Monday, July 10, 2017

Monsieur Pamplemousse on Vacation

Monsieur Pamplemousse on Vacation, is by the sadly now deceased (6/27 at age 91) Michael Bond, who also wrote the Paddington Bear series for children. The Monsieur Pamplemousse books are a series for adults about a former detective with the Surete, who took early retirement under somewhat of a cloud and who now -with his trusty bloodhound Pommes Frites- travels around writing restaurant reviews for French gastronomic publication Le Guide and getting into all kinds of comic difficulties. This book is #13. I'm going to read them all, but not necessarily in order.

from the back of the book:
Monsieur Pamplemousse is looking forward to a well-earned break in the South of France courtesy of his employer -all he has to do is collect a piece of artwork for Le Guide's Director. But when his contact fails to show and a dismembered body is washed up outside the hotel, the holiday mood evaporates.

As Pamplemousse struggles with the case (and with modern technology) his ever-faithful bloodhound Pommes Frites is on hand offering proof why, during his time with the Paris Surete, he was one of their top sniffer dogs.

I have also read the following others from this series:

#2 Monsieur Pamplemousse and the Secret Mission
#6 Monsieur Pamplemousse Investigates
#8 Monsieur Pamplemousse Stands Firm
#11 Monsieur Pamplemousse Afloat
#12 Monsieur Pamplemousse on Probation
#14 Monsieur Pamplemousse Hits the Headlines


  1. Huh- I didn't know this author wrote the Paddington Bear books. I've heard of these, but have never read one. And maybe there was an old tv show about one of these books? Not sure, but I think I might have seen something. HMM. Time to wrack the brain. Happy new week. Hugs-Erika

    1. I'd love to see these adapted for tv. Sounds like there'd be fun possibilities there :)