Bon Bon Voyage (Carolyn Blue Culinary Food Writer Series #8)

Bon Bon Voyage (Carolyn Blue Culinary Food Writer Series #8)

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by Nancy Fairbanks
     
 

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Even if Carolyn Blue has to share a cabin with her mother-in-law, she'll still enjoy her Mother's Day present: a gourmet European cruise. That is, until both a female passenger and the double chocolate raspberry mousse go missing.See more details below

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Even if Carolyn Blue has to share a cabin with her mother-in-law, she'll still enjoy her Mother's Day present: a gourmet European cruise. That is, until both a female passenger and the double chocolate raspberry mousse go missing.

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Publishers Weekly
El Paso, Tex., food writer Carolyn Blue takes a gourmet cruise in Fairbanks's lackluster eighth culinary mystery (after 2005's Mozzarella Most Murderous). The pumpkin soup is tasty and the tilapia with black bean and corn relish scrumptious on the cruise from Lisbon to Barcelona, but things turn sour when another passenger, Mrs. Gross, goes missing. Was she accidentally left behind when the cruise ship docked? Or could something more sinister be afoot? Carolyn's determination to get to the bottom of things lands her in hot water. The frequent first-person narrative shifts among Carolyn and various other characters make for a confusing read, but fans will relish the many dessert recipes sprinkled throughout. Previous books in the series were published as mass market originals. (Apr.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
A free Mother's Day cruise to exotic Spanish and North African ports sounds like heaven-until murder, hijacking and a mother-in-law join the cruise. El Paso-based food critic Carolyn Blue doesn't let her husband's refusal to opt out of his conference spoil her trip to heaven. Instead, she talks her friend, retired cop Luz Vallejo, into joining her, not knowing that her husband has asked his mother, a rampant feminist and no friend to Carolyn, to share her suite. Luz, whose bag has been lost, receives a new wardrobe and a lover in the form of the ship's doctor. Carolyn revels in the delectable food prepared by executive chef Demetrios Kostas el Greco. And her mother-in-law takes time out from accusing Carolyn of getting too friendly with a Welsh author to start her own affair with a retired naval officer. Meanwhile, several crew members plot to hold the ship for ransom. Then an obnoxious passenger disappears after a shore visit, and Carolyn feels the need to investigate. When the hijacking is pulled off, Carolyn barely escapes from one of the pirates. She hides out in disguise in the Welshman's cabin until she and some resourceful fellow passengers take back the ship with a little help from some spiked avocado soup. Whiny Carolyn (Three-Course Murder, not reviewed, etc.) is consistently upstaged by her acerbic friend Luz and the tidbits of cooking lore and dessert recipes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425216675
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
08/07/2007
Series:
Carolyn Blue Culinary Food Writer Series, #8
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
4.32(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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