A Guy's Gotta Eat: Gourmet Eyes
"I eat French crap a lot."
-- Spenser in The Widening Gyre
The original foodie eye, Wolfe is, of course, the most famous gourmet detective, even employing his own cook, Fritz.
Fine wine, fine food, large fees....
Big on stuff he's picked, caught, grown or possibly killed himself, Spenser was perhaps the ultimate hunter/gatherter/yuppie. Parker himself occasionally suggested he was working on a Spenser cookbook, perhaps tongue-in-cheek, but it never came to pass.
This Spanish eye may be the only other private detective, besides Nero Wolfe, to have his own personal chef.
After years of, as he puts it, "fuelling up on canteen grub and whatever you could snatch on the hoof," this gumshoe discovers he has a flair for cooking. But that new passion indirectly leads him into trouble...
Cookbooks by Mystery Authors (and their detectives)
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