Charly Poisson is very French and very quirky. He owns the best (and only) French restaurant in Van Buren County, upstate New York. When Patty the Pastry Chef's friend, Amanda, seemingly commits suicide, Charly knows it was murder and sets out to catch the killer. Charly is an endearing character, somewhat reminiscent of Hercule Poirot. The book is well plotted, filled with believable small town characters---and the accompanying recipes for French Country food are fabulous!
This report prepared by Linda Sourpuss