Roux the Day by Peter King
A Gourmet Detective Mystery

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Murder, madness, and Cajun mayhem follow the detective to New Orleans
For five generations, the Belvedere family restaurant has been a Louisiana landmark. Unfortunately, the Belvedere clan inherits more than a talent for cooking from each other—they also have an unfortunate tendency of becoming insane. When the latest Belvedere patriarch loses his mind, his son attempts to take over the business, only to find that the ancient family cookbook has vanished—and with it the priceless recipe for the world famous Oysters Belvedere. The Crescent City will never be the same. A bookseller claims to have found the family heirloom, and attempts to sell it at auction—a daring Creole gambit that draws the attention of London’s famous gourmet detective. The sleuth visits the bookshop, but when he finds a corpse at the desk, he must lead a chase for the murderer and the stolen cookbook. One false step, and he’ll end up like a crawfish at a boil: in mighty hot water.

About Peter King

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Peter King has written short stories, stage plays, radio plays, articles, technical books, travel books and novels. He was born in England, has lived in Brazil, France, Italy, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York, and currently resides in Sarasota, Florida. As an aerospace scientist, he led the team that designed and built the rocket engines for the Apollo program that put the first man on the moon. This is his seventh Gourmet Detective Mystery.
Published September 25, 2012 by Road. 288 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Education & Reference. Fiction

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