Death by Chocolate

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Penguin Adult, Nov 2, 2006 - Fiction - 240 pages
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In the Twenty-First Century of Our Lord, Christ the Fit, it has been illegal to be fat for three years, except in Louisiana and Alabama, where they cling to their chicken-fried-fullest-fat-cream-sodden-gumbo-dunkin'=mall-waddling-lives as if their souls depended on it. Matt Devlin is a Health Enforcement Agent. His is humdrum work, busting the eateasys selling illegal burgers and chocolate, checking weight permits, issuing tickets ... When a beautiful woman is found dead, dressed only in sweet-scented 'brown', Homicide call for help. It looks like murder, but is it also a food crime?

'Imagine a world where fatty foods and chocolate are illegal, with health enforcement officers doing random spot checks to ensure that you fit into your weight bracket. Well, that's the setting behind this intriguing murder mystery, where a girl is found dead, dressed only in chocolate ... [Toby Moore] gets you turning those pages, trying to suss out who the guilty party is before the detectives do. Brilliant!' New Woman

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This book sounded fabulous but unfortunately for me, it just didn’t live up to its promise. The way I would describe this book is George Orwell meets Jasper Fforde with a bit of ‘Supersize Me’ thrown ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Toby Moore writes for The Times, the Financial Times, the Evening Standard and the Daily Telegraph. He is the previous author of Sleeping with the FIshes. He lives in North London.

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