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Crime Fraiche

by Alexander Campion

In this mouthwatering adventure of culinary intrigue, chic Parisian Commissaire Capucine Le Tellier sets off on a hunting holiday that proves deadly for more than just the pheasants. . . It's meant to be a peaceful trip to the countryside-rustic picnics, dinners en plein air, and of course, a sip or two of Calvados. But even before Capucine and her husband, distinguished food critic Alexandre de Huguelet, arrive at her oncle's 16th-century ch teau, their idyllic destination has been thrown into turmoil by a fatal hunting accident. And the longer they stay, the more "accidents" happen. That these shootings are not accidental seems obvious. But the local gendarmerie prove either too unwilling or too incompetent to draw any other conclusion, leaving Capucine to puzzle out the crimes herself. And when the bodies lead to a celebrated cattle ranch, the stakes rise beyond small-town grudges to the struggle surrounding France's most beloved gastronomic traditions. Moving between the heady thrills of the City of Light and the stunning vistas of Normandy, Crime Fraiche is as tantalizing as a plate of charcuterie and Camembert, and as impossible to resist.

Crime Fraiche

by Alexander Campion

Très chic Parisian Commissaire Capucine Le Tellier sets off on a hunting holiday that proves deadly for more than just the pheasants...Before Capucine and her husband, distinguished food critic Alexandre de Huguelet, even arrive at her oncle's 16th-century château, a fatal hunting accident has upset their idyllic destination. What's meant to be a peaceful bon voyage to the countryside--rustic picnics, dinners en plein air, and of course, a sip or two of Calvados--quickly sours as more "accidents" befall the guests. But the local gendarmerie lack the investigative finesse to draw any conclusions, let alone suspects, forcing Capucine to puzzle out the crimes herself. And when the bodies lead to a celebrated cattle ranch, the stakes rise beyond small-town grudges to the struggle surrounding France's most beloved gastronomic traditions. "[A] countryside romp." --Kirkus ReviewsPraise for Alexander Campion's Crime Fraiche and The Grave Gourmet"This new series offers a uniquely blended mix of 'hooks' that will appeal to a wide variety of mystery lovers." --Booklist"A feast of crime with a soupçon of gourmet delight." --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars, on Crime Fraiche"Full of amusing characters... Readers will want a second helping." --Publishers Weekly on The Grave Gourmet"An astonishing debut that raises the bar on today's detective novel." --Aram Saroyan on The Grave Gourmet

Death of a Chef

by Alexander Campion

Praise for Alexander Campion and the Capucine Culinary Mysteries"Delectable. . . . sure to please the most discriminating palates. "--Publishers Weekly on Killer Critique "This intelligent series. . . will appeal to a diversity of readers. Devotees of G. M. Malliet and Charles Todd will especially enjoy this different and delicious series. "--Booklist on Killer Critique "Full of amusing characters. . . . Readers will want a second helping. "--Publishers Weekly on The Grave Gourmet "This new series offers a uniquely blended mix of 'hooks' that will appeal to a wide variety of mystery lovers. " --Booklist on The Grave Gourmet "Features lively dialogue, much discussion of culinary delights, a peek into the French criminal justice system, and a pleasing mystery. "--Library Journal on The Grave Gourmet "An astonishing debut that raises the bar on today's detective novel. "--Aram Saroyan on The Grave Gourmet "A feast of crime with a soupçon of gourmet delight. " --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars, on Crime Fraiche

Death of a Chef

by Alexander Campion

"Devotees of G.M. Malliet and Charles Todd will enjoy this different and delicious series." --BooklistCommissaire Capucine Le Tellier and her husband, a renowned restaurant critic, are frequent and privileged guests of Paris's cultured society. Unfortunately, a more refined milieu doesn't keep unsavory behavior like murder off the menu. . .When the body of acclaimed Chef Jean-Louis Brault and a shotgun are discovered in an antique Louis Vuitton portemanteau, the general consensus is suicide. Brault had been understandably distraught, if not quite unhinged, amidst rumors that his restaurant La Mère Denis might lose its rare third Michelin star. But when Capucine investigates the scene of the crime, she doesn't think it's only the boulliabaisse that smells fishy. And when Le Monde suggests that Capucine's investigation is a cover up for the lethal consequences of food critics everywhere--a profession in which her husband takes great pride--she will stop at nothing to solve the case. Praise for Alexander Campion and the Capucine Culinary Mysteries"Riveting gastronomic mystery. . . Readers will want a second helping." --Publishers Weekly on The Grave Gourmet"Steeped in Parisian culture and class structure. . .this mystery makes for a fine getaway read." --Library Journal on Killer Critique

