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By M. L. Longworth

A crime wave jolts Aix-en-Provence within the 3rd pleasant Verlaque and Bonnet mystery

Fans of Donna Leon and Andrea Camilleri, secret fans, Francophiles, and foodies will adore this who-done-it with a gorgeous eu environment. In her riveting follow-up to Death on the Chateau Bremont and Murder within the Rue Dumas, M. L. Longworth conjures up the attractions and sounds of late-summer Provence, the place the mistral blows and loss of life is available in the main unforeseen locations.

Olivier Bonnard, the landlord of Domaine Beauclaire vineyard, is devastated whilst he discovers the robbery of a beneficial cache of infrequent vintages. quickly after, Monsieur Gilles d'Arras stories that his spouse, Pauline, has vanished from their lavish condominium. As pass judgement on Antoine Verlaque and Commissioner Paulik take on the case (with a bit support from Marine Bonnet), they obtain an pressing name: Bonnard has simply chanced on Madame d'Arras—dead in his winery.

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Why wasn’t he living with the other new recruits in the patrolmen’s dormitories? And why was he spending his spare time going through old police reports? “Thank you for bringing these to my attention,” Michael said. “Thank you, sir. The supervising officer was Detective Hatener. ” repeated Michael, and he flicked back through the reports. “I thought maybe—­” But before the boy could finish, Michael had risen from his desk and was marching across the bureau floor. indd 40 7/9/15 2:53 PM 6 L D’Andrea tramped down the grand avenue of Canal Street in the midday sun.

She asked. indd 26 7/9/15 2:53 PM The Axeman 27 “She’s good,” Lewis said, responding as if the question was perfectly innocent, and Ida could tell by the way he answered that he was lying. Ida and Mayann, Lewis’s mother, both agreed that Daisy was no proper match for him. The girl was a couple of years older than he was, querulous, and prone to bouts of violence. She worked as a prostitute in the honky-­tonks across the river, rough places full of levee workers and longshoremen, and it was in one such place, the Brickhouse, that Lewis had met her the previous spring.

Well, I can understand that,” said Lewis, his face suddenly somber. ” He grinned, and Ida smiled and shook her head. ” he asked. ” Ida bit her lip again and thought for a moment. “Kinda,” she said. Lefebvre had promised her fieldwork when she had first been hired, but the promise had proved hollow. She found herself spending her days answering letters, filing, and running to the store to buy him rye. She deserved a break, a chance to prove herself. indd 29 7/9/15 2:53 PM 30 RAY C E LE S TIN she didn’t see why she should have to settle for a career at the bottom of the ladder, just because other people deemed her gender and the tint of her skin to be a hindrance.

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