Pequeñas Infamias. LIBRARY JOURNAL

Famous pastry chef Nestor Chaffino would still be alive if he’d stuck to writing recipes and cooking hints in his pristine little
notebook. But he didn’t, so someone locked him in cold storage with his chocolate truffles. Whodunit? Any one of the quirky characters could have killed the keeper of secrets, both culinary and personal-the odd but omniscient clairvoyant; Nestor’s Czech body-building assistant; his young helper; the man with the old-fashioned military crew cut; or even the owner of the house where Nestor was frozen alive. This is murder spiced with humor, stirred with a light touch, and served up in a deft translation. Originally published in Spain as Pequeñas Infamias, this book won top honors with the Planeta Award for literature in 1998. This is an excellent addition in both English and Spanish for libraries of all sizes. The author, who has won prizes for her children’s books, also writes for film and television and lives in Madrid.

Shelley Mosley, Glendale P.L., AZ

Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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