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  • Published: 1 December 2015
  • ISBN: 9780143128076
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $26.99
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The Mystery of the Lost Cezanne: A Verlaque and Bonnet Mystery


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The their fifth outing, Antoine Verlaque and Marine Bonnet are searching for a murderer – in a crime connected to Provence's greatest artist. 

The their fifth outing, Antoine Verlaque and Marine Bonnet are searching for a murderer – in a crime connected to Provence's greatest artist. 
A friend in his cigar club asks Antoine to visit René Rouquet, a retired postal worker who has found a rolled-up canvas in his apartment. As the apartment once belonged to Cézanne, Rouquet is convinced he's discovered a treasure. But when Antoine arrives there, he finds René dead, the canvas missing, and a mysterious art history professor standing over the body. 
When the painting is finally recovered, the mystery only deepens. The brushwork and color all point to Cézanne. But who is the smiling woman in the painting? She is definitely not the dour Madame Cézanne. Who killed René? Who stole the painting? And what will they do to get it back? 
Praise for Murder on the Île Sordou
'Charming.'  Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review 
'Longworth's novels . . . are mysteries for foodies, with the plot providing a table upon which the enchanting meals and accompanying wines are served.'  Booklist 
'[A] charming read with a well-crafted mystery and characters as rich and full-bodies as a Bordeaux.'  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 

  • Pub date: 1 December 2015
  • ISBN: 9780143128076
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $26.99

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