Peter Mayle is the author of fifteen books, nine of them novels, including the beloved bestseller A Year in Provence. A recipient of the L gion d'Honneur from the French government for his cultural contributions, he lived in Provence with his wife, Jennie, for more than twenty-five years. Mayle died in 2018.
"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