The Mystery of the Lost Cezanne
This is the fifth in the Verlaque & Bonnet series, and I love the covers. I've only read Death in the Vines in the series, but I have to admit that I liked it better than this one.
There is a murder, a missing painting that might be a Cezanne, a mystery about who the woman in the painting is (definitely not Madame Cezanne), and a lot about Aix-en-Provence, Cezanne's home town.
I usually love novels about art, but for some reason I wasn't convinced by the way the story alternated between the portion concerning Cezanne in Aix and the contemporary setting.
If you are a Francophile, you will appreciate the way the author handles the setting and the characters in her contemporary Aix-en-Provence, although it might be a good idea to begin at the beginning to get a handle on all of the characters.
The following link is to an interesting article about Longworth and her Verlaque & Bonnet novels on NPR: Mystery Writer Weaves Intricate Puzzles in Sleepy French Town .
Read in September; scheduled for October 2
Mystery. Sept. 10, 2015. Print length: 320 pages.