Eat, Drink, and Be Buried

Eat, Drink, and Be Buried

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Hired to design a menu for a medieval-themed castle resort, the Gourmet Detective becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation after a joust re-enacter dies of supposed food poisoning after the detective's feast.

Blackwell North Amer
When the world's finest restaurateurs need assistance, they know they can rely on the Gourmet Detective's discriminating palate to get the job done. And when a family of eccentrically dysfunctional British aristocrats hires the sleuth to design a menu for their medieval-themed castle resort, he anticipates a great opportunity to explore a forgotten but nonetheless mouthwatering cuisine. A cakewalk? Maybe not, but with the bloodshed of the Middle Ages centuries past, it should at least be safe.
Wrong again. Exploring new variations on succulent recipes for fresh venison with traditional frumenty - a pudding made from whole-wheat grains, chopped almonds, egg yolk, and saffron - the discerning sleuth finds himself the prime suspect in a murder investigation! It seems that a professional joust re-enactor's goose was cooked after he finished one of the investigator's feasts, and authorities have determined the cause of death: poisoning. To make matters worse, the dead actor was a last-minute stand-in for the scion of the infighting noble family. Had the poison been meant for him? And if so, why would someone want to kill him?
Before he can answer these questions, the intrepid Gourmet Detective will have to dodge stray arrows, escape a flooding dungeon, avoid the authorities' suspicion, and nab the crooks - all while finding a way to get four-and-twenty live blackbirds under the crust of a pot-pie already filled with chicken, bacon, mushrooms, raisins, and cloves. Can the Gourmet Detective solve the crime and save his skin while designing an authentic assortment of medieval Europe's most prized delicacies?
One way or another, it won't be a banquet.

& Taylor

When a family of eccentrically dysfunctional British aristocrats hires the Gournet Detective for their medieval-themed banquet hall, he witnesses the murder of a professional joustman and finds himself the prime suspect in the poisoning. By the author of Death al Dente.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312242701
Branch Call Number: F KIN
Characteristics: 215 p. ; 22 cm


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