Review: Chef Maurice and A Spot of Truffle by: J.A. Lang

by - Saturday, April 18, 2015

Title: Chef Maurice and A Spot of Truffle
Author: J.A.Lang
Publisher: Purple Panda Press
Series: Chef Maurice Culinary Mysteries #1
Pages: 240
Format: e-book
Source: Great Escapes Book Tours


First book in a series of British culinary mysteries.

“They say one should never trust a thin chef. By this measure, Chef Maurice was very trustworthy indeed.”

It’s autumn in the Cotswolds, and Chef Maurice is facing a problem of mushrooming proportion.

Not only has his wild herb and mushroom supplier, Ollie Meadows, missed his weekly delivery—he’s missing vital signs too, when he turns up dead in the woods near Beakley village.

Soon, Chef Maurice is up to his nose in some seriously rotten business—complete with threatening notes, a pignapping, and an extremely well-catered stake-out.

Can he solve Ollie’s murder before his home-made investigation brings the killer out for second helpings?

My Thoughts:

This is a new series that is a British mystery.  Early in this book Ollie the mushroom supplier is missing and Chef Maurice is unable to retrieve his mushrooms, but he finds a truffle which is the best mushroom there is and has a feeling there are more truffles and buys a pig to find out if this is the case.

Not long into this Ollie is found dead in a ditch and it's up to Chef Maurice to find out what is going on and to get his mushrooms released from Lucy.  Who had enough anger to snuff out the Mushroom supplier?

This was cute culinary mystery which pulled me in and had me intrigued. This book had lots of funny moments with the pig dreaming about becoming bacon.  The story was really cute and funny and I think any foodie mystery lover will like it!

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