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"CATNIP FOR ARMCHAIR SLEUTHS" --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
"ONE OF THE BEST MYSTERY WRITERS ON THE MARKET TODAY" --The Mystery Gazette
Continuing his string of investigations into stubborn cold cases, ex-forensics superstar Enzo Macleod takes the case, diving into the big business and high stakes of French haute cuisine.
Seven years ago, France's top chef, Marc Fraysse, summoned the world's culinary press to his remote restaurant in central France to make an announcement that he said would cause shockwaves in the culinary community.
Instead of an announcement, the reporters were shocked to find instead that the great chef had been murdered and they left without a clue about the message the chef intended to deliver or who might have killed him.
Winter has settled in around the mountaintop restaurant, causing complications, as Enzo learns more about the complex web of relationships that surrounded the celebrated (if also unpredictable) chef--a spurned lover, a jealous wife, an estranged brother, an embittered food critic...
Macleod begins to see parallels with his own life and loves. In diving into this new case, he finds himself reopening old wounds of his own.