Book: Deadly Reception by C.M. Albrechtcategories: Book, Viagra, France, Restaurants, Chefs, Industry, Toilet Cleaners, Marriage, Greed, Revenge, Tour D'argent, The Ritz, Gourmet, Murder Mystery
C.M. Albrechtabout this book: When millionaire widower Goldberg plans a wedding, he and his bride, Rosie opt to have the wedding and a sumptuous dinner reception at Le Merle Blanc, a very classy French restaurant.
Of course, both have children and none of them are happy at this idea. Goldberg's children feel that Rosie, knowing of Goldberg's bad heart, will get all his money. Rosie's children on the other hand feel that Goldberg inadvertently caused their father's death when he took over the company and ousted their father. Lots of unhappy campers including disgruntled employees, all of whom are invited to the wedding. With some forty guests in attendendance, Chef Merle Blanc closes the restaurant for the afternoon and oversees a wonderful repast for his guests.
The wedding goes off without a hitch and the guests all sit down to dine. Goldberg barely starts to chew when he clutches at his heart and falls from his chair to lie dead on the carpet.
His personal physician, a guest, examines the body and agrees, his bad heart finally got him.
But Chef Blanc, he has the nose, and the nose he smells of the murder! Chef Blanc calls the police who come and with the medical examiner examining the body and agreeing with Goldberg's doctor that Goldberg died of a bad heart, there is little to be done.
But Chef Blanc has a little idea. Can he possible keep the police and some forty unwilling guests in his restaurant long enough for him to don his apron and cook a killer's goose?
Death comes to dinner in Deadly Reception from Cambridge Books. Not only a good mystery, but a mystery done in good taste.
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