The Marseille Caper

By Peter Mayle
(Vintage, Paperback, 9780307740953, 224pp.)

Publication Date: July 2, 2013

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Compact Disc, Hardcover

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Description

When lovable rogue and sleuth extraordinaire Sam Levitt’s last adventure in France ended, he thought it’d be a while before he was back, especially with the beautiful Elena Morales to keep him in Los Angeles. But a job offer from the immensely wealthy Francis Reboul soon has Sam and Elena in sunny Marseille, on a quest for further excitement . . . and delectable dining. Yet as competition over the valuable local waterfront grows more hotly disputed, Sam, representing Reboul, finds himself in the middle of an increasingly intrigue-ridden and dangerous real estate grab.

Will Sam survive to enjoy another bowl of bouillabaisse? All will be revealed in the wonderfully satisfying climax to this as-only-Peter-Mayle-can-write-it romp through the south of France.




About the Author

Peter Mayle is the author of twelve previous books, six of them novels. A recipient of the Légion d’Honneur from the French government for his cultural contributions, he has been living in Provence with his wife, Jennie, for twenty years.




Praise For The Marseille Caper

“Peter Mayle . . . whisk[s] you away on another wine-splashed, sun-kissed Provencal escapade in his delightful new Sam Levitt novel.”
The Washington Post

“Oh, what a delicious little book this is. . . . [A] luxurious tale of clever deception, byzantine civic politics and, of course, lush and languid passages devoted to food. . . . Like an excellent meal at a beloved restaurant, you’ll savor every morsel, and you’ll be sorry to see it end. A charmer.”
The Denver Post

 “Totally fun. . . . This is sophisticated writing without a snobby tone.”
Booklist

“Sends readers on a breezy excursion to southern France’s least appreciated city in this entertaining crime novel filled with amiable digressions into the history, cuisine, and local culture of Marseille.”
Publishers Weekly

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