Monsieur Pamplemousse, inspector of food and detective extraordinaire, is delighted to have the chance to dine once more at the famed La Langoustine, a restaurant nestling in the hills of Provence. Life as an undercover researcher for a top-class culinary guide can be lonely, and Monsieur Pamplemousse is ever grateful for the companionship of his friend and helper, Pommes...more
The book was written from the perspective of Monsieur Pamplemousse, and Pommes Frittes, his beloved fellow foodie reviewer, whom happens to be a Blood Hound.
It is amazingly ribald, and witty. The food descriptions delectable, and the crimes abound! Inflatable dolls with a twist and policemen ...more
The woman is extremely upset that Pamplemousse won't give up his usual table to her, but he stands firm. When he is ...more
Monsieur Pamplemousse and Pommes Frites are the nicest detective team I've encountered in awhile. I'm reminded a bit of Inspector Clouseau, although Monsieur Pamplemousse is brighter and more efficient, but he has a way of stumbling into dangerous and hilarious situations. I love Bloodhounds, so being privy to Pommes Frites' thoughts is a treat. The dry humor is spot-on and reading about the many dishes they sample in their travels will make your mouth water. I'm glad to find a new se ...more
What a lovely discovery this little book turned out to be! Monsieur Pamplemousse is Part Hercule Poirot, part Inspector Clousseau. His sidekick Pommes Frites is part Jeeves, part Marmaduke. The sense of place, with its atmospheric descriptions of French countryside village life makes you long for a walk in the square surrounded by wafting scents from the boulangerie. The descriptions of the dishes tantalize, make you hungry, and inspire great envy of Monsieur Pamplemousse' ...more
I was also very surpr ...more
But instead of getting the chef's signature dish, M. Pamplemousse is served up with what appears at first glance to be a man's head. Much hilarity and ridiculousnes ...more
Picked up this paperback in the late 80's to read on a driving vacation to Maine. Loved it. Read it in the car and did not even get carsick!! Loved his French sloofness and his dog Pommes Frites as they get into all kinds of trouble when the Monsieur is supposed to be writing restaurant reviews.