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4.0 out of 5 stars An endearing hero and mouth watering recipes, January 27, 2001
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This review is from: Glutton for Punishment (Culinary Mysteries (Warner)) (Mass Market Paperback)
Cecile Lamalle's second entry in her culinary mystery series featuring Charly Poisson, chef and owner of the best (and only) French restaurant in Van Buren County makes an entertaining read and actually makes you want to cook! Charly, very French and vey quirky, is also an amateur sleuth, much to the chagrin of local law enforcement. When the seeming suicide of Patty, the pastry chef's friend, Amanda, turns out to be murder and the county is hit by a series of antique thefts, Charly is drawn into the search for the culprits. Mix in the mob and you have a situation that could turn out to be very dangerous. Both the believable characters and the mystery make a very agreeable diversion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, July 5, 2014
This review is from: Glutton for Punishment (Culinary Mysteries (Warner)) (Mass Market Paperback)
I love my book, thank you!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An endearing culinary mystery, May 31, 2011
Cecile Lamalle's second book in the series is a vast improvement over her first, Appetite for Murder. The characters in Glutton for Punishment are charming. Many of their relationships warm the heart. After misplacing this book, I read Prepared for Murder (the 3rd and last book in the series) out of order, and am now bereft that after reading this book, for me, the series is over. IMO, Glutton for Punishment is the best book in the series.

Lamalle shares the following 8 recipes in Glutton for Punishment: Lobster Stew, Apple Pie with Rum Butter Cream, Choucroute Garni, Leek and Potato Soup, Braised Short Ribs, Charly's Meat Loaf, Charly's Sauteed Rib Pork Chops, and Tripes a la Mode de Caen. I am not much into tripe, but the rest of the recipes look yummy. Most of the recipes are simple, and rely on good quality ingredients to shine through like the food in Charly's restaurant. The Choucroute Garni, though, has a page's worth of ingredients, 5 of them meats to go along with the 2 lbs of sauerkraut and 8 potatoes. Still, the dish is very simple to make, and looks scrumptious.
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5.0 out of 5 stars second in a fun series, May 22, 2010
This is the second outing for Charly Poisson, the owner-chef of Van Buren County's only French restaurant -- and amateur sleuth. This time out Charly is up against an antiques theft ring, and finds himself the discoverer of yet another body. After Charly's antics in the series opener, Appetite for Murder, at least one police officer thinks Charly is the murderer. So of course he must set out to find the real killer, no? Charly is very similar to Hercule Poirot but without the detective skills. He is a consistently interesting protagonist, finding clues but not always knowing what they mean, an intelligent amateur detective who bumbles more than he thinks, a kindly and quirky man, and one who gives frequent philosophical comments as he explains how to cook short ribs or celeriac. Quite fun and well written.
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Glutton for Punishment (Culinary Mysteries (Warner)) by Cecile Lamalle (Mass Market Paperback - December 1, 2000)
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