Format: Paper over Board
Dimensions: 352 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 1.2 in
Published: October 16, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1442442883
ISBN - 13: 9781442442887
About the Book
Something smells fishyNand it's not the sushiNin this addition to the culinary mystery series celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey calls "good fun."
Read from the Book
Chapter One Manga Mania Neil Flambé leaned back in his chair and watched the final panel of The Chef fade to black on the laptop screen. His arms hung limply at his sides and his jaw was practically touching his chest. A thousand thoughts were going through his head. Some of them weren’t about food, which was unusual. Neil was possibly the best chef in the world, and he was certainly the best teenage chef in the world. Food was his oxygen and it took a lot to distract him. “What the heck was that . . .?” he said under his breath. He gave his head a shake. Neil’s cousin Larry peeked over the top of the laptop and smiled. “So, waddya think of my manga?” There was always a little risk in asking Neil what he thought, because he was never shy about answering the question honestly, and loudly. That was one of the many reasons why he had so many enemies. But this time, Neil wasn’t sure what he thought about Larry’s latest, and possibly craziest, project, his online manga comic, The Chef. “Well?” Larry said, wiggling his eyebrows hopefully. At least that’s what Neil thought he was doing. It was hard to see anything under Larry’s shaggy hair. Larry was Neil’s older cousin and also his sous-chef, and Neil knew all too well that “crazy projects” and Larry went together like chocolate and chilies. Larry had recently made a foray into the fashion world with his line of me-shirts—T-shirts w
From the Publisher
Something smells fishy—and it’s not the sushi—in this addition to the culinary mystery series celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey calls “good fun.”
World-class chef Neil Flambé isn’t thrilled when his cousin Larry moves to Japan to work on an online manga comic book. Now who’ll help him in the kitchen? But he finds a replacement in Gary the bike courier, and life, and the restaurant, moves on without Larry. That is, until the news that life may have really left Larry behind—he’s been lost at sea.
Neil is devastated. But then he checks Larry’s online manga. There’s a subtle change in the plot, something Neil and Larry had discussed—something only Neil would notice. Is this a cryptic message from beyond the grave—or is Larry still alive? Determined to find out, Neil heads to Japan to solve his next mystery.