Neil Flambé and the Tokyo Treasure

Illustrated by: Kevin Sylvester
For Ages: 8 - 12
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Something smells fishy—and it’s not the sushi—in this addition to the culinary mystery series celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey calls “good fun.”

World-class chef Neil Flambé isn’t thrilled when his cousin Larry moves to Japan to work on an online manga comic book. Now who’ll help him in the kitchen? But he finds a replacement in Gary the bike courier, and life, and the restaurant, moves on without Larry. That is, until the news that life may have really left Larry behind—he’s been lost at sea.
Neil is devastated. But then he checks Larry’s online manga. There’s a subtle change in the plot, something Neil and Larry had discussed—something only Neil would notice. Is this a cryptic message from beyond the grave—or is Larry still alive? Determined to find out, Neil heads to Japan to solve his next mystery.
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Book Details:
  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 352 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442442986 | 
  • October 2012 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7
List Price $13.99

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Chapter One

Manga Mania

Neil Flambé leaned back in his chair and watched the final panel of The Chef fade to black on the laptop screen. His arms hung limply at his sides and his jaw was practically touching his chest. A thousand thoughts were going through his head. Some of them weren’t about food, which was unusual. Neil was possibly the best chef in the world, and he was certainly the best teenage chef in the world. Food was his oxygen and it took a lot to distract him.

“What the heck was that . . .?” he said under his breath. He gave his head a shake.

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