Book Reviews of Spiced to Death (Gourmet Detective, Bk 2)

Spiced to Death (Gourmet Detective, Bk 2)
Spiced to Death - Gourmet Detective, Bk 2
Author: Peter King
ISBN-13: 9780312965006
ISBN-10: 0312965001
Publication Date: 4/15/1998
Pages: 293
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Spiced to Death (Gourmet Detective, Bk 2) on + 14 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Cooking style murder/mystery, very good.
reviewed Spiced to Death (Gourmet Detective, Bk 2) on + 19 more book reviews
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Though known only as the Gourmet Detective, this otherwise unnamed English sleuth mainly searches for rare food ingredients. Summoned by a friend to New York, he authenticates a secretive shipment of Ko Feng, a newly rediscovered spice supposedly unknown for 500 years. Someone steals the Ko Feng, however, and kills the friend.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a good story, but very poorly executed. There are some glaring plot discrepancies - things such as referring to a second murder 2 chapters before it happened, mentioning hearing a gunshot from the first murder when it clearly stated a silencer was used. Also, certain parts are completely unbelievable such as the fact that our intrepid gourmet only meets stunningly beautiful women while in New York. If you enjoy food it might be worth reading but many of the food descriptions will make you hungry. If not, you would be better spending your time on a different book.
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I never quite figured out why the main character was considered a suspect in the crimes, except that it seemed to give him some reason to ask questions of everyone ...

Other than that, I really like The Gourmet Detective ... he's different ... but I recommend reading book #1 first, to really understand him ...