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The Art of Killing Well

by Marco Malvaldi

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction

The Art of Killing Well Synopsis

Nothing could please a chef more than a chance to learn the secrets of a Baron's castle kitchen. Having travelled the length and breadth of the country compiling his masterpiece, The Science of Cooking and The Art of Eating Well, Pellegrino Artusi relishes the prospect of a few quiet days and a boar hunt in the Tuscan hills. But his peace is short-lived. A body is found in the castle cellar, and the local inspector finds himself baffled by an eccentric array of aristocratic suspects. When the baron himself becomes the target of a second murder attempt, Artusi realises he may need to follow his infallible nose to help find the culprit. Marco Malvaldi serves up an irresistible dish spiced with mischief and intrigue, and sweetened with classical elegance and wit. His stroke of genius is to bring Italy's first cookery writer to life in this most entertaining of murder mysteries.

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The Art of Killing Well Press Reviews

'Camilleri's heir apparent ... lingers on your literary palate'
Jake Kerridge, Daily Telegraph

'Like a cross between The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared and the slyest, cleverest of Christie novels, The Art of Killing Well is one of those rare books that will keep you grinning from beginning to end'
Russel D. McLean, Sunday Herald

'Ideal holiday reading, funny, compelling, unpredictable and immensely satisfying'
Alannah Hopkin, Irish Examiner

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ISBN: 9781782067801
Publication date: 04/06/2015
Publisher: MacLehose Press an imprint of Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781782067801
Publication date: 04/06/2015
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782067801
Publication date: 4th June 2015
Author: Marco Malvaldi
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 192 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Historical mysteries, Fiction in translation,

About Marco Malvaldi

Marco Malvaldi was born in Pisa in 1974, and is both a crime novelist and a chemist. He is best known for his BarLume series set on the Tuscan Coast, and also for The Art of Killing Well, for which he was awarded both the Isola d'Elba Award and the Castiglioncello Prize.

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