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Summary

From the author who brought the world Paddington Bear, comes the new book in the delightful Parisian mystery series featuring Monsieur Pamplemousse and his canine partner, Pomme Frites.

In this latest adventure, they must get to the bottom of a mystery surrounding the tarnishing of the integrity of Le Guide - France's premier hotel and restaurant guide. What they couldn't anticipate was that the case would involve a nun who is in the habit of joining the Mile High Club...

©2007 Michael Bond (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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"Engaging mix of farce, detection and fine cuisine." ( The Times, London)
"Monsieur Pamplemousse and his faithful dog Pommes Frites are true and original comic inventions." ( Guardian)

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Excellent Story Beautifully Read

An enjoyable return to the Parisien world of Le Guide and its stock pots in which Pommes Frites must come to the rescue of Aristide Pamplemousse once again. The bloodhound shows remarkable discernment!
I particularly enjoyed the gastronomic references and the detailed routes through Paris, a city that we can’t visit in person just now due to the pandemic. For the duration of this book I felt as though I was travelling through those streets again in an aged 2CV.
Very much hope that Audible will add more Pamplemousse books before too long.

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Entertaining and well read

Another amusing story from Michael Bond expertly narrated by Bill Wallis. For me the story is less important than the characters who are well developed.

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  • Sheila
  • 20-10-12

Even a great author can have an off day

I've read a number of the Monsieur Pamplemousse mysteries, and have found them to be fun, witty, and farcical. But I felt like this one never really took off. The characters are the same lovable creatures. Once again, Pamplemousse must rescue his boss from a disaster of his own making. All of the elements are there, but the story never really gels this time. If you are a first-time reader of this series, I'd suggest starting with a different book. Bill Wallis did a fine job of narration as he has done on the previous books.

I sincerely hope that Audible is able to add some of the earlier books in this series. They are highly entertaining. I worry that this one might put listeners off of an otherwise entertaining series.

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  • BJG
  • 13-08-09

Such a Disapointment

I've listened to about three hours of this book so far and a plot has yet to take shape. The only thing Pamplemousse has done so far is liten to mostly is boss as well as a few coworkers yammer on about unrelated topics. I suspect that the topics become connected later on, but I'm not sticking around to find out. Pamplemousse is a bore, his boss is a moran and the dog hardly does anything at all. Zzzzzz.

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