Thank you, Lugo Mez (My Emerald Heart), for recommending The Debt to Pleasure by John Lanchester. What a deliciously wicked tale, involving food, told from the villain’s perspective. I enjoy a well-written bad character, the one I love to hate, and this book certainly doesn’t disappoint. The clues leading up to the conclusion are well-placed within the ramblings of madman connoisseur, Tarquin Winot. The recipes for food and drink are simple, elegant, and not to be ignored lest you bring the wrath of Tarquin down upon yourself.
I don’t own this book, but I must have it has part of my private library. The fact that I’ve already read it doesn’t diminish its desirability in any way. This one is definitely going on my Christmas list.