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  • M.L. Longworth
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  • 28 February 2020
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Free download Death in the Vines 105 M.L. Longworth » 5 Free read characters Death in the Vines A crime wave jolts Aix en Provence in the third delightful Verlaue and Bonnet mystery Fans of Donna Leon and Andrea Camilleri mystery lovers Francophiles and foodies will adore this who done it with a beautiful European setting In her riveting follow up to Death at the Chateau Bremont and Murder in t. Death in the Vines A Verlaue and Bonnet Provencal Mystery is an excellent choice for both mystery lovers and Francophiles Don t pay too much attention to the cover which might lead you astray as to the plot and genre this isn t a typical cozy mystery It is a cozy in the setting and the lack of explicit violence but the detectives are not amateurs like Miss Marple they are professionals with experience Also while the setting has some village characteristics Aix en Provence is a small city that retains some of its small town atmosphere even as it continues to growAn intelligent mix of interesting complex characters and French culture and wine making the novel s plots and subplots kept me completely involved There is no effort to sensationalize the murders as many contemporary novels do Murder is considered serious enough without including weird and shocking elements and Judge Verlaue and Commissioner Paulik are as dedicated to apprehending the murderer as to discovering the thief of priceless wines and finding an old woman with Alzheimers who has apparently wandered off Well the murders do take priority of course but the men are concerned about anything that happens in their districtIn addition to learning about grapes and wines Aix en Provence and its difficulties with rapid growth French food drool inducing visit to a restaurant I especially liked the section about Citroens Odd because I can t tell one car from another and have never been interested in cars at all but on finishing the book I went straight to several sites and images of Citroens Having a poet describe vintage Citroens could set up new aficionados everywhere We are all so individual in our bookish tastes that I rarely bother to recommend but Francophiles I m not one but with novels like this could easily become one should certainly seek out Longworth s novels This is the third novel in the series and I will definitely look for the first two and will follow the series in the future Reminds me that I need to check on Martin Walker s Bruno Chief of Police series againNetGalleyPenguin GroupMystery Publ date May 28 2013 Print version 304 pagesISBN 10 0143122444 Glory Goals and Greed you astray as to the plot and genre this isn t a typical cozy mystery It is a cozy in the setting and the lack of explicit violence but the detectives are not amateurs like Miss Marple they are professionals with experience Also while the setting has some village characteristics Aix en Provence is a small city that retains some of its small town atmosphere even as it continues to growAn intelligent mix of interesting complex characters and French culture and wine making the novel s plots and subplots kept me completely involved There is no effort to sensationalize the murders as many contemporary novels do Murder is considered serious enough without including weird and shocking elements and Judge Verlaue and Commissioner Paulik are as dedicated to apprehending the murderer as to discovering the thief of priceless wines and finding an old woman with Alzheimers who has apparently wandered off Well the murders do take priority of course but the men are concerned about anything that happens in their districtIn addition to learning about grapes and wines Aix en Provence and its difficulties with rapid growth French food drool inducing visit to a restaurant I especially liked the section about Citroens Odd because I can t tell one car from another and have never been interested in cars at all but on finishing the book I went straight to several sites and images of Citroens Having a poet describe vintage Citroens could set up new aficionados everywhere We are all so individual in our bookish tastes that I rarely bother to recommend but Francophiles I m not one but with novels like this could easily become one should certainly seek out Longworth s novels This is the third novel in the series and I will definitely look for the first two and will follow the series in the future Reminds me that I need to check on Martin Walker s Bruno Chief of Police series againNetGalleyPenguin GroupMystery Publ date May 28 2013 Print version 304 pagesISBN 10 0143122444

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Free download Death in the Vines 105 M.L. Longworth » 5 Free read characters Death in the Vines Ages Soon after Monsieur Gilles d’Arras reports that his wife Pauline has vanished from their lavish apartment As Judge Antoine Verlaue and Commissioner Paulik tackle the case with a little help from Marine Bonnet they receive an urgent call Bonnard has just found Madame d’Arras dead in his vineya. This is the third in the Verlaue Bonnet mystery series set in Aix en Provence In the first two Death at the Rue Dumas and Death at Chateau Bremont I fell in love with the judge and his girlfriend In this one I feel I m falling in love with the whole cityWhile it s true that you don t have to read the books in order you ll be surprised if you do You ll see that Longworth is not a formula author who approaches a series in a tried and true layout She is widening her scope and the direction she takes in this novel makes me eager to see how she continues to expound expand and develop this seriesThe first two books centered around a single crime This one centers around multiple crimes and multiple characters However these people aren t one dimensional just to carry the story along Longworth fattens her characters and fleshes them out complete with a back history I feel I m a part of the interconnectedness that long time residents of Aix share The shop owners the neighbors the police force Every time I stand in a ueue now I think of JulesAt first I was eager to get to the off againon again relationship between the judge and the lawyer but when I realized the author s broader scope I relaxed and enjoyed the new developments When the romancerelationship did come up I was surprised at the focus it tookFood and wine are integral to French culture and Longworth always includes that in her stories Once again I learned a lot and want to taste test per her suggestions Minor Confusion In most instances the judge is referred to by his last name whereas the lawyer is known by her first name Suddenly I found myself reading about Antoine and I was totally thrown off In another reference I believe it is an editing error where Marine is referred to as SophiaA little hiccup I see in the story line is Marine s helping Verlaue in the investigation I believe in real life a female police officer would be used The author has even had Verlaue echo these doubts a couple of times But overall the main thing I love about Longworth s writing is it s realness I could walk the streets of Aix and feel right at homeOne of things Longworth handles so deftly is the language issue We know that the characters are speaking French which we are reading in English When it is necessary to point out the use of English Italian or any other language Longworth does it so smoothly What could be a cumbersome complicated read simply flowsThis book was a gift from the author Ma mèreMadame EdwardaLe Mort you don t have to read the books in order Love Is a Four Letter Word you ll be surprised if

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Free download Death in the Vines 105 M.L. Longworth » 5 Free read characters Death in the Vines He Rue Dumas M L Longworth evokes the sights and sounds of late summer Provence where the mistral blows and death comes in the most unexpected places            Olivier Bonnard the owner of Domaine Beauclaire winery is devastated when he discovers the theft of a priceless cache of rare vint. And straight into the next of the enjoyable Verlaue Bonnet Provencal Mystery series However I am starting to wonder if the series should be retitled Verlaue Paulik or even Judge Commissioner It is true that Marine Bonnet published Professor and Verlaues girl friend provided some help in the solving of the previous cases in this one it was the Judge and the Commissioner who were together most even to sharing a bedroomTo me the adjective atmospheric seems to carry undertones of menace when ascribed to books or films I thought that this novel was atmospheric but not in that way but in that it evoked the atmosphere of the french town complete with the background murmers in unrecognisable french the sounds of the car horns sounded by gesticulating drivers and above all with the smell of food coming from the cafes and restaurantsThis story is centred around the wine industry and one small vinyard where bottles of their oldest and most valuable wines have been disappearing Interwoven are three murders for the Judge and Commissioner to solveIn my notes of the previous book I commented on the Epilogue Here once again an Epilogue serves the purpose of rounding off one aspect of the tale that didnt have a significant part in the story or its outcome Its a nice touch