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The third installment in the Maggie Newberry mysteries, this book takes the reader further into the sleepy little French town, of St. Buvard where Maggie and her new husband discover not one but four murders to spice up their tenure in Provence Smart, sassy and decidedly un-French Maggie Newberry and her hunky French-chef husband are solving mysteries in Provence and eating The third installment in the Maggie Newberry mysteries, this book takes the reader further into the sleepy little French town, of St. Buvard where Maggie and her new husband discover not one but four murders to spice up their tenure in Provence Smart, sassy and decidedly un-French Maggie Newberry and her hunky French-chef husband are solving mysteries in Provence and eating very well along the way. No French necessary to enjoy every page of this deliciously exciting murder mystery series! Desperate to find something to do while she is away from her job and her support system back in Atlanta, Maggie decides to write a French cookbook for American readers. The fact that she herself doesn't cook is only a small stumbling block since she is now married to a fabulous cook and a French one at that! Unfortunately, Laurent has other ideas of how he wants to spend his time. All of which comes to a head during that dreaded first year of marriage – which is made even more difficult with the regularity people seem to be dropping dead around them. Shelving the cookbook idea (for everyone's sake!) Maggie and her trusty sidekick Grace begin their sleuthing in the ancient city of Arles. There is also an incredibly sexy, obviously smitten, French police detective who is investigating the murders at the same time he is seriously complicating Maggie's life in every possible way.


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The third installment in the Maggie Newberry mysteries, this book takes the reader further into the sleepy little French town, of St. Buvard where Maggie and her new husband discover not one but four murders to spice up their tenure in Provence Smart, sassy and decidedly un-French Maggie Newberry and her hunky French-chef husband are solving mysteries in Provence and eating The third installment in the Maggie Newberry mysteries, this book takes the reader further into the sleepy little French town, of St. Buvard where Maggie and her new husband discover not one but four murders to spice up their tenure in Provence Smart, sassy and decidedly un-French Maggie Newberry and her hunky French-chef husband are solving mysteries in Provence and eating very well along the way. No French necessary to enjoy every page of this deliciously exciting murder mystery series! Desperate to find something to do while she is away from her job and her support system back in Atlanta, Maggie decides to write a French cookbook for American readers. The fact that she herself doesn't cook is only a small stumbling block since she is now married to a fabulous cook and a French one at that! Unfortunately, Laurent has other ideas of how he wants to spend his time. All of which comes to a head during that dreaded first year of marriage – which is made even more difficult with the regularity people seem to be dropping dead around them. Shelving the cookbook idea (for everyone's sake!) Maggie and her trusty sidekick Grace begin their sleuthing in the ancient city of Arles. There is also an incredibly sexy, obviously smitten, French police detective who is investigating the murders at the same time he is seriously complicating Maggie's life in every possible way.

30 review for Murder in Provence

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jeanne

    My first and last read of this series. The story follows the main character Maggie, a bored newlywed who has relocated to France. She decides to write a cookbook but does not cook. Her best friend Grace, who is returning to live in the US, introduces her to a local artist Marie. They spend many hours meeting for lunch and at sometimes volatile family dinners. Maggie meets Marie's daughter Brigitte and decides this will be her new BFF. But Brigitte is murdered the day after they meet. Bored Maggi My first and last read of this series. The story follows the main character Maggie, a bored newlywed who has relocated to France. She decides to write a cookbook but does not cook. Her best friend Grace, who is returning to live in the US, introduces her to a local artist Marie. They spend many hours meeting for lunch and at sometimes volatile family dinners. Maggie meets Marie's daughter Brigitte and decides this will be her new BFF. But Brigitte is murdered the day after they meet. Bored Maggie decides to solve the murder assuming the local police are incompetent, though the lead inspector is too sexy to resist (really?) She proceeds by intruding in potential suspects' homes and places of business and asking point blank if they were having an affair and with whom, or if they killed the victim. All accomplished despite the fact that she she does not speak French! This rambling storyline reminds me of the daydreams of bored pre adolescents who dream of being a hero and imagine unrealistic scenarios where they eventually save the day. The characters are one dimensional and not likeable. Maggie comes off as self centered, needy and emotionally immature. The proof readers missed numerous editing errors. The occasional French phrases interspersed in the characters' conversation read like the phrases a tourist learns before traveling to a foreign country. The book has nothing to do with French cuisine or with investigating a series of murders, and Maggie's arrogance is an insult to the French police and people.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Carlin

