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Death du Jour #2020

Death du Jour By Lou Jane Temple Death du Jour Travel to Paris where a well executed meal may linger in the memory but murder is forever Fanny Delarue is a young cook for a wealthy family in the Place Royale In her heart she is keeping two
  • Title: Death du Jour
  • Author: Lou Jane Temple
  • ISBN: 9780425208069
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Death du Jour By Lou Jane Temple Travel to Paris, 1790 where a well executed meal may linger in the memory, but murder is forever Fanny Delarue is a young cook for a wealthy family in the Place Royale In her heart, she is keeping two fires burning for food, and for her head chef, Henri Together they feed the household, above stairs and below, and take lessons from Henri s mentor, Etienne de la Porte,Travel to Paris, 1790 where a well executed meal may linger in the memory, but murder is forever Fanny Delarue is a young cook for a wealthy family in the Place Royale In her heart, she is keeping two fires burning for food, and for her head chef, Henri Together they feed the household, above stairs and below, and take lessons from Henri s mentor, Etienne de la Porte, chef to a neighboring household At the same time, Fanny s trying to ignore the political heat that is building all around her Chefs need to prove that food and cuisine can promote man s equality instead of reinforcing old class divisions, at the risk of losing their jobsd perhaps their heads Tempers flare and nerves are strained, until one day, Etienne is found dead under suspicious circumstances Who would murder a cook The Place Royale is in tumult, and Fanny must solve the crime before the flames converge on her hopes for her own future.
    Death du Jour By Lou Jane Temple
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    About "Lou Jane Temple"

    1. Lou Jane Temple

      LOU JANE TEMPLE, the former owner of Cafe Lulu in Kansas City, continues to develop menus for new restaurants She writes about food and entertaining for Kansas City Magazine, and is the author of the Heaven Lee mysteries, a series of culinary thrillers.

    389 Comments

    1. I started out not liking this book However I felt like it had to get interesting soon or later The ending was not what I thought, but OK I finished just because I felt I should Just not for me.


    2. 2 in The Spice Box Mystery series The word spice in a book title is one that makes me stop in my tracks, pull the book from the shelf and investigate.Lou Jane Temple s historical mystery takes place during the French Revolution, a year after the storming of the Bastille This mystery focuses on the household staff of a wealthy family Fanny and Henri are cooks, who love cooking, food, recipes and each other.Amid political turmoil, a master chef at a neighboring house, who is giving lessons to Fann [...]


    3. This is the second book in the Spice Box series and I was disappointed It is set in Paris at the very start of what would become the French Revolution The main character is Fanny how French is that and like the heroine in the first book, she is one of the cooks for a wealthy family.Aside from the cooking and other period details, which are very good, I didn t care for the characters at all The mystery itself was average and the details are already rapidly disappearing from my memory.Perhaps the [...]


    4. Death du Jour is the second book in Lou Jane Temple s Spice Box series the first is named, oddly enough, The Spice Box When I saw this second one, I remembered the first one positively, but with reservations Since I couldn t remember what the reservations were, I decided to read this one.The link between the two books is the spice box a box of unspecified antiquity, built to hold spices, now furnished with recipes in many languages In the first book it comes into the possession of a servant girl [...]


    5. This book is set in 1789 90 and it contains quite a bit of historical fact I found the first few chapters to be boring you know I m not big on minute description , but once I got past the ground work, I easily finished the book in a few hours time.Fanny is a sous chef in a well appointed French household She finds herself searching for the answers to the murders of a mentor chef once employed by the King of France and the maitre d hotel of the house in which she works Throw in the fact that her [...]


    6. This was a mystery set the year after the original Bastille Day Fanny Delarue is a young French cook who works for a rich family She has a secret boyfriend in the young chef of the house Henri A local well known and talented chef is murdered and thus it begins This was entertaining although it bothered me how easily Fanny and Henri lied to get what they wanted It is true that with the French revolution, religion, traditional morals were set upside down because everyone was scared, all people had [...]


    7. I read this book a few years ago and i still believe that it was a very thrilling novel It was set in a time period a long time ago, i haven t read it for a while so i don t remember However, It is a murder mystery in which a french chef is murdered and his apprentice sets off the find the killer while trying to keep his business alive and keeping his death a secret Its a very good murder mystery novel i recommend it anyone who loves these kinds of books Hint there are a few french recipes in th [...]


    8. The author writes stories of crimes and cuisines of authentic kitchens through history This story has been recreated in Paris in the summer of 1790, with the entire city ablaze with revolutionary fervour.Fanny Delarue is a young cook for a wealthy family in the Palace Royale But cooking is not the only thing on Fanny s mind she loves the head chef, Henri and they become involved in a murder, mainly because Fannu wants to discover the truth behind the murder of chef, Etienne de la Porte, who used [...]


    9. The story follows a spice box as it is handed down through the years At this time, it is in Paris, France at the beginning of the French Revolution There are a couple of murders which seem unconnected along with allegations of the main character s mother stealing jewels from Versailles The characters were hard to connect to or care about particularly There was an overabundance of food description, but that would be expected as the author is a chef I had figured out whodunnit before the book was [...]


    10. Of course I am attracted to the cover, anything with Chardin on the front needs to be read The book is packed with word pics of the way people lived during the late l700 s in France The story is quickly read I was a little disapointed in the outcome but enjoyed it overall.


    11. Another culinary historical mystery This one is set in Paris at the time of the French Revolution It takes a very long time for the main character to catch on to the mystery here and seems unbelievable So so.


    12. so so mystery had a few recipes at the end but not the ones that were mentioned the most in the book a cozy type mystery but it got a bit tedious in spots Maybe if you re into the French revolution it d be enjoyable.


    13. A fun mystery read Story is good and author keeps it moving right along I must admit I liked the first one better The Spice Box but it was nice to read some of the history of the spice box itself Looking forward to in the series should the author decide to continue the series.



    14. I am please to find that one of my favorite food critics is also a writer of novels These books make for tasty light reading.


    15. Beautiful food and setting, but I liked the previous mystery in this series better I think the characters were fun.








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