Death Cup by Irna Van Zyl (Penguin) ISBN: 9781485903697
All Detective Storm van Der Merwe wanted when she moved from Cape Town to the small town of Hermanus, was a chance to get away from the madness of Cape Town and her complicated family history. It would seem that life has other plans for her when a lunch meeting with a good friend ends in murder.
Storm soon uncovers just how competitive the foodie and restaurant scene is in her neck of the woods is. A vicious food blogger dies of poisoning from a dangerous mushroom, and Storm is tasked with finding the killer. Adding to this complication, her old partner, Andreas Moerdyk quits his job and lands up on Storm’s couch.
As the search for the elusive killer intensifies, Storm finds herself under immense scrutiny from her new boss, Dirk Pistorius, a man who would love to find any reason to fire Storm.
Then the killer strikes again sending Storm into a tailspin.
Death Cup is an amazing look at the food scene in Cape Town and Hermanus, while also being a riveting crime thriller. This book will have you imagining and tasting the succulent dishes described as you try to figure out who the killer is.