Knife Skills for Beginners - A chef Paul Delamare Mystery (Hardback)
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Knife Skills for Beginners - A chef Paul Delamare Mystery (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages
Published: 01/02/2024
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Waterstones Says

The first, utterly delicious slice of crime fiction from the popular food writer and Master Chef star, Knife Skills for Beginners finds an exclusive residential cookery school in Belgravia hit by a gruesome tragedy.

Shortlisted for the McDermid Debut Award 2024

A recipe for disaster.
When chef Paul Delamare takes a job teaching at an exclusive residential cookery school in Belgravia, the only thing he expects his students to murder is his taste buds. But on the first night, the unthinkable happens: someone turns up dead...

The school rests on a knife-edge.
The police are convinced Paul is the culprit. After all, he’s good with a blade, was first on the scene – and everyone knows it doesn’t take much to push a chef over the edge. To prove his innocence, he must find the killer. Could it be one of his students? Or the owner of the school – a woman with secrets and a murky past?

It all boils down to murder. If Paul can’t solve the mystery fast – as well as teach his students how to make a perfect hollandaise sauce – he’ll be next to get the chop.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781787636811
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 555 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Funny, and at times unexpectedly moving, this thoroughly enjoyable murder mystery is packed with interesting recipe ideas, fascinating culinary facts and some jolly useful cooking hacks - Guardian

With a delightful cast of characters, and seasoned with plenty of acerbic wit, this culinary cosy crime debut is a moreish treat. - HEAT

Our new obsession. A delicious, twisty novel! - THAT’S LIFE!

This fun cosy crime novel is deliciously good! - SUN

An addictive read - Woman's Own

A stylish cosy crime novel … Colourful, entertaining and full of social observations, the account of Paul’s odyssey also has some moments of genuine emotion - Literary Review

(Orlando's) talent for British mystery is every bit as stellar as his culinary prowess. - Globe and Mail

Delicious fun! Knife Skills for Beginners is both intriguing and mouth-watering, starring a charming hero you’ll want as your best friend. - Tess Gerritsen

A deliciously dark slice of murder and mystery. Funny and fun, frightening and charming. - Chris Whitaker

Knife Skills for Beginners is a joy, packed full of fabulous culinary tips and recipes you'll want to make, alongside a decent dollop of murder and mystery. - S. J. Bennett

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“Page-Turner”

Couldn’t put this down, it was smart, funny and unexpected. Great characters with a really fun and interesting plot. I’m really hoping for more in a series, as there’s so much potential here.
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“What a fabulously fun book!”

After the overwhelming success of The Thursday Murder Club, ‘cosy crime’ has become a genre in its own right - and I have to confess that it’s one I really enjoy. This book doesn’t feel like a debut. The author is... More

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“A Great Read”

This is a fun /cosy murder mystery .Set in Belgravia in a Cookery School ,a famous Chef is found with a cleaver in his head. His old friend Paul had been asked to teach his cookery class due to a broken arm .Everyone... More

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