Neil Flambe and the Marco Polo Murders

The Neil Flambe Capers #1

By Sylvester, Kevin

Publishers Summary:
Fourteen-year-old wunderchef Neil Flambé can cook anything, and patrons pay top dollar and wait months for reservations at his tiny boutique restaurant. What many of Neil’s patrons don’t know, however, is that he’s also a budding detective, code-named “The Nose.” It all started when he used his knowledge of cooking and his incredible sense of smell to acquit his mother’s client of murder. Now, however, some of the best chefs in town are turning up dead, the cops are stumped, and the crime scenes aren’t helping. The only real clues are a mysterious smell and some equally mysterious notes — in Italian! — that have something to do with the great explorer Marco Polo. As more and more chefs fall prey to the killer, and more and more notes turn up, Neil finds himself working not only to solve the murders, but to eliminate himself as the prime suspect!

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ISBN
978-1-55470-266-4
Publisher
Key Porter Books


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2010

Gr 5-8 Neil Flambé is an interesting teena passionate chef, ignored son of a lawyer mom and an ad-executive dad, overwhelmed student, and the "Nose" to Inspector Nakamura, who relies heavily on him to help solve cases. When chefs across town turn up murdered, Neil sniffs some strange spices at the crime scenes, but he can't quite put his finger on what they are, which is unusu...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

Fourteen-year-old chef/budding detective Neil Flambé finds himself on the case--and on the hook--when some of the town's best che...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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