Business was slow at Mulberry & Mistletoe until Nestor Chaffino, pastry chef to the rich and famous, was invited to cater a party at the summer mansion of Ernest Teldi, a wealthy art dealer on the Costa del Sol. When Nestor is found dead in the walk-in freezer with a notebook in his hand, the party guests gathered that evening are the natural suspects. But who could have had it in for a harmless pastry chef?
The answer, it turns out, is just about everyone who happened to be staying in the house that night, because Nestor, in his quiet way, stirring his sauces and going about his business, was a magnet for secrets. And he had decided to reveal some of them.
This is an ingeniously ribald whodunit, written with tremendous flair and spiked with truly eccentric characters. It was a phenomenon when it came out in Spain, where it topped bestseller lists, sold more than half a million copies, and won the Planeta Prize.