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Riassunto: When chef Didier becomes the chief suspect in the murder of Sir Throgmorton after he suddenly dies during a banquet, Inspector Egbert Rose of Scotland Yard enters the case and prepares a search to find the real culprit, solve the crime, and clear the chef's good name.
From Kirkus Reviews: It's 1899, and Auguste Didier, master chef/sometime sleuth (the paperback Murder at the Masque, etc.), has herded the students of his London cooking school to the seaside resort of Broadstairs, where Auguste is to prepare a special anniversary banquet for the Society of Literary Lionisers. Charles Dickens, current focus of the Society, spent much time at Broadstairs, but Auguste's focus is on pleasing Edward, Prince of Wales, this year's honorary president of the Lionisers. In the kitchen of the Imperial hotel, Auguste sweats over the elaborate menu, aided by students Heinrich Freimuller, of the German Embassy; James Pegg, son of a veterinarian; butcher's son Algernon Peckham; Lord Alfred Wittisham, a prot‚g‚ of old friend Emma Pryde; and two young women- -Emily Dawson and Alice Fenwick. All goes well as the dinner progresses to its finale--readings from Dickens, of course--but soon after dessert chairman Sir Thomas Throgmorton collapses and dies--of atropine poisoning it transpires, once Auguste's friend Inspector Egbert Rose of Scotland Yard takes over. The Prince of Wales makes a hasty escape as Rose and Auguste try to figure out how the poison was administered, and Rose investigates Throgmorton's fellow committee members, some of whom were on less than amicable terms with Sir Thomas--like jealous Samuel Pipkin, and smitten but rejected Gwendolyn Figgis-Hewett. The solution, its roots in the past and carrying little conviction, finally arrives after a second murder; much musing on facets of haute cuisine; endless Lioniser visits to Dickens's onetime haunts, and a whole series of pallid romances. Food aficionados and readers steeped in Dickensian may find pleasure here. For others, an indigestible stew whose chief ingredient is ennui. -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Descrizione libro St Martins Pr, 1996. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP8071968
Descrizione libro St Martins Pr. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. Codice libro della libreria G0312143761I4N00
Descrizione libro St. Martin's Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Codice libro della libreria G0312143761I3N00
Descrizione libro St Martins Pr, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0312143761
Descrizione libro St. Martin's, NY, 1996. Boards. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1st American Edition. 279 pp. Nearly new, tight, no markings, small stray ink mark on rear panel of dj. Master chef Auguste Didier seeks to solve a poisoning that mars his literary dinner. First published in UK. Codice libro della libreria 002807
Descrizione libro St. Martin Press Aug. 1996, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. First Edition. Hardback Mystery 1st. Ed. Fine/Fine No marks or stamps; 54428. Codice libro della libreria 54428
Descrizione libro St. Martin Press 1996/96, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. Hardback Mystery 1st. Ed. Ex-Library Very Good Plus/Near Fine; 44153. Codice libro della libreria 44153
Descrizione libro St. Martin's Press, New York, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good+. First US Edition; First Printing. Cover has very minor edge wear.; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 279 pages. Codice libro della libreria 141669
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97803121437634.0
Descrizione libro St Martins Pr, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., 1996. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. Excellenct copy, appears unread, Brodart cover, safe shipping. Codice libro della libreria 001916