The Kamogawa Food Detectives

The Kamogawa Food Detectives

Fiction & Poetry, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 04/04/2024
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The first book in the bestselling, mouth-watering Japanese sleuthing series, The Kamogawa Food Detectives is perfect for fans of Welcome to the Hyunam-dong Bookshop, Days at the Morisaki Bookshop and Toshikazu Kawaguchi's Before the Coffee Gets Cold.

What’s the one dish you’d do anything to taste just one more time?

Down a quiet backstreet in Kyoto exists a very special restaurant. Run by Koishi Kamogawa and her father Nagare, the Kamogawa Diner treats its customers to wonderfully extravagant meals. But that's not the main reason to stop by . . .

The father-daughter duo have started advertising their services as 'food detectives'. Through ingenious investigations, they are capable of recreating a dish from their customers' pasts – dishes that may well hold the keys to unlocking forgotten memories and future happiness.

From the widower looking for a specific noodle dish that his wife used to cook, to a first love's beef stew, the restaurant of lost recipes provides a link to the past – and a way to a more contented future.

A bestseller in Japan, The Kamogawa Food Detectives by Hisashi Kashiwai, and translated from Japanese by Jesse Kirkwood, is a celebration of good company and the power of a delicious meal.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781035009596
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 158g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 132 x 15 mm

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The Kamogawa Food Detectives
Can you imagine being able to eat a perfectly recreated version of a beloved dish from your past? That is exactly what the Kamogawa detective agency specialises in.
In Kyoto, there is a restaurant which doesn’t look like a restaurant. It always smells delicious and cheerful banter can be overheard. The Kamogawa diner a... READ MORE
Ellie  Pe
The Kamogawa Food Detectives
Comfort food for thought
Beautifully written and translated story of a father and daughter who run a restaurant and detective agency in Kyoto, Japan. The detective agency tracks do... READ MORE
Desmond Carbery
The Kamogawa Food Detectives
A Detective team all about Food and emotions
A warm and friendly story about how food and experiences go together and how a special chef and his daughter help find a particular food for their client t... READ MORE
Regina Mastrogiacomo
The Kamogawa Food Detectives
Formulaic like Columbo, intriguing concept and oozing humanity
The concept and formula could go on forever. Here we have six cycles/chapters, each a new customer seeking to recreate and heal something of their past. In... READ MORE
Martin OB, CSci