Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Monsieur Pamplemousse Investigates

Author of the Paddington Bear books Michael Bond has written a series of mysteries featuring a former detective for the Sûreté now restaurant guide food critic. This book is the 6th of them and the 2nd one I've read. I love Pommes Frites, Monsieur Pamplemousse's faithful dog. These have been light-humored distracting reads.

from the back cover:
Le Guide is plagued with mishaps: a false death announcement about le Directeur is planted in the leading newspapers, piranhas in the fountain outside the office are dining on the goldfish, and perhaps worst of all -someone has sabotaged the journal's new computer system, threatening to make it the laughingstock of France.

Culinary expert and food critic Monsieur Pamplemousse must find the fiend in three days or Le Guide will be forced to delay publication, an unprecedented disgrace!

Could it be the austere Madame Grante, head of accounting, with her strange bedclothes and even stranger habits? It's a mystery that will have Monsieur Pamplemousse wearing some very strange clothes himself, as he and Pommes Frites discover that the real solution is for the birds. And it's a rare dish indeed....

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