Bone In The Throat

Bone In The Throat

3.42 (3,390 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Expected delivery to the United States in 9-14 business days.

Not ordering to the United States? Click here.


All is not well at the Dreadnought Grill. The chef has a smack habit, the owner has been set up by the FBI and in the midst of this, the sous-chef Tommy is just trying to do his job.

As depraved as it is hilarious, Anthony Bourdain's first novel is street smart and spiced with drugged-up savvy, foul-mouthed feds and salty mob speak.

With a cast of unforgettables like the hitman who covers himself in clingfilm to avoid leaving fingerprints and a plot with more twists than a plate of spaghetti, Bone in the Throat rocks through the streets of Manhattan at a blistering pace.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 21mm | 236g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 1786895188
  • 9781786895189
  • 215,939

Review quote

A superb tale of violence and backbiting set in the seething testosterone-heavy company of a crew of New York cooks, and simply towers head, shoulders and upper torso above everything else * * GQ * * Raw and cooking. Rare and well-done -- A.A. Gill Gangster fiction to feast on * * Independent * * Wonderful fun, a perfect book to read at the beach -- Michael Crichton * * New York Times Book Review * * A recipe for a very good read * * Sunday Telegraph * * Sharp, funny . . . if it's gangster rap you want to read then Bourdain is your man * * Express * * The snappy wise-guy dialogue is as sharp as the kitchen implements Bourdain puts to grisly use . . . The result is a saucy, spicy caper that slips down as easy as a sidewalk hotdog -- Richard Rogers * * Observer Review * * A recipe for a plot that is delicious and hilarious * * The Times * * Coming on like a cross between Nick Tosches and The Sopranos, chef Anthony Bourdain proves himself as adept with a pen as he is with the knife - no reservations -- Cathi Unsworth * * Guardian Review * *
show more

About Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain was a world-renowned chef, travelling the world for his Emmy Award-winning series Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. He was the bestselling author of Kitchen Confidential. His fiction titles include Gone Bamboo and Bobby Gold. He died on 8 June 2018.
show more

Rating details

3,390 ratings
3.42 out of 5 stars
5 13% (453)
4 32% (1,077)
3 40% (1,370)
2 12% (413)
1 2% (77)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X