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NEW! MIMI TAKES PARIS by Elizabeth Cooke

July, 2020, “THE MIMI SERIES” published by The Troy Book Makers ( is The first book in The Mimi Series, titled “Mimi Takes Paris” by Mimi, translated by Elizabeth Cooke.

It is the start of the adventures of a small black poodle, escapee from a cruel puppy mill, who is rescued by Nicole Marcel, a pretty girl singer in the City of Paris. The two become inseparable.

The little dog has an animal intelligence and a tremendous sense of smell, and proceeds to solve a murder, and other crimes by nasal prowess. Mimi gains celebrity status, as does her PERSON, Nicole.

It is a Cozy Mystery like no other!

In book two, titled “Mimi’s Paris Dilemma,” Mimi’s reputation, (and that of Nicole’s), is sullied by an unfair assessment by the public. The little dog slowly regains status by solving other crimes.

Book three, titled “Mimi, L’Etoile de Paris, Mimi, Star of Paris,” continues with her dog sleuthing. She becomes famous once more, is anchor of her own TV show (with Nicole), and has her own clothing line and ‘Mimi’ perfume (for dogs).

Mimi is once again the toast of Paris.

These three books are only the beginning of a series of Cozy Mysteries where the leading detective is Mimi, a canine on four legs, with a formidable sensitivity to scent.

Now Available!
On Kindle and Nook Book
Only $1.99

Kindle Edition

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Author, Elizabeth Cooke, born and bred in New York City, graduate of Vassar College and The Sorbonne, is the author of over a dozen books, several take place in Paris, where she lived in the 1950’s.

For the Love of Abbi

For The Love Of Abbi

The purchase of “Abbi’s Forever Home” supports Senior Homes, Animal Shelters, & Children’s Groups with donations of Stuffed Abbi Toys.

The bond between a 92-year-old widow, her 11-year-old granddaughter, and a half-blind older rescue dog named Abbi, is described in the little dog’s voice. Written for kids – ages 9-12 – with a centerfold of pictures – it is funny, charming, and tells how Abbi, the small poodle, brings a world of love to all three.

Elizabeth Cooke was for 30 years a member of the board of directors of The Bide-A-Wee Home in New York, a no-kill animal shelter complex, with facilities in the city and on Long Island. She has been an animal activist all her life.

Abbi Abbi Abbi Abbi

French Restaurant Special Event:
Pastis Roswell Welcomes Award Winning Local Author Elizabeth Cooke

Book Event at Pastis Roswell, Wednesday, July 20th, 5:30-7pm


PARIS_ The sixth book in a series about a fictional hotel is the grand prize winner of the 2016 Paris Book Festival, which honors Elizabeth Cooke’s “Intrigue at a Small Hotel” (Abbott Press) is part of an ongoing series of tales surrounding the fictional Hotel Marcel, located near the Eiffel Tower in France.

Wednesday, July 20, 530 PM, Elizabeth Cooke, an award-winning local author will celebrate her new book, The Hotel Marcel Dining Club, and her love of Paris at the wonderful French restaurant, Pastis Roswell. She will offer complimentary signed copies of her book to guests that evening from 5:30-7:00PM. Elizabeth is also available for an interview and will provide you with a copy of her book.

The Hotel Marcel Dining Club shows Paris in all its glory and at its most delicious with “A Baker’s Dozen Recipes for the Emotions” included at the end of the book. This is the author’s seventh book in the romantic series about a small hotel in Paris, continuing her celebration of her lifelong passion for the City of Light. The first book in the series won The Paris Book Festival 2015 Award for General Fiction.

In an excerpt from Chapter 26 of The Hotel Marcel Dining Club, the author pays tribute to her beloved city after the terrorist attack:

Paris, the city of romance is challenged again, but the romance, the delight in it, is not forgotten. Never! Parisians live the past in the present, and yet the future beckons, and here, where enlightenment was born, where the Western world began, the city’s life force will evoke an even greater passion to live a life of joy. Paris promises to smile again.

Vive Paris et Bon Appetit!

Elizabeth Cooke lived in the City of Light in the 1950s and has returned as often as possible. While she lived there, she attended a 6-week, daily cooking class at The Cordon Bleu, where she learned “certain basic rules of cooking that have stayed with me.” She is a graduate of Vassar College and The Sorbonne in Paris.

Pastis opened in historic Roswell at 928 Canton Street in 1998. The casual bistro offers savory, affordable French fare that foodies adore, with mouth-watering appetizers and succulent desserts. The restaurant features $9 Bottomless Wine on Tuesday, the only day of the week you can drink cheaper in a restaurant than at home. On Wednesdays, Pastis features $4 Moscow Mules.

Pastis has live music Tuesday through Saturday and Sunday Night Jazz. The restaurant also has a Sunday Brunch with $12 Bottomless Mimosas, and when weather permits, diners can enjoy either of two outdoor patios. For more information about the event or the restaurant, call 770-640-3870 or visit

The Hotel Marcel Dining Club is available for purchase on, and at independent bookstores. For more information about the author and her work, visit

Guests will also be given the opportunity to sign a copy of the book to be presented to Hotel Eber Mars, Paris, the source of inspiration for the hotel book series.

Press Release


WINNER ~ For the past four years, Elizabeth Cooke has won awards at the Paris Book Festival.
In 2015, her book “There’s a Small Hotel” was winner in the general fiction category.
In 2016, “Intrigue at a Small Hotel” won grand prize for all categories.
In 2017, “Still Life” A Love Story – received an honorable mention.
In 2018, “Eye of the Beholder” was runner up in the Photography/Art category.


PARIS_ The sixth book in a series about a fictional hotel is the grand prize winner of the 2016 Paris Book Festival, which honors Elizabeth Cooke’s “Intrigue at a Small Hotel” (Abbott Press) is part of an ongoing series of tales surrounding the fictional Hotel Marcel, located near the Eiffel Tower in France.

The book continues the adventures of Elizabeth, an American widow in her 60s, whose encounters always bring her back to the lodging of which she is so fond. Cooke knows the city well, as a graduate of the Sorbonne, and she brings Paris and its many characters to vivid life in her work.

Cooke and other winners, runner-ups and honorable mentions will be honored at a private dinner in Paris on June 2.

The Surprise Was on Me

A Kirkus Indie Review Success Story
By Elizabeth Cooke on June 23, 2016

Kirkus Reviews first came to my attention two years ago through an author/friend who told me how rewarding her experience with Kirkus had been. I decided to buy an Indie review of my book, How To Game People Without Even Trying, to get an objective assessment of my work. Read More…