The Body in the Vestibule
by Katherine Hall Page
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Food infuses every part of this cozy mystery set in France. New England caterer and minister's wife Faith Fairchild is spending time with her family in Lyon France where she indulges in lots of eating and a bit of sleuthing in amongst her daily chores.
"She struggled up the stairs with her clean was and was glad they were going out for dinner. She'd made reservations at Cafe des Federations--a bouchon, that Lyonnais institution not exactly a bistro and not a restaurant either. A bouchon--literally a cork--where Tom would drink deeply of Monsier Fulchiron's Morgon and they would eat quennelles in Nantua sauce--those delicate, lighter-than-air fish dumplings floating in lobster sauce--or maybe andouillette, the Rolls-Royce of chitterlings." (p. 167)
The food descriptions were delightful and the cast of characters Faith interacts with in France was also interesting. The actual mystery was a bit far-fetched though which is were this book lost points with me. Definitely a series I would read another book in though.
I am counting this toward the Cruisin' Through the Cozies Challenge as a "culinary cozy" and linking up with Weekend Cooking.