In this latest adventure, they must get to the bottom of a mystery surrounding the tarnishing of the integrity of Le Guide - France's premier hotel and restaurant guide. What they couldn't anticipate was that the case would involve a nun who is in the habit of joining the Mile High Club...
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"Engaging mix of farce, detection and fine cuisine." (The Times, London)
"Monsieur Pamplemousse and his faithful dog Pommes Frites are true and original comic inventions." (Guardian)
I've read a number of the Monsieur Pamplemousse mysteries, and have found them to be fun, witty, and farcical. But I felt like this one never really took off. The characters are the same lovable creatures. Once again, Pamplemousse must rescue his boss from a disaster of his own making. All of the elements are there, but the story never really gels this time. If you are a first-time reader of this series, I'd suggest starting with a different book. Bill Wallis did a fine job of narration as he has done on the previous books.
I sincerely hope that Audible is able to add some of the earlier books in this series. They are highly entertaining. I worry that this one might put listeners off of an otherwise entertaining series.
Baltimore book lover
I've listened to about three hours of this book so far and a plot has yet to take shape. The only thing Pamplemousse has done so far is liten to mostly is boss as well as a few coworkers yammer on about unrelated topics. I suspect that the topics become connected later on, but I'm not sticking around to find out. Pamplemousse is a bore, his boss is a moran and the dog hardly does anything at all. Zzzzzz.
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