Death at the Chateau Bremont (A ProvenÃ§al Mystery)
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: M. L. Longworth
- Publish Date: 2011-06-28
The first installment in a sumptuousÂ new mystery series set in Provenceâfeaturing chief magistrate Antoine Verlaque, who must team up with his old flame Marine Bonnet to solve a mysterious pair of murders
The latest bookÂ in the Verlaque & Bonnet Mystery series,Â The Curse of La Fontaine, is available now from Penguin Books!
When local noblemanÂ Ãtienne de Bremont falls to his death from the familyÂ chÃ¢teau, it sets the historic town of Aix-en-Provence abuzz with rumors. Antoine Verlaque, the charming chief magistrate of Aix, suspects foul play, and when he discovers that Bremont had been a close friend of Marine Bonnet, his on-again off-again girlfriend, Verlaque must turn to her for help.
The once idyllic town suddenly seems filled with people who scould have benefited from Bremont's deathâincluding his playboy brother FranÃ§ois, who's heavily in debt and mixed up with some unsavory characters. But just as Verlaque and Bonnet are narrowing down their list of suspects, another death occurs. And this time, there can be no doubtâit's murder.
A lively mystery steeped in the enticing atmosphere of the south of France and seasoned with romance as rich as the French cuisine that inspires it, this first installment in the acclaimedÂ Verlaque & Bonnet ProvenÃ§al Mystery series is as addictive and captivating as Provence itself.
âLongworthâs voice is like a rich vintage of sparkling Dorothy Sayers and grounded Donna Leon. .Â .Â . Bon appÃ©tit!âÂ âBooklistÂ