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The Case of the Black Pearl

(2014)
(The first book in the Patrick De Courvoisier Mystery series)
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A dashing private detective enters the glamorous and grimy world of the Cannes Film Festival to find a missing starlet in this "fast and clever" mystery (Library Journal).

Enigmatic Englishman Patrick de Courvoisier has left his troubled past behind for a life of leisure on a houseboat in the Old Port of Cannes. But for a man known as Le Limier, or The Fixer, leisure is only amusing for so long. Luckily, trouble has a way of finding him - even in the South of France.

As the Cannes Film Festival gets into full swing, the resort town is overrun with Hollywood types and everyone is abuzz about actress Angele Valette's new movie The Black Pearl - funded by Russian oligarch Vasily Chapayev, owner of the famous pearl for which it's named. But when Angele disappears, having last been seen at the film's launch party on Vasily's yacht, Le Limier is called upon to find her.

As Patrick questions all those involved with the movie, he discovers the dirty truth behind the silver screen. And when he finds a dead body on his boat, Patrick must solve the case - and clear his name - before he's given a lifetime of leisure behind bars.

"Courvoisier is a dashing, sophisticated hero, and with an action-packed plot, filled with violence and shocking twists, this page-turner will more than satisfy fans of jet-setting suspense." - Booklist

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Lin Anderson's The Case of the Black Pearl

Hardback Editions

November 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: Case of the Black Pearl: A Stylish Mystery Series Set in the South of France (A Patrick de Courvoisier Mystery)
Author(s): Lin Anderson
ISBN: 0-7278-9755-1 / 978-0-7278-9755-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Large Print Books
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March 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Case of the Black Pearl: A Stylish New Mystery Series Set in the South of France (A Patrick de Courvoisier Mystery)
Author(s): Lin Anderson
ISBN: 0-7278-8386-0 / 978-0-7278-8386-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers
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Paperback Editions

September 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Case of the Black Pearl: A stylish new mystery series set in the South of France (A Patrick de Courvoisier Mystery)
Author(s): Lin Anderson
ISBN: 1-84751-515-0 / 978-1-84751-515-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Trade Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

July 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Case of the Black Pearl (A Patrick de Courvoisier Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Lin Anderson
Publisher: Severn House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU