A Healthy Place to Die
A Gourmet Detective MysteryBook - 2000
How could any self-respecting gourmet turn down a few weeks in a luxurious Swiss health spa?After all, this is no dieter's boot camp, but an exclusive hideaway for weary elites seeking a few stolen moments for relaxation, self-indulgence-and maybe a slight reduction in their fat intakes.And who'd ever believe that a healthy meal could sound so appetizing?Zuger Kirschtorte: a rich, saffron-colored cake soaked in cherry schnapps? Duck with sliced prosciutto, wild rice, dried apricots, pistachio nuts?When not gorging themselves, guilt-free, the exclusive spa's wealthy patrons lounge in soothing mud baths and splash around in natural springs.No aficionado of the Good Life can pass up an opportunity like this.And few boast a better understanding of good living than the world-famous Gourmet Detective.When he's needed to fill in for a friend-sampling and evaluating the spa's rich delicacies-the discerning sleuth can hardly say no.Every one of his assignments, consulting on menus for the world's premiere restauranteurs, seems to end up with someone dead and someone else trying to kill him.But here, at last, is a chance to relax in the very lap of luxury.Or so the Gourmet Detective thinks . . .When he arrives at the resort's seaweed massage room for a rendezvous with one of the many attractive, leggy, blonde staff members, he finds her passed out from the heat.As he reaches for her pulse, someone bludgeons him from behind.While he's unconscious, her body disappears, along with any hope of a peaceful vacation. Then two more women-both editors at lifestyle magazines-go missing.And a lawyer shows up to inquire about the stories they were writing.The Gourmet Detective suspects they had uncovered more than the tastiest recipes.Now, as a menu specializing in relaxation turns into a recipe for disaster, the Gourmet Detective may have to sniff out a killer.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2000.
Edition: First edition.
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 230 pages ; 22 cm