When was the last time you read a hilarious thriller that prepared you for your quiz on Italian explorers, while making you immensely hungry? Neil Flambé is fourteen, a culinary prodigy, and a stuck up brat. Sure, he's the cockiest of the braggarts ("I can cook better than anyone in the world!"), but he may actually be right. He's got a hippie cousin, who's much older than him, that knows more than you'd think. And Neil's got his nose. His marvelous, brilliant nose, the nose that allowed him his status as (possibly) the best chef ever. His nose has even solved mysteries! (Beat that!) But what happens when some of the best chefs in town turn of dead of a poison Neil can't identify? And...wait! Are those mysterious notes actually linked to Marco Polo? We're not sure...yet. Isabella is another story. Or is she? "Neil Flambé and the Marco Polo Murders" is a book well worth anyone's time. It is a mystery, a history, cook book (well, not actually) and a grand old time! Check it out as soon as you can!