When the only food sapiens minister in the Government, Professor Perry Partridge, is murdered at the Strawberry Strip Club, run by the young damson Victoria Plum, DI Wortel suspects that the two cases may somehow be linked.
As the Head of the Food Related Crime Division, DI Wortel is ably assisted by his human colleague Sergeant Dorothy Knox. But as their investigation begins, four celebrity chefs are sent death threats. It's a recipe for disaster as the incarcerated evil genius MadCow McBeef is seeking parole; someone appears to have crumbled Mr Bramley's apples; and there is an anti-GM food protestor on the prowl. And why do Oranges and Lemons think they owe someone five farthings?
DI Wortel and his team must find out who is seemingly addicted to death. It will take all efforts - human, fruit and vegetable - to figure this one out.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I will confess it was the cover that captured my imagination first, closely followed by the blurb .. could a whole book possibly be written based around food ? And yes it can! This is a ‘who-dunnit’ with a difference .. it lurches from the bizarre to the totally bizarre! If you can suspend belief enough to cope with all the foodie characters and look beyond the weirdness then this is quite a good crime thriller. Some of the names had me giggling, which was necessary because this is not a book to be taken seriously at all .. I imagine the author had such fun writing it but I do wonder how some imaginations work! It took me a while to adapt to the writing style and it seemed quite long but once I had settled into it the enjoyment factor rose. I think it is a book that you definitely need to be in the right frame of mind to read and appreciate fully. As a blogger working to tight schedules I can’t always choose that suitable moment. It could well be a ‘marmite’ book .. but love it or hate it .. it’s one you won’t forget in a hurry and you will never look at eggs or carrots in the same light again lol. Many thanks to the author and Authoright for the opportunity to read in exchange for my honest opinion.