Publication: Macmillan, 1989, London
First edition. Author's first novel. As new, unread copy in dust jacket. Introduces Darina Lisle to investigate the murder of cookery writer, Digby Cary, at a symposium for the Society of Historical Gastronomes. Darina has planned menus culled from centuries-old recipe books but then Digby is found stabbed to death with an expensive boning knife. Many had cause to resent Digby including a few spurned mistresses, eclipsed cookery demonstrators, and a plagiarized author.
Inventory Number: 38326