“They say one should never trust a thin chef. By this measure, Chef Maurice was very trustworthy indeed.”
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Take one sleepy Cotswold village, mix in one Poirot-esque murder mystery, add a larger-than-life French chef with an appetite for solving crime, and season with clues and red herrings galore . . .
It’s autumn in the Cotswolds, and Chef Maurice is facing a problem of mushrooming proportion.
Not only has his wild herb and mushroom supplier, Ollie Meadows, missed his weekly delivery—he’s missing vital signs too, when he turns up dead in the woods near Beakley village.
Soon, Chef Maurice is up to his nose in some seriously rotten business—complete with threatening notes, a pignapping, and an extremely well-catered stake-out.
Can he solve Ollie’s murder before his home-made investigation brings the killer out for second helpings?
Praise for Chef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle:
"Outstanding. A marriage of proper mystery plot, charming characters and laugh-out-loud humour ... A brilliant debut." - Puzzle Doctor
"Being a fan of such English mysteries by authors such as Agatha Christie's and M.C. Beaton, this series is an absolute delight to me." - Cozy Mystery Book Reviews
"...a fun read, filled with humor and with [a] murder that will keep you guessing to the end." - Shelley's Book Case
"...a humorous cozy featuring Chef Maurice and his friend and restaurant critic, Arthur Wordington-Smythe. This is the first book in this series and I LOVE IT!" - Babs Book Bistro
"Chef Maurice is my new gastronomical hero." - Cozy Up With Kathy