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Death in Provence / Serena Kent.

By: Kent, Serena [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Kent, Serena, Death in: book 1.Publisher: London : Orion, 2018Description: 342 pages : 20 cm.ISBN: 1409182002; 9781409182009.Subject(s): Divorced women -- Fiction | Retired women -- Fiction | Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Provence (France) -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery stories.Summary: "It's love at first sight when Penelope Kite sees Le Chant d'Eau - The Song of Water - the stone farmhouse tucked high in the hills above the Luberon valley, complete with a garden, swimming pool, and sweeping mountain vistas. For years, Penelope put her unfaithful ex-husband and her ungrateful stepchildren first. Since taking early retirement from her job in forensics at the Home Office in England, she's been an unpaid babysitter and chauffeur for her grandchildren. Now, she's going to start living for herself. Though her dream house needs major renovations, Penelope impulsively buys the property and moves to St. Merlot. But Penelope's daydreams of an adventurous life in Provence didn't include finding a corpse floating face down in her swimming pool. The discovery of the dead man plunges her headlong into a Provençal stew of intrigue and lingering resentments simmering beneath the deceptively sunny village. Having worked in the forensics office, Penelope knows a thing or two about murder investigations. To find answers, she must carefully navigate between her seemingly ubiquitous, supercilious (and enviously chic) estate agent, the disdainful chief of police, and the devilishly handsome mayor - even as she finds herself tempted by all the delicacies the region has to offer. Thank goodness her old friend Frankie is just a flight away . . . and that Penelope is not quite as naïve as her new neighbors in St. Merlot believe"--Publisher's description.
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<p>'A gorgeous mystery read to escape with this summer ' - EJ, Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars </p> <p>When Penelope Kite swaps her humdrum life in Surrey for a picturesque farmhouse in the south of France, she imagines a simple life of long lunches and chilled rosé . . . What she doesn't imagine is the dead body floating in her swimming pool.</p> <p>Convinced that the victim suffered more than a drunken accident, Penelope plunges headlong into local intrigue and long-simmering resentments to uncover the truth.</p> <p>But with a meddling estate agent, an unfriendly Chief of Police, a suspiciously charming Mayor, and the endless temptation of that second pain au chocolat , life in the delightful village of St Merlot is certainly never simple. . .</p> <p> Curl up and escape to the sunshine of Provence with this deliciously entertaining mystery! </p> Readers adore Death in Provence <p>'This book is as good as a holiday...so many twists and turns that you never really know what's going to happen'</p> <p>'A completely captivating plot which keeps you guessing right until the final chapters'</p> <p>'Immerse yourself in the warmth of a little Provencal village, meet the motley assortment of colourful characters...A great read'</p> <p>'A highly enjoyable read. Penelope Kit is an adorable character, an older woman who is sweet but sassy and clever'</p>

"It's love at first sight when Penelope Kite sees Le Chant d'Eau - The Song of Water - the stone farmhouse tucked high in the hills above the Luberon valley, complete with a garden, swimming pool, and sweeping mountain vistas. For years, Penelope put her unfaithful ex-husband and her ungrateful stepchildren first. Since taking early retirement from her job in forensics at the Home Office in England, she's been an unpaid babysitter and chauffeur for her grandchildren. Now, she's going to start living for herself. Though her dream house needs major renovations, Penelope impulsively buys the property and moves to St. Merlot. But Penelope's daydreams of an adventurous life in Provence didn't include finding a corpse floating face down in her swimming pool. The discovery of the dead man plunges her headlong into a Provençal stew of intrigue and lingering resentments simmering beneath the deceptively sunny village. Having worked in the forensics office, Penelope knows a thing or two about murder investigations. To find answers, she must carefully navigate between her seemingly ubiquitous, supercilious (and enviously chic) estate agent, the disdainful chief of police, and the devilishly handsome mayor - even as she finds herself tempted by all the delicacies the region has to offer. Thank goodness her old friend Frankie is just a flight away . . . and that Penelope is not quite as naïve as her new neighbors in St. Merlot believe"--Publisher's description.

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