    I've now read #1,#6 and this one #3 in the Maggie Newberry series (in that order), all free via BookBub. I had planned to read them all before going to France last month but now I'm glad I didn't. It was so nice to really be able to picture the town of St. Buvard, the vineyards climbing up the hills, the grape harvesting, the mistral wind, Arles with its cobbled streets, narrow alleys and street cafes. I loved this book. Maggie has certainly grown on me since the first one, Murder in the South o I've now read #1,#6 and this one #3 in the Maggie Newberry series (in that order), all free via BookBub. I had planned to read them all before going to France last month but now I'm glad I didn't. It was so nice to really be able to picture the town of St. Buvard, the vineyards climbing up the hills, the grape harvesting, the mistral wind, Arles with its cobbled streets, narrow alleys and street cafes. I loved this book. Maggie has certainly grown on me since the first one, Murder in the South of France, and helped fill in some more of the back story prior to Murder in Nice. Maggie and Laurent have been married for a year and are having their ups and downs. She is thrown into a murder investigation where the victim is someone she admires and hopes to be a new friend to ease her homesickness for Atlanta and boredom. She is trying to write a Provence cookbook while Laurent is totally invested in his grape harvest. Their is a mutual attraction between Maggie and the lead detective and he reluctantly agrees that she can ask questions and they can share information. Maggie finally figures out the murderer's identity but will it be too late? The relationships among the various characters and their secrets were fascinating and real. The story was so engrossing I couldn't put it down! Now I must read #2 and #4 to catch up with all of Maggie and Laurent's adventures.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Sandra Jackson

    Poor editing marred readability The story line was fine but the editing or lack of, took away from the enjoyment and readability of the book. Sometimes even the characters names were mixed up.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Nicole Chinnici

    I gave this about 50 pages and it still hasn’t captured my attention. I think it’s time to put this down in favor of other books that will.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Caryn

    Increasingly unlikable heroine I got a couple of the books in this series for free, and as I enjoyed the setting, continued to read it. I do like reading series, getting to know characters better with each sequel. The problem with this series, beyond the improbable plot details ... which I expect in an amateur sleuth cozy mystery ... is that the "heroine" is almost completely self-absorbed, petulant, lazy and absurdly smug and condescending, particularly given that she doesn't seem to do much bes Increasingly unlikable heroine I got a couple of the books in this series for free, and as I enjoyed the setting, continued to read it. I do like reading series, getting to know characters better with each sequel. The problem with this series, beyond the improbable plot details ... which I expect in an amateur sleuth cozy mystery ... is that the "heroine" is almost completely self-absorbed, petulant, lazy and absurdly smug and condescending, particularly given that she doesn't seem to do much besides pout, complain, snoop unintelligently into a series of murders, and flirt with any attractive man who comes along while she waffles between grudging affection and demanding exploitation of her seemingly hard working husband. He tends and manages a vineyard which has had to be largely replanted, makes wine, does all the cooking, and yet she complains when he doesn't also contribute enthusiastically to the latest project she has undertaken with little or no interest or effort herself. I'm afraid my own interest in the 'expatriate in beautiful Provence' trope is no longer enough to put up with a main character who should either grow up or else become the murder victim in order to spark my desire to finish the series which, unfortunately, I already own. Tant pis.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sherry Fundin

