Synopses & Reviews
The Gourmet Detective: He's got a gift for food, a taste for adventure-and a nose for nabbing a killer.
Critics hailed Peter King's debut novel, The Gourmet Detective, the first in a delicious mystery series featuring the Gourmet Detective-a chef-turned-culinary-sleuth.
Now, in his second outing, the Gourmet Detective is on his way from London to New York to authenticate Ko-Feng-an expensive spice, lost for centuries, and lauded for its taste and purported qualities as an aphrodisiac. But when the Ko-Feng disappears under his nose-and a culinary colleague turns up dead-the Gourmet Detective becomes the prime suspect in a case more slippery than Oysters Rockefeller. As he cooks up a scheme to find the killer, the Gourmet Detective embarks on a mouth-watering romp through the ethnic eateries of New York City, tasting his way to final justice.
"This appealing detective serves up nuggets of culinary trivia and wry foodie humor." --People on The Gourmet Detective
"A fabulous, four-star feast of mystery and murder. Spiced to Death is a fun, fast-paced culinary whodunit. Like a sumptuous meal served with an opulent wine, you simply won't want this book to end." --Michael Klauber, leading Florida restaurateur
"The imaginative premise gives King ample opportunity to describe what he really loves: food and the food industry." --Publishers Weekly
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