The first access in a smart, lighthearted secret sequence set in glossy Provence—a pleasant combination of Agatha Christie and Peter Mayle—featuring the irrepressible Penelope Kite, a young-at-heart divorcee with a knack for stumbling throughout lifeless bodies.
It’s love before everything sight whilst Penelope Kite sees Le Chant d’Eau—The music of Water—the stone farmhouse tucked excessive within the hills above the Luberon valley, entire with a backyard, swimming pool, and sweeping mountain vistas. For years, Penelope positioned her untrue ex-husband and her ungrateful stepchildren first. considering that taking early retirement from her activity in forensics on the domestic workplace in England, she’s been an unpaid babysitter and chauffeur for her grandchildren. Now, she’s going to begin residing for herself. notwithstanding her dream condominium wishes significant renovations, Penelope hastily buys the valuables and strikes to St. Merlot.
But Penelope’s daydreams of an adventurous existence in Provence didn’t comprise discovering a corpse floating face down in her swimming pool. the invention of the lifeless guy plunges her headlong right into a Provençal stew of intrigue and lingering resentments simmering underneath the deceptively sunny village. Having labored within the forensics place of work, Penelope is familiar with something or approximately homicide investigations. to discover solutions, she needs to rigorously navigate among her likely ubiquitous, supercilious (and enviously stylish) property agent, the disdainful leader of police, and the devilishly good-looking mayor—even as she unearths herself tempted by way of the entire food the quarter has to provide. Thank goodness her outdated pal Frankie is simply a flight away . . . and that Penelope isn't relatively as naïve as her new buddies in St. Merlot believe.
Set opposed to the beautiful backdrop of Provence, steeped in heritage, surroundings, and secrets and techniques, Death in Provence introduces an impossible to resist heroine and a pleasant new secret sequence.
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