    Maggie has decided to write a cookbook because she is bored and her husband, Laurent, is a chef. She doesn’t know anything about cooking, but she figures she can get all she needs from him. It is driving him crazy. He seems to spend more time in the vineyard and with his friends at the bar than her. Everyone had heard of the murder of the nurse who worked at the same hospital as Yves. It had been two weeks and there was no arrest or suspect in sight. Maggie was losing her best friend, Grace, who w Maggie has decided to write a cookbook because she is bored and her husband, Laurent, is a chef. She doesn’t know anything about cooking, but she figures she can get all she needs from him. It is driving him crazy. He seems to spend more time in the vineyard and with his friends at the bar than her. Everyone had heard of the murder of the nurse who worked at the same hospital as Yves. It had been two weeks and there was no arrest or suspect in sight. Maggie was losing her best friend, Grace, who was returning to the United States, but she had met Brigitte and they seemed to hit it off right away. Maggie’s life took an immediate turn for the worse when Brigitte, Marie’s daughter was murdered. Grace came for Maggie so they could go to Marie and help in any way possible. Maggie hadn’t been told that Brigitte had been raped and beaten as she was killed. Rene, Marie’s husband hated Yves, Brigitte’s husband and told the police he knew it was him. Maggie looked at Marie and she could feel her anguish. How do you handle losing your child? We’re supposed to go first. Maggie went to the kitchen thinking of coffee, just something she could do to help Marie. Detective Inspector Roger Bedard intercepted her, suggesting she come back at another time. That so wasn’t happening. She was not leaving her friend. Maggie was surprised by her sudden feelings of attraction to the detective. She couldn’t help thinking, what’s this. She loved her husband, Laurent. Did the detective feel it too? Maggie and Laurent were having dinner, when Maggie blurted out that she wanted to help find the killer. She had helped solve a murder a year earlier and cleared her friend of suspicion at the same time. La Canard was the meeting place of the village. Maggie made an appointment to meet Detective Bedard at the cafe. He wouldn’t give her any information, but that wouldn’t stop Maggie. When she returned home, Pijou, Brigitte’s, sister was there, drunk and flirting with Laurent. She told Maggie, not only was Brigitte’s best friend sleeping with Yves, so was she. Maggie realized she was on her own, and she was surprised to find that it wasn’t so bad in Provence. It had finally started to feel like home. She was sitting in a cafe when she noticed Madeline entering a house across the street. She decided to visit her to see what she could find out and was glad she did. They hit it off right away and Madeline proceeded to tell her who killed Brigitte. And made a point of telling her that the police hadn’t even questioned him yet. I was offered this book in return for a fair, honest and unbiased review. A nice cover with eye-catching colors. Title tells the story. A light murder mystery for great summer reading on the beach or around the pool. The descriptions of the area were so detailed that you could visualize the countryside. Characters were real. It was interesting to watch Maggie as she grew and changed through the story. Friendship. Amazing how someone can influence you without you realizing it until long after. There were some editing errors, but I find this a common occurrence in almost every book I read, even from the best sellers of the large publishing houses. Murder in Provence Susan Kiernan-Lewis

  7. 4 out of 5

    Christine Cunningham

    3.5 stars This story is about an unlikely American sleuth in a small town in France. Maggie has a rather uneventful life and takes on the project of writing a cookbook of American tastes in France. She drives her husband, the owner of a vineyard and excellent cook, to distraction. He often shoos away her inquiries driving Maggie to seek entertainment/answers for her cookbook elsewhere. Maggie has few friends and one of her friends Grace is moving back to the US, and Maggie goes in search of a rep 3.5 stars This story is about an unlikely American sleuth in a small town in France. Maggie has a rather uneventful life and takes on the project of writing a cookbook of American tastes in France. She drives her husband, the owner of a vineyard and excellent cook, to distraction. He often shoos away her inquiries driving Maggie to seek entertainment/answers for her cookbook elsewhere. Maggie has few friends and one of her friends Grace is moving back to the US, and Maggie goes in search of a replacement friend. When she meets Brigitte, it seems the balance in her world will be righted. Much to Maggie’s horror Brigitte is murdered and sets her on a quest to solve the mystery the bumbling police are unable to. I usually enjoy murder mysteries, but unfortunately Murder in Provence fell flat for me. The pace in the beginning was slow and finally picked up halfway through the book where the story acknowledges movement to the murder committed in the prologue. It was hard to decipher the voices of the characters, and I confused Maggie and Marie often. The only character that really stuck out was Pijou, the jealous sister. I noticed some quirky uses of character perspectives and use of (dog’s name) instead of using a dog’s name. I think one more round of editing would polish the story and give it a bit more dimension. I would recommend this book as a good, soft mystery that has a strong, albeit predictable ending.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Ronna

