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Dead Man's Coast
Signet, May 2002, 5.99, 272 pp. ISBN: 0451205847 Around the turn of the previous century in San Francisco, Jack London ekes out a living writing and selling occasional articles to magazines. He feeds himself each night with the free food in the local bars. He also supplements his meager income doing odd jobs for the police. The SFPD hires Jack to join Officer Healey on a stakeout that night. They notice two men and get into a tumble...
Dine and Die on the Danube Express
St. Martin's, Jun 2003, 22.95, 240 pp. ISBN: 0312283660 The Gourmet Detective expects a luxurious trip including a gourmet meal as he rides the Danube Express on its twentieth fifth anniversary tour of Eastern Europe. He just sits down at the table ready to feast on the seven-course first evening dinner when security supervisor Karl Kramer asks for his help. The Budapest Times reports that renowned passenger Hungarian stage star Magda Malescu...
Roux The Day
St. Martin's, Jun 2002, 23.95, 288 pp. ISBN: 0312283652 Homicide is the furthest thing from the Gourmet Detective's mind when he is invited to New Orleans to authenticate a cook book that is going up for auction. When he arrives at the place where the book is supposed to be, he discovers that a bookseller bought it before auction even started. He traces the bookseller back to his store only to find the man shot dead and the book is mi...