It’s truffle season and in the hills around Bologna the hunt is on for the legendary Boscuri White, the golden nugget of Italian gastronomy. But when an American truffle ‘supertaster’ goes missing, English detective Daniel Leicester discovers not all truffles are created equal. Did the missing supertaster bite off more than he could chew?
As he goes on the hunt for Ryan Lee, Daniel discovers the secrets behind ‘Food City’, from the immigrant kitchen staff to the full scale of a multi-million Euro business. After a key witness is found dead at the foot of one of Bologna’s famous towers, the stakes could not be higher. Daniel teams up with a glamorous TV reporter, but the deeper he goes into the disappearance of the supertaster the darker things become. Murder is once again on the menu, but this time Daniel himself stands accused. And the only way he can clear his name is by finding Ryan Lee…
Discover Bologna through the eyes of English detective Daniel Leicester as he walks the shadowy porticoes in search of the truth and, perhaps, even gets a little nearer to solving the mystery of Italy itself.
The Hunting Season by Tom Benjamin is an intriguing mystery set in Italy. I enjoyed the premise of this book. The setting was described beautifully. There was quite a bit of info about Italian customs that did slow the pacing a bit, but it also allowed me to feel like I was part of the story.
There were a lot of characters. They were detailed, and interesting, it was just a little tough to keep them all straight. However, I don’t think it deterred my enjoyment in the end. I really liked the characters. It seemed like this author understands how to create deep characters.
Overall, I enjoyed The Hunting Season. The mystery was compelling, and I enjoyed Tom Benjamin‘s writing. I’d recommend giving this one a go.
Thanks to Random Things Tours for the opportunity to be on this blog tour. I received a free copy of this book to review honestly. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
Tom Benjamin grew up in London and began his working life as a reporter before becoming a spokesman for Scotland Yard. He went on to work in international aid and public health, developing Britain’s first national programme against alcohol abuse and heading up drugs awareness campaign FRANK. He now lives in Bologna, Italy.
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