Author: J.A Lang
Series: Book 1 Chef Maurice Culinary Mysteries
Publisher: Purple Panda Press
Source: Received for Review from Author
Rating: Five Stars
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Reviewed by: Tina
I had great fun reading the first book of this series. Chef Maurice had me in stitches and trying to pronounce his French as I read because he is a French chef living in the Cotswolds in England.
Ollie Meadows is Chef Maurice's mushroom supplier for his restaurant, Le Cochon Rouge. Ollie is quite the shady character and it seems that he is involved in some low down and dirty schemes as of late. Intruders are in invading Ollie's residence more than once and a certain chef of a certain kind of truffle, I might add.
Where could have Ollie have gotten these expensive truffles you ask not possibly in England so Chef heads to the pet shelter to buy himself a "truffle hunting micro pig"named, Hamilton along with his friend and food Critic for the newspaper, Arthur. They then venture into the woods to start to try to track down these so called truffles and maybe try to find forager, Ollie.
To Chef Maurice and Arthur's surprise they find Ollie shot in the chest dead in the river. A killer is out there and Chef Maurice is on a culinary quest to find this person and could there be a possible connection between these truffles and Ollie's killer?
The suspects start adding up and Chef Maurice will not quit his search. His pig, Hamilton has son been "pignapped" and Chef Maurice will stop at nothing to get his beloved Hamilton back and find a murderer post haste.
I love British Humor and author J.A Lang writes it brilliantly with Chef Maurice, his friend author and his fun loving pig Hamilton. It is written seamlessly and very humorous, with a dash of murder and abundance of food and a mystery filled with wit. There's also more to Hamilton than meets the eye as I soon found out after reading this book that will have you amused. I can't wait to read and review the next in this series, Chef Maurice and the Wrath of Grapes.
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