    French countryside, French food, and a sexy French husband are not quit fulfilling American transplant, Maggie Newberg's life in her French country vineyard. Plus, her best friend is returning to the states.  Though Maggie is trying to fill her time writing a French cookbook with a twist, she's just finding that to be one more annoying part of her dull and duller days. Besides that,  she can't cook and her chef husband isn't cooperating or collaborating as she had wished . Then people start dyin French countryside, French food, and a sexy French husband are not quit fulfilling American transplant, Maggie Newberg's life in her French country vineyard. Plus, her best friend is returning to the states.  Though Maggie is trying to fill her time writing a French cookbook with a twist, she's just finding that to be one more annoying part of her dull and duller days. Besides that,  she can't cook and her chef husband isn't cooperating or collaborating as she had wished . Then people start dying all around her.  When one of these is the daughter of a friend who is convinced her daughter's philandering cheating husband beat her to death, Maggie finds her calling--again. The hunky French policeman is missing many clues and really does not seem to have his heart in his work.  Maggie finds herself wondering if she would like his heart to be drawn to her.  But they eventually decide to compare notes when there is another attempted murder.   This is a fun mystery with many twists and turns.  The setting, food and scattered French phrases made me feel like I was taking one of those mystery vacation packages in Provence!!  The clues and solutions may fool you into following the wrong suspect, and the life threatening tension at the end of the book will make you glad it's a book instead of a real life mystery.  Great vacation beach read!!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Lois

    Just too much. . . Immorality and ignorance Three reasons to not read this book: 1. The people in it are shallow. 2. This book has indiscriminate sex as if it's okay and normal with all French. It also has statements which sway the reader to ignorant indoctrination. I don't even care to read any more or find out who the killer is. 3. The main character says, "A handgun’s only purpose is to kill another human.” Why would you want to make your main character stupid? Why put wrong statements into her Just too much. . . Immorality and ignorance Three reasons to not read this book: 1. The people in it are shallow. 2. This book has indiscriminate sex as if it's okay and normal with all French. It also has statements which sway the reader to ignorant indoctrination. I don't even care to read any more or find out who the killer is. 3. The main character says, "A handgun’s only purpose is to kill another human.” Why would you want to make your main character stupid? Why put wrong statements into her mouth? The purpose of a handgun is to protect and save human beings and defend against criminals who would use one to harm you. Insisting her husband get rid of it leaves them unable to defend if the killer comes for them. No person who has learned to handle a gun and practiced at the range would say this, and yet this author tries to tell her reader that Maggie has done this. Three strikes and this book is out. I ceased to read it - no great loss.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Nicole Henke

    This was a super quick read! I think I would have been more comfortable reading the previous books in the series first though. The author gives you some background info, but you just feel like you haven't heard the whole story, and might be missing some key elements that are the reason for the way the primary characters react the way they do. But it's not a bad little read. I have to admit I did not see the ending coming! Some clues were there, but I just guessed wrong. Bummer, but good for the This was a super quick read! I think I would have been more comfortable reading the previous books in the series first though. The author gives you some background info, but you just feel like you haven't heard the whole story, and might be missing some key elements that are the reason for the way the primary characters react the way they do. But it's not a bad little read. I have to admit I did not see the ending coming! Some clues were there, but I just guessed wrong. Bummer, but good for the reader! I will definitely be checking out the other 2 books in the series, so see how it all started. This book is a light read and perfect for by the pool/at the beach!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Christine

    This was a free book from a Goodreads writer..the story was really good , there were a few typos, but that did not hurt the story. There was a great mystery, the refences to food, I enjoyed some of the characters, and some I did not. I would recommend this to my friends.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Dana

    I loved this book. I probably would have liked it no matter what because it combines two of my favorites - France and mysteries. But this was a really well written, enjoyable book with a good mystery. I already ordered the other books in the series and can't wait to read them. I loved this book. I probably would have liked it no matter what because it combines two of my favorites - France and mysteries. But this was a really well written, enjoyable book with a good mystery. I already ordered the other books in the series and can't wait to read them.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jill

    Great cozy mystery book with lots of twists and turns. The descriptions of the scenery and surroundings will make you want to visit France, and all the talk of recipes and French food will make you hungry! This book will keep you guessing right up to the end.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    This book was better than I expected! It was really interesting, it pulls you into the story. You connect with the characters in the book, you can't help but continue reading. I couldn't put the book down. I would definitely recommend this book to others! This book was better than I expected! It was really interesting, it pulls you into the story. You connect with the characters in the book, you can't help but continue reading. I couldn't put the book down. I would definitely recommend this book to others!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Nancy Luebke

    I really liked this who done it, kept me guessing till the end of the book. I also liked how this author painted pictures with her words. It kept bringing images to mind from time to time.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Lynn

    Love, friendship, and murder in the beautiful setting of Provence. An enjoyable read that kept me guessing to the end! I will definitely return to the series!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kathy Church

    Just finished reading and this was a very good book. I am going to have to read the first two now to see what I have missed. This book grabs hold of you from the first chapter.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Georgette

