Recipe for Trouble can be read as a stand-alone novel, or enjoyed as part of the Alice Éclair, Spy Extraordinaire series. Look out for A Spoonful of Spying!

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“Sarah Todd Taylor brings to life the innocent and spectacularly talented daughter of a Parisian baker who secretly has a talent for more than patisserie.”

– Gemma E. McLaughlin, The National

“A delicious adventure crammed full of spies, code breaking, mystery, CAKE! A train to rival the Orient Express and a host of fabulous characters.”

– Eloise Williams, author of The Tide Singer

“Alice Eclair is, indeed, a legend in the baking! Clever, pacy, and with a twist to rival any scrumptious pastry.”

– Karen Owen, author of Major and Mynah

“Sarah Todd Taylor creates a pacy, puzzling adventure.”

– Lesley Parr, author of The Valley of Lost Secrets

“[T]his thrilling tale seamlessly combines espionage and baking, and is packed full of intrigue and exquisite, mouth-watering pastries”

– BookTrust

“Deliciously good fun.”

– Marianne Levy, the i

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