Christmastime in the south of France is as beautiful as ever, but when a shady local businessman drops dead in the middle of the festivities, Verlaque and Bonnet must solve the case while keeping the holiday spirit alive
M. L. Longworth has lived in Aix-en-Provence since 1997. She has written about the region for the Washington Post, the Times (London), the Independent (London), and Bon Appetit. She is the author of a bilingual collection of essays, Une Americaine en Provence. She is married and has one daughter.
Praise for A Noel Killing
"The enchanting setting and the likable characters make the
reader feel right at home. Armchair travelers and gourmets will
--Publishers Weekly "A typical Longworth cassoulet of good food, fine wine, and murder."
--Kirkus Reviews "Longworth's lovingly rendered small town of Aix-en-Provence and its charming characters create a mellow tone, while the murderous actions provide compelling drama. This is the latest in a long-running series but can be read as a stand-alone."
--Library Journal "Atmosphere, seasonal and culinary, complements, rather than overshadowing, this well-constructed mystery."
--Booklist "Captivating . . . [A] choice pick especially recommended . . . for connoisseurs of the cozy mystery genre."
--Midwest Book Review
"It doesn't get much cosier than Christmas in Provence. . . . Longworth happily peppers her seasonal tale with lovely and cheeky references to films such as Manon des Sources and The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover, Kate Bush songs, and the swoon-inducing Bradley Cooper."
--The Seattle Review of Books More Praise for M. L. Longworth's Provencal Mystery Series
"The Verlaque and Bonnet mysteries . . . plunge you into a languid world of epicurean pleasures and good living."
--Eleanor Beardsley, NPR "Beguiling . . . Longworth evokes the pleasures of France in delicious detail--great wine, delicious meals, and fine company."
--Publishers Weekly "Longworth's novels . . . are mysteries for foodies, with the plot providing a table upon which the enchanting meals and accompanying wines are served."