Appetite for Murder: A Culinary Mystery

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A FUNGUS AMONG US

While foraging for fungi in his secret spot, Charly Poisson, owner and chef of La Fermette, inadvertently unearths more than the oyster mushrooms he enjoys on his breakfast toast. Someone, apparently, has had the bad taste to bury an Hermes scarf in the hummus -- with a woman still attached! Mon Dieu!

Now, plagued by a series of mysterious barn burnings and a psychotic killer on the loose, a once-sleepy upstate New York town ...

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Overview

A FUNGUS AMONG US

While foraging for fungi in his secret spot, Charly Poisson, owner and chef of La Fermette, inadvertently unearths more than the oyster mushrooms he enjoys on his breakfast toast. Someone, apparently, has had the bad taste to bury an Hermes scarf in the hummus -- with a woman still attached! Mon Dieu!

Now, plagued by a series of mysterious barn burnings and a psychotic killer on the loose, a once-sleepy upstate New York town has suddenly become a bubbling hot compote of danger and intrigue. Does the blood-hungry murderer lurk among Charly's quirky, epicurean clientele? Worse yet, do the police intend to put the case on the back burner? Add to the mix one chubby French chef with a dangerous craving to solve the crime, rumors of mob ties, age-old vendettas, and a melange of motives that make almost everyone a suspect. Stir the pot vigorously and heat to serve...

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
French chef Charly Poisson, co-owner of La Fermette, a restaurant in upstate New York, should be happy with his flourishing business. But then again, he has to deal with an alcoholic partner with a knack for falling down drunk in front of the customers. And when Charly goes out digging for some choice mushrooms, he accidentally unearths a woman's corpse. Initially, he leaves the investigation to local police, but as he begins to suspect his best customer, Walter Maxwell, his curiosity gets the best of him. When Charly shows up to cater a gala at Maxwell's house, a plan to permanently halt the chef's prying swings into action. LaMalle, debuting here, is at her best describing the workings of the restaurant and the delicious food (recipes included) that inform her debut, a pleasantly light repast for a hot summer's evening. (Aug.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446607629
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/11/2009
  • Series: Culinary Mysteries Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,150,015
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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