The Devil’s Feast

The Devil’s Feast

“Irresistible.”
Financial Times

“Wonderful… the whodunit plot takes in celebrity chefs, extraordinary cuisine, international diplomacy and and Victorian political shenanigans… a sumptuous treat.”
Times

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The third book in M.J. Carter’s acclaimed Blake and Avery series

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Fig Tree  ·  400 pp  ·  2016

London, 1842. A mysterious and horrible death at the Reform, London's newest and grandest gentleman's club, is hushed up. Amateur private inquiry agent Captain William Avery is persuaded to investigate, and soon discovers a web of rivalries and hatreds, both personal and political, simmering behind the club's handsome façade—and in particular surrounding its resident genius, Alexis Soyer, 'the Napoleon of food', a chef whose culinary brilliance is matched only by his talent for self-publicity.

But Avery is distracted, for where is his mentor and partner-in-crime Jeremiah Blake? And what if this first death is only a dress rehearsal for something far more sinister and dangerous?

Read an excerpt from The Devil’s Feast.

Praise for The Devil’s Feast

The keynote to this third Blake & Avery outing is enjoyment – in the sharp, clever plot, the telling detail and the author’s uncanny ability to summon up the inner sanctum of the Victorian male club, a debtor’s prison or Soyer’s extraordinary dishes.

Daily Mail

Wonderful… the whodunit plot takes in celebrity chefs, extraordinary cuisine, international diplomacy and and Victorian political shenanigans… a sumptuous treat.

Times

Irresistible.

Financial Times