(From the publisher):
The annual launch of Le Guide
, France's most prestigious restaurant companion, is always a red-letter day for its publishers. This year teh Director has a particularly momentous announcement to make: the inauguration of the Golden Stock Pot Lid, a unique commendation to the bset restaurant in France, awarded not according to the vagaries of mere human inspectors such as Monsieur Pamplemousse, but by the immaculate calculations of Le Guide
's latest acquisition - a Poulanc DB23 mainframe computer. However, there is many a slip 'twixt Stock Pot and Lid when the ceremonial 'Entry' button is pressed and the resultant print-out is a travesty of everything Le Guide
stands for. All too clearly, someone has nobbled the programme.
With only days to go before publication, it falls to Monsieur Pamplemousse to investigate the mystery. Accompanied by his ever-faithful hound Pommes Frites, he is soon up to his ears in a bizarre world of bytes, rams and nibbles, and pitted against a foe who has but one aim in life: to heap disgrace on Le Guide, and in so doing, bring about the downfall of Monsieur le Directeur himself...
Original title: Monsieur Pamplemousse Investigates
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Private Detective
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Humor→ Parody