from the back of the book:
Le Guide's apprentice restaurant rater is quite a dish!
Nevertheless, when Monsieur Pamplemousse is sent on the road with the saucy Elsie, he is not amused-despite the fact that he finds her delectable!
Their destination is the Hotel des Dunes on the Cote d'Argent, and even with the chaperonage of his canine confrere, Pommes Frites, Pamplemousse feels uneasy. Not only is Elsie a tease, but the hotel food is a disgrace, the other guests unappetizing and the owner/chef has vanished. That is, until Pommes Frites digs up a jambon that was never part of any four-legged animal....