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The Secrets of the Bastide Blanche

(2018)
(The seventh book in the Verlaque and Bonnet Mystery series)
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"Beguiling . . . Longworth evokes the pleasures of France in delicious detail - great wine, delicious meals, and fine company." - Publishers Weekly

When a scandalous author moves to the outskirts of Aix-en-Provence, Verlaque and Bonnet are called in to investigate whether he's haunted by more than just his past, in this delightful new mystery from M. L. Longworth


One hot summer night, Aix-en-Provence is aflutter with news that controversial author Valere Barbier, who once shared dinners with French presidents and all-night drinking bouts with rock stars, has moved into La Bastide Blanche, a grand house left empty for decades. But Valere's ideas of a peaceful retirement are quickly dashed. Rambunctious neighborhood children, a fast-talking gossip of a housekeeper, and a rival novelist filter through the home at all hours of the day - and by night there are unseen visitors with more sinister intentions.

While Antoine Verlaque investigates Valere's sordid history, his wife and partner, Marine Bonnet, questions why the estate was abandoned in the first place - and what they both find raises more questions than answers. Is Valere imagining the ethereal cries that fill the bastide at night? Is he losing his mind? Or have these ghosts returned from Valere's checkered past to haunt him?

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for M L Longworth's The Secrets of the Bastide Blanche

Paperback Editions

April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Secrets of the Bastide Blanch, The ; (Provencal Mystery)
Author(s): M L Longworth
ISBN: 0-14-313142-7 / 978-0-14-313142-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books (Usa)
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Audio Editions

January 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Secrets of the Bastide Blanche (Verlaque and Bonnet Provenal Mystery)
Author(s): M L Longworth
ISBN: 1-4001-2118-3 / 978-1-4001-2118-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Secrets of the Bastide Blanche (Verlaque and Bonnet Provenal Mystery)
Author(s): M L Longworth
ISBN: 1-4945-4925-5 / 978-1-4945-4925-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Secrets of the Bastide Blanche: Verlaque and Bonnet Provencal Mystery Series, Book 7
Author(s): M L Longworth
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   


January 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Secrets of the Bastide Blanche: Verlaque and Bonnet Provencal Mystery Series, Book 7
Author(s): M L Longworth
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Secrets of the Bastide Blanche (A Provencal Mystery Book 7)
Author(s): M L Longworth
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU