A chef Paul Delamare Mystery

by 2 books in this series
#1 - Knife Skills for Beginners
#1 - Knife Skills for Beginners
Richard Osman meets MasterChef. In this cookery school, murder is on the menu...

'Delicious fun!' Tess Gerritsen

'Knife Skills for Beginners is a joy.' S. J. Bennett

‘A deliciously dark slice of murder and mystery.’ Chris Whitaker

'If Ruth Rendell had teamed up with Delia Smith they’d have produced something like this.’ J. M. Hall

‘Dazzlingly sharp with a wit that sparkles off the page.' Jane Corry

A recipe for disaster.
When chef Paul Delamare takes a job teaching at an exclusive residential cookery school in Belgravia, the only thing he expects his students to murder is his taste buds. But on the first night, the unthinkable happens: someone turns up dead...

The school rests on a knife-edge.
The police are convinced Paul is the culprit. After all, he’s good with a blade, was first on the scene – and everyone knows it doesn’t take much to push a chef over the edge. To prove his innocence, he must find the killer. Could it be one of his students? Or the owner of the school – a woman with secrets and a murky past?

It all boils down to murder.
If Paul can’t solve the mystery fast – as well as teach his students how to make a perfect hollandaise sauce – he’ll be next to get the chop.
#2 - May Contain Murder
#2 - May Contain Murder
Worse things happen at sea.
Paul Delamare has been roped into accompanying his old friend on a luxury cruise aboard the magnificent superyacht Mal de Mer. It’s all plain sailing until his friend’s priceless necklace is stolen, and everyone falls under suspicion.

Every chef for himself.
As Paul races to catch the thief, the ship begins to drift off-course, veering into the storm-lashed mid-Atlantic. Then one of the passengers is found dead in mysterious circumstances, in a pool of coffee and surrounded by cake crumbs.

Voyage of the damned.
It’s all hands on deck to catch the killer, but Paul soon discovers guests and crew are harbouring deadly secrets. And if he can’t get to the bottom of the mystery soon, he’ll be sleeping with the fishes.

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