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The second delightful Verlaque and Bonnet mystery—when a shocking murder rocks the theology department at Aix-en-Provences university, chief magistrate Antoine Verlaque is on the case

The next book in the Verlaque & Bonnet Provençal Mystery series, The Curse of La Fontaine, will be available from Penguin in April 2017!

When Dr. Georges Moutte is found mudrered, investigator Antoine Verlaque is stumped. Certainly the director of theology at the Université d’Aix had his enemies. Moutte was just about to name the recipient of an elite fellowship as well as his own successor—a highly coveted position—when his lips were sealed permanently. But Verlaque isn't convinced that anyone in the tiny community of academics is capable of murder.

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.

A page-turning mystery that transports you to the south of France with its lush portrait of a charming seaside town, this continuation of the Verlaque and Bonnet series captivates.

“What really makes Longworth’s writing special is her deep knowledge of French history, landscape, cuisine, and even contemporary cafes and restaurants. This is that rare atmospheric mystery that is street-wise and café-canny.” —Booklist (starred review)


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Book Reviews

Murder in the Rue Dumas
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4.2 / 5
Nice little mystery
September 29th, 2015
Traditional type of mystery set in Aix. Characters are good and lots of detail on Aix and the surrounding countryside. Not a challenging read.
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The French do it better
November 12th, 2014
This is the ultimate "cozy mystery" -- as much time and detail is spent on lunch as it is anything else. Utterly delightful, it is part of a series that is the epitome of delicious French Frenchness.
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