The Grave Gourmet

by Alexander Campion

From the Champs-Élysées to the twinkling banks of la Seine, chic Parisian policewoman Capucine LeTellier plunges into a uniquely Parisian affair of gastronomic delights and bureaucratic intrigue to close a case that could make her career--or kill it. . . After dining on such delicacies as oyster sorbet and avocado soufflé, Jean-Louis Delage, président of automotive giant Renault, has been found dead in the freezer of Le Diapason, a three-star restaurant owned by Chef Jean-Basille Labrousse, a renowned restaurateur extraordinaire. Capucine is uniquely suited to the case, as her husband Alexandre is a food critic well-connected to the culinary world. In between sharing sumptuous meals and fine wine with Alexandre at Paris finest eateries, Capucine struggles to win the respect of her new squad of detectives and crack both the case and the guarded secrets of the restaurant staff. Praise for Alexander Campions The Grave Gourmet "Full of amusing characters. . . Readers will want a second helping. " --Publishers Weekly "A delicious mystery. . . a fun book with a very different flavor. " --Carolyn Haines, author of the Bones Mysteries"An astonishing debut that raises the bar on todays detective novel. " --Aram Saroyan, author of Door to the River "Saucy, spicy, tasty. . . ooh-la-la!" --Kate Collins

The Grave Gourmet

by Alexander Campion

From the Champs-Élysées to the twinkling banks of la Seine, chic Parisian policewoman Capucine LeTellier plunges into a uniquely Parisian affair of gastronomic delights and bureaucratic intrigue to close a case that could make her career--or kill it. . .After dining on such delicacies as oyster sorbet and avocado soufflé, Jean-Louis Delage, président of automotive giant Renault, has been found dead in the freezer of Le Diapason, a three-star restaurant owned by Chef Jean-Basille Labrousse, a renowned restaurateur extraordinaire. Capucine is uniquely suited to the case, as her husband Alexandre is a food critic well-connected to the culinary world. In between sharing sumptuous meals and fine wine with Alexandre at Paris' finest eateries, Capucine struggles to win the respect of her new squad of detectives and crack both the case and the guarded secrets of the restaurant staff. Praise for Alexander Campion's The Grave Gourmet"Full of amusing characters. . . Readers will want a second helping." --Publishers Weekly "A delicious mystery. . . a fun book with a very different flavor." --Carolyn Haines, author of the Bones Mysteries"An astonishing debut that raises the bar on today's detective novel." --Aram Saroyan, author of Door to the River "Saucy, spicy, tasty. . .ooh-la-la!" --Kate Collins

Killer Critique

by Alexander Campion

Now a seasoned member of the Paris Police Judiciaire, the ever fashionable and whip smart Commissaire Capucine Le Tellier is finding murder to be more than just the spécialité du jour. . . When the senior food critic for Le Figaro is found face-first in a plate of Ravioles d'horand, there seem to be as many suspects as there are restaurants in the City of Light. Yet Capucine feels she'll solve the case quicker than it takes to serve up an omelet aux fines herbes. Un problem, murders of food critics have become an epidemic. As the bodies pile up, un, deux, trois, so do the suspects, including a sexy starlet, an award-winning novelist, and a smorgasbord of aggravated chefs. While Capucine struggles to zero in on the murderer's tastes, she is confronted with a false dilemma: file and forget the case, leaving restaurant critics across France vulnerable to a killer's episodic cravings, or use her husband, Alexandre, himself a famous food journalist, as irresistible bait. Filled with delectable intrigue and ripe with quirky suspects, with a dash of Freudian idées de grandeur, Killer Critique is a feast worth killing for. . .

Killer Critique

by Alexander Campion

Between haute couture and haute cuisine, Parisian Commissaire Capucine Le Tellier finds murder to be more than the spécialité du jour. . .When the senior food critic for Le Figaro is found face-first in a plate of Ravioles d'homard, there seem to be as many suspects as there are restaurants in the City of Light. Yet Capucine feels she'll solve the case quicker than it takes to find a 3-star rating in the Michelin Guide. Un problem, murders of food critics have become an epidemic. And there are just as many suspects, including a sexy starlet, an award-winning novelist, and a smorgasbord of aggravated chefs. While Capucine struggles to zero in on the murderer's tastes, she is confronted with a false dilemma: file and forget the case, leaving restaurant critics across France vulnerable to a killer's episodic cravings, or use her husband, Alexandre, himself a famous food journalist, as irresistible bait.Praise for Alexander Campion's Capucine Culinary Mysteries"Will appeal to a diversity of readers. Devotees of G.M. Maillet and Charles Todd will especially enjoy this different and delicious series." --Booklist on Killer Critique"[A] countryside romp." --Kirkus Reviews on Crime Fraîche"An astonishing debut that raises the bar on today's detective novel." --Aram Saroyan on The Grave Gourmet

