Review; A Birthday Lunch by Martin Walker

A few months ago I was fortunate to recieve a press copy of the short story A Birthday Lunch by Martin Walker through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards and today I'll post my review.

Description of the Short Story
When not solving mysteries in his beloved little town of St. Denis, Bruno, the chief of police, likes to cook and share his meals with local guests and dear friend. For his friend Florence’s birthday, Bruno is preparing a surprise. But, like much else in St. Denis, it’s a communal effort, and one that Bruno pulls off with a little help from the countryside and the town. He finds an ancient hand axe in the ground during his morning run with his dog Balzac—it will make a spectacular gift—picks up newspapers for wrapping by the medical center, and gathers fresh nettles from by his chicken coop and thyme from his garden for soup and garnish. It’ll be the perfect day for Bruno and his guests to celebrate their collective history.

A Vintage Shorts original. An ebook short.

My Thoughts on the Short Story
This was a sweet short story/novella and I really loved the descriptions, especially the food related ones. It's a mellow and quiet vibe and story, but I liked it a lot.


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