A Provence MysteryRoger Blanc (Volume 2)
International Dagger Award shortlisted author Cay Rademacher delivers a captivating follow-up to his atmospheric Murderous Mistral with Deadly Camargue.
August: the air over Provence shimmers in suffocating heat. Capitaine Roger Blanc and his colleague Marius Tonon are called to the Camargue. A black fighting bull has escaped from the pasture and has gored a cyclist. A bizarre accident, or so it initially seems. Until Blanc discovers evidence that someone left the gate open intentionally…
The deceased is Albert Cohen, political magazine reporter, fashion intellectual from Paris, TV personality. He was in the Camargue to write a major article on Vincent van Gogh. Yet what has that got to do with the attack? Blanc comes across Cohen’s incomplete report during his investigation, which is not quite as harmless as it initially appeared. And also a spectacular, never solved burglary on the Côte d'Azur, and an old, deadly story that absolutely everyone wants to forget. By the end, Blanc feels a little more at home in his new surroundings in Provence. But he pays a high price for it.
Blood on the Road
In twenty years of service with the gendarmerie, Captain Roger Blanc had never seen so much blood: a dead black fighting bull blocking the road, a dark colossus with at least two dozen 9mm Parabellum gunshot wounds....
Praise for Deadly Camargue
"Rademacher’s vivid descriptions of the landscape, the pleasures of French food, and the history of van Gogh’s time in the south add to the story’s appeal. Armchair travelers will be rewarded." —Publishers Weekly
"Ably capturing this region of France, Cay Rademacher has crafted a curious mystery set in an unusual world. Blanc's nuanced character, and those of his fellow officers keep Deadly Camargue fresh. The van Gogh element is a delightful twist on a typical mystery, sure to make this one appeal to mystery lovers and art aficionados alike." —Shelf Awareness