Murder on the Mediterranean

by Alexander Campion

Escaping the demands of Paris police work, Commissaire Capucine Le Tellier embarks on a well-deserved Mediterranean cruise. But wherever the renowned inspector goes, murder is sure to be close on the horizon. . . On the azure waters off the coasts of Corsica and Sardinia, what could be more relaxing and rewarding than traipsing around the Mediterranean enjoying the local culinary delights. Among the invited bon vivants are Capucine, her husband, the celebrated restaurant critic, her special agent cousin Jacques, a famed bar owner, and even her boss. To all appearances, the table is set for an affair to remember. In the midst of this pleasure cruise, Natalie, the yacht's cook, is lost overboard. A sudden squall is the assumed cause. But once a bullet hole is discovered in her jacket, suspicions quickly shift and the onboard bonhomie suffers accordingly. When a shell casing is uncovered that matches the gun Capucine is authorized to carry, for the first time in her stellar career, the hardworking detective finds herself the prime suspect. For Capucine, these are clearly not the deep waters she envisioned as part of her holiday. As the motives become murkier, the gifted Commissaire will need to harness all her powers of deduction to get to the bottom of the mystery--before she ends up at the bottom of the sea. Praise for Alexander Campion and the Capucine Culinary Mysteries"Francophiles love this series for its Parisian setting and police detective Capucine's culinary cases. " --Library Journal"Delectable. . . . sure to please the most discriminating palates. " --Publishers Weekly on Killer Critique"This intelligent series. . . will appeal to a diversity of readers. Devotees of G. M. Malliet and Charles Todd will especially enjoy this different and delicious series. " --Booklist on Killer Critique"A feast of crime with a soupçon of gourmet delight. " --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars, on Crime Fraiche"Full of amusing characters. . . . Readers will want a second helping. " --Publishers Weekly on The Grave Gourmet"This new series offers a uniquely blended mix of 'hooks' that will appeal to a wide variety of mystery lovers. " --Booklist on he Grave Gourmet"Features lively dialogue, much discussion of culinary delights, a peek into the French criminal justice system, and a pleasing mystery. " --Library Journal on The Grave Gourmet

Murder on the Mediterranean

by Alexander Campion

Escaping the demands of Paris police work, Commissaire Capucine Le Tellier embarks on a well-deserved Mediterranean cruise. But wherever the renowned inspector goes, murder is sure to be close on the horizon. . .On the azure waters off the coasts of Corsica and Sardinia, what could be more relaxing and rewarding than traipsing around the Mediterranean enjoying the local culinary delights. Among the invited bon vivants are Capucine, her husband, the celebrated restaurant critic, her special agent cousin Jacques, a famed bar owner, and even her boss. To all appearances, the table is set for an affair to remember. In the midst of this pleasure cruise, Natalie, the yacht's cook, is lost overboard. A sudden squall is the assumed cause. But once a bullet hole is discovered in her jacket, suspicions quickly shift and the onboard bonhomie suffers accordingly. When a shell casing is uncovered that matches the gun Capucine is authorized to carry, for the first time in her stellar career, the hardworking detective finds herself the prime suspect. For Capucine, these are clearly not the deep waters she envisioned as part of her holiday. As the motives become murkier, the gifted Commissaire will need to harness all her powers of deduction to get to the bottom of the mystery--before she ends up at the bottom of the sea. Praise for Alexander Campion and the Capucine Culinary Mysteries"Francophiles love this series for its Parisian setting and police detective Capucine's culinary cases." --Library Journal"Delectable. . ..sure to please the most discriminating palates." --Publishers Weekly on Killer Critique"This intelligent series. . .will appeal to a diversity of readers. Devotees of G.M. Malliet and Charles Todd will especially enjoy this different and delicious series." --Booklist on Killer Critique"A feast of crime with a soupçon of gourmet delight." --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars, on Crime Fraiche"Full of amusing characters. . ..Readers will want a second helping." --Publishers Weekly on The Grave Gourmet"This new series offers a uniquely blended mix of 'hooks' that will appeal to a wide variety of mystery lovers." --Booklist on he Grave Gourmet"Features lively dialogue, much discussion of culinary delights, a peek into the French criminal justice system, and a pleasing mystery." --Library Journal on The Grave Gourmet

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