The esteemed creator of Paddington Bear concocts another delicious escapade for Monsieur Pamplemousse and star sniffer dog Pommes Frites Monsieur Pamplemousse finds himself in deep water when an unfortunate collision with a Mother Superior is caught on camera by the French tabloids. To avoid media attention, he is sent to report on chef André Dulac, currently in line for Le Guide’s top award of the Golden Stock Pot Lid. But Pamplemousse's stay at the Hôtel Dulac is far from uneventful. His encounters with mysterious bloodstains, a strangely vibrating girl and a secret family legacy open a can of worms which threatens the very sanctity of France’s premier gastronomic bible . . .