Murder in the Rue Dumas (A Provençal Mystery Book 2)

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Murder in the Rue Dumas (A Provençal Mystery Book 2)

Murder in the Rue Dumas (A Provençal Mystery Book 2)

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In the space of three pages, we are informed four times (and several more times later on) that a tertiary character's parents divorced a couple of years previously. Death at the Château Bremont is replete with romance, mystery, and a rich atmosphere that makes the south of France spring off the page in a manner reminiscent of Donna Leon's Venice. Professor Moutte, the Doyen of the School of Theology at the University of Aix, is found murdered in his office. But he has a cruel streak in him--playing his colleagues and graduate students off of one another; promising the positions to first one and then another; and then the cruelest move of all. She has written about the region for the Washington Post , the Times (London), the Independent (London), and Bon Appétit .

It's so nice once I have all the challenge-reading out of the way--I can give in to impulse reading and just bring home books that look interesting. Although not directly concerning the case, I thought that the Epilogue did wind everything up rather nicely. Judge Antoine Verlaque and Commissioner Bruno Paulik look into the matter--aided by Verlaque's girlfriend, law professor Marine Bonnet--and find that more than fellowships have been up for grabs in the university theology department.We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. The Verlaque and Bonnet mystery novels are, now that I think about it, more about Provence and its culture, history and wines than it is about the mystery. The expressions are all based on English-American facts: 'Bring back the cane' when the cane never existed in France, references to miles never used in France and so it goes on. Longworth’s entertaining second mystery set in Aix-en-Provence (after 2011’s Death at the Château Bremont) plunges magistrate Antoine Verlaque and his law professor girlfriend, Marine Bonnet, into the world of academe following a murder.

The second book in this series continues to develop the characters of Antoine Verlaques's investigative team and their collegial relationship in Aix-en-Provence, sometimes shining a light on the differences in their upbringing and personal lives. The doctor is found dead in his office with his head bashed in with an unusual blunt instrument, a 700 year-old religious statue. From Van Gogh in Arles, to Signac in Saint-Tropez; from Cézanne in Aix, over to Nice for Renoir and Matisse, the story unfolds of artists who knew each other and painted together in the warm south. His announcement affected three of his colleagues who thought they in the mix for his prestigious position. We know their background—well, for most of them—their lives, their relationships and personal passions; Bruno’s love of opera and Verlaque’s cigars.She is the author of a mystery series set in Southern France, the Provençal Mysteries, published by Penguin USA.

The head of Aix University's Theology is expected to announce both the winner of the prestigious Dumas fellowship, and, with his retirement, the appointment of his successor--who will acquire his very luxurious apartment.

The Vargas novel was originally written in French and had an excellent translator who instilled a lyrical quality. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. A promising debut for Longworth, who shows there's more to France than Paris and more to mystery than Maigret. The main character is supposed to be a cultured upper class Frenchman, but all his references are English.

Longworth's gentle procedural succeeds on several levels, whether it's for academic and literary allusions, police work, or armchair travel. Aided by his on-again, off-again girlfriend, law professor Marine Bonnet, Berlaque must turn Provence upside down, uncovering a world far more complicated than university politics, to find the killer before it’s too late. Most of the large cast of characters work in academia, so there's quite a bit of theological or otherwise very intelligent discussion.Pakuję się, gdy rozmawiamy"), bohaterkę, która "sugerowała, by jej rodzice poszukali terapii" (seek therapy) i wiele, wiele innych. Doordat Longworth bijvoorbeeld de omgeving best uitgebreid omschrijft, worden er ook vaker Franse woorden gebruikt en hier had ik, net als bij het eerste deel, vaker moeite mee en vroeg ik mij ook geregeld af wat ze nu bedoelde. Als Georges Moutte, de decaan van de faculteit Theologie aan de universiteit van Aix-en-Provence, dood wordt aangetroffen in zijn werkkamer, is iedereen geschokt, maar zijn er meteen ook veel verdachten.

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