    Somehow I started this series in order, but that didn't last long- so I can assure you that while I read the book that introduced Maggie and Laurent, I seem to have skipped a book in between. It did not make one iota of difference in my enjoyment of Murder in Provence. I will be reading #2 in the near future, Murder in the South of France (or Nice). Having picked up and packed up and moved to France with her 'reformed' con artist now husband, Maggie is now living what promises to be a wonderful Somehow I started this series in order, but that didn't last long- so I can assure you that while I read the book that introduced Maggie and Laurent, I seem to have skipped a book in between. It did not make one iota of difference in my enjoyment of Murder in Provence. I will be reading #2 in the near future, Murder in the South of France (or Nice). Having picked up and packed up and moved to France with her 'reformed' con artist now husband, Maggie is now living what promises to be a wonderful life now amongst ex-pats and native French friends inhaling the vines and the fragrance of lavender. However, while Laurent is tending to the fields and seemingly staying out of trouble(Maggie says no guns or dogs in the house..oh really) Maggie is a magnet for bodies being found in unusual places and dealing with a bit of homesickness. When the next body is found to be the it may still be too soon to say 'serial killer'. Ah, this is a good one. But who is committing these murders so close to a group of women so close to Maggie's soon to be departing for the States demi BFF's social circle? I found this book a good semi whodunit amongst some glorious background. Now I must get back and read #2. A Bientot!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Alexis

    Hmmm ... I've now read books 1 and 3 of the Maggie Newberry Mysteries. On one hand, the author does a good job in allowing a mystery to unfold gradually, and let the reader absorb the clues as the story progresses, and Maggie tells the story. On the other hand, I found myself to be confused about certain character interactions that didn't make sense to me, as well as some descriptions. Perhaps this improves as the stories continue and the characters grow. As I really like informative environment Hmmm ... I've now read books 1 and 3 of the Maggie Newberry Mysteries. On one hand, the author does a good job in allowing a mystery to unfold gradually, and let the reader absorb the clues as the story progresses, and Maggie tells the story. On the other hand, I found myself to be confused about certain character interactions that didn't make sense to me, as well as some descriptions. Perhaps this improves as the stories continue and the characters grow. As I really like informative environmental descriptions, I would have liked to have seen more good, descriptive passages that educate me about the area in which Maggie lives. Admittedly, I am not overly fond of the character of Maggie. Nevertheless, I do have a moderate interest in seeing how these characters' lives continue to unfold. However, this does seem to be a successful series that many other people enjoy thoroughly, and perhaps you will, too.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Natalie

    This is the third of these books that I've read. I find them enjoyable. This one, however, has an antiquated word in it that used to be used for a cleft lip but is now considered offensive. As the mother of a child who was born with a cleft lip, I'm sure that's something that stands out to me more than it would some people. Do not use the word harelip. That's not an acceptable term. At one point JK Rowling got flack for using the phrase and she changed the description of a character in subsequent This is the third of these books that I've read. I find them enjoyable. This one, however, has an antiquated word in it that used to be used for a cleft lip but is now considered offensive. As the mother of a child who was born with a cleft lip, I'm sure that's something that stands out to me more than it would some people. Do not use the word harelip. That's not an acceptable term. At one point JK Rowling got flack for using the phrase and she changed the description of a character in subsequent releases. Sometimes we just need to educate people. So here you go, if you've read this you now know that phrase, comparing my child to an animal, is not OK. Don't use it. *** Now I'm done and she used something like "walking piece of dementia" as an insult. Why? Dementia is tragic. It isn't some dumb insult. I had enjoyed these books but it is unlikely I will read more by this author.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Nikki Brown

    I am really loving this series, set in France; Maggie, an American advertising copywriter moved to France to be with Laurent after he helped to find her Niece in Book 1. Living on a vineyard, Maggie gets involved with solving murders in the locality. Her best friend, Grace, an American too, is taking watercolour classes; when her tutors' Daughter is murdered, she turns to Maggie to help find the murderer. With problems between her and Laurent, Maggie is happy to help, but will the dishy detective I am really loving this series, set in France; Maggie, an American advertising copywriter moved to France to be with Laurent after he helped to find her Niece in Book 1. Living on a vineyard, Maggie gets involved with solving murders in the locality. Her best friend, Grace, an American too, is taking watercolour classes; when her tutors' Daughter is murdered, she turns to Maggie to help find the murderer. With problems between her and Laurent, Maggie is happy to help, but will the dishy detective assigned to the case be a distraction? Twists and turns galore in this book, they get better and better, real page turners which are hard to put down. I can see me buying the whole set of these, they're a really good read.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Matthew O'Connell

