Dinner at Antoine’s By Frances Parkinson Keyes

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A mystery set at Antoine’s, the famous New Orleans restaurant that has been a landmark since 1840. The purpose of the party, hosted by wealthy businessman Orson Foxworth, is to introduce his niece Ruth, who is visiting for the Mardi Gras season, to a circle of his friends. Ruth soon notes tensions between Odile St. Amant, her husband Léonce, and her sister Caresse

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Odile is suffering from a nervous disorder, and her husband is openly flirting with Caresse. The undercurrents lead to murder… A huge bestseller in its day, the book still draws visitors to New Orleans and to Antoine’s for a memorable meal. Bound in green cloth with silver titling to spine. Good unclipped dust jacket with slight scuffing and one small tear (c. 8mm) to lower back. Slight bump to top front corner. A little tanning due to age. Hardcover. Published by Eyre and Spottiswoode 1950. Weight 495g

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Weight 0.495 kg