HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Murder on the Gravy Train by Phyllis Richman
Loading...

Murder on the Gravy Train (edition 1999)

by Phyllis Richman

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
901197,235 (3.44)1
Member:jbergerot
Title:Murder on the Gravy Train
Authors:Phyllis Richman
Info:HarperCollins (1999), Edition: 1st ed, Hardcover, 256 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:
Tags:None

Work details

Murder on the Gravy Train by Phyllis Richman

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 1 mention

I think this was my favorite of the three books in this series. The story was excellent and the character development interesting. The writer introduces new characters without losing the old ones. I loved the way the plot unfolded and the ultimate result. The murders' solution ends up revealing a much more interesting, IMHO, part of the plot. ( )
  murderbydeath | Sep 20, 2014 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0061097837, Mass Market Paperback)

Add to the burgeoning cohort of culinary-themed mysteries Phyllis Richman's Murder on the Gravy Train, which provides a second outing for her restaurant reviewer-sleuth, Chas (née Charlotte Sue) Wheatley.

Richman, the restaurant reviewer for The Washington Post, is ideally suited to supply a vivid glimpse of the terrain where big-city culinary and newspaper worlds intersect, and offers a tempting brew of the pleasures and politics of both. Added to the mix is a tale of blackmail, extortion, spying, corruption, and (let's not forget) murder--several times over.

When the chef at one of Washington's most popular new restaurants disappears, Wheatley's curiosity is piqued. No one is forthcoming about his whereabouts, and, almost worse, the restaurant's food, minus the chef, is terribly off. Wheatley takes it upon herself to track down the chef and discovers a widening pool of foul play. In her search, we learn about the illicit side of the restaurant business (readers will think twice about ordering bottled water when they dine out next), and the often-nasty machinations of newsroom life (spying and story thievery). We are also exposed to the bureaucratic yet gruesome grind of a typical homicide department (decayed bodies without ID, for example).

Richman's narrative reads like a semi-autobiographical roman à clef: culinary insiders, real and would-be, will delight in her up-front-and-personal food-world asides. In fact, anyone who enjoys food and foul play--a heady combination--should relish this tale of both, nicely spun out by an author of appetite and imagination. --Arthur Boehm

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:08:10 -0400)

(see all 2 descriptions)

Restaurant critic Chas Wheatley of Washington investigates the murder of a waiter who promised to spill the beans on credit-card scams and price-gouging in his establishment. An expos on the food industry.

(summary from another edition)

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.44)
0.5
1
1.5
2 1
2.5 1
3 6
3.5 2
4 7
4.5 1
5

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 133,418,455 books! | Top bar: Always visible