Little Indiscretions

Little Indiscretions

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When Nestor Chaffinch, pastry cook to the rich and famous, is found frozen to death in the cold room of Ernesto Teldi's summer mansion with a notebook in his hand, the party guests gathered that evening are shaking in their shoes. As a private chef to the upper classes, Nestor knew too much about them. Ernesto Teldi, owner of the mansion, has a variety of political skeletons in his cupboard; Adela, his wife is a closet adulterer; Serafin Tous, the judge, dallies with young boys, while spoilt rich kid Chloe is anguished by her brother's accidental death, for which she blames herself. Nestor himself had some secrets up his sleeve, one of which is a little book of perfect puddings he has been collecting all his life. But the guests in the house fear this book contains much more than a mere list of naughty desserts. But would any of them go so far as to knock off the chef for what he might know about their pasts? Could his undignified death in the cold room be just a complete accident? A pastry-light concoction of crime and clairvoyance - this wicked whodunnit by Carmen Posadas is literary detective fiction at its most satisfying.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 26mm | 222.26g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552771066
  • 9780552771061

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"'Dangerously seductive. Oh Carmen! How long must we wait till your next little crime?!'" La Nouvel Observateur "'Perfect blend of Agatha Christie and Pedro Almodovar...wonderfully dark humour'" Figaro " 'Witty prose blends social critique with magic realism and detective fantasy to create a caustic, irrepressible novel.'" Good Book Guide " 'Darkly comic ... a classic country-house mystery from crime fiction's golden age, updated by Pedro Almodovar, with assistance from Brillat-Savarin.'" Sydney Morning Herald " 'Murdery mystery crossed with social satire ... sure to be popular.' " Sheshow more

About Carmen Posadas

Carmen Posadas is the daughter of a Uruguayan diplomat, and has lived in many capital cities including Moscow, Buenos Aires and London. She is a prize-winning children's author and co-writer for film and television. Little Indiscretions was first published as Pequnas Infamias and won the coveted Planeta Prize in 1998, since when it has gone on to sell over half a million copies worldwide, and has been translated into ten languages. Carmen Posadas lives in Madrid.show more

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535 ratings
3.25 out of 5 stars
5 12% (62)
4 28% (152)
3 38% (205)
2 17% (92)
1 4% (24)
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