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Monsieur Pamplemousse Takes the Cure

(1987)
(The fourth book in the Monsieur Pamplemousse series)
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Farfetched and frothy, this fourth in the detective series featuring Aristide Pamplemousse finds the corpulent Surete officer turned gastronomic investigator for Le Guide disguised as a blind man at Chateau Morgue, a health spa near the Pyrenees. Pamplemousse despairs of satisfied appetites for a fortnight, but his bloodhound Pommes Frites discovers kilos of sausage, and then Aristide himself discovers an affectionate English manicurist. While it becomes apparent that the regime at the spa covers some other activities, including murder and blackmail, not until the inspector rigs up a flying camera, utilizing helium and Pommes Frites's inflatable kennel hung with black silk lingerie, is the mystery of Chateau Morgue resolved. Though readers may have trouble following Pamplemousse's intricate thought processes and understanding exactly what was going on at Chateau Morgue, Pamplemousse and his faithful hound are an appealing pair and offer an evening of civilized entertainment. Bond is also the author of the Paddington Bear stories.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 1990 : UK Hardback
Title: Monsieur Pamplemousse Takes the Cure (Lythway Large Print Books)
Author(s): Michael Bond
ISBN: 0-7451-1113-0 / 978-0-7451-1113-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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July 1989 : USA Hardback
Title: M. Pamplemousse Takes the Cure: A Gastronomic Mystery
Author(s): Michael Bond
ISBN: 0-8253-0453-9 / 978-0-8253-0453-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Beaufort Books
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August 1988 : USA Hardback
Title: Monsieur Pamplemousse Takes the Cure: A Gastronomic Mystery
Author(s): Michael Bond
ISBN: 0-394-57033-2 / 978-0-394-57033-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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August 1987 : UK Hardback
Title: Monsieur Pamplemousse Takes the Cure
Author(s): Michael Bond
ISBN: 0-340-40331-4 / 978-0-340-40331-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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Paperback Editions

December 1990 : UK Paperback
Title: Mons.Pamplemousse Takes Cure
Author(s): Michael Bond
ISBN: 0-7472-3328-4 / 978-0-7472-3328-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
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July 1989 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Monsieur Pamplemousse Takes the Cure
Author(s): Michael Bond
ISBN: 0-449-21674-8 / 978-0-449-21674-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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February 1990 : USA Paperback
Title: Monsieur Pamplemousse Takes the Cure (Nightingale Series)
Author(s): Michael Bond
ISBN: 0-8161-4893-7 / 978-0-8161-4893-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
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Kindle Editions

May 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Monsieur Pamplemousse Takes the Cure (Monsieur Pamplemousse Series)
Author(s): Michael Bond
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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