Glamour, intrigue, and a mystery to die for…
After a tumultuous summer, Penelope Kite has settled into the rhythm of her new life in Provence. Lavender-scented evenings, long lunches with new friends – and an exclusive gallery opening to attend, on the arm of the gorgeous mayor of St Merlot…
But beneath the veneer of glamour, scandal is brewing. Shockwaves ripple through the Avignon art world when a controversial painter, Roland Doncaster, chokes on an almond-stuffed olive.
A tragic accident? Or a ruthless poisoning? Embroiled once more in a murder investigation, Penelope discovers that any number of jealous lovers and scheming rivals could be in the frame. And with dashing art dealers to charm, patisseries to resist, and her own friends under suspicion, Penelope will need all her sleuthing talents to unveil the truth…
Death In Avignon is available in all formats now. You can purchase a copy of both using the link below.
I so enjoyed this unique and fun book which will be a great book to read in the sun this summer, preferably will a nice cool glass of something!
This is the second book in the series and we once again follow Penelope as she settles into her life in rural France. I loved the fantastic, vivid descriptions of rural France and the wonderful food and wine that is on offer. This is definitely not a book to read whilst hungry as I often found my mouth watering at the thought of all the cheese, wine and croissants on offer.
There are some very entertaining characters in this book who are very likeable and I loved reading about. They are a fantastic mix with a glamorous best friend, a handsome love interest and the very funny Frankie all helping to make a wonderful story.
The actual murder mystery was well plotted with lots of suspense and twists that I didn’t see coming. Penelope is a highly capable detective who uses her easy going nature to help make people confess to her, sometimes without them realising they had. It’s an intriguing case of jealousy and friendship which is fresh, entertaining and very funny at times. I’m really looking forward to the next book in this fabulous series.
Huge thanks to Tracy Fenton for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Orion for my copy of this book via Netgalley. If you’re looking for a fantastic summer read I thoroughly recommend this book!
About The Author:
Serena Kent has been a journalist, a banker, a music composer and a sheep-shearer – and is also the nom de plume of Deborah Lawrenson and her husband Robert Rees. They live in Kent in a house full of books, and own a ramshackle old farmhouse on the slopes of the Luberon hills in Provence which is also in desperate need of some more bookshelves.
Deborah has previously published eight novels including The Art of Falling, The Lantern, The Sea Garden and 300 Days of Sun. Robert has previously published one novel, A Season in the Sun.