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Death al Dente (Gourmet Detective #4)

3.33 of 5 stars 3.33  ·  rating details  ·  63 ratings  ·  8 reviews
The Gourmet Detective did not expect his job to be easy. He had been sent by Desmond Lansdown, respected actor and London's premier restaurateur, to find the best chef in Italy. But even the most difficult tasks can be savored when one enjoys his work, and the sleuth happily immerses himself in his duties, sampling the peninsula's finest cuisine with his beautiful and myst ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 15th 1999 by Minotaur Books (first published 1999)
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Stephanie
Death al Dente is the fourth in the culinary mystery series featuring the Gourmet Detective, and I can only be a little sad that I came on to the scene so late–although on the plus side, this does mean that I have a sizeable back catalogue to ferret out.

The Gourmet Detective is a classic cozy mystery lead: while the ‘Gourmet’ in his gumshoe-style job title is supposed to refer to the fact that he specialises in the complex ins and outs of various world cuisines, its definition has increased in b
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Ashland Mystery Oregon
Not sure why I enjoy these pedantic cozies by Peter King, but I do. There's always something unusual, and in Death al Dente, the Gourmet Detective is off to Bologna to determine which of three chefs will be most suited to a new London restaurant. Wonderful treatment of regional Italian cuisines and wines, the personalities of chefs and their restaurants and Italian women too.

--Ashland Mystery

Chris George
A fast read. One of 'the Gourmet Detective' series. Set in Bologna, Italy. Any foodie will love this book!
Margaret
A light, entertaining mystery full of descriptions of Italian dishes and wines - made me think that I would really enjoy a culinary tour of Italy some day!
Karen
I loved the descriptions of the food in Italy and even the wines. Since I will be visiting there this summer, I considered it research for my upcoming trip!
Mike
A nice romp through Bologna and Italian wines and foods.
Alex
So boring, I could not finish.
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Peter King (b. 1922) is an English author of mystery fiction, a Cordon Bleu–trained chef, and a retired metallurgist. He has operated a tungsten mine, overseen the establishment of South America’s first steel processing plant, and prospected for minerals around the globe. His work carried him from continent to continent before he finally settled in Florida, where he led the design team for the roc ...more
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Gourmet Detective (8 books)
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  • Spiced to Death (Gourmet Detective Mystery, Book 2)
  • Dying on the Vine (Gourmet Detective Mystery, Book 3)
  • A Healthy Place to Die (Gourmet Detective Mystery, Book 5)
  • Eat, Drink, and be Buried (Gourmet Detective Mystery, Book 6)
  • Roux the Day (Gourmet Detective Mystery, Book 7)
  • Dine and Die on the Danube Express (Gourmet Detective Mystery, Book 8)
The Gourmet Detective (Gourmet Detective Mystery, Book 1) Spiced to Death (Gourmet Detective Mystery, Book 2) Dying on the Vine (Gourmet Detective Mystery, Book 3) Roux the Day (Gourmet Detective Mystery, Book 7) Eat, Drink, and be Buried (Gourmet Detective Mystery, Book 6)

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