"Well-written original mystery"
Who can turn down a journey to France at greatly reduce
rates? Certainly not the Blue family, especially Carolyn
who is writing a book about New Orleans cooking and hoping
to get another book on French cuisine out of this trip.
She is also a syndicated food columnist who writes pithy
little comments on each day of her trip and faxes them back
to her boss in New York City. She can't wait to see to see
Paris, Normandy and the Loire Valley to taste the food
these places made famous.
When the Blues land at Charles de Gaulle Airport in
Paris, their luggage is lost. A prominent medieval
historian, Professor Jean Claude Childeric who Carolyn
struck up a conversation with, is pushed onto the luggage
carrier and is seriously injured. He claims he was pushed
but Carolyn and other members of the group think he's
imagining things. They don't know that someone on the tour
has a long-standing grudge against the professor and won't
rest until he's humiliated, ostracized and hated by the
rest of the group.
DEATH A L'ORANGE is a yummy treat for anyone who likes
to read a well-written original mystery. Although the
stalker manages to ruin the trip for everyone, even turning
husbands against wives, the way it is done is very comical
and will have readers chuckling out loud. Nancy Fairbanks
has created a winning series and this reviewer can't wait
for the next meal.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 5, 2002