Welcome to a new feature of 32 Pages-the Art Reveal, where an about-to-be-published book is introduced in all its awesomeness. Kicking off this new feature is Neil Flambé and the Tokyo Treasure, book 4 in a series of culinary mysteries by Kevin Sylvester, starring Neil Flambé~a 14 year old ‘wunderchef’ not unlike Gordon Ramsey-if Gordon Ramsey was a ginger with a talent for solving crimes. Like Mr Ramsey, Neil can cook anything, and he can do it better than anyone else. Maybe he’s a bit cocky, but patrons pay top dollar and wait months for reservations at his tiny, boutique restaurant. Child labour laws aside, what those around him don’t know is that his talents do not stop at crème brûlée. With an extraordinary sense of smell, and the help of police inspector Sean Nakamura, this budding young detective is as good at cracking crimes as he is at cracking eggs.

And here’s what our young master chef is up to now…

Something smells fishy-and it’s not the sushi~

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.

Here’s a taste!

The art of Neil Flambé and the Tokyo Treasure is Manga, which is basically action-packed comic book illustration-Japanese style. A perfect canvas for this high-energy chef!

Go ahead, have another taste!

Wanna see what happens next? Check out Pages 7 & 8, revealed Tuesday, October 16th on the Indigo Kids blog.

For Pages 1 & 2, see Simonreads.ca

Pages 3 & 4, see beniceorleavethanks.ca

A big thanks to Simon & Schuster for the invitation to present pages 5 & 6 of Neil Flambé and the Tokyo Treasure, and for inspiring this new feature on 32 Pages.

Neil Flambé and the Tokyo Treasure by Kevin Sylvester. To be published by Simon & Schuster Tuesday, October 16, 2012