A Man of Impeccable Taste

by R. Brooke Jeffrey



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/21/2021

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 118
ISBN : 9781663207838
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 118
ISBN : 9781663207845

About the Book

In the winter of 1957, Inspector Charles Maillot, a homicide detective in Paris, has been called away from a culinary sojourn in Lyon to solve a gruesome murder in the South of France. A man has been found crucified at the summer home of the archbishop of Toulouse. In order to solve the crime, Maillot must unravel a complex web involving Nazi collaboration, clerical abuse, and an outlawed medieval Christian sect. In the course of his investigation he meets Françoise, a captivating chef who shares not only his passion for food but a deep desire to heal from the traumatic events of the war. The many unexpected twists and turns of the case affords Maillot the opportunity to reflect upon how this horrific crime intersects with French history, culture, and cuisine.

About the Author

R. Brooke Jeffrey is professor of radiology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is the author of two other works of fiction, The Abbey at Valcourt and The Magician’s Tale.