This is what I would call a cosy murder mystery with an entertaining and memorable main character. It is witty, light and perfect if you are looking for a comfortable read. Crime and murder mysteries are often bogged down with gore, uncomfortable reality and taboo breaking topics.
That in itself isn’t bad, but there is something to be said for the Christie type of story.The kind of story you read and enjoy without having to enter into the darkest folds of mankind.
As I mentioned before, Lang has created an amusing main character.Chef Maurice is the type of person, who is funny without even realising it. Very charming and completely eccentric. I mean, who keeps cheese and crackers in the glove compartment in case they get peckish? Then again, he is French.
Chef Maurice is joined by his sensible sidekick Arthur, and Harrison the four-legged furless culinary expert. Together they are a fearless trio of crime solving sleuths. Well, perhaps more lucky and accidental than actually deductive, but that is actually the charm of this series.
If you are looking for a spot of humour with your portion of crime, and a cosy entertaining read, then this will be right up your alley.
I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the author.