The first access in a shrewdpermanent, lighthearted secret sequence set in smooth Provence—a pleasant combination of Agatha Christie and Peter Mayle—featuring the irrepressible Penelope Kite, a young-at-heart divorcee with a knack for stumbling throughout useless bodies.
It’s love firstly sight while Penelope Kite sees Le Chant d’Eau—The track of Water—the stone farmhouse tucked excessive within the hills above the Luberon valley, entire with a backyard, swimming pool, and sweeping mountain vistas. For years, Penelope placed her untrue ex-husband and her ungrateful stepchildren first. due to the fact that taking early retirement from her activity in forensics on the domestic place of work in England, she’s been an unpaid babysitter and chauffeur for her grandchildren. Now, she’s going to begin dwelling for herself. although her dream condo wishes significant renovations, Penelope rapidly buys the valuables and strikes to St. Merlot.
But Penelope’s daydreams of an adventurous existence in Provence didn’t comprise discovering a corpse floating face down in her swimming pool. the invention of the useless guy plunges her headlong right into a Provençal stew of intrigue and lingering resentments simmering underneath the deceptively sunny village. Having labored within the forensics workplace, Penelope understands something or approximately homicide investigations. to discover solutions, she needs to rigorously navigate among her doubtless ubiquitous, supercilious (and enviously stylish) property agent, the disdainful leader of police, and the devilishly good-looking mayor—even as she reveals herself tempted via all of the cuisine the sector has to supply. Thank goodness her previous pal Frankie is simply a flight away . . . and that Penelope isn't really really as naïve as her new pals in St. Merlot believe.
Set opposed to the beautiful backdrop of Provence, steeped in heritage, surroundings, and secrets and techniques, Death in Provence introduces an impossible to resist heroine and a pleasant new secret sequence.