On Sale: February 19, 2019
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The first entry in a clever, lighthearted mystery series set
in modern Provence—a delightful blend of Agatha Christie and
Peter Mayle—featuring the irrepressible Penelope Kite, a
young-at-heart divorcee with a knack for stumbling across
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 enviably 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
Set against the exquisite backdrop of Provence, steeped in
history, atmosphere, and secrets, Death in Provence
introduces an irresistible heroine and a delightful new
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