The famed creator of Paddington Bear concocts ather complex case for crime-solvers Monsieur Pamplemousse and Pommes Frites When Monsieur Pamplemousse is offered a free ticket to Cuisine de Chavigl, France's premier TV cookery programme, he is unenthusiastic - there's something fishy about the culinary expertise of its host. But when the show ends in disaster, Pamplemousse finds himself with something more suspicious on his hands: a puzzling case of murder. Pommes Frites, sniffer dog extraordinaire, has his own views on the matter, but how can he convey the truth to his unwitting master? Soon Pamplemousse and his faithful bloodhound find themselves caught up in a bizarre world of illusions, unrequited lust and blackmail in high places.
Michael Bond was born in Newbury, Berkshire in 1926 and started writing whilst serving in the army during the Second World War. In 1958 the first book featuring his most famous creation, Paddington Bear, was published and many stories of his adventures followed. In 1983 he turned his hand to adult fiction and the detective cum gastronome par excellence Monsieur Pamplemousse was born. Michael Bond was awarded the OBE in 1997 and in 2007 was made an Honorary Doctor of Letters by Reading University. He is married, with two grown-up children, and lives in London.