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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In Nancy Fairbanks's eighth Culinary Mystery, 40-something food columnist Carolyn Blue's Mother's Day gift -- a trip aboard a gourmet cruise ship touring Spanish and North African ports -- turns out to be anything but relaxing.

After finding out that her husband can't accompany her on the trip, Carolyn asks her friend Luz Vallejo, an irrascible retired police lieutenant, to join her. But unbeknownst to her, Carolyn's husband has already invited his mother, an abrasive feminist who doesn't exactly get along with her daughter-in-law. Not wanting to make waves, Carolyn decides to share her suite with both women. The cruise seems doomed from the start as Luz's luggage gets lost and Carolyn's mother-in-law commandeers the master bedroom and its luxurious bathtub. Forced to share a bathroom the size of a telephone booth with the potty-mouthed Luz, Carolyn tries to make the best of the situation -- even as her mother-in-law insinuates that she's getting overly friendly with Owen Griffith, a popular author and "international adventurer." But when a passenger goes missing and is later found in the meat freezer, Carolyn vows to solve the murder -- only to stumble headlong into a conspiracy between a group of crew members plotting to hijack the ship.

Featuring numerous mouthwatering dessert recipes (strawberry bonbons, double chocolate raspberry mousse, Canary Island key lime pie, et al.) this latest installment of the Culinary Mystery saga serves up more of what Fairbanks is renowned for -- fast-paced, lighthearted amateur sleuth mysteries that are as laugh-out-loud funny as they are wildly entertaining. Paul Goat Allen

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

Meet the Author

Nancy Fairbanks is a pseudonym for Nancy Herndon, author of the Elena Jarvis mysteries. She has also written historical romances under the name Elizabeth Chadwick. She lives in El Paso, Texas with her husband. She travels widely and frequently with her husband throughout America and Europe, enjoying new places, interesting people, good food, opera, and scientific conferences.

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Bon Bon Voyage (Carolyn Blue Culinary Food Writer Series #8) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
MagicMom50 More than 1 year ago
I'll keep this brief. Carolyn Blue starts out on an innocent cruise. More from being a meddler (in my opinion) she finds herself in the mystery of the missing passenger and with the help of her friend Luz, finds herself investigating. A great read, laugh out loud humor and of course, the recipes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dropped the f word too many times, too much other bad language, and storyline dragged on and on.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
The children of food columnist Carolyn Blue send her on a food cruise sailing the Mediterranean with stops in Spain and North Africa as a Mother¿s Day present. Carolyn is disappointed that her husband Jason cannot accompany her, but he has a conference to attend in Canada. She asks her friend Luz, an ex cop, to go with her. Luz reluctantly agrees because it is impossible to refuse any request by Carolyn. Carolyn is dismayed that Jason asks his mother to go with Carolyn since two women do not get along. --- Carolyn enjoys the cruise until an obnoxious passenger disappears and she is determined to find her even sending telegrams to the authorities in Majorca where the woman allegedly disembarked. She does not know that five of the ship¿s officers including the chief steward and head of security are planning a mutiny to take control of the ship and then blackmail the owner into paying a fortune to prevent them from blowing up the vessel. Carolyn, Luz and a few other passengers soon realize that the captain is no longer in charge. They come up with a scheme to regain control from the mutineers, but need plenty of help from other passengers and the loyal crew members if they are to succeed failure probably means death. --- The luscious description of food served on a cruise ship (recipes included) will make readers¿ mouths water, but this novel contains plenty intrigue and action as well some amusing counterpoints. BON BON VOYAGE grips the reader as Nancy Fairbanks has written more of a thriller than her usual amateur sleuth mystery especially since the audience knows the villains from the moment the ship sets sail and the answers to motives. --- Harriet Klausner