Death At The Chateau Bremont
  • Death At The Chateau Bremont
  • Death At The Chateau Bremont
  • Death At The Chateau Bremont
ISBN: 0143119524
EAN13: 9780143119524
Language: English
Release Date: Jun 28, 2011
Pages: 311
Dimensions: 0.7" H x 7.6" L x 5" W
Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

The first installment in the beloved, sumptuous mystery series set in Provence, featuring chief magistrate Antoine Verlaque and his old flame Marine Bonnet, who must team up to solve a pair of murders

Proven al Mystery Series #1

When local nobleman tienne de Bremont falls to his death from the family ch teau, it sets the historic town of Aix-en-Provence abuzz with rumors. Antoine Verlaque, the charming chief magistrate of Aix, suspects foul play, and when he discovers that Bremont had been a close friend of Marine Bonnet, his on-again off-again girlfriend, Verlaque must turn to her for help.

The once idyllic town suddenly seems filled with people who scould have benefited from Bremont's death--including his playboy brother Fran ois, who's heavily in debt and mixed up with some unsavory characters. But just as Verlaque and Bonnet are narrowing down their list of suspects, another death occurs. And this time, there can be no doubt--it's murder.

A lively mystery steeped in the enticing atmosphere of the south of France and seasoned with romance as rich as the French cuisine that inspires it, this first installment in the acclaimed Verlaque & Bonnet Proven al Mystery series is as addictive and captivating as Provence itself.

Longworth's voice is like a rich vintage of sparkling Dorothy Sayers and grounded Donna Leon. . . . Bon app tit --Booklist

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I'm not ashamed to say I enjoyed the book. I'm reminded of the Donna Leon mysteries set in Venice, but this time the setting is Aix en Provence.
   Nothing to see here.
The plot of this novel could have been written as a 2 1/2 page short story, and it would still have been a lame story, he said.
   Great Find
A good read for those who love French mysteries. A great deal of the film is set in Provence. Really good work, Paul. The cast and crew are excited to be working on the new series, Carlton said.
   Another great pair!
A great armchair travelling novel.
   Three Stars
A passionate relationship between Verlaque and Bonnett. If she were a professor she would be so girlishly besotted.
   Intriguing mystery
I have visited France and was entertained by the setting and the character development, as well as the mystery itself, he said.
   great title - great series
Death at the Chateau Bremont is a Verlaque and Bonnet Mystery written by M.L. Longworth. The first book in the series, "Persuasion," was also written by Stephen King. I discovered this series, after watching several episodes of a TV production titled "Murder in Provence." I really liked and enjoyed the tv series and I really enjoyed this movie, Morgenthau said. The location is splendid - the south of France, particularly in Aix-en-Provence. The two main characters are very mature, very detailed, Robert Duvall said. The plot thickens as the action moves forward. The French police and investigative system is a bit hard to figure out for a foreigner, but I am trying, he said. The book is very, very French and I am in love, she said. **** This is a parody.
   Kept me turning the pages
It was a fascinating read about a French town that I had visited. It made me realise how much I had missed it when I went there on holiday. It was a fascinating insight into just how important family connections are in France and the minor corruption that accompanies that. At one stage I thought the murderer was going to be one of a cast of hundreds, but the possibilities were quickly whittled down. I think we'll see if the next one is as good as the first.
   I really can't decide how I feel about this book.
There is no question that Judge Verlaque is a snob. A decent man, Copps said. A professor of law, Jarman feels that her lack of good taste is offensive. It's a fairly familiar one, the murderer a logical villian, and the ending a tad too convenient, McBride said. Yes, I'm not very motivated to read the next one.
   Weak imitation
Walker has a fine reputation for writing about food and wine. It reads like a menu. Try Walker's books.