    I've really enjoyed this series. First, I love everything about France and especially the south of France so setting-wise, her books are quite attractive to me. She also has a nice story-telling style and there is a great dynamic between Maggie - the American ex-pat and heroin, and her French husband Laurent. It's interesting to follow their relationship. The stories are realistic, engaging and the characters are believable. I'm currently on my 3rd book in the series (I actually read #3 before #2 I've really enjoyed this series. First, I love everything about France and especially the south of France so setting-wise, her books are quite attractive to me. She also has a nice story-telling style and there is a great dynamic between Maggie - the American ex-pat and heroin, and her French husband Laurent. It's interesting to follow their relationship. The stories are realistic, engaging and the characters are believable. I'm currently on my 3rd book in the series (I actually read #3 before #2) so I'm going back a bit to catch up. Kiernan-Lewis grabs you quickly and doesn't let go. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kay Wright

    As we progress, each book of the series gets one star lower. Since we are at one there will be no more reviewing. That’s a relief. In this, the third, the author painfully details the frustration Maggie feels as Laurent ignores her. A true Frenchman. She has a mild flirtation with a police detective that is about as electric as a dead eel, and discovers through logic who the murderer of four people is just before he takes her prisoner. A good writer might make this work. This is not a good write As we progress, each book of the series gets one star lower. Since we are at one there will be no more reviewing. That’s a relief. In this, the third, the author painfully details the frustration Maggie feels as Laurent ignores her. A true Frenchman. She has a mild flirtation with a police detective that is about as electric as a dead eel, and discovers through logic who the murderer of four people is just before he takes her prisoner. A good writer might make this work. This is not a good writer. For the life of me I can’t figure out who would want to read more by her?. It’s pretty awful.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Matt Tarasuk

    The third in the Margie Newberry series did not disappoint, and I enjoyed this complex whodunit of French relationships gone bad. The food, wine, scenery, culture and ambience of Provence are intertwined in every page of these stories. I look forward to seeing where the next adventure takes Maggie and Laurent.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Rita

    Did not see the murderer coming This is a good book Maggie is trying to help the French police find out who is the murderer. All leads are leading to some one else then in the nick of time Maggie figures it out. Again I did not have a clue who was doing it. The author can really write a real spell binding book. I will be reading more of her books.

  26. 5 out of 5

    lynn snider

    Ok read Not the best nor the worse book I have read just ok in my opinion. Maggie, the main character, is an unhappy self-absorbed, egotistical, twit who thinks she's better at solving the murders that occur than the police and recklessly puts herself in peril. The plot was well written and characters interesting except for Maggie. All in all an ok read. Ok read Not the best nor the worse book I have read just ok in my opinion. Maggie, the main character, is an unhappy self-absorbed, egotistical, twit who thinks she's better at solving the murders that occur than the police and recklessly puts herself in peril. The plot was well written and characters interesting except for Maggie. All in all an ok read.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Flewts

    I was looking forward to reading this, but ended up not even finishing it. I didn't particularly care about the characters, and I really chose the book because it was about Provence, in France... but there didn't seem to be all that much about Provence, either. With a few changes here or there, it could be anywhere. I was looking forward to reading this, but ended up not even finishing it. I didn't particularly care about the characters, and I really chose the book because it was about Provence, in France... but there didn't seem to be all that much about Provence, either. With a few changes here or there, it could be anywhere.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Helen

    Badly edited and not believable I’m not sure how this series got on anyone’s best seller list. The earlier parts of the story do not connect or follow any logical sequence, the sentences are at times very poorly constructed and the characters are either stereotypical, especially the French ones, or stupid, like the heroine, who makes idiotic decisions over and over again. The conclusion of the story and the identity of the killer made no sense at all.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Pat

    I really enjoy this writer. Her books are easy reading and quite enjoyable. Paris and parts of France are my favorite vacation spots. She describes the small towns and area of Provance so well, you can get the feeling of being there yourself. The little mystery adds to the book.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Mary Byrnes

    Great installment I really enjoyed this 3rd book in the series.It was less confusing than the previous books. I actually figured out who the killer was.. Looking forward to the next book.

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