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Murder in the Rue Dumas (A Provençal Mystery Book 2)

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Judge Antoine Verlaque and Commissioner Bruno Paulik look into the matter--aided by Verlaque's girlfriend, law professor Marine Bonnet--and find that more than fellowships have been up for grabs in the university theology department. Door alle verschillende verdachten zit er redelijk wat vaart in het verhaal, er moet veel worden onderzocht en er is minder ruimte voor uitgebreide beschrijvingen, al wordt er zeker nog voldoende gepraat over eten, drinken en sigaren, (culturele) geschiedenis, de onderlinge relaties en het persoonlijke leven van de personages. My new book takes you on a journey visiting museums and galleries as well as artists’ studios and their favourite painting spots. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Another tedious repetition was the author showing off her knowledge of Aix, providing detailed steet-by-street, turn-by-turn routes various people walk through the city (sometimes including non-existent street names for no apparent reason).

Several characters describe her as beautiful, and a great deal of energy is spent making sure we know she's good looking. This is why the Martin Walker trillers set in the Dordogne are so much more enjoyable you feel you are with the characters as they take you through the storyline.The main characters are engaging and likeable and I particularly enjoyed the interactions between two of the graduate students, Yann Falquero and Thierry Marchive. Marine Bonnet, a well respected law professor, pairs her extensive knowledge with his investigative skills once again to solve several murders centered in the university's theology department. Interesting if you've visited Cluny) Also some interaction with Italian police comes in at the end, with an excuse to discuss Italian religious art.

Yes , he had an English grandmother, but that is no excuse; he had a very expensive exclusive French education and appears not to give much of a damn about his heritage other than food.Although not directly concerning the case, I thought that the Epilogue did wind everything up rather nicely. Plus, if you are reading Aixcentric because you like Aix, you will love all the spot-on descriptions of the town. Professor Moutte was about to announce the recipient of both a fellowship, and his position as Director - which includes the coveted apartment in a 17th century mansion. French-set mysteries have never been more popular [and] among the very best is a series set in Provence featuring Monsieur Verlaque, an examining magistrate, and his sometime girlfriend, law professor Marine Bonnet.

Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH). You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Nicely written, easily read, and the murder of the professor is solved after lots of food is eaten, lots of wine drunk, several cigars smoked, and we learn a lot more about Verlaque's back story.In the space of three pages, we are informed four times (and several more times later on) that a tertiary character's parents divorced a couple of years previously. I was going to say that I thought Judge Verlaque as something of a cross between George Simenon's Maigret and Colin Dexters Morse but as I am getting to know him better, I am seeing a bit of Jean-Luc Bannelec's Commissaire Dupin in the mix too. I probably should read one in original English to see whether the writing is better in the original, although somehow I doubt it. The plot was fairly confusing, the main character totally unlikable (this is not a bad trait all in itself, I just don't understand why everything suggests that we should like him when it's obviously so hard).

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