I give this book only a 1-star rating. Its a murder mystery / food review book that ends without loose ends tied up clearly. The authors seemed to have tired of writing by the end. And, yes, it has a weirdly placed sex scene towards the beginning (very graphic) that doesn't meld into the story line very well. The protagonist, a very fat detective, is constantly eating and drinking alcohol. The authors make sure you know every detail about the beverages he drinks and how his food is prepared. Throw in a murder every 10-12 pages and scenery of southern Africa and you have the mix. Bo-o-o-o-oring.