Author(s): M. L. Longworth
Antoine and Marine are investigating both a murder and the provenance of a mysterious painting. Could it be a genuine Cezanne? Pierre, a friend from Antoine Verlaque's cigar club asks him to visit a cranky old man named Rene, who thinks he may have discovered the Cezanne. But when they arrive, Rene is dead, the painting is gone and a beautiful American art history professor is in Rene's flat. Did she kill Rene? And where is the painting? The 5th book in the popular Verlaque and Bonnet mystery series (Penguin).
M. L. Longworth has lived in Aix-en-Provence since 1997. She has written about the region for the "Washington Post," the "Times "(London), the "Independent "(London), and "Bon Appetit." She is the author of a bilingual collection of essays, "Une Americaine en Provence." She currently divides her time between Aix and Paris, where she teaches writing at NYU s Paris campus."