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Author: Charlotte Carter
ISBN: 0446607878
Subcategory: United States
Publisher Grand Central Publishing; Reprint edition (February 1, 2000)
Language English
Category: Fiction
Rating: 4.6
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by Charlotte Carter

Coq au Vin. A Nanette Hayes Mystery. It didn’t sound like Mrs. Hayes, that’s what. It just did not sound right. And, come to think of it, there was a bit of a quaver in her voice, too. Oh, God. She’s sick.

Coq au Vin. CHAPTER 1. Travelin’ Light. My saxophone seemed to weigh more than I did. I had awakened early that morning and immediately commenced to fill the day with activity-some of it necessary but most of it far from pressing.

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When Nanette’s overprotective mother tells her that her glamorous . Coq au Vin is the second book in the Nanette Hayes Mystery series.

When Nanette’s overprotective mother tells her that her glamorous, bohemian auntie Vivian has gone missing in France under mysterious circumstances, Nanette is dispatched to Paris to help. Thriller & Crime Women Sleuths.

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Nanette, the singular, sax-playing heroine of Rhode Island Red, finds herself on a trip back to the land of her dreams. But by the time she gets there Vivian's gone, no forwarding address. So what's a girl to do in Paris in the springtime? Why, fall in love with the first cute young dread-locked autodidact she sets her eyes on, of course.

THEN BOHO SLEUTH MEETS THE HOT LIFE, IT'S MURDER ON THE DOWN LOW...She's "the most charismatic crime fiction heroine to appear in the last decade", a jazz-playing, freewheeling sleuth with a knack for living cool...and landing in hot water. She's Nanette Hayes, and this time around she's flying high -- back to Paris, the city she's always loved, to find Viv, the jet-setting aunt she still idolizes. But her search will plunge her into a decades-old murder mystery that will endanger her, her fiercely sexy new lover, and Viv. And to solve it, she will have to face hard truths about the past and her own illusions -- and heartbreak of the seriously fatal kind.
Coq Au Vin, the second of four mysteries featuring the young and talented Francophone saxophonist, Nannette Hayes, took the mystery genre in an interesting direction. While most mysteries feature a tough-guy protagonist who is usually enamored with fisticuffs maybe even an intellectual passion or two to soften his rough edges, this leading lady sleuth is soft, a little on the sassy side and is very, very talented musically. Charlotte Carter has created quite a unique character, one that's in her mid- to late-twenties, and as such is in the midst of still finding her true self and her rightful place in the world. It was interesting to see how her personal relationships, especially her love life, intersected and often clashed with her sleuthing.

I especially liked how the author weaved into the story, which takes place both in New York and Paris, a lot of African-American musical lore, ranging from the African-American expatriate community of the late twenties to the early sixties to the 'genealogy' of blues music in twentieth century America through the late thirties or thereabouts. I also liked how the character thoroughly lived in the moment, and while I had some objection to some aspects of her chosen lifestyle, I do recognize that for many, it makes the character relate-able in that many people have made the very bone-headed choices in their youth. Of special note is how the author makes the character literally evolve right in front of the reader's eyes.

This lovely little Parisian romp features plenty of action, suspense, steamy romance and intrigue. It also has an ending that will catch many readers off-guard. A story filled with both love and loss, as well as a bit of intro-spection, Coq Au Vin is true original and a very worthwhile use of a lazy Saturday afternoon or two. I plan on getting all the books in the series, starting with the first one, and reading each while consuming a glass of my favorite Cabernet and nibbling on a baguette and cheese.
Nanette Hayes is a young, free-spirited, artist. As far as her mother knows she is a teacher, but really Nanette floats by as a musician surviving off of the gigs that she has acquired. All of her life Nanette has admired her aunt Vivian, who has lived the "free" lifestyle that Nan so desires. One day Nan receives a disturbing phone call from her mother and finds out that her aunt Vivian may be in Paris, in serious trouble. Nan's mother has the brilliant idea that Nan should take off of "work" to go and rescue her aunt. Despite the circumstances, this is probably the best news that Nan has heard in a long time.
Initially, the book began a little slow. It was a little difficult to determine the direction that the story would take. My interest was piqued once Nan landed in Paris and began her adventure. It was exciting how the same man that Nan had a disagreement with turned out to be the love of her life, even if only for a moment. The romance that they shared seemed to overshadow Nan's purpose for traveling, but it made for an enjoyable read. Most of the action took place when Nan and Andre, her love interest, searched together for Nan's aunt and anyone she may have been associated with. The characters they met along the way were interesting to say the least. While neither the book, nor Nan's romance ended the way that I would have desired, the book was a true mystery. Complete with murder, motive, and money this is definitely a page turner for the sleuth in you.
In the disco seventies, Aunt Viv was saxophonist Nanette Hayes role model and heroine. Before disappearing in Paris, Viv taught Nan that life was worth living to the fullest. So when her mother asks her to find her missing aunt after receiving a telegram pleading for help, Nan rushes to Paris on a quest.

However, Nan seems to have vanished, leaving behind a suitcase filled with clues including a con and a murder. Meanwhile, Viv relishes her tour of her favorite city. Making it even more fun for Viv is her meeting with fellow musician and American expatriate Andre. The twosome plays a mean "You Took Advantage of Me." Though her love life has picked up, Nan's work as an amateur sleuth seems to be going no where except into danger.

Readers will be singing the praise of the second appearance of Nanette Hayes. Like RHODE ISLAND RED before it, COQ AU VIN is a fun mystery because of the enthusiastic Nan. Jazz and Paris feel like characters as they add much to the moving plot. Crafty Charlotte Carter proves that her debut was no fluke as she is a major talent.

Harriet Klausner
Here is a book that is quick on a good evening and won't totally bog the reader with a lot of filler. Nanette Hayes, on request of her mother, goes in search for her idol, Aunt Vivian, who seem to have left a couple of cryptic messages with mom. On route of searching, she is derailed by playing sax on street corners, meeting her male antagonist, who will be her lover, dirty dives, and a hotel room where her aunt resided. A duffel bag, one hundred dollars in a jacket pocket, and a picture of a old jazz musician puts her and her new conquest on the search, and somehow leads her to the missing relative, along with the drama and danger that comes along. Straight to the point and humerous, Nanette is a heroine that will charm you and a story that will keep you turning the pages.
Jazzy Nanette Hayes goes to Paris looking for her Aunt Viv. Meets sexy musician Andre and teams up for a duet. But who killed the amateurish blues musician? The plot is a little disjointed and it's a little heavy on the "poor us, we're black" vibe. But mostly a fun romp. The old jazz history is a plus.
Charlotte Carter's absorbing Coq au Vin is a witty, erotic and moving love song to Paris and its "glamorous black past" of jazz musicians, singers, and artists. Sax-playing New Yorker Nanette Hayes is on a mission in her beloved Paris to find her missing free-spirited aunt. Nanette finds hot sex and romance first, and big trouble second, confirming her fear that she brings doom to those she cares about. While the mystery is slight, Coq au Vin's romantic comedy is the real deal, and so is the serious heartbreak.