Spiced To Death by Peter King
A Culinary Mystery (Culinary Mysteries)

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The discovery of a centuries-old spice leads to a million-dollar murder
In the days of Marco Polo, men risked their lives for spices. And in an age when black pepper was so valuable that it was sold one peppercorn at a time, there was no spice more valuable than the legendary Ko Feng. Known as the Celestial Spice, it supposedly vanished five centuries ago, and its name lives on only as culinary myth. But now a sack of it has turned up in New York City, and the leading experts of world cuisine will kill for a taste. When London’s finest gourmet detective proclaims the mysterious spice authentic, this sack of weeds becomes the most valuable substance on earth, worth thousands of dollars per gram. But soon the spice vanishes, one of his colleagues is murdered, and the detective is forced to dive into New York’s culinary underworld. His palate may be refined, but this gourmet knows how to fight dirty.

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 MysteriousPress.com/Open Road. 304 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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