Peter King


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in The United Kingdom
January 01, 1922

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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 rocket engines that carried the Apollo astronauts to the moon.

In his spare time, King wrote one-act plays and short mystery stories. When he retired, in 1991, he wrote his first novel, The Gourmet Detective, a cozy mystery about a chef turned sleuth who solves mysteries in the kitchen. King followed it with seven more books starring the character, inc
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The Gourmet Detective (Gour...

3.32 avg rating — 418 ratings — published 1994 — 17 editions
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Spiced to Death (Gourmet De...

3.47 avg rating — 198 ratings — published 1997
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Dying on the Vine (Gourmet ...

3.44 avg rating — 194 ratings — published 1998
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Death al Dente (Gourmet Det...

3.50 avg rating — 162 ratings — published 1999
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Roux the Day (Gourmet Detec...

3.56 avg rating — 110 ratings — published 2002 — 15 editions
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A Healthy Place to Die (Gou...

3.56 avg rating — 114 ratings — published 2000 — 13 editions
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Eat, Drink, and be Buried (...

3.35 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 2001 — 11 editions
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Dine and Die on the Danube ...

3.46 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 2003 — 12 editions
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Hangman's Corner

3.14 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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Initiation (Changels Book 1)

3.10 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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