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Murderous Mistral

(2017)
(The first book in the Provence Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
International Dagger Award short-listed author of The Murderer in Ruins, Cay Rademacher, delivers a beautifully atmospheric new story with a captivating main character in Murderous Mistral: A Provence Mystery.

Capitaine Roger Blanc, an investigator with the anticorruption unit of the French Gendarmerie, was a bit too successful in his investigations. He finds himself removed from Paris to the South of France, far away from political power. Or so it would seem.

The stress is too much for his marriage, and he attempts to manage the breakup while trying to settle into his new life in Provence in a 200-year-old half-ruined house. At the same time, Blanc is tasked with his first murder case: A man with no friends and a lot of enemies, an outsider, was found shot and burned. When a second man dies under suspicious circumstances in the quaint French countryside, the capitaine from Paris has to dig deep into the hidden, dark undersides of the Provence he never expected to see.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"You'll cheer for Rademacher's trio of misfits in Gadet's tiny gendarmerie in this gripping page-turner, made all the more delightful by a backdrop of a typically hot, windy, and bountiful Provencal summer." - M L Longworth

"Rademacher has crafted a well-written tale of believable characters, lush scenery, and mouth-watering cuisine to help transport a mesmerized audience to the Provence of the imagination. The piecing together of evidence is expert in this seductive and very French tale, so pour a pastis, sit back, and savor your time with Capitaine Roger Blanc." - G M Malliet

"The novel bristles with characters whose secrets slowly reveal themselves, and Cay Rademacher draws us into a world that is in equal parts alluring and lethal. A wonderful tale, wonderfully told." - Mark Pryor


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Used availability for Cay Rademacher's Murderous Mistral

Hardback Editions

September 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Murderous Mistral: A Provence Mystery (Roger Blanc)
Author(s): Cay Rademacher
ISBN: 1-250-11070-X / 978-1-250-11070-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Murderous Mistral: A Provence Mystery (Roger Blanc)
Author(s): Cay Rademacher
ISBN: 1-250-19804-6 / 978-1-250-19804-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

November 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Murderous Mistral (Provence Mystery)
Author(s): Cay Rademacher
ISBN: 1-5414-1898-0 / 978-1-5414-1898-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


November 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Murderous Mistral (Provence Mystery)
Author(s): Cay Rademacher
ISBN: 1-5414-6898-8 / 978-1-5414-6898-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


November 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Murderous Mistral: Provence Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Cay Rademacher, Peter Millar - translator
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   


November 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Murderous Mistral: Provence Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Cay Rademacher, Peter Millar - translator
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Murderous Mistral: A Provence Mystery (Roger Blanc Book 1)
Author(s): Cay Rademacher
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU