Gourmet Detective

8 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 80 ratings

The Gourmet Detective Publisher's Summary

Meet the Gourmet Detective. A chef-turned-culinary sleuth, the Gourmet Detective tracks down obscure ingredients and unravels difficult recipes for rival restaurateurs - until a guest unexpectedly drops dead at the prestigious Circle of Careme dinner. Drawing upon his epicurean and investigative skills, the Gourmet Detective hunts the killer among omelettes Bourguignonne and vats of Madeira sauce.

Featuring many real recipes and actual cooking techniques, this delightful mystery is a charming romp through the kitchens of the finest gourmands.

©1996 Peter King (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Gourmet Detective

    • By: Peter King
    • Narrated by: David Baker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Meet the Gourmet Detective. A chef-turned-culinary sleuth, the Gourmet Detective tracks down obscure ingredients and unravels difficult recipes for rival restaurateurs - until a guest unexpectedly drops dead at the prestigious Circle of Careme dinner. Drawing upon his epicurean and investigative skills, the Gourmet Detective hunts the killer among omelettes Bourguignonne and vats of Madeira sauce.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Cozy for "foodie" and fictional detectives buffs

    • By Byron on 10-07-14

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Spiced to Death

    • By: Peter King
    • Narrated by: David Baker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    In a second installment of the Gourmet Detective series, the disappearance of an extremely valuable spice leads to murder, and the Gourmet Detective must once again put his epicurean and investigative skills to work.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Aisan foodie cozy mystery

    • By Byron on 11-16-14

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Dying on the Vine

    • Culinary Mysteries
    • By: Peter King
    • Narrated by: David Baker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Animated by a passion for food, wine and justice, the Gourmet Detective travels to Provence to investigate a shadowy business deal between two vineyards. But before he can even sample the delights of Pate de Grives on triangles of hot, crisp toast, he encounters a corpse leaning against a cart in the vineyard. Was he really gored to death by sangliers, wild boars rumored to live in the abandoned caves surrounding the village? And why would a tiny vineyard want to buy out its enormous neighbor - and competitor - at any price?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect relaxing entertainment

    • By DonQ and Sancha on 03-31-14

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Death al Dente

    • Gourmet Detective Mysteries
    • By: Peter King
    • Narrated by: David Baker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The Gourmet Detective did not expect his job to be easy. He had been sent by Desmond Lansdown, respected actor and London's premier restaurateur, to find the best chef in Italy. But even the most difficult tasks can be savored when one enjoys his work, and the sleuth happily immerses himself in his duties, sampling the peninsula's finest cuisine with his beautiful and mysterious guide, Francesca.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Censored audiobook?

    • By Carlos P. Zilzer on 05-26-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • A Healthy Place to Die

    • Gourmet Detective Mysteries
    • By: Peter King
    • Narrated by: David Baker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The gourmet detective realizes that the Alpine Springs health resort is not a typical spa somewhere in the middle of his first cocktail. Where other retreats promote abstinence, exercise, and bland food, this quiet little Swiss chalet preaches indulgence. Guests are allowed to eat, drink, and smoke as much as they want, and exercise is strictly optional. For this epicure, it is paradise - and it may also be his doom. He has come from London to speak about fine dining, but while here he fully intends on enjoying himself.

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 6

    • Eat, Drink and Be Buried

    • The Gourmet Detective, Book 6
    • By: Peter King
    • Narrated by: David Baker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    When the world's finest restaurateurs need assistance, they know they can rely on the Gourmet Detective's discriminating palate to get the job done. After a family of eccentrically dysfunctional British aristocrats hires the sleuth to design a menu for their medieval-theme castle resort, he anticipates a great opportunity to explore a forgotten but nonetheless mouth-watering cuisine. A cake walk? Maybe not, but with the bloodshed of the Middle Ages centuries past, it should at least be safe. Wrong again....

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 7

    • Roux the Day

    • A Gourmet Detective Mystery, Book 7
    • By: Peter King
    • Narrated by: David Baker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 3

    For six generations, the Belvedere family dominated the culinary landscape of New Orleans, a city that boasts what is perhaps the most vibrant, exciting, and authentic cuisine in America. But each generation relinquished control of the family restaurant - best known for its world famous Oysters Belvedere - only after succumbing to the madness that has plagued the dynasty since its arrival from the Canary Islands. Now, after the business' doors have remained closed for years, the next scion of the Belvedere clan has determined to seize his birthright...if only he can find the annotated family cookbook, which has mysteriously disappeared!

    • A Gourmet Detective Mystery, Book 7
    • By: Peter King
    • Narrated by: David Baker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Release date: 01-17-13
    • 3 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 8

    • Dine and Die on the Danube Express

    • By: Peter King
    • Narrated by: David Baker
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Recipes sizzle and intrigue simmers when the Gourmet Detective takes a ride on the 25th anniversary journey of the world-famous Danube Express. The stately railroad starts its route in the Alps and cuts through Austria, Hungary, and the former Yugoslavia before pulling up on the shores of the Black Sea in Romania. Along the way, its passengers - hailing from Europe’s business and social elite - sample the best and most enticing foods those countries’ cuisines have to offer.

    Regular price: $19.95