Loved it! If you enjoy food and mysteries--this is the book for you. I learned so much about food & wine--very entertaining!
Fascinating book--great food/wine combos and King even suggests classical music that matches a meal! No recipes per se, so if you're looking for a cozy with recipes, this may not be for you. Lots of description and many references to other mystery authors and their characters.
I'm looking forward to more in the series.
"The Gourmet Detective doesn't carry a gun and he doesn't have a license to prowl - his specialty is piecing together ancient recipes and tracking down obscure ingredients to make his clients' sauces sing. But when Scotland Yard volunteers him for a case of murder most foul, how can he say no? After all, he was at the scene of the gourmet London luncheon of foodie experts, the exclusive circle of Careme, and he saw Ivor jenkinson fall to the floor - dead of food poisoning.
Although Ivor, an investigative TV journalist was loathed as thoroughly as hot dogs in a four-star restaurant, the question of who killed him remains a mystery. As the Gourmet Detective turns up the heat to smoke out a killer, what he discovers are rivalries on the rocks, kitchen cabinet sabotage, and a perfectly dish policewoman with very good taste. Until a clever killer puts a second mistake on the menu." (From the back cover)