WorldCat Identities

King, Peter (Christopher Peter) 1922-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 75 publications in 2 languages and 5,089 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Railroad stories  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3561.I4822, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter King
Roux the day : a gourmet detective mystery by Peter King( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kidnapped by a mysterious group of female chefs who want him to find and recover a missing cookbook, the Gourmet Detective becomes embroiled in a case of book forgery and murder
Dine and die on the Danube Express by Peter King( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a celebrated Hungarian stage actress vanishes from the stately Danube Express, the Gourmet Detective finds himself enlisted in a desperate search for the perpetrator, whose agenda may be linked to a passion for exotic foods
Hangman's corner by Peter King( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ned Parker is a hansom cab driver in London in the year 1870. Inquisitive and lively, he inherited his cab from his father who died under mysterious circumstances. One of his fares disappears -- literally. When next Ned sees him, the man is in the morgue where Ned has been taken by Detective Sergeant Jackson to identify the corpse. When Ned's fellow cabby Herbert Summers is arrested for murder, Ned rallies all London's 6,000 cabbies to help find the real culprit. His own investigations take him to a shady auction house, music halls (where his girlfriend Millie is determined to become a star despite Ned's objections) and an underground station deep beneath the Thames full of strange sounds and apparitions. The most dangerous gangs of criminals in London are run by Mr. John and the Colonel; both interrogate Ned making references to the fate of Ned's father. Undaunted, Ned follows the trail that takes him to the British Museum, the Admiralty, the Silver Vaults and to music halls where Millie is getting carried away by potential fame -- but at a price. "Hangman's Corner' is a rip-roaring adventure mystery lace with humor and vivid characters and with an impelling plot that uncovers the mystery of Ned's father and culminates in a madcap chase through London in a hearse."--Jacket
The gourmet detective by Peter King( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hero is an unnamed chef in London who draws on his epicurean and investigative skills to hunt a killer among omelettes and vats of sauce. The novel, the first in a series, features many real recipes and actual cooking techniques
Dying on the vine : a further adventure of the gourmet detective by Peter King( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gourmet Detective investigates three killings in an English-owned vineyard in the South of France. To catch the killer, he must brave bees and a near-drowning in a vat of wine. By the author of Spiced to Death
Eat, drink, and be buried : a Gourmet Detective mystery by Peter King( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Gourmet Detective begins his latest task of planning the menu for a medieval-themed castle resort, a professional joust re-enactor is poisoned there, and the rumor goes around that the poison was intended for "the scion of the infighting noble family."--Jacket
Death al dente by Peter King( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on a visit to a mozzarella factory in Italy, the Gourmet Detective investigates the murder of a famous chef who was his host. In-between the sleuthing, information on pasta and vino
The jewel of the north : a Jack London mystery by Peter King( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jack London has worn many hats in his young life--sailor, law enforcement officer, prizefighter, and most recently gold miner in the Klondike--getting by with the occasional odd job while pursuing his true vocation: writing. But Jack never expects to find himself investigating a murder case on behalf of San Francisco's mayor. Two saloon hall girls have been killed in a similar and precise fashion that appears to be the work of a madman. Jack learns that both girls arrived in the city together on the same ship from Alaska, The Jewel of the North. And it will take all of his wit and skill to unravel a conspiracy far more dangerous than he can possibly imagine."--Back cover
Dead man's coast : a Jack London mystery by Peter King( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In turn-of-the-century San Francisco, Jack London--who is just starting his career as a writer--supplements his meager income by moonlighting for the police. One night, Jack is hired to join Officer Healey on a stakeout. One of the men they are watching is safecracker Lou Kandel, a recent escapee from San Quentin. Jack and Healey get into an altercation with Kandel and another thug but they both escape. When Healey is murdered the next day, SFPD brass asks Jack, who is able to identify Kandel's crony from mug shots, to stay on the case because they believe that a master criminal is planning to steal the Rajah's Ruby from the visiting "Belle of Broadway," the sexy Belle Conquest
Death and the celestial spice : a gourmet detective mystery by Peter King( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Healthy Place to Die by Peter King( )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

While relaxing at a Swiss health spa, the detective finds the treatment can be deadly
Eat, Drink and Be Buried by Peter King( )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

At a medieval fair, a killer targets the noble family
Death al Dente by Peter King( )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A search for an Italian chef puts the detective on the chopping block
Spiced to Death by Peter King( )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The discovery of a centuries-old spice leads to a million-dollar murder
The Gourmet Detective by Peter King( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within the inner circle of haute cuisine, a detective witnesses a delectable murder. They call him the gourmet detective; the only thing sharper than his mind is his palate. When chefs need a rare ingredient, an ancient wine, or simply a new idea to gain that extra Michelin-star boost, they come to the detective's cozy London office and plead for his help. For top-notch cooking, he is always happy to lend his taste buds to the cause. Now Raymond Lefebvre, executive chef at one of London's finest French restaurants, has asked for the detective's help with a bit of kitch
The Gourmet Detective by Peter King( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within the inner circle of haute cuisine, a detective witnesses a delectable murder
Dine and Die on the Danube Express by Peter King( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a voyage from another era, the detective encounters a thoroughly modern murder
Eat, drink and be buried by Peter King( )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a medieval fair, a killer targets the noble family At Sir Gerald & rsquo;s medieval festival, the castle is authentic, the jousting is rousing, and the wenches are the sauciest in the land. The only thing missing is decent food. And so Sir Gerald calls in London & rsquo;s gourmet detective, an expert food finder, whose specialties include locating rare ingredients, designing historically accurate menus, and solving the occasional murder. And all three skills will be tested if he is to escape the age of chivalry alive. After the day & rsquo;s first joust, the winning knight falls to the ground, poisoned. Someone is trying to exterminate the gentry of this ersatz fiefdom, and it will take a sure palate and a strong stomach to find out who. To save his own head, the detective must contend with flooding dungeons, stray arrows, and a cast of dwarf knights & mdash;all while struggling to design a menu fit for a king
Roux the Day by Peter King( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder, madness, and Cajun mayhem follow the detective to New Orleans
Dine and Die on the Danube Express by Peter King( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a voyage from another era, the detective encounters a thoroughly modern murder. The Danube Express was once the most famous train on the continent. Linking east and west, it was the fastest route from the Alps to the Black Sea, until airplanes and automobiles made it obsolete. When a group of savvy investors revived it in the 1970s, it became an Express only in name. A five-star hotel on wheels, it is now a luxurious icon -- and it's celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary. Some of the most glamorous figures in the world have booked passage on this historic trip, a
 
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Roux the day : a gourmet detective mystery
Alternative Names
King, Christopher Peter, 1922-

King, Peter

King, Peter, 1922 May 5-

킹, 피터 1922-

キング, ピーター

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Dine and die on the Danube ExpressHangman's cornerThe gourmet detectiveDying on the vine : a further adventure of the gourmet detectiveEat, drink, and be buried : a Gourmet Detective mysteryDeath al denteThe jewel of the north : a Jack London mysteryDead man's coast : a Jack London mystery