I first heard of this author on Cornflower Books - I very much like the recommendations on this blog and though I could not get to The Black House which was the reviewed book I found this one.
A famous 3 Michelin starred chef is about to make a momentous announcement to the press. Rumours abound that he is about to lose one of his stars. What greets them however on those bleak mountains is that the chef is murdered. Seven years on the case is still unsolved with lots of loose ends.
Enter Enzo McLeod who finds the world of haute cuisine not exactly the way he thought it would be. Apart from undercurrents within the family, there seems to be a streak of gambling which would have brought the restaurant and everything the chef built up tumbling down.
This is the fifth in a series of seven cold cases which the detective has sworn he will solve. The odds of solving a case which is seven years old and all but forgotton is tough. Apart from the mystery and the murder there is a personal element from the detective's side which also adds a bit of romantic interest to the story. I do hope I will be able to get to the other books in the series .
Combing the elements of a bitter jealous wife, a discarded lover, the lover's embittered husband, an estranged brother put together very volcanic stuff which could erupt but which have really being simmering for seven years. The solving of the case was the eruption and it was worth it!
On another note I will be away from the Internet till Tuesday as I will be in Rozella as it is a long weekend in Sri Lanka. It is also extremely hot in Colombo with no rain and no signs of any rain. Rozella has had some rain and I am really looking forward to cooler weather there.