26.11.13

CRIME FRAICHE, by Alexander Campion

2/series. Paris flic Capucine le Tellier and her gourmet restaurant-reviewer husband Alexandre are invited to a family weekend at Oncle Aymerie's Normandy chateau. What is supposed to be an idyllic time of picnics, sumptuous meals by oncle's fabulous cook, and a spot of mushroom-hunting turns out to be a hunt for a murderer the local police don't believe exists. To complicate matters, Capucine's Paris office is embroiled with a mysterious young woman who faints in public places, then fleeces her would-be saviors of valuable art works. With is usual mix of mystery and food, wine and skulduggery, this sprightly series will keep any foodie on the edge of her seat. It's a 4.
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