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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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A Healthy Place to Die

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Publisher Comments:

How could any self-respecting gourmet turn down a few weeks in a luxurious Swiss health spa? After all, this is no dieter's boot camp, but an exclusive hideaway for weary elites seeking a few stolen moments for relaxation, self-indulgence-and maybe a slight reduction in their fat intakes. And who'd ever believe that a healthy meal could sound so appetizing? Zuger Kirschtorte: a rich, saffron-colored cake soaked in cherry schnapps? Duck with sliced prosciutto, wild rice, dried apricots, pistachio nuts? When not gorging themselves, guilt-free, the exclusive spa's wealthy patrons lounge in soothing mud baths and splash around in natural springs. No aficionado of the Good Life can pass up an opportunity like this. And few boast a better understanding of good living than the world-famous Gourmet Detective.


When he's needed to fill in for a friend-sampling and evaluating the spa's rich delicacies-the discerning sleuth can hardly say no. Every one of his assignments, consulting on menus for the world's premiere restauranteurs, seems to end up with someone dead and someone else trying to kill him. But here, at last, is a chance to relax in the very lap of luxury. Or so the Gourmet Detective thinks . . .


When he arrives at the resort's seaweed massage room for a rendezvous with one of the many attractive, leggy, blonde staff members, he finds her passed out from the heat. As he reaches for her pulse, someone bludgeons him from behind. While he's unconscious, her body disappears, along with any hope of a peaceful vacation. Then two more women-both editors at lifestyle magazines-go missing. And a lawyer shows up to inquire about the stories they were writing. The Gourmet Detective suspects they had uncovered more than the tastiest recipes. Now, as a menu specializing in relaxation turns into a recipe for disaster, the Gourmet Detective may have to sniff out a killer.

Synopsis:

The Gourmet Detective returns in his much anticipated fifth mystery--a tale of haute cuisine and sinful indulgences set amidst the luxury of an exclusive resort in Switzerland.

Synopsis:

Standing in for an ailing colleague, the Gourmet Detective attends a cooking conference at a luxurious Swiss spa famous for pampering the overindulged with healthful haute cuisine. Under the eye of the crusty chef-owner and his dishy staff, the Gourmet Detective prepares for the week ahead by sampling delicacies ranging from decadent cherry-schnapps-laced Zuger Kirschtorte, to mousseline de poisson. Then it's time to relax in the underground mudbaths, swim in the natural springs, and meet an attractive food writer for a rendezvous in the Seaweed Forest. But the Gourmet Detective's first spa experience may be his last, as he's knocked out cold and his delectable date disappears without a trace. Soon it seems that someone has whipped up the perfect recipe for murder--and the banquet has just begun...

About the Author

Peter King is a full-time writer. A Healthy Place to Die is his fifth Gourmet Detective mystery. He lives in Florida.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312242695
Author:
King, Peter
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Switzerland
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Series
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Resorts
Subject:
Gourmets
Subject:
Gourmet Detective
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
Culinary Mysteries Hardcover
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
20010315
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.55x5.75x.87 in. .87 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Gourmet Detective returns in his much anticipated fifth mystery--a tale of haute cuisine and sinful indulgences set amidst the luxury of an exclusive resort in Switzerland.
"Synopsis" by ,
Standing in for an ailing colleague, the Gourmet Detective attends a cooking conference at a luxurious Swiss spa famous for pampering the overindulged with healthful haute cuisine. Under the eye of the crusty chef-owner and his dishy staff, the Gourmet Detective prepares for the week ahead by sampling delicacies ranging from decadent cherry-schnapps-laced Zuger Kirschtorte, to mousseline de poisson. Then it's time to relax in the underground mudbaths, swim in the natural springs, and meet an attractive food writer for a rendezvous in the Seaweed Forest. But the Gourmet Detective's first spa experience may be his last, as he's knocked out cold and his delectable date disappears without a trace. Soon it seems that someone has whipped up the perfect recipe for murder--and the banquet has just begun...

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