The Gourmet Detective goes from place to place on behalf of restaurants to find uncommon ingredients for uncommon recipes. In this book he is asked by the police to use his knowledge of the restaurant business to help sniff out a killer.
The reason that I bought this book was because I had seen the movie and enjoyed it immensely. The characters were very different in the book and I didn't like them as much as in the movie. In the movie, there was delious tension between our gourmet detective and the female detective. The book fails to convey this tension, which only adds to the mystery.
If you like reading about gourmet food and how it's prepared, this is your book.
While I give the movie four stars, the book receives only one.