"Another interesting and educational installment in this enjoyable series.
Traipsing the Alsace region was exciting. A region superstitious and suspicious. Once again I lavished in the areas cuisine, wine, hotels and history as well as residents. Cooker’s gift of quotations and historical facts are always welcomed along with witty repartee with Virgile. The mystery aspect was a quiet unveiling, a slow process as “the Alsatian chainsaw massacres” is solved.
A wonderful addition to an already fabulous series. Each installment is unique, never formulaic, boring or predictable. Always entertaining, full of history and facts matched with cuisine, wine and residents of the specific region. Truly a reading adventure on all levels, the mystery element nothing less than sophisticated and smart." —The Discerning Reader