Death at the Chateau Bremont : A Verlaque and Bonnet Mystery (Verlaque and Bonnet Mysteries)

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Set in charming and historic Aix-en-Provence, France, Death at the Chteau Bremont introduces readers to Antoine Verlaque, the handsome and seductive chief magistrate of Aix, and his love interest, law professor Marine Bonnet. When local nobleman Etienne de Bremont falls to his death from the family chteau, the town is abuzz with rumors. Verlaque suspects foul play and must turn to Marine for help when he discovers that she had been a close friend of the Bremonts. This is a lively whodunit steeped in the enticing, romantic atmosphere of southern France.

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..".A promising debut for Longworth, who shows there's more to France than Paris and more to mystery than Maigret."
-"Kirkus"
""Death at Chateau 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. A wonderful start to a series sure to gain a legion of fans."
-Tasha Alexander, author of the Lady Emily Mysteries
"This first novel in a projected series has charm, wit, and Aix-en- Provence all going for it. Longworth's voice is like a rich vintage of sparkling Dorothy Sayers and grounded Donna Leon. The mix of aristocratic mystery and guide to Provencal wines, foods, habits, and Aix itself is a delight, and the old- fashioned plot line, with actual clues planted for the reader, offers a refreshing return to Golden Age values. A nobleman, with a house in Aix and a crumbling chateau just outside the city, falls to his death from a window. Enter the duo o

"Mystery and romance served up with a hearty dose of French cuisine. I relished every word. Longworth does for Aix-en-Provence what Frances Mayes does for Tuscany: You want to be there-NOW!"
-Barbara Fairchild, former editor-in-chief, "Bon Appetit" magazine
..".A promising debut for Longworth, who shows there's more to France than Paris and more to mystery than Maigret."
-"Kirkus"
""Death at Chateau 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. A wonderful start to a series sure to gain a legion of fans."
-Tasha Alexander, author of the Lady Emily Mysteries
"This first novel in a projected series has charm, wit, and Aix-en- Provence all going for it. Longworth's voice is like a rich vintage of sparkling Dorothy Sayers and grounded Donna Leon. The mix of aristocratic mystery and guide to Provencal wines, foods, habits, and Aix it

This first novel in a projected series has charm, wit, and Aix-en-Provence all going for it. Longworth s voice is like a rich vintage of sparkling Dorothy Sayers and grounded Donna Leon... Longworth has lived in Aix since 1997, and her knowledge of the region is apparent on every page. Bon appetit. Booklist
A promising debut for Longworth, who shows there s more to France than Paris and more to mystery than Maigret. Kirkus Reviews
Mystery and romance served up with a hearty dose of French cuisine. I relished every word. Longworth does for Aix-en-Provence what Frances Mayes does for Tuscany: You want to be there NOW! Barbara Fairchild, former editor in chief, Bon Appetit
Death at the Chateau 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. A wonderful start to a series sure to gain a legion of fans. Tasha Alexander, author of the Lady Emily mysteries
Longworth has a good eye and a sharp wit, and this introduction to Verlaque and Bonnet holds promise for a terrific series. The Globe and Mail
Death at the Chateau Bremont offers charming French locales, vivid characters and an intriguing who-done-it. Kevin R. Kosar, author of Whiskey: A Global History
Here s hoping the series lasts for years. RT Book Reviews

Your readers will eat this one up. Library Journal"

-This first novel in a projected series has charm, wit, and Aix-en-Provence all going for it. Longworth's voice is like a rich vintage of sparkling Dorothy Sayers and grounded Donna Leon . . . Longworth has lived in Aix since 1997, and her knowledge of the region is apparent on every page. Bon appetit.- --Booklist
-A promising debut for Longworth, who shows there's more to France than Paris and more to mystery than Maigret.- --Kirkus Reviews
-Mystery and romance served up with a hearty dose of French cuisine. I relished every word. Longworth does for Aix-en-Provence what Frances Mayes does for Tuscany: You want to be there--NOW!- --Barbara Fairchild, former editor in chief, Bon Appetit
-Death at the Chateau 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. A wonderful start to a series sure to gain a legion of fans.- --Tasha Alexander, author of the Lady Emily mysteries
-Longworth has a good eye and a sharp wit, and this introduction to Verlaque and Bonnet holds promise for a terrific series.- --The Globe and Mail
-Death at the Chateau Bremont offers charming French locales, vivid characters and an intriguing who-done-it.- --Kevin R. Kosar, author of Whiskey: A Global History
-Here's hoping the series lasts for years.- --RT Book Reviews

-Your readers will eat this one up.- --Library Journal

"This first novel in a projected series has charm, wit, and Aix-en-Provence all going for it. Longworth's voice is like a rich vintage of sparkling Dorothy Sayers and grounded Donna Leon . . . Longworth has lived in Aix since 1997, and her knowledge of the region is apparent on every page. Bon appetit." --Booklist

"A promising debut for Longworth, who shows there's more to France than Paris and more to mystery than Maigret." --Kirkus Reviews

"Mystery and romance served up with a hearty dose of French cuisine. I relished every word. Longworth does for Aix-en-Provence what Frances Mayes does for Tuscany: You want to be there--NOW!" --Barbara Fairchild, former editor in chief, Bon Appetit

"Death at the Chateau 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. A wonderful start to a series sure to gain a legion of fans." --Tasha Alexander, author of the Lady Emily mysteries

"Longworth has a good eye and a sharp wit, and this introduction to Verlaque and Bonnet holds promise for a terrific series." --The Globe and Mail

"Death at the Chateau Bremont offers charming French locales, vivid characters and an intriguing who-done-it." --Kevin R. Kosar, author of Whiskey: A Global History

"Here's hoping the series lasts for years." --RT Book Reviews

"Your readers will eat this one up." --Library Journal

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