A quirky murder mystery set in the south of France! Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, M.C. Beaton, Lee Strauss and P.C. James.
He doesn’t speak a word of French — but the language of murder is spoken everywhere…
When a chance meeting in Provence leads Detective Inspector Herbert Swinton to the strange vineyard home of eccentric Pearl Langham – and her even stranger assortment of guests – his much-needed break looks set to turn into a busman’s holiday.
Stranded with the housemates from hell and missing his Sydney home — and his beloved cold meat pies — he plots an early exit.
But his plans are soon turned upside down when one of the guests is found dead in suspicious circumstances.
And when a second body is found, it’s clear there’s murder afoot…
Although he’s on holiday Swinton can’t resist getting involved.
Concealing his real profession, he enlists the help of wry fellow Australian Martha Tilley to help the Marseilles police track down the killer.
But what secrets is the mysterious Chateau Vicart concealing?Will Swinton’s detective skills be as sharp on foreign soil as they are at home?
Or has he finally come upon a case that can’t be cracked?